Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

by Lisa
(Cincinnati)

Does the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game still exist? I thought I read somewhere that they had lots of problems with it. If it does, do you recommend it? Or stick with the P & F at Epcot? Thanks Dad!

Cards from Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

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Dad’s Up and Running Answer

Lisa,

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is definitely up and running! It’s a great new attraction that allows guest to interact with the Magic Kingdom in a whole new way! It’s only problem is that it has been extremely popular, forcing the folks at Disney to come up with ways of helping move guests through the game as efficiently as possible.

In the past few years, Disney has introduced a number of interactive rides and experiences that really allow guests to become a part of the action, which have been received with open arms by guests. Toy Story Midway Mania is the most popular ride at Walt Disney World, and regularly has wait times exceeding an hour – even in off-season! Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is set to follow in the footsteps of other ultra-popular interactive attractions.

Fantasyland Portal

The Fantasyland portal of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

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Rides like Toy Story Midway Mania, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Cyber Space Mountain, The Sum of All Thrills, Virtual Jungle Cruise and more have paved the way to a new generation of Disney experiences. Now with the addition of interactive queues (Space Mountain, Soarin’, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, just to name a few) we’re seeing just how popular real-time interactive experiences have become in the parks.

Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure brought the interactive experience to a new level at Epcot, allowing for guests to interact with several pavilions over the course of playing multiple challenges to unlock special effects with the aid of a cell-phone-like device.

Now, with Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, guests can explore a whole park. Already, there have been extremely long waits to play, so during peak periods Disney has been known to lock the game play on “Easy” mode to ensure equal game play for all guests (higher difficulty levels of the game take longer to play). This is simply a way for Disney to increase capacity of the attraction, like adding a few extra cars to the track at Space Mountain.

And while Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure has been replaced by Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure, the attraction is much more than a re-skinned version of the original – new challenges and effects are in place throughout World Showcase, so be sure to check it out.

Dad's Bottom Line

Lisa, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is definitely worth experiencing if you can do so without the wait time jeopardizing your PLAN. It’s a totally different experience than Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure, so consider doing both if you can!

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Oct 27, 2013
visit to Magic Kingdom ruined by SMK game
by: Anonymous

After being an annual passholder at WDW for 18 years and many great experiences I have had one horrible experience after the next with the game and WDW's personnel who work at the locations where the cards are given away. Last week was the final straw. I am still attempting to complete my family's collection of the 60 cards. The 3 of us just want one set for all of us so after many times waiting in line for each of us to receive one package of cards each and receiving hundreds of cards we still haven't managed to gets cards 16, 19 and 20. We only played the game once and hated it because we had to walk back and forth long distances to portals and we could never figure out which cards we were supposed to use (while in line last week a guest asked how long the game takes and the cast member told the guest it takes several hours). Each time we obtain cards we are required to provide our annual passes so WDW knows we have each only received one set of cards per day. Last week I stopped at the location behind the castle and after waiting in a long line I was informed I wouldn't get cards until I walked all the way back to the train station and opened a portal. I was told only then I would get cards and of course I would be required to stand in line again. I asked to speak to a supervisor. I was told one was called and would arrive shortly. I stood there for almost 15 minutes and no supervisor arrived so I left. I won't be bothering to attempt to complete our family's collection anymore and I left the Magic Kingdom saddened and disgusted with WDW.

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