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There are some fun and free things you can do to keep busy and have fun at Walt Disney World in between riding the attractions, watching the shows, and meeting the characters. Here are some favorites:
Collect Transportation Cards
Probably one of the best hidden gems at Walt Disney World are the Disney Transportation Cards. As the name implies, these are cards that represent the different modes of transportation at Walt Disney World: busses, boats, and monorails (rumor has it Minnie Vans are now on the cards too!). There is a color picture of the bus/boat/monorail on the front of the card and the back has lots of interesting information about that particular mode of transportation. You can get one (or a handful) by simply asking your bus driver/boat captain/monorail operator if they have any. Getting these can be hit or miss. Some drivers/captains have a ton, while others don’t have any. Keep asking whenever you have the opportunity to use Disney transportation.
TIP: Be on the lookout for Skyliner transportation cards as soon as they open for guests.
Play Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is an interactive game that gives guests the opportunity to be Merlin’s apprentice and use magic to battle villains in locations throughout the Magic Kingdom. To get started, head over to the Main Street Fire House and a helpful cast member will give you an overview of the game as well as your first pack of cards and a map. You will use the map and the clues to discover portals throughout the different lands of the Magic Kingdom (except Tomorrowland) where you will use the different magic spells on each of your cards. Each card has a Disney character with different magical abilities.
TIP: It should be noted that this game can be very time consuming, so take that into account if you are a first-time park visitor.
TIP: Even if you don’t want to play the actual game, these cards are fun to collect and trade with other park guests and make great free souvenirs.
Cost: FREE (one pack per paying park guest per day and you will have to scan your MagicBand for your daily pack of cards)
Play A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas
Another fun and interactive activity at Magic Kingdom is A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas. The signup area is at the Crow’s Nest, a small orange building located in Adventureland next to Golden Oak Outpost food kiosk. Using your treasure map, you will search throughout Adventureland for hidden locations that you will then touch with either your MagicBand or your talisman and they will come alive. This is a super fun way to explore Adventureland and a relatively quick game to complete. The best part is that after you complete your mission, you will earn a treasure card, which is another rare and free souvenir.
TIP: Check the hours of operation for the game, as they don’t coincide with park hours.
Bonus TIP: You can get a FREE Pirates of the Caribbean FastPass if you play more than one mission.
Disney Safety Cards
Similar to Disney Transportation Cards, Disney Safety Cards are an extension of Disney’s Wild About Safety website, and use The Lion King‘s Timon and Pumbaa to remind guests to stay safe at Walt Disney World. Safety card topics include staying seating in your ride vehicle, wearing sunscreen, staying hydrated, and washing your hands. In our experience, these are much harder to find than the transportation cards. As a matter of fact, we only learned about these on a whim from a security guard in Disney Springs who saw my son with the Transportation Cards. Keep asking different cast members (including security guards) if they have any or if they can point you in the right direction. They are worth collecting because a few of them are now scratch and sniff!
Cost: FREE (if you can find a cast member with them).This message has been edited. Last edited by: Kennywood,
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Very cool! Thank you for posting, I'll have to watch for these.
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The last few times I was down there they don't like to just give you a free pack every day unless you've actively been playing the game.
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