After weeks of teasers, puzzles and pictures of snowflakes, we finally got our first glimpse at what’s coming next to Disney Magic Kingdoms today. Let’s take a look at what was announced and what is to come. I’ll apologize in advance as my photos were screen caps and thus have some of the Facebook comments, likes and hearts in them. To watch the full video, click below.
Right off the bat, it seems that we are indeed getting an event!
The whole Kingdom has been done up in Christamsy goodness which is adorable and festive. This is the first time we’ve seen the Kingdom done up in a theme and it looks great. Seriously, there is some fantastic artwork here and I’ll be excited to explore all of it to check out the details.
The Player level maximum is increasing from 51 to 60 I’m nowhere near this but I’m sure many of you are very excited.
We are, as expected, getting two new costumes. One is Mickey and the other is Minnie. Minnie’s costume WILL be time limited but you will not need it to complete the story so get it at your own risk.
There is a new event currency, the Arendelle shields.
We finally get to see the characters we are getting and everyone should be quite happy. We are getting Anna, Elsa, Sven, Olaf and Kristoff! I am very happy that Sven was included. But it seems that Sven and Olaf will be gem related characters.
We are also getting lots of new buildings, including Arendelle castle as well as the Ice palace, all of which look truly beautiful. I expect that all of these will be time sensitive to the event.
It seems that the big thing we will be fighting is an impending snow storm, but Hans will also be showing up so I can only imagine we’ll be fighting him at least once, if not twice. Thanks Oogie for putting that fear into my heart. I’m interested to see how this plays out.
Much like other events, we’ll be clicking on Snowgies in order to progress some quests. At least they are cuter than spiders, am I right?Snowgies are the key to getting the common token, Frozen snowflake so it seems we will be clicking on Snowgies for the duration of the event to get this item. You have to select Anna, Kristoff or Olaf to collect snowgies and they’ll need bag and string to do it.
There are also better tutorials to be found in game from clicking on Question marks wherever you find them! Yay for helpful hints!
We got to see some interesting photos of the event timeline photos which showed a general idea of how we’ll be experiencing this event.
And then we saw the Ice Palace and OMG does it look super cool!
We also saw the Arendelle Ice rink which looks like a great way to pass the time in any park.
And then they showed us the cold bench…Slow clap…
We are also getting new concession stands in the form of an ice cream stand and hot chocolate stand.
They jumped into characters with a fan favorite, Olaf! I want to build a snowman!!! Okay, deep breaths. And of course his welcome screen is adorable.
Then we saw Anna who literally runs into the scene. As a side note, I love the Frozen music that plays as these characters are introduced.
We also got a glimpse of Elsa and her magical powers atop her ice castle which is on par with the animation of Jack and Sally on the hill in the last update.
And then we got to see Sven who easily wins the cutest character contest. OMG, he’s just the best. His smile wins my heart. If I only get one character for this event, it will be him for sure!
We also got to see the new parade float which looks like a snow monster. It even breathes ice, a nice touch if I do say so myself.
They also mentioned land expansion to Adventureland and told us it will be a while because they want to optimize the game first. However, we will be getting some new land to build on in this update so rest assured, you will have space!
There’s going to be an amazing contest! We will be seeing more on that later today but it sounds like they will be giving away characters and gems as rewards for entering screenshots attached to a specific hashtag. We also did not get a release date on the event, other than soon…sooo, probably sometime in the next week or two. If I had to guess, I would say December 11, as that is when the first contests begins. See the updated details on that below.
This Winter Wonders Event looks pretty awesome and I’m happy to see we are getting quite a few new characters. I love the way the Kingdom looks for this even and I’m excited to see who will need to “Hatch a Plan” this time around. What did you guys think? Let me know in the comments!