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Disney Magic Kingdoms is a world-building simulator (similar to The Simpsons: Tapped Out) developed and published by Gameloft that is based on Disney Parks. Released on March 17, 2016, the game is available for iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows.note 

This mobile and computer game allows players to build their own unique Disney theme park. The story behind why they could do so is because Maleficent has placed a powerful curse on the park, ridding it of all its attractions, characters (except for Mickey Mouse), and most importantly, its magic. Merlin comes in and finds that there is still magic in the park, it just needs to be found. With the magic around the park, it's up to the player to rebuild the Kingdom, welcome back the Disney, Pixar, and Star Wars characters, lift the Kingdom's curse, and stop Maleficent's takeover.

Magic is earned through tapping on attractions and concessions that players place and lift curses from throughout the park, as having characters complete various activities (i.e. tasks), or through running parades. Magic is used to expand the park (by freeing various areas from the curse), place more buildings, start parades, and (alongside the various special tokens that players must also collect) welcome characters to the park. Of course, once players begin lifting the curse, guests will come back to have some fun again, so players must also make their park's guests happy by granting their wishes (i.e. having them ride attractions or have the characters do specific activities for the guests). There are also gems to earn and purchase as premium currency, which allow players to complete activities faster or unlock premium content such as special attractions or characters (including certain limited-time characters).

    Disney, Pixar, and Star Wars characters in the game 
Bolded names are premium characters. All characters are grouped based on the in-game character collections and how they appear in the characters menu from left-to-right.

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  • The Incredibles
    • Dash
    • Elastigirlnote 
    • Mr. Incredible
    • Violet
    • Jack-Jack
    • Frozone
    • Syndrome
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • Zero
    • Jack Skellington
    • Dr. Finkelstein
    • Sally
    • Oogie Boogie
    • The Mayor
    • Lock
    • Shock
    • Barrel
  • Frozen
    • Anna
    • Elsa
    • Olaf
    • Hans
    • Kristoff
    • Sven
    • Ryder
    • Honeymaren
    • Fire Spirit
  • Mulan
    • Li Shang
    • Mulan
    • Mushu
    • Cri-Kee
    • Shan Yu
    • The Emperor
    • Khan
  • Beauty and the Beast
    • Maurice
    • Belle
    • Beast
    • Lumière
    • Cogsworth
    • Mrs. Potts
    • Chip
    • Gaston
    • LeFou
  • The Lion King
    • Zazu
    • Nala
    • Simba
    • Rafiki
    • Scar
    • Timon
    • Pumbaa
    • Shenzi
    • Banzai
    • Ed
  • Aladdin
    • Aladdin
    • Jasmine
    • Abu
    • Carpet
    • Jafar
    • Iago
    • Genie
    • Rajah
    • The Sultan
  • Alice in Wonderland
    • Alice
    • Mad Hatter
    • March Hare
    • White Rabbit
    • Caterpillar
    • Queen of Hearts
    • Cheshire Cat
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    • Bashful
    • Doc
    • Sneezy
    • Dopey
    • Happy
    • Snow White
