MagiQuest is a live action role playing/video game where you use a wand to complete quests and go on adventures. We were first introduced to MagiQuest when we stayed at Great Wolf Lodge. After playing for just an hour or so my girls were hooked.
Back in November we had the opportunity to spend a week in Pigeon Forge Tennessee. This neat town at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains has tons of amazing things to do including a huge MagiQuest castle. The building is a two-story tall castle that looks amazing from the outside. Once we showed the girls they were super excited and it was all they wanted to do. We visited the castle three times during our seven-day stay.
The way that MagiQuest works at the castle in Pigeon Forge is a little different from Great Wolf Lodge. At the castle the experience is timed so you purchase time in one hour increments for $10.99 as opposed to Great Wolf Lodge where once you buy the wand you are free to play for as long as you like. Since we already had wands from MagiQuest at Great Wolf Lodge we got them activated, paid the $10.99 and we were off.
The castle is divided into three different realms that you need to visit while completing quests. You receive a book of wisdom to help guide you through the various quests. It results in a great deal of walking quickly (not running as we were told by the staff) from realm to realm and waving your wand at various items. The goal is to complete tasks and adventures such as defeating a dragon and collecting all of the princesses jewels. They also have a dueling station in the lobby where you can duel with a partner to gain experience points and gold. This is something that they don’t have at Great Wolf Lodge and our kids loved it.
In addition to MagiQuest the castle has a Laser Challenge which was not really that exciting, Blacklight Special Effects Pirate Golf, which was far more fun and challenging than I thought it would be and Odyssey Mirror Maze Challenge, which was just amazing. They make you wear gloves so that you don’t mark up the mirrors with your hand prints. I was amazed how confusing it all was but it was really a great deal of fun. If you already have wands and are looking to do everything the Adventure Pass for $16.99 is the way to go.