SOTMK is a place where you get to explore the park. It’s an interactive game with cards and portals. You’re becoming a wizard and are casting spells to defeat villains at various locations around the park. Locations are on Main Street, Fantasyland, Adventureland, Frontierland/Liberty Square. You have to defeat different villains at each location (Cruella DeVil, Ratcliffe, Yzma, and more).
You start on Main Street USA and go to the Firehouse to activate your Magic Band and get your first spell cards. You can play as a team or individually.
Spell cards are common, uncommon, rare, or extremely rare. There are 70 different types of spell cards. There are about 10 in a pack and each member of your party does get a pack of spell cards.
Hades – with James Woods reprising his nefarious role – is the head bad guy trying to obtain crystal shards to do whatever it is that bad guys always do. It’s an interactive scavenger hunt that keeps kids occupied. It seems to keep kids 8-12 most occupied. We’ve found that a few rounds do tend to overwhelm the younger ones (lots of walking and some back-and-forth) but that the tweens and young teens like the challenge and scavenger hunt component.