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!
Hey Folks, today’s post is a common sense tip. Considering most people lack it when visiting the World I thought I’d offer this tidbit of info.
Since its official opening on February 22nd 2012, SOTMK has become EXTREMELY POPULAR (no surprise here) lots of day guests are playing, but mostly playing are AP’s & CM’s so when you see someone playing for the first time don’t offer help unless they ask for it. Otherwise you’ll look like a total doofus. What I’m getting at is if you see someone is on a particular stage where you know they’re going to only need to use the sorcerer’s crest, don’t ruin it for them by yelling out something like “YOU CAN’T CAST A SPELL HERE!”. This might be their only chance to play the game don’t go and spoil the story lines for them.
Trust me no one cares that you’ve beaten the game on hard 5 times, that you’re collecting your 3rd deck, or how many times you’ve beaten this villain. Standing in line bragging to the first time family and butting into peoples game play while you’re waiting just makes you look ignorant and silly. Especially if you’re there by yourself. Have fun, but don’t offer unsolicited advice it just makes you look creepy.
The number one question I’m asked while waiting in line at the portals is “Where did you get that?” What people are referring to is my 4 pocket card album, aka my spell book. Yes as nerdy as it sounds and looks carrying around a card album is a great idea and very convenient. Not only does it keep your spell cards in great shape, it also makes for easy organization when you’re looking to cast spell combos. Now I’ve seen some people using a variety of things from photo albums, big 3 ring binders with card protectors, ziploc bags, etc. I am telling you this is the way to go. You’ll get the most out of using one of these, and there is a variety of places you can go to get one. Here’s a couple of places online and local stores you can check out.
- Amazon dot com has them, by searching 4 pocket card album variety of prices and styles
- Local card shop or comic book store
Here is a example of my spell book so you can see how easy it is to group them together
Now as I said yesterday with that survey I took, it’s only a matter of time until WDW has some merch in this regard so if you feel like waiting, you can over spend and purchase what the mouse has to offer. As for me I’m sticking with what I got.