Have you tried Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom yet? Wait, let me rephrase that – have you played Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, collected the cards, and learned the different spells by heart yet?
In case you’re new to the game, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is an in-park interactive experience in which guests join forces with Merlin to defeat Disney Villains who are scheming to take over Magic Kingdom Park. Guests use maps to search for villain hideouts throughout the park, visit magic portals and use magic spell cards to foil each villain’s plan. Deciding which card to use is my favorite part – there are 70 cards in the base set, plus two limited-edition party cards you can collect that each feature a different Disney character, and each character has a magical power unique to him or her. And some spells are stronger than others.
For those of you who are ready to take your game to the next level, Imagineer Jonathan Ackley recently shared some inside tips with us on how to make the most of your experience. (I can’t wait to try these out!) Here they are:
Pay attention to spell choice – Spell choice is key in the game’s advanced level. Villains may be susceptible or resistant to certain spell types, which are: Gross, Charming, Strong, Flying, Wishful, Quick and Energy.
Villains can react differently to the same spell – When you cast a spell on a villain that is resistant to that type of spell, the spell casts at one level below your current power for that spell. If the villain is weak to the spell, the spell casts at one power level higher than your spell’s current power.
You can cast more than one spell at a time – When used correctly, simultaneously cast spells can “boost” each other, making all the spells hit with greater power. When used incorrectly, simultaneously cast spells can reduce their overall effectiveness.
You can make a spell stronger – Note that the more you cast a spell, the more powerful that spell becomes.
It’s also possible to deplete a spell’s power – Repeated use of a spell during a single battle depletes the spell of its potency, so when facing a villain it’s best to use at least three different cards of the correct type for that villain. Spell power regenerates between battles, so the loss isn’t permanent.
The better the performance, the better the “grade” – At the end of a full game, you’re graded at Bronze, Silver or Gold Sorcerers Level. The more battles you win, the closer you’ll be to earning a gold (and vice versa). Achieving Gold status gets increasingly difficult as you go to medium and hard levels.
Do you have a favorite spell card or tip you’d like to share? If so, leave it in our “Comments” section below.
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This magical one-of-a-kind gift experience is available between now and February 15, 2013. And it comes with Ear Hats which can be personalized, an autograph book and pen for meet-and-greets, a light up Mickey BFF lanyard, two heart-shaped rice crispy treats and a coloring set with markers. Now here’s the real magic – within this gift comes a personalized Valentine to your child from Mickey Mouse, a blank valentine to color – with stickers – and deliver to Mickey Mouse at the parks, along with a note from Minnie Mouse asking for your child’s help to surprise Mickey Mouse with a Valentine! We have a Minnie Mouse version that has a note from Mickey Mouse to surprise as well (see park guide map for times and locations)!
Can you just imagine how special it would be for your child to receive a Valentine from Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse? Now, imagine the look on your little one’s face as they present Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse with their colored Valentine they made just for them while wearing their Mickey Mouse ears and BFF light-up lanyard that’s included with this gift! And not only is it a moment you’ll want to catch on camera, it’s a moment your little one will cherish for a lifetime.
If you want your little loved one to enjoy this one-of-a-kind Disney Valentine experience simply click Mickey’s Valentine Surprise or Minnie’s Valentine Surprise to learn more, or call a Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT. Let us help make that magical Disney memory for your little Valentine!
UPDATE: This event has been filled to capacity. Please CLICK HERE to view a list of the accepted event attendees. If you are on the list and do not receive a confirmation email by 5:30 p.m. EST today, please contact us at WDW.BlogMeetUps@disney.com.
We’re continuing our “Limited Time Magic” surprises with a first-of-its-kind Valentine’s Day experience during True Love Week at the Walt Disney World Resort. On February 14, you’ll have a special chance to re-commit your promise of love with your significant other during “A Celebration of True Love” at Magic Kingdom Park.
Also, here are a few things other things you should know:
All participants who sign up for the event must be 18 years or older.
Park admission required.
Limit one guest per registrant.
We will send an email to individuals whose valid RSVPs are received by us via email before we reach the planned capacity to confirm their attendance for the event.
If confirmed, it will be necessary for the registrant and guest to check in at Magic Kingdom Park for access to the event. The confirmation will include those details.
Valid photo I.D. will be required at check-in.
Ceremony confirmations are non-transferrable and have no cash value.
Confirmation will be for the accepted registered person plus one guest.
If you do not receive an email from us confirming your reservation and your name does not appear on the list of confirmed attendees (which will be posted as an update to this article), then your RSVP was not accepted.
The event and individual appearances are subject to change or cancellation.
