If you’re a member of any of the DMK Facebook pages or you follow me on social media, you’ll know that after some pretty harsh statements from a reader here, I decided to take a break from blogging about the game. That being said, I have continued to play and enjoy DMK from afar. However, if the past two months has taught me anything, it’s that I miss the ever-loving snot out of all of you! So while I may not update at the same speed as I used to, I’m hoping to ease back in with the Bear Necessities. See what I did there? So are you ready to talk about this crazy new update ahead of us?! I know I am! Let’s jump in!
First and foremost, I think the most important part of this livestream is the fact that these three now have a fancy new jungle themed background to chat in front of. This is a big upgrade from sitting on the couch of days gone by. Now please do a space themed update so you can be hurtling through the stars for the extent of the livestream. PLEASE!
Not An Event!
I’m putting this one in a category of its own because I know this is the biggest question on everyone’s mind. This update is NOT an event and you will be able to get these characters forever so there is no rush! Got it? Good. Let’s move on.
We’ve got three new characters this time around and as expected they are all Jungle Book themed. It seems Mowgli and Bagheera are finally going to get to level up past 2 and meet with their friends! As a side note, Mowgli and Bagheera will be able to level up to 10 once this update launches.
We’ll also be adding Baloo, King Louie and Shere Kahn to the mix. The devs also hinted at a boss battle that may possibly open a portal in the near future so get ready to do some tiger slapping!
These characters will of course come with their own set of required tokens and fun intro sequences.
We’re getting not one, but three new attractions this time around and the Jungle Book will finally have a place in our park. No more wandering around like confused mother’s at a Pokemon Trading Card Tournament for Mowgli and his friends! The three as seen below are Kaa’s Jungle Gym, the Jungle River Drift and Baloo’s Oasis. There will also be new concessions for the season such as a Pumpkin Pie stand and an Octoberfest stand. Mmm, Pumpkin Pie.
PS: Can I get an update where these three are just always providing commentary at the bottom of my screen?
New Landmark and Expansion
Broken records rejoice! We are getting new land AND a new landmark. That’s right, Big Thunder Mountain is opening up and we’re getting some new land where you can build that Jungle Book village you always wanted! The new land will be just North of Big Thunder Mountain.
New Parade Float
I was just yesterday thinking how sad it was that the Jungle Book had no float! Well now, just like those kids in Stephen King’s ‘IT’ the Jungle Book will float too! No? Bad joke? Too soon? Oh well. This float features Baloo himself. Now the real hope is that it drops Bagheera tokens. A guy can hope, right?
New Rarity Markers for Chests
This one is more about quality of life. Chests will now show rewards based on a tiered system in order to show you just how rare an item is. It’s okay guys. I don’t need this system to know that the rarity of the Race Track is “NEVER DROPS FOR YOU EVER!!!” Is that a 19 or a 20 star rarity? I forget. At any rate, this one will really be great for anyone who is color blind and it certainly helps to simplify things.
I for one am happy to have a break from Eventing. Though I do hope we get some kind of Halloween or Christmas event as these were big highlights next year. I’m excited to have another landmark to build and every land opened puts us one step closer to opening up Adventure Land up top! So what do you guys think of the update? Who are you most excited to unlock? Let me know in the comments below!
Oh, and by the way, to everyone who reached out and shared love and support while I was away from this section of my blog, you guys are the reason I came back. I posted about my hiatus on Facebook a couple weeks ago and the responses literally brought me to tears so thank you for all the kindness. I can’t wait to welcome The Jungle Book with you all!
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Happy to see you are back Jaysen!! I’ve missed your blogs about DMK! 🙂
So glad you’re back to blogging DMK. Welcome back!
Glad to see you back, I was lost the last 2 events without you, but I somehow managed to squeek by. My mother on the other hand had a lot more trouble with the events. She’ll be happy to hear the news!
Looks good however I’m a little confused about the tokens what if multiple characters have same token? Will it show up more than once otherwise it wont show until you collected all characters tokens and they are ready to level up?
I’m thrilled that you’re back, Jaysen. Thank you and congratulations on not letting the nastiness of the few overwhelm you from the love of the majority. Your blog is wonderful, and I’m fantastically happy that you’re going to talk about the game once again!
Yay!!! So awesome to see you blogging again! Even though I saw the Livestream (talk about short and sweet [and no glitches – WHAT???]) I still enjoyed reading your humorous recap! Thank you for sharing!
I’m most looking forward to, hopefully, actually being able to welcome Bagheera and also being able to put Mowgli to good use (he’s pretty bored and I’ve only had him for about a month.)
So happy to see you back! I enjoy every blog post you write about DMK. It was with your guidance that I’ve learned how to handle special events.
