Alright Sorcerers here are a couple of videos highlighting the animations of Wayne & Lanny’s Ornament Barrage! The first video was taken by our friends over at Attractions Magazine where it highlights the Level 1 Animation. The second video was taken by us this morning, showcasing both the Level 2 & 3 animations. Thus showing what the card is capable of when it is all powered up! My sincerest apologies that Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! happened to be heading down main street at the time. Hope you still enjoy it!
This afternoon the Disney Parks Blog has confirmed that Wayne and Lanny from Prep & Landing will indeed be featured on the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party SotMK spell card. As previously reported guests attending the party must show their party ticket and wristband at the Firehouse in order to obtain the card. I am very pleased to see Disney release a photo of the card before the first party and I can’t wait to see it in action!
Our friends over at WDWNT recently posted a map of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and it confirms that guests will indeed have the chance to receive an exclusive SotMK spell card. But who is going to be featured? Many have speculated Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Scrooge, Stitch, and even Duffy.
From what I’ve been hearing it will feature none other than Wayne & Lanny from Disney’s Animated Television Special Prep & Landing. I have been overhearing the possibility of this choice for quite sometime. Now as much as I would have rather seen a classic animated character these guys do make the most sense. Given the release of the Prep & Landing Vinylmation Set this past Friday and the upcoming DVD release on 11/6 how can we expect anything less than that quintessential Disney Synergy!
With November 9th being the first night of MVMCP I expect the distribution process to be exactly the same as it’s been at the Halloween Parties. The card will be given out at the Firehouse with a Wristband & Party Ticket required no exceptions. The cast of SotMK did a spectacular job distributing the MNSSHP card and I expect this go just as well if not better. So kudos to those who held on to their extra Chip N’ Dale cards in hopes of making a trade for another event exclusive. Your patience has paid off!
More of the long-awaited SotMK merchandise has arrived, this time in the form of pins. The 10 Pin Mystery set ($13.95) & Master Sorcerer Badge
*NOTE- The correct price for the Master Sorcerer Pin is $13.95
Although quantities have been limited, it seems that SotMK Booster Packs are being restocked at a much quicker pace. Just this past week there had been several days in which the elusive merchandise had been available. The price remains at $13.95 and they are currently only available at the Emporium with the (5) pack per guest per day rule still in effect. It also appears there has been a change to the contents of the booster pack in regards to the keycard. Since their release, each pack has included a keycard which was identical to the one used for the in park experience, minus the RFID chip of course. Apparently this caused confusion among Sorcerers as many believed they could use their booster pack keycard to continue their quest. This caused guests to complain to cast members as to why the card “they paid for” didn’t work. To combat this the next few batches of boosters released included keycards with holes punched in them. Well apparently that didn’t do the trick. So they’ve added some color to the keycard as well as a little disclaimer. While the reasoning behind these changes is not official, one can only make this assumption as why the changes were made. Personally I am happy to see Disney take notice of the cast member feedback regarding the merchandise. I am always on board for a smoother experience for both the cast and the guest.
I’ve received a lot of emails as of late, and as much I would love to respond to each one I unfortunately just don’t have the time. However I would like to touch on a few that I think would be the most beneficial to all SotMK fans.
When do SotMK Booster Packs come out?
SotMK Booster Packs are arguably the hottest piece of Disney Parks merchandise at the moment. Unfortunately there is no specific timelines or dates as to when they are in stock. Instead of blistering poor CM’s at the Emporium my best advice to those inquiring is to follow us on Twitter as we post any and all info regarding the sale of Boosters there.
I am not local to WDW and don’t get to the parks often. Is there anywhere I can trade with others in an online forum?
Yes, there certainly is! I would recommend joining SotMK Helpers on Facebook.
We started playing on our last trip and I noticed we have some beta cards, should we sell them, keep them? Is it even worth trying to complete a set of betas?
It’s all about personal preference. If you’re really into the collecting aspect hold on to them. Of course its worth it to try to complete the set. As hard as the beta cards are to find there are many people who would be more than willing to trade and help you complete your set.
Where do you get those spellbooks?
Let it be known I am not a fan of the trapper keeper. If you’re going to create your own “Spellbook” I would recommend using Amazon and searching “4 pocket card album”. They are perfect for SotMK.
When is hard mode coming back online?
As of right now only the medium level is active. However it is still on a test basis, and I was told it could be turned off at anytime.
If you’re looking for more FAQ be sure to visit the Getting Started, Gameplay, & Tech Support tabs at the top of the page!
Today on the Disney Parks Blog it was revealed that 4 SotMK T-Shirts will be available for purchase later this month. Not only do the shirts look awesome, according to Imagineer Jonathan Ackley “When guests wear one of these shirts while adventuring, their spells will hit with maximum force.” That is pretty cool considering how useful that will be on the harder levels! I am really looking forward to the release of these shirts and am even more excited and hopeful for more merchandise in the future! Be sure to visit the link for more info on these shirts as Steven Miller wrote a wonderful post in anticipation of their release!
I’ll be the first to admit that I have been critical of the way certain things have been handled with SotMK. However what I witnessed in the Emporium today was absolutely disgusting. First of all I get it, the booster packs are highly sought after and people are growing impatient with the limited quantities. As consumers we have high expectations, and as Disney fans those expectations are even higher. However this does not give you the right to verbally abuse a Cast Member when you are politely told that they are all sold out. No one cares what kind of passholder you are, how long you’ve been coming here, or how much money you and your family spend. Your behavior today embodied every negative stereotype that is bestowed upon local annual passholders. Grow up!
As for everyone else, I know it’s disappointing the price went up and that they’ve sold out yet again. But it’s not the end of the world, the cards aren’t gone forever. They will probably to continue to pop up whenever, that’s just the way it’s going to be. You can’t expect them to announce every time they’re going to restock an item. Do they announce when there are restocks of Mickey Ear Hats, T-Shirts, Plushes, etc. When they get them, they get them. Keep Calm and Sorcerer On.
Today marked another rare SotMK Booster Park sighting at the Emporium. Even though the highly sought after merchandise was once again available, today’s batch was met with some disappointment. But how can that be?!? Shouldn’t we be over joyed and feel honored that we get to spend our hard-earned money? It appears that in addition to this being the Emporium’s largest shipment received, the boosters were given a price increase of $2. Bringing the new total to $13.95 w/o tax. The 5 pack per person limit was again enforced and the boosters were only available behind the counter. Your $13.95 still includes 7 seven spell cards one of which is a super-rare (61-70), home game rules, game board, card checklist & game tokens.
Like most of you, I am not pleased with the price increase. However I do understand the concept of supply and demand, despite how unfortunate this may be. To be perfectly honest I felt $11.95 was a tad much considering what poor quality the game tokens are. Since they are such an integral piece to the SotMK home game I would of expected them to be of much better quality. I’ve heard from most people that have attempted playing the relatively confusing home game have taped the tokens to coins as to make them easier to flip. Enough about that, where do we stand now? Can we expect a steady stock of boosters in the parks? I don’t know, they sell out and they restock them as fast as they can. As tough as it is try and be patient, they’ll eventually be available online and when that day comes everyone will have a crack at them. Until then, it’s a mad dash to the Magic Kingdom.
Hello Everyone! Like most of you I was so excited to put Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Bag Of Tricks to use over the weekend. I was even more surprised to find out I was still playing on the medium level! Here are a few videos showing all of the animations the spell card displays, enjoy!