Truth be told, I love the attractions at Walt Disney World. I could ride Haunted Mansion dozens of times in a row if the wait time was short enough. Having written that, there are times when my family (aka my daughter) needs some down time from riding rides and watching shows, but we still want to hang out in the parks, you know? This is when finding free games to play at Walt Disney World becomes the perfect alternative. Here’s four free interactive park games at Disney World, time to play, and where to find them.
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is my teen daughter’s favorite interactive game at Walt Disney World. With the motivation of defeating Disney Villians that are trying to take over Magic Kingdom, players are sent on a quest to defeat them. You use SotMK cards alone or in groups (you are able to use more than one card if needed) and each quest takes right around an hour depending on how busy the portals are. If you really want an extra boost, purchase a Sorcerers t-shirt in The Emporium on Main Street U.S.A.
- Location: Magic Kingdom
- Sign up: The Fire Dept. on Main Street U.S.A.
- Play Cards: You can receive a free pack of five each day once your play portal is open
- Additions: Sorcerers t-shirts to boost defeat strength, card holder books. Both are totally optional and can be purchased at WDW shops.
- Skill Level: Easy to Difficult. With each successful quest, the interactive game becomes more difficult and quests may need to be repeated.
- Time Required: 60 minutes or less
Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure
If the kids love Phineas and Ferb, they’ll undoubtedly know all about Perry’s alter ego: Agent P. In this interactive game around World Showcase in Epcot, you get to help Agent P defeat Doofenshmirtz’s evil plans. The game uses cell phone-style devices, easy clues, and the pace can be as leisurely or as fast as you’d like. What we love about the game is the special effects that occur when you’ve made it to the correct spots during our adventures. You’ll never think of the decorations in World Showcase the same again!
- Location: World Showcase in Epcot
- Sign up: Kiosks at Italy and Norway Pavilions, the International Gateway area closest to UK Pavilion, Odyssey Bridge
- Accessories: Up to three F.O.N.E.s (Field Operational Notification Equipment) per playing party.
- Skill Level: Easy
- Ages: Great for school-aged children, but with a parent’s help reading and interpreting clues, younger kids will have a ball as well. My teen daughter has been playing for years and still loves it!
- Time: 30 to 45 minutes per game
Update: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure now allows players to use their own smartphones. Sign-up is still the same.
A Pirate’s Adventure
If you’ve taken the walkway between Frontierland and Adventureland in Magic Kingdom, you’ve undoubtedly seen the Crow’s Nest sign-up building for A Pirate’s Adventure. Here’s the challenge: Captain Jack Sparrow requires help to raid five treasures that can be found throughout Adventureland- and beat Barbossa to the loot. There’s five different maps and five separate adventures. This game is one of my teen daughter’s favorites and it truly does let you check out spots of Adventureland that you may have missed.
- Location: Adventureland in Magic Kingdom
- Sign up: The Crow’s Nest in Adventureland. The easiest way to find it is to head to the walkway between Frontierland and Adventureland.
- Accessories: A Talisman (special playing card that you’ll receive upon sign-up.) and a Pirate’s Adventure map.
- Skill Level: Easy
- Ages: Great for school-aged children, but with a parent’s help reading and interpreting clues, younger kids will have a ball as well. My teen daughter is still a fan.
- Time: 20 minutes per game. there’s no time limit on play and games may be stopped and restarted in the same day.
Wilderness Explorers at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a fun way to learn all about the wilderness. Remember Russell and Dug the Dog from the Up! movie? Kids get to follow in their footsteps and accept fact-finding challenges. The activities are self-guided and 30 special badges can be earned.
- Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Sign up: Headquarters on the bridge between the Oasis and Discovery Island.
- Accessories: A Field Guide. You’ll receive one when you sign up.
- Skill Level: Easy. Great for preschoolers with parents’ help and school-aged kids as well.
- Ages: Great for preschoolers with parents’ help and school-aged kids as well.
- Time: You’ll most likely not receive all 30 badges in one trip, so multiple trips to the park will be required if you want to collect them all.
Do you have a favorite interactive game at Walt Disney World? Please let me know in the comment section below!