Thrifty Thursday: Be a Gamer, Free!

The things that Disney does to entertain us are truly amazing. They sincerely want us to have the most magical time while in their care. It isn’t enough to just have us come and experience the world and the attractions and the shows and the parades and all of the wonderful things that they provide, they want us to interact with the world in such a unique way. That is why they have created interactive games for us to take part in while we are IN the parks. Like playing a video game…while on vacation…while touring the World!!! WOW!

Disney provides two unique interactive games in WDW. The first is Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom and yes…its FREE with admission.

What is it? Stop by the firehouse right inside the MK on Main Street. You will learn that Hades and all his Disney Villian friends need to be taught a lesson in being nice! The cast members will give you a map of all the stops throughout the park, as well as 5 random Disney cards that have characters on them. You will use these cards to conquer each sequence of the game at the stops. Your goal is to help Merlin and all the sorcerers bring those pesky villians down! Sounds pretty cool, right? As if the kids (and us) aren’t having enough fun!! This role playing game is a great way to keep everyone interacting with the park.


There is another Interactive game over at Epcot called Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure.

This game is true Disney Genius. The thing about the World Showcase is that adults LOVE it. We love looking around at the scenery and the shops and sampling the goods from each country, but the kids may not feel the same way. We experienced this “great divide” on our first trip to WDW together. Dave & I LOVED WS, but Ashley (who was 8 at the time) thought it was a bore snore. We tried to make it fun by letting her buy candy from every country and doing Kidcot – but still she really just endured it while we “wasted” time. They didn’t have this game (or the previous version which was based on Kim Possible).

What is it? Visit the recruitment center at Odyssey Bride, the Norway or Italy Pavilions, or at the International Gateway to learn more, receive your mission and handheld device that will help you on your way. Agent P is really the platypus from the Phineas and Ferb series. You are helping Agent P figure out a way to stop the Dr. D from his evil ways. Each mission lasts about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on your locations and what happens. When the game debuted last summer there were 7-8 countries participating in the game, but it was said that it will be available in all countries before long! Playing the game is FREE and will make touring those countries much more kid-friendly while mom and dad while away the time enjoying food, drink and shopping.

Disney never ceases to amaze me with the things they come up with to make our vacations a dream come true!! We can’t wait to play these games during our summer trip!  Have you ever played either of the games?  What did you like/dislike about them?!

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Tina works full time as a school counselor in an elementary school. She lives close to Baltimore, MD with her husband Dave and her 13 year old stepdaughter, Ashley. They also have a furry family member, a cat name Frodo, that keeps life interesting in their house! Tina began visiting Disney World as a child with her family, and now her, Dave & Ashley take a trip to the World every year. She considers herself a Disney “fanatic” and once her family is finished one trip, she is already planning their next one. Tina loves to find the best deals, even in the busy seasons (she can only go when schools are off!) and loves sharing those deals & tips with anyone and everyone! What Tina loves most is the magic of WDW, it makes her feel like a kid again. She hopes that every family has the opportunity go to the World and experience the magic for themselves because it has a way of reminding its visitors that dreams do indeed come true! Read more of Tina’s work on her blog A Not So Bland Life, where she writes about home decor, cooking, couponing, traveling, and and of course, Disney!

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