This August, I was finally able to experience Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom and it was awesome! I have written the details in this previous article, but now I will explain from a first hand perspective. It is a great FREE activity in Magic Kingdom. You can start/stop the game throughout your entire trip, so you don’t have to devote a significant amount of time to it if you don’t want to. Also, the cards make a great souvenir to collect and bring home. You can get a new pack of cards each day you go to Magic Kingdom and if you lose your key, it is linked to your park ticket. They can reissue it and not lose your point in the game.
There are two locations to sign up and get your cards for Sorcerers the Fire House on in Town Square and a kiosk in Liberty Square near the Christmas Shoppe. I found the Fire House consistently busy but Liberty Square was so out-of-the-way that we just walked up. They take your park ticket and link it to your key, then they give you a tutorial.
First you find the seal in the ground and put your key to the lock. This opens up the portal (usually in a window). The scene will come up and you have to fight the villain with one (or more) of your spell cards. You stand on the seal and hold up your chosen cards to fight the villain. Then it will tell you where next to go with a symbol. The map shows the symbol location. Your mission is in that one section of the park until you finish it and begin a new one. The areas are Main Street, Fantasyland, Frontierland/Liberty Square, & Adventureland.
My only pet peeve of the game was that the portals were crowded and had lines. It kind of ruins the fun if you see it ahead of time. One of us would stand in the line, while the other took the kids on a ride or into a store. If you attend a special event like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party they are releasing special cards that you can only get during the party. Make sure you grab them if you attend! Overall, Sorcerers was totally worth it, even if you just collect the cards and don’t play the game.
As explained in the previous article, the cards are distributed from common, uncommon, rare, ultrarare and special event. Here is the current list of Sorcerer Cards available. Supposedly they are also available for purchase in certain stores in Magic Kingdom and include an ultra rare card, but I did not see them during our August trip.
Have fun and enjoy stopping the villains!