While at Magic Kingdom this summer, we were able to try out the new Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. If you’ve read about my Disney Cruise aboard the Dream, this new attraction is very similar to Mickey’s Midship Detective Agency. In Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, Merlin (the magician from Sword in the Stone) recruits guests to become apprentice sorcerers. Using a map and spell cards, the apprentice’s goal is to defeat some of Disney’s worst villains.
You will need to begin your adventure on Main Street near the Firehouse. Once there, you will need to present your park ticket to get your own Sorcerers of Magic Kingdom Key Card, Map and Set of Spell Cards. I would suggest getting all members of your party the set of playing cards even if you aren’t planning to play. This way you will all get some pretty cool spell card souvenirs. Each apprentice will be set to start but not necessarily in the same part of the park. This creates some problems for large families as only one child can play at a time unless you decide to split up. You may choose to consolidate all of your spell cards and take turns using just one of the key cards. Each Key Card is different, so be sure to find a way to keep track of your key card!
The Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is really a neat interactive experience, but can be confusing if you don’t follow the directions and constantly refer back to your map. Be prepared for a great deal of walking and searching for the spots marked with the Sorcerers of Magic Kingdom Logo.
Part of what I enjoyed most about The Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is that it takes you to spots you might not otherwise have noticed or made time to visit. One of my favorites was going inside this art store to get a clue.
Overall, this was a fun game, but not without glitches. There were times when the key card &/or Spell Card would not read. This happens with all types of interactive game experiences from time to time and hopefully in the future they will get the kinks worked out. If this happens to you, don’t give up. Take your time, take a break, and come back to it later and the glitch will most likely disappear.
Tip: You can get a new set of Spell cards each time you go to Magic Kingdom. I suggest getting little card holders (like baseball sleeves) to carry your cards in so that they don’t get damaged.
Have you had a chance to play Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom? What are your thoughts?