Good morning and Hakuna Matata! Today we set off on another grand adventure as a new event begins in the Kingdom of the Disney Magic. There is a ton to see and do and it’s only just the first day! With that in mind, I’ll be taking you through everything up through building The Circle of Life attraction in this post. But first, I think we should review our DMK Event Success Guide with a few tips I have found very useful.
Event Tips and Tricks
- Focus on Event Tasks – Don’t worry about all the other tasks you have to do! They will be there when the event is over!
- If you’re going to get gem characters, get them early! This way you will get the most bang for your buck.
- Always do the Top Quest – In your quest lineup to the left of the screen, the top quest will ALWAYS be the one that moves the story forward.
- DO NOT send any non-event characters to level up. That could use up valuable time you need for the event characters.
- BREATHE! This is important. So many people freak out on the event that they simply can’t achieve everything. Stay calm and check the game often and you should have PLENTY of time.
Alright, now that we got that out of the way, let’s take a look at some of the important things you’ll want to check in on for the event.
At the bottom of the screen, you’ll find a little box with the time left in the event, but clicking on this reveals a whole bunch of information!
First of all, you’ll see a tab that will show you when everything unlocks. This helps to know when you need to really check back in with the event and progress the story forward.
The next tab will show you a ‘Timeline’ of the event. This is great way to track your progress and see how far you are from the end of the event. It’s also a fun way to see what is coming next!
The next tab will show you sales and promos. These are by far the best way to grab the gem characters as well as the parade float.
The next tab will be for tracking Leaderboards during mini contests during the event. We’ll skip that one for now as there is nothing to see!
The final tab is a quick little cheat sheet. Essentially, events boil down to collecting event currency, welcoming event characters and ultimately defeating and then welcoming a final boss!
Starting the Event
As is the norm at this point, Mickey will start us off with a very short quest in which he decides to take a small vacation now that nothing bad is going on in the Kingdom. Mickey, you spoke to soon!
This is a great time to mention that any quest colored in orange and yellow will yield Event Currency. You’ll need this to welcome characters in the event as well as build attractions so make sure you’re doing lots of these quests. It will pay off in the end.
While Mickey is sunbathing, Maleficent has other plans. Why does she hate happiness so much?!
Maleficent has a plan to take away the magic from the Kingdom. A pretty smart thought if I do say so myself. This is what I was talking about Mickey! Vacations are for the weak!!! The Kingdom is soon overtaken by a bug problem and Mickey is off to look into the problem and see what he can find out about said bugs. This is a 4 hour quest, but the story will continue while Mickey pursues it.
Merlin will announce that crystal crabs have infested the Kingdom. Guh! How dare they come over here and be all…shiny…and stuff! It seems these crabs are also responsible for absorbing the magic in the Kingdom. This is not unlike the children, who absorbing all the churros in the Kingdom.
Much like the Snogies at Holiday time, these tappers will stay around for the course of the event and it’s important that you learn how to deal with them if you’re going to stay on target for completing the event. Let’s take a look at some important things to know when dealing with Jeweled Crabs.
- Certain Characters can get rid of Jeweled Crabs, but they’ll need nets and lures before they can do so.
- Certain activities will drop gem lures and nets. You’ll need 2 of each in order to get rid of a single Jeweled Crab.
- Upon defeating a Crab, a Lion Painting Token will drop. These are essential to leveling and welcoming Lion King characters.
- Jeweled Crabs will continue to appear in the Kingdom throughout the course of the event so make sure to keep a constant eye on them, defeating them whenever possible.
By clicking on a Jeweled Crab, you can see who can dispatch them. By clicking on the Nets and Lures in this screen, you can also see who is able to obtain them.
Make it a point to collect as many of the Lion Painting Tokens as possible. Chances are good you will need a lot of them throughout the event.
Merlin will make it clear that the best way to deal with bugs without magic is to find someone who eats bugs as a normal, every day habit. It quickly becomes clear that we’ll need our good friend Pumbaa to join our ranks.
As mentioned before, Lion Paintings are essential. If you haven’t started working on getting your first one by this point, then get to work!
Coin Collector might seem like the best course of action for grubs, but if you’re still working on Bullseye than this quest will far more often drop the Toy Story bouncy ball. Goofy’s Attend a Show is longer but drops the Grubs almost every time.
Pumbaa Ears Hat
I’ll go over welcoming Zazu a bit later in this article, but he is without a doubt the best way to grab Pumbaa’s hat, which is one of the more unflattering tokens in the game.
Keep up the hard work and before you know it, Pumbaa will be doing what we call the “Boot Scoot Boogy.” Essentially he’s just rubbing his butt on the Kingdom. Who invited this guy?!
Zazu can be bought outright for gems, but the best way to get him is through the promotion which becomes available as soon as you get the quest to welcome Pumbaa. This will also give you the Lion King Mask Shop, which is a great way to earn extra event currency for the next few weeks!
Zazu will prove very useful in welcoming and leveling Timon and Pumbaa, so if you are going to get him, make it an early decision.
Questing with Pumbaa
It quickly becomes clear that we welcomed Pumbaa without thinking about the fact that we were ripping him out of his homelands. Oops. My bad.
Pumbaa will immediately head off on an hour long quest to Explore his new surroundings in hopes of finding delicious bugs to eat. Zazu also gets a quest right off the bat, but I would urge you to wait on it until you’ve welcomed Pumbaa and gained enough resources to level him up to Level 2.
Pumbaa is kind enough to reveal to me that we have a huge bug infestation in the Kingdom. Oh joy of joys. Just what I always wanted to know…
Though he quickly realizes that he’s a long way from home, and knowing is half the battle. It’s time to build our first attraction.
Building The Circle of Life
I’ll be honest, Circle of Life pops up way earlier than I was expecting!
You’ll need Pumbaa at level 2 to build it though, which is good reason to keep everyone on task and to wait on Zazu’s quests.
Once Pumbaa is leveled up, Circle of Life will cost 500 Event Currency and take 4 hours to build!
Our second clicker will then appear. Luckily, unlike the Jeweled Crabs, these merely require being clicked on and they’ll appear in rounds throughout the event.
In this first round, you’ll only need to tap on 10 of them every 5 minutes for a total of 30 hyenas.
New Parade Float
We’ve also got a new parade float that will help you to grab extra tokens and event currency throughout the event. Every little bit helps! The best way to get this is by hitting the Promo which will also give you a head start on Event Currency!
The Story Continues
That’s where I leave you! Timon will be joining us tomorrow morning, so do your best to get to his Welcome Quest before then so you’re ready for tomorrow. QUICK TIP: I recommend sending EVERYONE possible on a random assortment of Yellow Event Quests either tonight or early tomorrow morning. By doing this, you can collect them AFTER Timon becomes available and give yourself an extra chance to get some of his tokens right off the bat!
How are you enjoying the event so far? I must say, I think this is my favorite update to the game since launch! Everything is so fun and the bigger changes have made the game feel fresh and new again! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!