    • Prince Charmingnote 
    • The Queen
    • Grumpy
    • Sleepy
  • Winnie the Pooh
    • Christopher Robinnote 
    • Winnie the Pooh
    • Eeyore
    • Tigger
    • Kanga
    • Roo
    • Piglet
    • Rabbit
    • Owl
    • Gopher
  • Lilo & Stitch
    • Nani
    • Lilo
    • Stitch
    • Angel
    • Pleakley
    • Jumba
    • Cobra Bubbles
  • Big Hero 6
    • Hiro
    • Baymax
    • Yokai
    • Go Go
    • Honey Lemon
    • Fred
    • Wasabi
  • The Little Mermaid
    • Sebastian
    • Scuttle
    • Ariel
    • Prince Eric
    • King Triton
    • Flounder
    • Ursula
  • Wreck-It Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet
    • Ralph
    • Vanellope
    • Fix-It Felix Jr.
    • Calhoun
    • Spamley
    • Gord
    • Yesss
    • Shank
  • The Princess and the Frog
    • Prince Naveen
    • Tiana
    • Eudora
    • Charlotte La Bouff
    • Dr. Facilier
    • Louis
    • Mama Odie
  • Moana
    • Sina
    • Moana
    • Maui
    • Hei Hei
    • Chief Tui
    • Gramma Tala
    • Pua
  • Finding Nemo and Finding Dory
    • Nemo
    • Marlin
    • Dory
    • Hank
    • Crush
    • Squirt
    • Bruce
    • Destiny
    • Bailey
  • Coco
    • Miguel
    • Abuelita
    • Dante
    • Mama Coco
    • Mama Imelda
    • Hector Rivera
    • Ernesto de la Cruz
  • The Haunted Mansion
    • The Hatbox Ghost
    • The Bridenote 
    • Ezra
    • Gus
    • Phineas
  • Star Wars (Sequel trilogy)
    • BB-8
    • Poe
    • Finn
    • Rey
    • First Order Stormtrooper
    • Kylo Ren
    • General Hux
  • Onward
    • Dad
    • Barley
    • Ian
    • Laurel
    • Blazey
    • The Manticore
    • Colt
  • Hercules
    • Phil
    • Hercules
    • Meg
    • Pegasus
    • Pain
    • Hades
    • Panic
  • The Mandaloriannote 
    • The Mandalorian
    • The Childnote 
    • Kuiil
    • Cara Dune
    • Greef Karga
    • Fennec Shand
    • Ahsoka Tano
    • Boba Fett
    • Bo-Katan Kryze
    • Moff Gideon
  • Brave
    • Queen Elinor
    • Merida
    • King Fergus
    • Lord MacGuffin
    • Lord Macintosh
    • Lord Dingwall
  • Raya and the Last Dragon
    • Raya
    • Sisunote 
    • Namaari
    • Tuk Tuk
    • Boun
  • Star Wars (Original trilogy)note 
    • Luke Skywalker
    • Leia Organa
    • Han Solo
    • Chewbacca
    • Emperor Palpatine
    • Darth Vader
    • TIE Fighter Pilot
    • Imperial Stormtrooper
    • Lando Calrissian
    • Yoda
  • Luca
    • Alberto
    • Luca
    • Giulia
    • Ercole
    • Machiavelli
  • 101 Dalmatians
    • Perdita
    • Rolly
    • Pongo
    • Cruella De Vil
    • Lucky
    • Spot
    • Penny
  • Pinocchio
    • Jiminy Cricket
    • Pinocchio
    • Geppetto
    • Figaro
    • Honest John
    • Stromboli
    • Blue Fairy
  • Robin Hood (1973)
    • Maid Marian
    • Robin Hood
    • Little John
    • Sir Hiss
    • Prince John
  • Up
    • Charles Muntz
    • Dug
    • Russell
    • Carl Fredricksen
    • Kevin
  • Turning Red
    • Ming Lee
    • Meilin "Mei" Lee
    • Abby
    • Miriam
    • Priya
  • Hocus Pocus
    • Sarah Sanderson
    • Winifred Sanderson
    • Mary Sanderson
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    • Phoebus
    • Claude Frollo
    • Quasimodo
    • Esmeralda
    • Djali
  • Soul
    • Mr. Mittens
    • 22
    • Joe Gardner
    • Moonwind
    • Dorothea Williams
  • Encanto
    • Luisa
    • Isabela
    • Mirabel
    • Antonio
    • Bruno

