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Walt Disney World Resort Guests Hold the Power With Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Cards

posted on January 30th, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


When the new Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game debuts at Magic Kingdom Park in February, it will be up to our guests to defeat Disney villains who are wreaking havoc through the theme park.

Map of Adventureland, Used by Walt Disney World Resort Guest in Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Game

In this role-playing game, guests become Merlin’s apprentice sorcerers and embark on a quest to stop more than 20 Disney villains – including Hades and Cruella De Vil – from stealing one of the four shattered pieces of Merlin’s crystal ball. Armed with spells in the form of special cards, guests search for the magic symbols that lead them to villains’ hiding places in Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Main Street, U.S.A. Once there, apprentices use magic keys to reveal a villain’s hideout and use spell cards to stop them in their tracks.

According to the game’s developers, the cards really are the secret weapons of the game. There will be 70 different spell cards available and guests will receive five complimentary cards when they play. Each card features a different Disney character that offers a spell unique to him or her. Guests can use more than one card simultaneously, casting multiple spells at a villain at one time.

Lumière's Candle Blast Card, Part of the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Game at Walt Disney World Resort Mr. Toad's Wild Ride Card, Part of the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Game at Walt Disney World Resort Prince Naveen's Army of Frogs Card, Part of the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Game at Walt Disney World Resort Rafiki's Wisdom Stick Card, Part of the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Game at Walt Disney World Resort The Woozles' Woozle Nightmare Card, Part of the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Game at Walt Disney World Resort

Some of the cards you may encounter include:

  • Lumière’s Candle Blast – This card shows Belle’s favorite candlestick spurred on by his loyal ally, Cogsworth.
  • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride – This card shows Mr. Toad’s car careening through the underbrush.
  • Prince Naveen’s Army of Frogs – This card shows Tiana’s prince enchanting his amphibian army to action.
  • Rafiki’s Wisdom Stick – This card shows Simba’s counselor ready to imbue some knowledge on the enemy’s forehead.
  • The Woozles’ Woozle Nightmare – This card shows a Woozle dreaming of his most delightful vision: A gang of other Woozles ready to bang some noggins.

I do have some additional details for guests who want to collect or trade these cards. The 70 cards are divided into nine different spell classes, such as Princess cards, Hero cards or Warrior cards. In addition, all cards are marked with one of three designations – a star symbol, which indicates a rare card; a moon symbol, which signifies an uncommon card; and a planet symbol, which indicates a common card.

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom will debut in late February and is included in the cost of theme park admission.

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keith on January 30th, 2012 at 10:13 am

“Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom will debut in late February and is included in the cost of theme park admission.”

How will this work for annual passholders? Will we get cards every time we attend? Do you only get cards when you purchase a ticket?

I can’t wait to play and I am optimistic that passholders are going to have lots of “replay” value in this game!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on January 30th, 2012 at 11:39 am

I’m sure you’ll be able to play with your Annual Pass admission and you won’t need to buy an additional park ticket.

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Joey on January 30th, 2012 at 10:19 am

I’m guessing there will be booster packs and such sold as well.

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Paul from NY on January 30th, 2012 at 10:54 am

I’ve been playing the game for the last couple weeks while it’s in testing mode, and it’s a lot of fun. You can sign up to play once per day, getting your five complimentary spell cards each time (your type of admission ticket is irrelevant – they swipe it to make sure it’s valid and you haven’t played yet today, and then give you your spell pack). I can’t wait for it to go live, as I understand different difficulty levels will then be available.

Jennifer, do you know if there are any plans to expand the game to Tomorrowland? How about “New” Fantasyland when it opens?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on January 30th, 2012 at 11:38 am

Paul – It’s great to hear you enjoyed it. I was lucky enough to test it out recently, and it was a lot of fun. I don’t have any information on if or when the game will expand to other areas. Keep watching the blog for more info, though!

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Dave on January 30th, 2012 at 11:17 am

By late February….does that mean it’ll be some time by my trip on the 22nd????

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on January 30th, 2012 at 11:37 am

As soon as I have an exact date, I’ll be happy to share it. Enjoy your trip!

