I’ve been getting adverts for this game in a lot of games and apps I already have on my phone, so I figured it was time for me to give it a go. I’ve been playing it for a week now, and here’s what I’ve found about the game.
You start the game with a story about how the kingdom has been cursed by an evil curse, which only you can fix (with a hand from a couple of Disney characters). A shadow, some blue wisps, and a couple of portals cover the park, and Merlin and Mickey are straight over to help.
While clearing the curse, the game allows you to build your own Disney park with all the rides, stands, and even decorations you can find at the real Disney parks. You start off with the iconic fun wheel and Mickey’s house and get to build it up as you progress. The castle, the Walt and Mickey statue, the monorail and the parade tent are among some of the things that come with the park, while others are still covered by the curse, including Space Mountain.
To help you clear the curse, you can unlock all your favourite characters. This includes collecting special items such as Mickey balloons, the Pixar ball, and character-specific Mickey ears by completing tasks and quests. The first character you unlock is Goofy, who is great at helping you to collect items and lets you open Mickey’s PhilharMagic. Each character comes with their own quests and stories to work on.
After a week of playing, I’ve managed to unlock Mickey, Goofy, Tinkerbell, Woody, and Jessie and I’m in the middle of quests to unlock Prince Charming, Minnie, Merlin, Bo Peep, and Green Army men. When you’ve unlocked the whole group of characters (eg. Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto or Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and Bo Peep) you get rewarded with gems, which are the highest form of currency in the game and are hard to collect in large quantities, but you can use them to speed up building and tasks.
As you collect more and more characters, you also unlock more costumes for each character, but this means collecting a lot more hard to find items. Mickey can unlock the most costumes at 9, but everyone has at least one extra you can unlock, for example, Baymax can put on his armour, and even the princesses can unlock comfy clothes.
When guests start coming to the park, they start wanting to see the characters you’ve unlocked. To keep them happy, and to gain and increase rewards, you can set these characters special tasks that the kids want to see – but they can only do one thing at a time, so if they’re already doing something you have to wait until they’ve finished. This is a bit of a pain as some of the tasks can take a long time to complete – it can range from 6 seconds to 12 hours.
Having the tasks take so long to complete sometimes means that you’re waiting around a lot and are limited to how long you can play at once while still having things to do. But, I suppose if you time everything right you can set it so that you have things being completed at different times, and as you get more characters and quests it’s probably less waiting, but we’ll have to wait to find that out.
You get rewarded from everything you do, but the rewards differ depending on which task you’re doing. Some tasks only reward you with the game’s currency (magic) and XP, but others reward you with items needed to unlock different characters and costumes. You can also get rewards by coming back every day, which after a certain number of days you get a special reward – this is how I unlocked Tinkerbell. Or you can pick up treasure chests you find around the kingdom but, once again, you have to wait a few hours before you can unlock them.
Overall, I think this is an alright game, but I’m a very impatient person when it comes to things like this so the long wait times are a big issue for me. But I suppose it means you’re not staring at a screen for hours on end. I’ll probably keep playing this for a bit longer to see what else happens.
You can download the game for free on the Apple store and Google Play store.