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Sorceress’ Guide to the Magic – Day 6

Posted by Ashley Rae on April 1, 2012

The beautiful spell-caster, Ashley, is back with the daily Sorcerers of The Magic Kingdom update

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Six days in and we now have 38/70 unique cards.  I’ve yet to see cards numbered 61+ in person.  I’m now fighting to get a look at people’s binders.  Yes, binders. We’ve seen many homemade books for fanatics to carry around their cards.  Realistically, if we could take a minute to go to Target, we would have some cardholders as well, but we’re not rushing.

  • The Day’s Magic Lesson…

First, there is a definite end to a level.  Unfortunately, I beat that level as number five in my round.  So now I’m backtracking.  Not sure what makes this occur.  In line, we were told by a person that was in the Testing Phase, that he was able to level up early because of it, while others in line said they were just directed to their next stop.

I heard rumors that a level up would lead to more cards.  Level 2 = 7 Cards; Level 3 = 12 Cards.  I was able to debunk the rumor and a player only receives five cards with each increase.

Apparently if you level up at the Fire House, they will ring the bell for you.

Today Jeremy took the time to battle Ursula on his Key Card, while I fought all of the Villains in Fantasyland and Yzma in Adventureland.  This solidified that Frontierland has two missions; Adventureland and Fantasyland have three missions, while Main Street USA has one battle.  This might explain the congestion in Fantasyland and Adventureland.

Finally, we took on trading cards today.  I wanted to wait it out and see how we did on our own after 70 cards were collected, but trading just seemed so much fun.  We broke the ice with a young man who had some doubles. I traded him a Mickey’s Apprentice Card (Rare) cards for a Blue Fairy Card (Common).  Another serious player actually traded me for anything I needed which grew us three new cards.  We increased our collection by 10 unique cards by trading, and the addition of some from a graciously donated Eyes and Ears Magazine.

Everyone has been very friendly in dealing with the game so far.  Day Guests are quick to notice the long lines and inquire about the game, everyone will direct you to your next portal, and trading occurs in the lines to pass the time.  The biggest disappointment is noticing semi-costumed Cast Members in line, complaining about their day.  A novice might not be aware, but the black pants and black shoes are a dead giveaway.  I’m hoping the park will soon crack down on this.

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A Room with a View

Posted by Ashley Rae on July 31, 2009

Bay Lake Tower View

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Addendum: Friar’s Nook

Posted by Ashley Rae on July 26, 2009

Friar's Nook

And its established date of MLXXI is representative of 10-71 or October 1971, which is when the Magic Kingdom opened.  This just quickly became a Retro Reminder. Original Post

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Having a Magical Time- Mrs. Potts’ Cupboard

Posted by Ashley Rae on July 26, 2009

Mrs. Potts' Cupboard
Mrs. Potts' Cupboard

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Memories

Posted by Ashley Rae on June 26, 2009

Swan Boat TopiaryOutside of Cinderella’s Castle, you will find an majestic topiary near the moat surrounding the castle.  This topiary serves as a reminder of the Plaza Swan Boats that once floated around the castle seasonally between 1973 and 1983.

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Pooh’s Thotful Shop

Posted by Ashley Rae on June 19, 2009

Pooh's Thotful Shop

Pooh's Thotful Shop

Eeyore with Honey

Eeyore with Honey
Tigger

Tigger

Eeyore

Eeyore

Piglet

Piglet

Piglet

Piglet

Owl

Owl

Hephlump

Hephlump

Woozle

Woozle

Hunny Pot

Hunny Pot

Whether walking out after a ride on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh or taking a look for a Winnie the Pooh specific product, Pooh’s Thotful Shop is a place to be enjoyed.  The theming from the ride carries over completely and is expanded in this store.  As you enter the store from the main entrance, watch out for the leaking hunny from the ceiling.  In this instance, it seems Eeyore has caught all the hunny on his head while Piglet and Tigger stand holding hunny pots.  Some pages from the book have flown to the top of the shop while Hephlumps and Woozles stand close to the ride exit.  This shop offers an awesome selection of Winnie the Pooh merchandise, air conditioning, and whimsical fun.

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Colors of the Wind- Peter Pan’s Flight Take II

Posted by Ashley Rae on June 13, 2009

Peter Pan's Flight Weathervane

Peter Pan's Flight Weathervane

I hope I am assuming correctly that this is Captain Hook’s ship the Jolly Roger.  The weathervane is placed next to the crocodile atop Peter Pan’s Flight in Fantasyland.

After reading Peter and the Starcatchers, my memories of the film have been slightly altered by the prequel which I hope to discuss in the future.

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Having a Magical Time- Fantasyland Stroller Parking

Posted by Ashley Rae on June 13, 2009

Fastasyland Stroller Parking

Fantasyland Stroller Parking

This location was originally used as the Fantasyland Skyway station.  The attration opened with the park on October 1, 1971 and closed in November 1999.  Now the area has been reserved for strollers for the local attractions.  The clock atop the tower seems almost hidden, but a clock nonetheless.

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Be More Welcomed…

Posted by Ashley Rae on June 13, 2009

Randy Pausch Quote

Randy Pausch (1960-2008) was an Imagineer with the Walt Disney Company and was a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.  Following his death, Walt Disney World erected this quote on the side of The Mad Tea Party.

It states “Be good at something, it makes you valuable… Have something you bring to the table, because that will make you more welcome.”

Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

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Coming Attractions…

Posted by Ashley Rae on May 16, 2009

As you enter the Magic Kingdom underneath the WDW Railroad, there are posters that hang on the walls.  They are of attractions you will see later in the park, but are meant to be viewed as the “Coming Attractions” or “Previews” of a show.  

Snow White's Adventures

Snow White's Adventures

Mad Tea Party

Mad Tea Party

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

Big Thunder Mountain

Big Thunder Mountain

Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean

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