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James on January 30th, 2012 at 11:54 am

Sounds pretty cool! What is the target age range for this?

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John from OH on January 30th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

We were lucky enough to play test this earlier this month and loved it (went all the way through the story to the end game). Looking forward to playing it again on our August trip when it’s fully up and running. Of course when I saw the ##/70 on the bottom of the card I immediatly wanted to collect them all.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on January 30th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

:)

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Patricia from NC on January 30th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

We are going for a very short trip this week – is there a way to play while this is still in “testing” mode?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on January 30th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

You’ll have to inquire at the park they day you are visiting to see if testing is happening.

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Hannah on January 30th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

LOVE this!!!

I do have a question about the cards…

I have seen “The Woozles’ Woozle Nightmare” Card with the Star symbol and but here it shows the Moon symbol. So, is it 70 card styles with 3 variations (star, moon, and planet) for each card? Making a total of 210 cards?

Thanks! :)

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on January 30th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Nope, 70 different card designs. Cards may be common (easy to find), uncommon (somewhat more difficult to find), and rare. The symbols indicate the rarity of your card.

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Brad on January 30th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Is there any plan in the future to expand the game via booster packs, perhaps with a rule set that allows the cards to be used in a non-WDW setting, in the more common PvP format of games like Magic?

I think if you can make the cards not only interactive in WDW, but also playable outside of WDW, you could sell tons of booster packs, and keep people interested in the game even when theyre away from the parks.

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Jackie on January 30th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Dear Ms. Fickley-Baker,

This sounds like a really fun game, which my family will definitely look forward to trying on our nineteenth visit next spring. I appreciate how the game will be included in the cost of admission, what a great idea!

Sincerely,
Jackie P.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on January 30th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Thanks so much!

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Jennifer on January 30th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Can’t wait to try in out in April. My 11 year old loves collectible card games like Magic and Pokemon. He’ll love this!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on January 30th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I bet he will love it! Have fun!

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Matt from FL on January 30th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Are the lightning bolt and solid star symbols seen on some cards during testing going away? Were they just a part of testing?

Will the cards be sold in the park as well?

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Jody on January 30th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Will you be able to accumulate cards to play or do only the five cards you are issued that day work in the game? In other words, on day two can I use both day one’s and day two’s card to battle the bad guys?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on January 30th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Yes! The more you play, the more cards you get. The spell cards don’t “expire” or anything, so you can reuse them again and again.

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Brian on January 30th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

This sounds like fun. We did the trivia challenge several years ago and won a behind the magic tour for a return visit. I hope that if this works well that you will do this at the other parks.

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Travis from NH on January 30th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I also have the same question as Matt. I noticed that some of the cards I have from testing over the past few weeks have a solid star and lightning bolt symbol, but those weren’t addressed in the blog post. Were these symbols only for testing?

I’m really looking forward to Sorcerers and it’s future development. I know there is a lot more to come down the road, which makes it even more exciting. I’ve been having a blast testing it over the past few weeks and can’t wait for the official launch!

-Travis

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Kevin on January 30th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Let’s say on the first day I visit I get cards X, Y and Z. On the next day, will I be guaranteed a different set from what I already have (in other words, if I’m given X again would I be able to ask for a different one instead?) or will “multiples” be given to encourage trading between guests?

I’m sorry if I’m getting too much into the nitty-gritty of this, but it’s only because I’m that excited about hearing more about it!

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Kathleen from MA on January 30th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Can you please tell me the target age for this?
Thanks

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Travis from NH on January 30th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

@Kevin I’m not sure about the official launch, but currently during playtesting they are handing out random sets of 5 cards for each day you visit. That means you will end up with duplicates, but I’ve already seen many enthusiastic guests that love trading their cards, and have even traded some myself.

-Travis

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Ian on January 30th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

With this direction towards interactivity in the parks, will we be seeing a return of the original basis of these games, the Adventureland Challenge?

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Philip on January 30th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I like this new game, too.

I agree that they should have Sorcerers adventures to play in Tomorrowland as well as more in Fantasyland, especially in the Storybook Circus.

