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Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom: Magic Hidden in Plain Sight

Walking into the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, have you ever noticed the “Volunteers Wanted” sign over the firehouse? Over there at the left of the square and then just to the right of Town Hall? What did you think that was all about?

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom - free trading card game for all ages at Walt Disney WorldInside … oh my, inside? Inside, magic awaits!

Inside Engine Co. 71, you will find the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom!

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is an interactive trading card game, free for all guests. Choose to play, and you will discover a world of Disney magic hidden in plain sight all around the Magic Kingdom!

All you need to do is enter the firehouse and approach the kiosks. A cast member will ask for your Key to the World card or MagicBand, scan it to register your gameplay for the day, and hand you your free set of spell cards and a special map of the Magic Kingdom.

Every guest can receive one new free set of spell cards each day, just as long as you’ve played the game at some point since the last time you received a free set of cards. This ensures guests don’t hoard cards without using them. The fun is in the playing — or, I should say, battling Villains!

The premise of the game is that the Magic Kingdom is under attack by Hades and his villainous friends. Your magical task is to track him down through enchanted portals throughout Main Street, Fantasyland, Adventureland, and Frontierland and battle his Villain friends in order to save the Magic Kingdom.

How does it work? Check out the Story below for all the action!

http://embed.story.us/story/embed_story?o=BKwdVuOTQJJZG

As a parent and avid Disney Parks fan, I instantly fell in love with the game. Windows I had walked past a dozen times took on new meaning, and I found myself in little undiscovered corners that I had never explored before in lands I thought I knew well. I haven’t shared images of the cards with you, because seeing them for the first time is part of the fun! I had no idea what they looked like before we played, and I don’t want to spoil that surprise for you!

So often I had seen the little locks below windows but never stopped to figure out what they were. And goodness, how much fun it was to activate a portal and see people stop in their tracks to watch us in wonder! That was, hands down, my favorite part: seeing the amazement in other guests’ eyes.

My boys absolutely loved the game. We ended up buying booster packs at the Emporium, but we didn’t need to, as it really can all be played for free. After playing it the first day, we set aside an entire morning of our trip to return to the Magic Kingdom just to play Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. Completely enchanted.

Sorcerer, are you ready to volunteer?

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Read more of Megan’s writing at VelveteenMind.com
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More of Megan on Threadbare Theory:

Disney’s Animation Research Library: Peek into the Disney Vaults
What Walt Knew: Meet the Spirit and Craft Behind The Little Mermaid

 Disney Hangover: How to Cure Post-Vacation Blues

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