Disney World can be an expensive vacation destinations, but once you’re on property, you’ll find a lot of free and included activities. Some of those activities are card games of different varieties, and that’s what we’re going to talk about today!
Let’s take a look five free collectible card games (or similar games) available in Disney World!
1 – Transportation Cards
One of the perks included with your stay at one of the many Disney resort hotels is free transportation. All hotels have bus transportation, several have water taxis, and a few of the Deluxe Resort Hotels offer monorail access to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Soon, the Disney Skyliner will level hotel categories with stops at Disney Value Resorts, a Disney Moderate Resort, and a Deluxe Disney Vacation Club Resort. All hotels are also serviced by Minnie Vans, but this service is not free.
If you’re a fan of transportation, you’re definitely going to want to try to get your hands on some transportation cards. The cards depict every kind of Disney transportation in color pictures on the front and interesting facts about that form of transportation on the back.
These cards are only available by asking your bus, ferry, monorail, Minnie Van, and (coming soon) Skyliner drivers. Not all drivers have them, but when you find one that does, they will usually give you several! Just keep asking anytime you board Disney transportation!
2 – Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
If you love to hate Disney Villains, you’re going to want to check out the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card game! It’s your job to defeat the villains and save Magic Kingdom! To do that, you’ll use a map with clues to find portals then use the spell cards to fend off Disney’s most notorious villains. There are portals in every Magic Kingdom land expect Tomorrowland.
To get your cards, stop by the Main Street Firehouse on Main Street USA to get your first pack of cards and a map, both of which are free. Each guest is eligible for one pack of cards per day, and you’ll need your MagicBand or ticket to get the cards.
Card packs are standard, and they’re excellent souvenirs even if you don’t want to play the game. If you happen to be visiting during either Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, stop by the Firehouse to get exclusive event card packs which are very sought after with card collectors!
3 – Play Disney Parks
Play Disney Parks isn’t technically a “card game”, but you can “collect” digital achievements by playing games, visiting attractions and Disney Resort Hotels, and more. It’s a great way to pass the time waiting in lines, and you can even earn the opportunity to purchase an exclusive pin after completing special achievements. The app itself is free to download and free to play, though. The only catch is that you have to have a smartphone (iPhone or Android) to use Play Disney Parks.
4 – Seasonal Scavenger Hunt
Epcot has established a festival for every almost season of the year: Festival of the Arts in the Winter, Flower and Garden in the Spring, Food and Wine in the Fall, and Festival of the Holidays in the Winter. These festivals take place mostly in World Showcase. Disney has created a way to involve the kids in your journey around the world: Scavenger Hunts!
You can purchase the map for $10 or less (depending on the festival), and use the map to find characters or complete activities in each of the country pavilions. Once you complete the activities, you can place a sticker on the corresponding country. When you’ve completed the entire map, redeem it for a prize!
5 – Disney Safety Cards
Disney is very concerned about the safety of their guests. Timon and Pumbaa from Disney’s The Lion King also want to make sure you stay safe, so they help by offering tips via Disney Safety Cards. These cards remind you to wear sunscreen, drink water, wash your hands, and more. Check out the full list of Disney Safety Cards.
Like the transportation cards, the Wild About Safety cards are hard to find; unlike the transportation cards, any Cast Member can carry Wild About Safety Cards. You’re more likely to get them from security guards and Cast Members who are in a safety-ensuring position. Just keep asking until you find them!
Have you ever played or collected any Disney cards games?