Dad, My kids (okay, well really me) got really into collecting the Sorcerer of the Magic Kingdom cards. I know the games are now for sale at some select park locations, but I want to order one for my kids (okay, and myself) for Christmas. When can I expect to find them online?
Your (and Walt’s) biggest fan, Kim
Some of the cards Photo by insidethemagic
Dad’s Spellbound Answer
Thanks for the kind words. I’m not sure about the number 1 fan. That slot probably should go to Mrs. Mom. But you can be number 2.
Disney has done something truly amazing with the creation of the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom attraction. They’ve combined the interactivity of Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, the popularity of pin collecting, and the brilliance of creating a piece of the parks to take home and relive again and again. Disney hit a homerun with this one, and thousands of park guests are completely spellbound. But as of yet, the cards are only available for purchase in the parks.
The incredible popularity of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom inside the parks has paved the way for the folks at Disney to extend the game outside the parks, letting guests take the fun home with them. In addition to the cards guests receive at the Magic Kingdom, they can buy expansion packs of cards to take home to play on game boards – but unfortunately at this point, the take home games are only available at Walt Disney World.
Earlier this year, the Disney Parks Blog announced that Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom cards and game boards would eventually be available for purchase online at the Disney Parks Store, but they are not available at this time.
The parks are having trouble keeping these in stock as it is, so it’s uncertain when the game will be available for purchase online – if making money is a key objective, I’d hazard a guess that they’d be available online in time for Christmas. So for now, your options are to ask anyone you know who might be heading down to Orlando to pick up a Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom set for you, or take your chances on eBay or check to see what’s available on Amazon.com.
Dad’s Bottom Line
Kim, for now it looks like you’ll just have to wait to play Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom at home – but keep your fingers crossed that the game is released for online sale in time for the holidays!
PS: For any of Dad’s readers who are attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year, stop by the Main Street Fire House to pick up an exclusive card available only at the party – Chip ‘n Dale’s Bag of Tricks!