Saturday, April 20, 2013

Guide to A Pirate's Adventure--Treasure of the Seven Seas

A Pirate's Adventure: Treasure of the Seven Seas is a new interactive game at the Magic Kingdom scheduled to open in late Spring, 2013. 

We don't know ALL the details yet, but here is what we know so far:

  • The game is free (included with admission to the Magic Kingdom)
  • There are five games, not just one. Each game should take about 20 minutes to play.
  • Each game has its own map. Players are given maps and playing cards for free
  • Home base for the game, and distribution of maps and cards, is in the little stand-alone building once home to "Crow's Nest".
  • Games are played by visiting a physical location in Adventureland and triggering an event
  • Events are triggered by holding up an RFID-enabled card to a reader, which causes a physical event to occur (a chest opens up, an animatronic panther or parrot moves and speaks, etc). 
  • Each event location is identified by a symbol.

There are 5 quests: Heads You Lose, Haven Defense, Blackbeard, The King’s Ransom, and Guardian’s Curse.

Here is my guide to the symbols:

Symbol: Tiki Mask
Location: near eggroll cart

Symbol: Target
Location: outlook patio near exit to Swiss Family Treehouse

Symbol: Navy Hat
Location: former dock for remote controlled boats

Symbol: Palm trees
Location: next to squirting tiki statues

Symbol: Conquistador lion
Location: alleyway next to Pirates of the Caribbean

Symbol: Palm frond
Location: alleyway next to Pirates of the Caribbean

Symbol: Sailing ship
Location: alleyway next to Pirates of the Caribbean

Symbol: Skull and crossbones
Location: alleyway next to Pirates of the Caribbean

Symbol: Cannon
Location: planter outside Pirates League

Symbol: Parrot
Location: Caribbean Plaza, opposite side of street from Tortuga Tavern

Symbol: Compass

Location: Walkway at Tortuga Tavern.
Note: this location appears to be an automated kiosk for starting "the next game" if you want to keep playing.

Symbol: Sand dollar
Location: Next to entrance of Tiki Room

Symbol: Snake
Location: just outside outdoor bazaar

Symbol: Panther
Location: in-between covered shops (right next to outdoor bazaar)

Mystery installation at far end of Caribbean Plaza, still under (themed) cloth covering:

Home base for the game:

*note: this page will be updated with more information as the game opens to the public.

Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.