Disney World has continued to get better and better with interactive line queues and creating activities for park goers besides the other attractions. For several trips to Disney World I had been playing the SOTMK game. I finally completed the entire adventure while on my latest trip.
For those not familiar with Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom (SOTMK); it’s an interactive game that is played with collectible cards and spans various locations called portals throughout the park. After you enter the Magic Kingdom, you start at the firehouse where you “volunteer” with Merlin, receive your first cards and a map. The game’s story centers on Hades and his plot to take over the Magic Kingdom. You face off against classic Disney villains in your efforts to stop Hades. You “fight” these villains by “casting spells” using cards. When you reach a portal location and “activate” it, you are treated to a short film until you are prompted to cast a spell. The movie you watch reacts with the cards.
It took me several trips for me to get through the entire storyline of SOTMK. When you’re a Disney dad, finding time in between taking the kids to the bathroom, feeding them, and waiting in line all while fighting through the crowds can be a challenging feat in itself. Still it was extremely fun especially when my little princesses started playing with me.
SOTMK impressed me from the first time I saw it played. It involves various screens and cameras that are cleverly hidden across the Magic Kingdom. Between these screens and cameras they interact well with the cards. It looks awesome when you use a “Pumpkin” spell and the screen fills up with pumpkins that are “thrown” at it.
If you compare SOTMK to Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure, I feel that SOTMK has a big more to offer. SOTMK allows you to interact with characters from several different movies including 101 Dalmatians, Pocahontas, The Little Mermaid, and Princess and the Frog. While I’m a big Phineas and Ferb fan, Agent P’s World Showcase adventure only deals with characters from Phineas and Ferb. Also after you’re finished with SOTMK, you still have your cards as a keepsake.
If you haven’t played SOTMK, I’d suggest you play it. It’s fun for the whole family and allows for some cool character interactions as well as gives you something else to do while at the park.