This post will be updated when capacity has been reached. Please note the event is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Also, we want to know about your true love story, especially if it has a Disney Parks connection. Tell us your love story in the comments below and it could be featured in a future post.
Magic Kingdom Park had a distinctive purple haze to it this afternoon as Baltimore Ravens fans joined other park guests and Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco in celebrating the team’s big win with a parade down Main Street, U.S.A.
Flacco rode in the parade along with Mickey Mouse, who dressed for the occasion by wearing his own football uniform, as confetti and balloons swirled around them amid cheers from the crowd.
Flacco, who was accompanied by his wife and other family members, is appearing in the famous “I’m Going To Disney World” commercial that is airing this week. Flacco threw three touchdown passes to lead the Ravens over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII and become part of our 26th “I’m Going To Disney World” campaign.
In case you missed it, here are some photos from the parade.
The world just saw quarterback Joe Flacco lead the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl win tonight in New Orleans, so the only question now is what Flacco is going to do next. Unless you have been stuck inside Space Mountain the last 20 years, the answer is pretty obvious: He’s going to Disney World, of course!
Yep, immediately after Flacco and his team beat the San Francisco 49ers tonight 34-31 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Flacco stood on the field, stared into a camera and shouted those now famous words: “I’m Going To Disney World!” The iconic moment is being used as part of a national TV commercial that, over the years, has become woven into the very fabric of the Super Bowl.
Flacco was the hero of the game, throwing three touchdown passes – all in the first half of the game – and completed 22 of his 33 passes for 287 yards to lead the Ravens to victory in front of a packed superdome crowd and a worldwide TV audience of more than 100 million. The performance earned him the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.
More importantly for Walt Disney World Resort guests, the performance means Flacco will be coming to Magic Kingdom Park on Monday for a celebratory Super Bowl parade down Main Street, U.S.A., featuring balloons, confetti and Disney characters such as Mickey and Minnie. It’s the perfect way for Flacco and fans to spend some “Disney Time” which very likely will become magical memories that will stay with them for a lifetime.
Check back on the Disney Parks Blog late Monday afternoon and I will have pictures and video from the parade to share with you.
Beginning today, you can see a super pre-parade celebration just ahead of the daily performances of the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” parade at Magic Kingdom Park. It’ll feature Disney football star Goofy and some Central Florida youth football champions. You can also expect to see Walt Disney World Resort cheerleaders and two of the nuttiest referees this side of the 50-yard line and other character favorites.
The pre-parade will run for a limited time – through February 3 – and lead up to a special ticker-tape parade down Main Street, U.S.A., after the big game on February 4. Watch the Disney Parks Blog for more information on that parade.
Also, during this time, check out Cosmic Ray’s new menu items that commemorate the super Sunday celebration. Special “Soup-er Bowls” representing the teams will be available for one-week only, from February 1 – 9. Savor the Lobster Bisque and Tomato Basil Bisque only available as part of our “Limited Time Magic” celebration.
You can find updates on our latest extra sprinkle of pixie dust on Twitter using hashtag #LimitedTimeMagic and on our LimitedTimeMagic.com web page.
And speaking of Magic Kingdom Park, check out this amazing sunrise shot that was taken by Tom Bricker. Be sure to click through the gallery, too, to see some of the best shots shared on our social media channels this week.
I recently learned a fun fact from Patrice Guy, merchandiser for consumables at Disney Theme Park
Merchandise. The Main Street Confectionery in Magic Kingdom Park is the most popular destination for consumables in all of Walt Disney World Resort. This location is also home to an on-stage kitchen where cast members make a delicious assortment of goods for guests each day (I’ll take a chocolate covered pineapple spear please). I drew the tough assignment of visiting this original Magic Kingdom Park location for a look at how some of that sweet magic is made.
Those casts seem to stem from a bad attempt at skiing down Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – not the brightest crayons in the box now, are they? Even Melvin the Moose looks a little confused by the situation.
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We’re happy to share here on the Disney Parks Blog today that a new interactive quest called A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas will debut in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park this spring. (And check out this great artist rendering that our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering just shared with us!)
In A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas, guests will use a pirate map and magic talisman to help them complete five different pirate raids throughout Adventureland. The goal is to help locate different Treasures of the Seven Seas and fight off pirate enemies like the Royal Navy and Captain Barbossa, among others. If guests help Captain Jack succeed in all the missions, they’ll be welcomed as part of his new crew. If not, they’ll face the wrath of the cruel sea – alone.
Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more information on this new experience. In the meantime, if ye be excited to embark on this new pirate adventure, say “Aye!” in the “Comments” section below!