Everyone knows that you can find amazing attractions in the Disney parks, but there are also some great, free activities that you can find in the parks. Adults and kids alike love these games that can be enjoyed trip after trip.
Magic Kingdom: Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
One of the most popular games in the Disney parks can be found in the Magic Kingdom. Guests join with Merlin by becoming junior sorcerers and help to fight evil forces who are attempting to steal the Crystal of the Magic Kingdom.
Players begin at either the Fire House next to Guest Relations on Main Street or behind Ye Old Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square. There they will be given a set of spell cards, a special map to the park and a Sorcerers Key Card. The key card helps activate different areas of the game, and the spells found on your cards help defeat evil. Hint: Each member of your party can pick-up a new pack of cards every day!
Head over to Adventureland and join Captain Jack Sparrow in five missions to look for hidden treasure! Young pirates are given a magic talisman (an RFID card) and a map to begin their missions. Each takes about 20 minutes to complete and have 4 or 5 stops. Here is how Disney explains each of these Seven Seas adventures:
- Heads You Lose: Race against Captain Barbossa to steal the Treasure of the Pacific from a tribe of headhunters.
- Guardian’s Curse: Lure an evil British Captain into a trap and lay claim to the Treasure of the Indian Ocean.
- Haven Defense: Collect ingredients for a powerful spell to hide the secret Pirate port and reveal the Treasure of the Caribbean.
- A King’s Ransom: Follow Jack’s clues to locate a pirate ship where the Treasure of the Arctic is hidden.
- Blackbeard: Battle Blackbeard and win the Treasure of the Mediterranean.
Like its predecessor, Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure, Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure invites guests to become secret agents to stop the diabolical, evil (but always amusing) Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Guests are given clues on a flip phone and follow the clues that lead around World Showcase. Adventures take place in Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Japan, France and the United Kingdom. You can complete only one or all of the adventures.
My kids had a great time working through the clues in Agent P’s Adventure. I thought it was a great way to keep them entertained as we toured World Showcase. (And, as always, a great way for them to spend time with my husband while I snuck away to shop.)
Over in the Animal Kingdom, kids can join their favorite Up friends, Dug (“Squirrel!”) and Russel on a Boy Scout style expedition to collect badges (stickers) throughout the park. Register near the bridge from the Oasis to Discovery Island and complete puzzles and games to fill your Wilderness Explorers Handbook. It’s a great, educational and fun game for families. (Editor’s Note: Kids may jump in and become a “Wilderness Explorer” at any of the stations – most stations have Handbooks to hand out. Badges can be completed as you come upon the stations – no specific order is needed. Complete as many or as little badges as you like each day!)
My family loves these free interactive games at Walt Disney World. They are great to break up a busy day and give the kids some time to explore. Have you tried any of these games? Which did you like best?