Magic Kingdoms Mobile Game Review

Magic Kingdoms is a new Disney game from Gameloft available for Android and Apple devices.  I gave it a try this week and I wanted to tell you all about it.

The game is a mission-based, role playing game, with a bit of construction thrown in.  The story is that Maleficient and all the other baddies have cursed Magic Kingdom and you and Mickey have to set it back to rights.

Finishing quests earns you magic which you can use to buy more attractions and decorations to pretty up your park.  Attractions earn you magic and items, when you can use to purchase more characters.

I find the game very easy and charming as it looks just like a mini Magic Kingdom, plus the music is soothing.  One of the fun things you can do in the game is build your own parade.  If you play the game during the parade, you receive extra rewards.

For seasoned casual gamers, the game itself is nothing new, but it’s a good family game I wouldn’t hesitate to let my children play it.  It does allow in-app purchasing but you can turn that off.

The app is free and it’s quite beautiful so I definitely recommend giving it a try!

What does $1500 get a family of 4 at Walt Disney World?

In a new series the Dole Whippies explore what’s available for families on different budgets at Walt Disney World. For our examples we’re going to explore families of 4 with two adults and two children between the ages of 3 and 9. All rates are also going to be “rack” which means during a time in which there are no discounts offered at Disney. As we all well know, those times are few and far between! If you choose to travel during a time that there are special offers at WDW you’ll be able to upgrade rooms, tickets or even earn a free dining plan for these same prices. As always, for guidance on which vacation options are best for you and your family feel free to email us or fill out the “Free Vacation Planning!” tab right here on our website. The assistance of one of the lovely travel agents working for Magical Moments Vacations doesn’t cost you a single penny on top of these prices!

Option Number 1


Three days and two nights at Disney’s Pop Century Resort (value resort)

3 Day Base Tickets


Option Number 2


Three days and two nights at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort (moderate resort)

2 Day Park Hopper Tickets


Option Number 3


Two days one night at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in a Garden Wing Garden View Room (deluxe resort)

2 Day Park Hopper Tickets


Which option would you choose? What other budgets would you like to see us explore (and yes, there will be a “fantasy” budget to conclude this series, for fun!)?