Are you looking for a fun new way to spend some time at the Magic Kingdom? Why not give Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom a try! Disney's new live action role play game opened in February and guests have been lining up to save the Kingdom ever since.
As you walk under the train station and enter the Magic Kingdom you'll find the Sorcerer's Recruiting Center located in the Firehouse. At the recruiting station cast members will greet you and explain the game. They'll ask you if you're willing to battle the Villains in order to help Merlin save the day. Once you accept this challenge you'll be handed your first pack of spells and taken to a practice station to learn how to cast them.
You'll be given a map and assigned a quest! There are a couple ways to play. You can play as a group in which every one can get a pack of 5 random spell cards but you will only activate one key card, and be assigned one quest that you can all complete together. You can also play as individual, in which every person in your party will get a pack of 5 cards as well as activating their own key card. In this scenario you may be sent on quests to different areas of the park. Currently Quests are active on Main Street USA, Adventureland, Frontierland/Liberty Square, and Fantasyland. Your choices are then to split up for your quests, or you could take them one at a time.
Either way, apprentices should be sure to keep your activated key card because it is what will let your game play continue over multiple days without having to go back to the beginning.
Each adventure consists of four or five stops in a particular land. Symbols on the map will show you the path that you need to take in order to beat the Villains. When you arrive in your portal area you'll know that you're in the right place by a special medallion in the ground. Step up and use the Portal Key Card to open the Mystic Portal. As the portal opens you'll be given a briefing of what has happened and how you can help, audio cues within the story will help guide you as to which is the best card for you to use. Defend the Kingdom as you interact with the Portals by holding out your cards and using them in different positions. As you win your battles you will be given clues as to the next stop on your quest.
Due to the incredible popularity of this interactive attraction, play has been temporarily limited and will operate only on the "Easy" game play mode. This will allow the Imagineers a chance to figure out how they can eliminate the lines and crowds at each portal that have been occurring when advanced players stop to strategize and apply advance card battle tactics. Going into the some of most busy times of year, Disney wants as many guests as possible to be able to enjoy the game.
Have you played Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom yet? Are you looking forward to giving it a try on your next Walt Disney World vacation? I found Sorcerers to be a fun game that held the interest of family members both young and old. You can give just one quest a try, or keep returning and complete them all. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom!