Hunting for Enchanted Chests has quickly taken hold as the new way to spend time in Disney Magic Kingdoms. Much like searching for Pokemon in Pokemon GO, chests can be literally anywhere. This is something I learned very quickly after deciding to put this post together.
For this article, I reached out to the amazing DMK community and asked them to send me photos of every chest they found. What I got back was overwhelming to say the least. I simply had no idea of the sheer amount of locations where chests were hiding in the game. I found myself gasping at the randomness of some of these locations. I simply couldn’t believe it.
As such, you will see folks mentioned under each photo as a way of thanking them for their help. To those who sent in photos, even if they aren’t listed here, as I got several duplicate locations, I just want to give a huge Thank You because Wow, what a wonderful response. You guys are simply outstanding and constantly remind me why I love writing this blog so much!
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at where all these dastardly chests are hiding. Jump to the bottom of the post for a little more info on Chests.
Once Per Day Train Chest
This chest is dropped off my the train once per day so you can always be guaranteed at least one.
Main Street and Castle Area
The Main Street ones are probably the most obvious.
Frontier Land Entrance
These can be anywhere from right in front of the entrance to the closed off part of the park to the outskirts in front of the park.
Toon Town – Left Side of California Screamin’
Once again, super easy-peasy to find.
Incredibles Row – Right Side of California Screamin’
Here we start to see them finding their way to the outskirts, ending up on hills at the edge of the park and all along the far side of the park, near the camp and the scarecrow.
Tomorrow Land – Unlocked Land
Only one that I’ve seen in this area so far, yet with the right amount of attractions this one could be tricky to find.
Tomorrow Land – Locked Areas
These are probably the worst. They can be all the way across the river, where no one would think to look. If you have been searching for a while and haven’t found anything, try these tricky locales.
This one made me gasp.
Fantasy Land – Unlocked Areas
These seem to lay at the South corner where the Alice in Wonderland section is.
Fantasy Land – Locked Areas
These are just about as bad as those found in the locked Tomorrow Land areas. You’ll have to go to the very edge of the map to find some of them.
Chest Drops From Characters/ Attractions
As far as I can tell, the chest drops from attractions and character interactions are COMPLETELY RANDOM and could happen at any time from any attraction so click away friends. Click away.
What Happens When You Fill Up Your Chest Reserves
Once you have filled up your chest reserves, you’ll be asked to either pay gems to open one, or discard one. Luckily, you can pick which chest to open/drop.
The gem cost is:
Bronze – 12 gems
Silver – 24 gems
Gold – 36 gems
Once again, thank you to all the folks who contributed to this post. I was absolutely floored by the love and support given to my outreach for this post. If you are playing DMK and want to join the conversation, I’d like to recommend three excellent Facebook groups who do a great job of sharing info! Do yourself a favor and just join all of them!
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Hallo, from Holland. I’m a great fan from you’re blogg. Thnx for a lot of tips and trics. Sorry for my english.
Hello Holland! Thank you!!!
Thanks so much for this info. It will be especially handy now that the Windows update has finally been released!
Thanks so much for the info. This will be especially helpful now that the Windows update has finally been released!
Can anyone tell me what the ‘badge’ icon is, just above some people’s ‘Characters’ icon?
I have that on Android. Believe it’s “achievements” within the Google Play Center.
I have no chests and it doesn’t show any to be found. Any ideas why? I’ve only had 8 total
Thank you so much Jaysen for all of your efforts. They’re most appreciated. I’ve had no trouble finding the chests, but almost all that I’ve found have been Bronze, with the exception of 2 Silvers. Are there any Gold or Platinum to be found?
For sure you can find gold. I think platinum must be purchased
You can find them, but it’s super rare. I’ve found two gold and one platinum since the chests came out.
Thanks again for posting such great info as usual! It is as always so helpful and appreciated!!
I am having such a hard time with these chests. I don’t buy gems so I can only them as I get them as rewards for playing. Just before this update I spent all of my gems on Merryweather so I have no gems to spend on Platinum chests. I have been finding tons of bronze, a few silver and only one gold so far. Sadly the gold one that I found had a decoration inside so I can’t find Prince Charming yet…. It’s sad. I keep hoping to find another gold chest or a platinum one so I can try for the gloves again…
You can get gems for free… It’s not much at a time but if you click on the little cinema near your entrance, you can watch like a 30 second video and get a gem each time… I think you can only watch 2 videos every few hours but gems build up, I’m up to 312 doing this
Hmm. Missing a more recent post of yours from today…another request to remove it, maybe?
