With summer crowds starting to pour in at the Magic Kingdom you can expect to have longer waits while playing SOTMK. Here are a few tips that should allow you to have a better experience while trying to save the Kingdom!
- Play early in the day
If for some reason SOTMK is your main focus for the day, start playing at rope drop. The portals are will be fairly empty especially in Adventureland & Frontierland. This will allow you to get in and out of Tortuga before the lunch rush, and get through all the Frontierland portals without being interrupted by the parade.
- Take breaks
In case you aren’t aware it’s crazy hot in the summer time. No matter how badly you want to power through and save the Magic Kingdom, it’s imperative you take a break every now and then. I’ve seem plenty of families have total meltdowns because they don’t realize that you have to defeat all nine villains before you complete the game. It’s a lot of walking and a lot of back and forth from one land to the next. Go on an attraction, watch a show, stop and grab a dole whip. There’s no need to run yourself or your family ragged trying to beat the game on a busy day.
- Use a map
I don’t know how many times I’ve witnessed people wait in a line that’s 10 people deep only to find out they are at the wrong portal. There’s absolutely no shame in using the map, it was designed to help you. If you’re not sure where you are supposed to go ask a CM or another person in line. There are enough locals playing that know where everything else and should be more than willing to help you.
- Listen during your tutorial
I can’t stress enough how important it is to listen to the CM who is giving you the tutorial. I understand that everyone is excited but if you just take the time to follow directions it will make for a much more pleasant gaming experience.
Hopefully these tips will make for a better experience while battling Hades and his evil doers!