Experience the Magic of Interactive Activities
While the parks and resorts are filled with attractions to visit, shows to watch, and bike and water rentals, there are a lot of interactive activities as well. You can solve mysteries together, find treasure, earn your different wilderness badge or even trade some pins to add to your growing collection.
Trade Pins at Walt Disney World
Pin Trading is something fun that can be done all over Walt Disney World and with every cast member! It is a fun way to collect unique, special, and fun Disney pins. To begin pin trading, you’ll need something to put your few purchased pins on, such as a Disney lanyard or in a Disney Pin Trading book. Once you have a few pins of your own, you can ask to trade your pin with any Disney Cast Member! A good spot for pin trading is at Magic Kingdom in the Frontierland Pin Trading Post. Be sure to check with guest relations at each park, as they have a pin book that you can use to make trades. Remember, you can make two trades with each cast member, and be on the lookout for hidden Mickey’s on the pins. These pins can’t be bought and you can only get them by making a trade with a cast member.
Become a Wilderness Explorer!
If adventure and earning badges is more your speed, then be sure to pick up an official Wilderness Explorers (W.E.) field guide from headquarters, which is located on the bridge between Oasis and Discovery Island. You can also grab them at the W.E. stops in Africa, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Asia and Dinoland U.S.A. You’ll soon be following in the footsteps of Russell and Dug from the Disney Pixar film Up! You’ll set out on a series of fact-finding challenges and learn nature skills and animal observation, and collect badges for your W.E. field guide along the way. Collect over 30 badges and earn the right to learn the secret Wilderness Explorer call!
Fight Disney Villains as a Sorcerer of the Magic Kingdom
You can also join the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom help cast Merlin’s magical spells through Magic Kingdom Park to defeat the dastardly Disney Villains who get in your way! This activity sign-up is at the Firehouse at Main Street, U.S.A. You’ll receive one map and a package of spell cards per day. You’ll use the clues on Merlin’s map to locate 9 Magic Portals situated throughout Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland and along Main Street, U.S.A. The missions typically take 20 to 30 minutes, but sometimes may take longer depending upon their difficulty.
Walk & Talk like a Pirate with Jack Sparrow
If a Pirate’s Life is for you, then you’ll really enjoy A Pirate’s Adventure. You’ll join Captain Jack on an interactive adventure and end up bringing home a treasure of your own! To get started, use your MagicBand or pick up a magic talisman – a special card for this attraction – at The Crow’s Nest in Adventureland. You can then help Captain Jack raid 5 treasures hidden throughout Adventureland. Each of the 5 missions takes approximately 20 minutes to complete without any time limit to complete all of them.
Go Undercover with Agent P
If you’re headed to Epcot for the day, try to thwart the diabolical Dr. Doofenshmirtz during a sleuth worthy hunt around the World Showcase in Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure. Your mission beings by checking in for duty at either the Odyssey Bridge or International Gateway recruitment centers. You’ll be given an official FONE – code for Field Operative Notification Equipment – or your own smartphone to connect with the powers that be at OWCA, aka, “The Agency.” You’ll receive a series of clues via text that must be solved before Dr. Doofenshmirtz wreaks havoc. Each of the 7 pavilions host a different spy-centric adventure that lasts 30 to 45 minutes.
There are a lot of options for you and your family to choose from. Hopefully you’ll be able to try one or all of them during your next Walt Disney World vacation. It’s sure a way to do some family bonding and have fun creating memories that will last!
Disney Travel Agent