My family and I spent our last weekend of summer vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. As a Florida resident, a Disney passholder and fanatic overall, there many things I could gush about Disney. I love being here and every time we come we experience something new. This trip was no exception.
As noted in my previous post here, I talked about the benefits of Disney hotels and the meal plan. So far, we’ve saved over $100 off what would be normal cost for the food, hotel and tickets. This post is to talk about some of the new activities at the resort we got to experience today.
At the Magic Kingdom, there is a new “Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom” Spell card game. With clues and a special map, volunteer sorcerers go around the park defeating the Disney Villians through spell casting portals. This is a great activity to keep older kids excited from place to place and is great for killing time between long ride waits. During the 5 hours we spent at the Magic Kingdom, we were able to complete 2 missions and ride Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh, Carousel of Progress, and PeopleMover. You can read more about the Sorcerer’s experience on the Disney Blog. Another plus to this experience, you get free collectible spell cards that could turn this game into a hobby for your card-collecting enthusiast children.
Our early morning consisted of extra magic hours at Hollywood Studios, catching up with a friend who is a cast member there, Rockin Roller Coaster, Great Movie Ride, Voyage of the Little Mermaid and Disney Junior Live on Stage. My toddler Jackson LOVED Disney Junior Live on Stage. It was a great interactive show with all his favorite characters like Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Little Einsteins, and Mickey’s Clubhouse.
After Hollywood Studios to Magic Kingdom, we then proceeded to Epcot and got to experience (IMO) what was the coolest adventure of the day.
We got to help Agent P defeat Dr. Doofenschmertz around the World Showcase at Epcot. See the Disney article here. The mission we completed was in the World Showcase of France. We had a blast following the clues for this. We were given a cell phone with all kinds of cool videos, locations to go and neat scenes to see at Epcot. Another great way to keep kids engaged at the park and things to do between rides. Also, we got a free pressed penny with Agent P on it as a keepsake to remember the experience. Another little perk to improve our experience at Walt Disney World.
We caught Illuminations at Epcot on our way out of the park and returned to our All Star resort to enjoy the Friday night movie and cool off in the pool. All in all, one of the best days I can remember at Disney. We got to do some really cool new things and experience some of the old. Looking forward to seeing the Mayor at Magic Kingdom in the morning and having another fun-filled day!