Nope. I realized the pop up it was in regards to was merely delayed so I pulled it down. Don’t want to misinform you guys 🙂
I have been trying for charming for ever!!! I finally got the one set of gloves, but now getting another one is excruciating! I want to welcome Cindy, but dropping cash on platinum chests isn’t going to happen. I have been waiting on Donald for at least two weeks and am now only two hats away! Thanks for the pics. I knew they had to be hiding in the darkness/unlocked, but they were VERY well hidden!
Okay, I just need to know how you are getting so many potions. At some point I stopped looking at the chest and looking at your potion count and went holy crap, I need to be at this level. We play on the computer (should have downloaded this stupid game onto a laptop or surface, something portable, but nooooo) and just cant be at it all day. We are seriously trying to figure how to remote access our computer at home. Any tips on how to up our potion count would be great. While we sleep thats when we do the long tast 8 hours plus. We have a farm of hats. I know people did the burger stands, but the hats regenerate every hour and that was more feasible for us. We boost our count by 20k a day doing that, but downside is it leaves you land locked to put other things in the park when they come available
Team Viewer Remote Access.
Easiest to use by far, and free!
And, forgot to mention… You can install the Team Viewer Remote App on your cell phone and remote to your full desktop.
Omg, thank you! The chest I couldn’t find (for days) was the one that made you gasp from Meredith Jones. Unbelieveable! Thanks for the help! (Disney folks- check out my Instagram- Pixiedust3126)
I’m having mixed feelings on the chests. I think they’re a fun addition to the game, but I really don’t have space for all the decorations I keep getting, and really, who needs 30 log benches or 10 Mining Jewel Displays? It would be nice if you could sell or exchange decorations for potions or jewels – even if you only got a discounted rate for selling them back.
I feel the same way! I’m up to my ears in lamp posts and benches! Enough already!
Visit Merlin, he creates a concoction with them and you do have to pay with potions to get his elixir, but those are good for other things.
Thank you! This has been making me crazy!
Found my first Platinum chest today.
I did too this morning. Don’t know if this will happen more often but l hope it does, or at least until obtaining Splash Mountain.
Omg! I have been searching all day for 1 chest! Thanks to you, I know to look even in areas that are still cursed! It was driving me mad!
Weird, I have Tomorrowland and Toontown but my chests ONLY appear in Toontown, not anywhere else. At least it’s easier for me to find.
Okay, I have checked every single one of these places in the original post & still have one missing chest. Any other ideas?
Whenever a chest is not at the front of or around Main Street, I scroll around at the far edges circling the entire Magic Kingdom. This works for most of my searches. Hope that helps.
Thank you so much! I didn’t realize that the chests could be in the unlocked areas and was getting frustrated when I couldn’t find one.
I’ve had a notification of 3 hidden chests for days but I can’t find them anywhere. Any ideas? Is this a glitch?
I have literally searched all of those areas and more and I just can’t find this chest it says I have. I have been trying to find for 3 days and am starting the think that it’s a glitch or something.
Thank you very much! Super useful!
Thank you for this! I was only looking in the unlocked areas…
I’ve been trying to find a chest for 3 days! Finally found it in the far right corner, for the first time ever in an area I haven’t unlocked yet. Your post was very helpful. In the exact same spot as one of these screenshots!
I’ve been trying to find a chest for 3 days! Didn’t realize they could spawn in locked areas. I was only looking in the unlocked areas. It was in the exact same location as one of the screenshots. Thank you for your time and effort, This was so helpful!
Omg thank you for this i been trying to find it for AGES! and it was on the grassy area behind tommorowland, the one where you said “this one made me gasp” haha
When your on the chest screen in the lower right corner there is a chest and it say 50’000 magic. I clicked on it and it too my 50,000 magics and nothing happened. Shouldn’t I have gotten a cheetbto open? Anyone else’s tried this? Thanks
Thank you so much!! The locked area info let me find 3 chests that were driving me crazy!!!
Thx … I didn’t realize they could/would be hidden in locked areas … big help and appreciated!!