Yay! Jaysen, Jaysen,Jaysen! Welcome back 🎉☀️🥑🍺🎊🎈😎. Sorry, I was not aware you had had problems from some readers. Ignore them. Let your haters be your motivators and know that we all here value and admire all you do for us. The last couple of events have not been the same without you and I’ve missed your posts about your latest (ad)ventures. How’s the health regime going? How’s wedded bliss? What do you hope Santa will bring you this year? Yes, your friends here would like to know. Thanks for coming home☺️……💜X
Omg. I love this comment. More to come on health and wellness. I hit my goal!! I want Santa to bring me pants that fit! Wedded life is great though work makes it so we don’t get to see as much of each other as we’d like. I think that’s all the answers to all the questions. Thanks for the love and support!!
Congratulations Jaysen. It’s a wonderful achievement🍾🎊. Santa should def bring you some nice new slim pants. You deserve it….drop a massive hint to hubby☺️. Look forward to the articles…..💜X
I discovered your blog first that led me to the facebook page. I have missed your blog and am glad you are back!
Welcome back Jaysen! Just to echo everyone, have missed your insights and guidance through the various events. Hope all is well for you and know we truly missed you!
So happy to see this. I’ve missed you! Thank you for coming back! Please don’t ever let darkness deprive the rest of us of your light again!
Glad you are back. Like heads up about the things in the game.
Ahhhh! I’m so glad you’re back!!
I’m totally illegally reading this on my phone at work.
Thank you for the recap, and glad to see your blog again! Hugs!
So glad you are back. Really missed you during the last event. But just missed reading all your adventures too.
Welcome back and don’t let some nasty individual get you down. You have been so helpful to so many of us and, hopefully, that was an isolated incident. Now on with the show.
The Patch Notes just came up for Jungle Book: https://www.facebook.com/notes/disney-magic-kingdoms/disney-magic-kingdoms-patch-notes-update-14-the-jungle-book/940927289407069/
So happy you are back!! Your blog literally had me laughing out loud, very witty. I too am very glad this is not an event I need to work on leveling up and organizing my lands. I finally have enough gems to buy attractions but no land to put them on and I have a feeling from watching the live stream the new land will not be big enough. Loved your recap and cannot wait to continue playing the game and also looking forward to your next post in the future!!!
I am new to your blog and saddens me that someone could be so rude. People should learn they doin’t have to read everything and if you do read it keep your mouth shut. There is enough negativity in the world without adding more to it. Thank you for update. I would not have known about it if you had not blogged about it. For that I am grateful. Now if you could just get them to open the land behind It’s A Small World too, life in DMK would be magical! Have a Magical Day as they say in the kingdom!
It looks like they are dropping the welcome and level 2 requirements for Mowgli and Bagheera. I certainly wouldn’t complain if they rewarded those of us who already have both of them at level 2 with some extra tokens/hats or even upgrade them to level 3 automatically.
I agree. I finally got Bagheera at Level 2 yesterday after weeks and weeks of trying. It was by far the hardest character to get. Hopefully the Jungle Book characters will ease up on the epic difficulty.
So glad you’re back!! Never let those dopey, grumpy people get you down, we love you! (Snow White reference, you’re witty references are contagious) I can’t wait to welcome Shere Khan, tigers are my favorite, and unlock Big thunder, I love that ride. Thanks for the post, you always make me laugh.
So happy that you’re back. Love the new update. Love you’re blog. Greetings from the Netherlands
SO HAPPY you are blogging on DMK again. While I continued to read your other posts….DMK is what lead me to you in the first place! Thanks for retuning back to the family 🙂
PS- hope you made it through the hurricane ok, and thanks for the heads up on Halo Top 🙂
Jaysen, I had no idea you took a break bc some jerk decided to be harsh towards you and since I don’t follow on Facebook I had no idea until now. I’m so so glad you are back. You are my favorite DMK blogger and the only one I look for. Thanks for making the decision to write again. (P.S. I hope you survived your first major hurricane with no damage!! #goawayirma)
So pleased you are back. I didn’t realise you had taken a break and literally visited every single day of the Aladdin event in the hope you might have posted.
Welcome back x
Hey Jaysen, I’m soooo happy you’re back! It felt like I’d lost a friend because I didn’t know you were taking a break 😉. Sadly there are always mean people out there, but don’t let them take you down! You’re a great guy and I love reading your blog, so please keep on writing!
I am so glad I decided to see if you were back! I missed all of your help and commentary during the last two events. Your blog was always the first place I came to for an event and I was sad that you had stopped. I also like that you share parts of your life with us as well. Please don’t listen to the haters again…you have many fans who love what you do!
Thank you so much for the love!
Glad you came back. Sorry it’s taken me so long to catch up on stuff. PS: am I the only one perturbed by The Jungle Book and Aladdin buildings being in Frontierland?!?! Those are CLEARLY Adventureland structures, but whatever. 😉