I also hope that more new spell cards will be produced to complement the first 70 after the game officially debuts.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on January 31st, 2012 at 11:27 am

Don’t forget – you can use more than one card at a time, so using a combination of these 70 cards can produce a more pronounced attack on a villain!

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Stephanie from GA on January 30th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

So do you get the cards when you go into the park? Or when you buy your tickets? We’ll be there in March. Thanks!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on January 31st, 2012 at 11:28 am

You get the cards when you check-in to play (once you’re inside Magic Kingdom).

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Michele on January 30th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Any chance of something like this coming to Disneyland? It would be awesome!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on January 31st, 2012 at 11:28 am

I have no info on this.

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Terri from TX on January 30th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

This is so exciting and why we LOVE Disney so much! People ask why we only go to WDW for vacation and this is why! Sounds like the Kingdom Keepers books are coming alive! Is this something we “order” now? Or when we enter the Magic Kingdom?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on January 31st, 2012 at 11:28 am

Nope – it’s a game you begin once you are in the park. No reservations needed.

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Jonathan on January 31st, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Good heavens, this looks amazing!

On a tangential note: Hmm, does that mean we can refer to Tiana as “Naveen’s princess?”

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chris on January 31st, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Our family is beyond excited about this! We are wondering if each person is given a set of cards, or is it like Mission KimPossible where the entire family shares the Kimunicator? Both my son and daughter would like to play, but they each want their own set of spell cards. God Forbid I make them share while on vacation ;-)
Chris

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Gage on January 31st, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Are there any plans to expand this to Disneyland or the other theme parks at Disney world.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 1st, 2012 at 9:30 am

I don’t know of any at this time. Please keep checking back.

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Stephanie from GA on February 1st, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Where do you sign up once you are inside the Magic Kingdom?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 2nd, 2012 at 12:44 pm

At the Firehouse (to the right of Guest Relations inside the park).

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Jill on February 1st, 2012 at 6:22 pm

We are coming in June. Is this an easy game for 5 year olds and their unhip parents to play?

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Vanessa on February 1st, 2012 at 10:54 pm

The sign up is at the firehouse ,on the left after you enter MK. I was able to be a “tester” last week, and yes it is very easy, a 5yrold would enjoy doing it. You tap your “Key” picture card against a special “lock” then watch a very short video in awindow start to tell you abit of a story. Then you chose one of 5 cards to help defeat the villians. All you have to do is hold the card you chose in front of you so that a special camera can see what card you chose. The hardest part for me was understanding I had to hold the card a certain way…I had seen other people flicking the card toward the screen, since you are told to “Cast” your spell card.I did not know at first I was “Showing” the spell to a camera.

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Rosana on February 8th, 2012 at 11:09 am

Do you have a specific date or not yet?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 20th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Yes, the official opening is Feb. 22.

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Neenah on February 12th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

If this interactive game does well over in WDW (which I believe it most likely will), will it be brought over to the Disneyland Parks?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 20th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I do not know.

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Dorothy from CT on February 12th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

I will be in Disney in a week, I really hope this game is available. I am going with my 11, 9 and 7 year old. Do we each get a set of cards or do we share them? And do we get a new set of cards on day 2?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 20th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Each group gets a pack of cards. Yes, you’ll get a second pack on day two.

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Trudy on February 13th, 2012 at 12:16 am

Hello. My family will be visiting Magic Kingdom 2/21 and I would love to surprise my children with this new attraction. Will it be open to everyone by then?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 20th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The official opening is Feb. 22, but I believe they are still allowing guests to test it earlier this week. It’s on your way into the park, so you might as well stop by.

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Gloria on February 13th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

We were there Saturday (2/11) and were able to sign up behind the Christmas store (no lines!). Then played a couple adventures. Great fun!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 20th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

That’s great to hear!

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Anonymous on February 13th, 2012 at 11:58 pm

We went this past Saturday. My five year old had no problem understanding the instructions during “sorcerer’s training”. She loved every minute of the game. We just had to help her navigate the map and suggest a “stronger” card when needed. It was easy to integrate into our day as we explored the park. I wish they had some sort of lanyard or other holder for the cards though.

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