It’s So Loud! 4/23/12

With the recent news of Starbucks coming to Disney Parks stateside, the Disney Fan Community now has something new to complain about.  As I tweeted earlier, I have no problem with Starbucks coming to WDW. In fact any coffee drinker would agree that the coffee currently available in WDW is wretched.  In addition to that someone else tweeted outside companies are a part of Disney, its something you have to deal with.  I mean come on folks, how can we forget that DOLE is a major corporation.  In fact they are the world’s largest producer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables.  Now we wouldn’t have our precious Dole Whip if not for the Dole company.  I don’t see or hear anyone calling for Dole to be terminated from Disney Parks.  Now I bet if Starbucks announced they were bringing back Horizons everyone would change their tune.   : )

Since SOTMK seems to be a hot button issues among Disney Fans, they are now comparing SOTMK to Starbucks which I find utterly ridiculous.  If you read my Twitter feed you’ll see this tweet from @captainbraddock “To all people who think sotmk is less intrusive than Starbucks, keep in mind you can avoid Starbucks but you can’t avoid sotmk. ”  Really Captain? Who is forcing you to play SOTMK? I simply asked him via Twitter “Care to elaborate” This is his response “sotmk is loud and all over the park as Starbucks will be one spot per park and quiet enough so you won’t hear it all over mk”.  Impressive for 140 Characters I know.  I did previously say that some of the portals can be loud, and I stand by that.  However they not too loud in that they are ruining the atmosphere of the park.  That argument is over the top.  With that said since everyone seems to be whining about how loud SOTMK is I ask you this, how quiet was MK before that?   Personally I don’t see how the atmosphere of the park is compromised.  Maybe that’s because I am too used to hearing all the noise that stems from the following:

  • Trolley Show
  • Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It
  • Background Music
  • Screaming/Crying Kids
  • Day Parade
  • Night Parade
  • Wishes
  • Dapper Dans
  • Frontierland Hoedown
  • Main Street Philharmonic
  • Captain Jack’s Pirate Tutorial
  • Dream Along With Mickey
  • Tour Groups Singing/Cheering

So yeah, I guess you guys are right.  The Magic Kingdom was like a library before Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom made its debut.

Also, no one is forcing you to play SOTMK.  If you don’t like it don’t participate.  It’s that simple.

Get 61-70 Now! 4/20/12

Many high quality images such as this one are available on the net.

Being able to collect 1-60 isn’t the hard part for those playing SOTMK.  Its acquiring the last ten that has proved most difficult.  Those who own any of the highly coveted lightning bolt cards either have them stored away or are selling them for high dollars on eBay.   If you’re like me you want them, but you’re not dumb enough to pay the ridiculous cost.  Well here’s how you can get them without spending much money at all.

If you search the web you’ll find many places to download high quality photos of cards 61-70.  Pick up some card stock and if you own or have access to decent printer.  All you have to do is resize the images to 2.5 x 3.5″ inches, print, cut them out and enjoy. YES THEY WILL WORK! I have used printouts and images from a smartphone, all the camera needs to see is the image on the spell card and you’re golden.  Now some say it’s cheating but hey I haven’t seen 61-70 in circulation.  Have you?  Frankly I’d like get them all powered up if they ever do come back out : )

Enjoy your weekend Sorcerers!