Ask The Disney Experts Discuss A little clarification? in the Ask The Experts forums; Ok, my little brother got the Magic Kingdom Board Game for Christmas, and there's something truely conspicuous on the front box. The castle listed there is Sleeping Beauty Castle! At ...
A little clarification?
Ok, my little brother got the Magic Kingdom Board Game for Christmas, and there's something truely conspicuous on the front box. The castle listed there is Sleeping Beauty Castle! At least i think it is. A little help on clarifying here? It really bothers me that they would put the Sleeping Beauty Castle where Cinderella Castle should be.
It must be Disneyland's Magic Kingdom and not Disney World's.
Well, i guess you could say that, but only the Magic Kingdom at WDW is actually called "The Magic Kingdom". DLR's version is called "Disneyland".
Plus, they have WDW's Haunted Mansion Facade, so it's obviously supposed to be WDW.
Last edited by dougitmcnuggit; 02-09-2006 at 10:56 PM.
I never thought of that. Good observation!
Maybe it's just a combination of all the Magic Kingdoms. Because that castle actually looks more like Disneyland Paris's Sleeping Beauty castle... Maybe...
Or maybe the designers of the game are just ignorant.
I don't know anything about how the Haunted Mansion at DL Cali looks, so I can't comment on that. But i was under the impression that all of the Disneyland parks were also termed "the Magic Kingdom," which would explain why the one here in florida is often referred to as "Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom." I know that's what they called it in the opening announcement of the 25th Anniversary/Remember the Magic Parade anyway. But I'm pretty sure DLC is known as the Magic Kingdom, as is Paris and Tokyo... and I'm pretty sure that when DLHK was being built that Disney announced the coming of a "new Magic Kingdom." Seeing as all of the MK parks are based on the same basic layout as the original at DLC, I would hazzard a guess that perhaps the game is a generic "Magic Kingdom," not specific to any one Disney location, but rather any and all of them.
Also keep in mind that the castle's names sometimes change, so the name itself isn't too terribly important. If I read correctly, I believe the castle at DLC hasn't always been Sleeping Beauty Castle, and was originally named for Walt's first feature length animated movie, Snow White. The name was changed when Sleeping Beauty was released some time later. At least... that's the way I understand it.
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I went to the official Disneyland website and they never do refer to it as Magic Kingdom, but I'm pretty sure that's what it's still considered.
I agree with you that it is probably a generic Magic Kingdom as opposed to one particular location.
BTW, the Haunted Mansion in California is a big, white mansion. It kind of reminds me of a plantation house.
Right on, that was the intention. A Victorian Louisiana-style house.
Originally Posted by karamie
(Personally, the Disneyland facade never particularly creeped me out. WDW has it in the eerie-ness category.)
"The society that draws too great of a distinction between its scholars and its warriors will end up having its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools." --probably Thucydides
Very true. Disneyland's looks almost friendly. Not ominous at all.
And though I've never seen it in person, I think Phantom Manor may have both DL and WDW beat in creepiness factor.
I saw Phantom Manor last September. I thought is was less morbid and scary than HM in WDW. I'll check to see if I any decent pics from our trip.
I think the game board is just meant to be generic.
It seems obvious to me that they want to be able to sell this at least at both US parks if not all the Disney parks around the world so they attempted to make the castle a combination of castle styles, still at first glance it looks more like Disneylands, it's only when you look at the turrets, the flying walkway between the tyrrets, and the add on on the right hand side with the stained glass windows, that you begin to get a sense of the other castles.
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On the gameboard itself, they have the DL "It's a Small World" (with the boats outside the building) right next to "Mickey's Country House" in "ToonTown", and they show Liberty Square. It seems to be mostly designed around WDW, with the castle and the IaSM being more like DL.
I would think Brian's answer about wanting to be able to sell this all over (I got mine off Amazon.com) makes sense. Or else Parker Brothers didn't do their research.
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What is this game? Is it fun? What is the object?
I kinda want one!!!
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OMG! I never realized the castle on the box!!! The game is set up to look like Disney WORLD and the object of the game is to go to 5 attractions (you preselect picture cards of the attractions before the game starts) and then make it out of the park before anyone else. My kids are 6 and 3 and love it! Im 29 and LOVE IT ! its just fun to talk about the different attractions and when we went on them (we were just there in sept, their 1st time ever). I (well santa) bought it at Toys r us. ANother good game is Disney Uno (if yu have kids who love disney like mine do or if yur a crazy disney fan like me!).
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