Friday, July 01, 2016

New Pin Quest at Magic Kingdom

OK, so this came out of nowhere (at least, for me).

There is a new Pin Quest/scavenger pin hunt at the Magic Kingdom.

The game works like this: You purchase an Adventure Starter kit ($14.99) from one of six participating shops -- Fantasy Faire in Fantasyland, Big Top Souvenirs at Storybook Circus in Fantasyland, Briar Patch in Frontierland, Frontier Trading Post in Frontierland, Curtain Call Collectibles on Main Street U.S.A. and Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.

Each starter kit includes a lanyard, the decoder medal and a pouch for clue cards.

There are six total clue cards, one for each participating shop. Each card is sold separately ($9.99 each) and contains a question with the answer somewhere in the participating store.

Once solved, the ticket on the bottom of each clue card can be traded in for a limited-edition PinQuest pin.

It's good to see them back to doing something special with pins. Many years ago, they had this type of pin scavenger hunt almost once a year. We've collected at least 2 or 3 sets of such hunt, and even had a laugh because we had to go hunt for pins at the old ABC Wide World of Sport, and got us to go to where we don't normally go at the WDW property.

Whether this is the beginning of a renewed effort to revive pin trading at WDW is still in question. Pins and pin collecting are dying, no thanks to Disney's lack of effort and support.


"Wreck-It Ralph" Getting A Sequel

It's official. "Wreck-It Ralph" will be getting a sequel, to be released on March 19, 2018.

In Wreck-It Ralph 2, Reilly will once more return to voice video game villain Wreck-It Ralph, who in the first film had to reconcile his archetype of arcade boss with his real desire to become a hero. Concept art released during the announcement on Facebook Live shows Ralph going digital, standing with sidekick Vanellope over billboards parodying Google and Amazon.