Magic Kingdom's new attraction to open next week

Imagineers work out kinks in tests, ride will open Feb. 22

By Ken Pilcher - Producer
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Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Magic Kingdom's newest attraction will officially open to guests on Feb 22.

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom isn't a ride. It is an interactive game that will take magic makers of all ages throughout Main St, USA, Fantasyland, Adventureland, Liberty Square and Frontierland.

The attraction has been in test mode on and off for a few weeks.

Guests are recruited at the Fire Station on Main St. by Merlin the wizard to help defeat classic Disney villains, led by Hades, who are trying to take over the Magic Kingdom.

While similar in some ways to the "Kim Possible" adventure in Epcot's World Showcase, the new game relies on collectible cards with "spells" printed on them instead of cell phones.

Guests use the spells to fight the villains, who appear on screens hidden throughout the land. Initially you are given a map and five cards.

In test mode, some players have complained the game is too easy and too loud. Disney's Imagineers are still tweaking volume levels and point out that until now all testing has been done in "Easy" mode.

There will also be "Medium" and "Hard" settings that will make the game more challenging, and  in those modes you can lose.

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is included with park admission.

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