This game provides examples of:

  • Actor Allusion: In "In the Name of Macintosh!", Lord Macintosh is confused by someone saying he reminds him of "a wee English owl he once saw". Lord Macintosh's voice actor, Craig Ferguson, also played Owl in Winnie the Pooh (2011).
  • Adam Smith Hates Your Guts: The costs for nearly everything inflate quite a lot the further the player makes it through the Kingdom.
  • Adaptation Distillation:
    • Most of the characters in the game are primarily based on their most famous and prominent aspects taken from their original films. Tangled and the original Star Wars trilogy in particular are notable for having their respective storylines be fairly standard adaptations of their source material rather than original storylines like most of the films in the game.
    • Lilo & Stitch is unique in that takes elements not only from the original film,note  but also Lilo & Stitch: The Series,note  with a few elements taken from Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitchnote  and the Stitch! anime.note 
    • The whole game itself is this to all of Disney Parks, with many buildings based on attractions and restaurants found in numerous parks whether they're common mainstays or one-resort-exclusives. Attractions that have different park variants may be based on one particular version or a mashup of multiple versions.
  • Adaptation Expansion:
    • The Lilo & Stitch characters are based on how they are during and possibly after the events of Lilo & Stitch: The Series, and Gameloft actually adds some new details to the characters that were not found in the original franchise, such as Cobra's sunglasses being prescription and Angel sharing her boyfriend's dislike and fear of water.
    • According to one of Lord MacGuffin's side-quests, the reason his son has such a thick Doric accent is because he was sent away for lessons in the northeast, presumably catching it during his stay there.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: When Prince John is yelling at Sir Hiss for getting half of the gold they borrowed from the King of France stolen in the Robin Hood side story of the Encanto event, he calls him a "bungling boa" and a "senseless, shortsighted serpent".
  • Aliens Speaking English: Played straight with Pleakley (fluent), Jumba (proficient), and Stitch (capable but broken). Averted with Angel, who only speaks in Tantalog (not counting any proper names that happen to be English words).
  • Anti-Frustration Features: The game offers daily rewards for playing, including a character and attraction for 30 days. Luckily, missing a day doesn't completely reset the rewards counter, just missing out on the reward for that day (in this case, a day of Magic).
  • Amusement Park: The game is modeled after the most famous brand of Theme Parks, and you must (re)build one.
  • April Fools' Day: On this day, Big Head Mode is activated for park guests.
  • Arbitrary Headcount Limit: Only a total of 100 characters can be active in the park at a time; if there is any amount higher than that, they will be unable to perform their activities.
  • Arc Villain: Many of the Disney villains (i.e. Scar, Jafar, Gaston, Oogie Boogie, etc.) serve as the main villains for specific character sets' story arcs.
  • Back from the Dead: Directly implied to be the case for Gaston (and through that, indirectly implied to be the case for all other villains in the game who died in their respective movies).
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Mamá Imelda pretending to ask Ernesto de la Cruz for help in the the quest "Master Class?" from the Coco event. De la Cruz still fails to see through it.
    Mamá Imelda: Ernesto. Not only am I here to apologize. But also to ask you. For advice. You see. Nobody knows about our performance. Because surely we are worse than you. At music. We are so VERY sad.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comparison: A variation occurs in the Finding Red event, in which Meilin goes missing and her friends go looking for her, suspecting that she's turned into her giant red panda form. In Priya's welcome quest, she mentions having asked if anyone at the medical center saw "a terrifying, furry, half-human-half-beastmonster"... and also Meilin.
    Priya: I always ask about werewolves first. Just in case.
  • Big Bad: The Mistress of All Evil herself, Maleficent, serves as the main villain for the entire game, with multiple other Disney and Pixar villains serving as comparatively smaller scale Arc Villains for specific arcs.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Sometimes characters will speak in a language other than English, and said non-English dialogue is not translated for the player.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The premise of their movie means that the characters from Wreck-It Ralph are well aware that they're in a video game, which reflects in their dialogue. For example, Vanellope says in one of her level-up quotes that she's never had RPG mechanics before.
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory: Players can use gems, the game's premium currency, to unlock premium content including characters and attractions, some of which help for completing events quicker. Of course, the best way to earn gems is through microtransactions. Likewise, during events, players can expect a lot of promotions where they can spend real money straight up to get premium characters, buildings, event currency, and gems to progress through the event storyline quicker.
  • Brick Joke: Near the beginning of the Brave event, Queen Elinor mentions that Lord Dingwall may not show up for the clan tournament, as he believes he's being menaced by hobgoblins. At the end of the event, Merida asks her mother if she has a feeling they're forgetting something...
    Lord Dingwall: HELLO?!?!? Does no one hear me?! I'M BEING FOLLOWED BY A HOBGOBLIN!!! They may not have attacked in a spell, but I'll not move from this spot till I'm SURE they're gone!
  • Buffy Speak: Baloo calls a hammock a "sleepy-hangy thing" in "A Bear Necessity".
  • …But He Sounds Handsome: From Barley and Colt's quest "Keep It Lawful":
    Colt: *sigh...* So... the unidentified elf who bungee-corded himself to the Whispering Elm outside the Journey Mart...
    Barley: ...possessed an admirable degree of environmental consciousness, but was NOT me. Also, he was probably very handsome.
    Colt: ... Right. And the part where he led three officers on a half-hour foot chase with a Burger Shire bag over his head?
    Barley: ... Handsome and ANONYMOUS.
  • Cap: The highest level a player can achieve is 60 (previously 50). Characters max out at Level 10, except for Merlin who only maxes out at two. The Pirates of the Caribbean characters also maxed out at six until version 3.2.0 raised them up to ten.
  • Cast Herd: Characters are organised by collection, with each collection featuring several characters from the same series, such as Woody, Jessie, Buzz and Zurg making up one of the Toy Story collections and WALL-E and EVE making up the WALL-E collection.
  • Character Level: Each character has a level that allows them to do more quests and activities the higher they are.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: A number of the game's characters have unlockable costumes that they can wear, such as Mickey's sorcerer outfit from Fantasia, and the Comfy outfits worn by the Disney Princesses in Ralph Breaks the Internet. These costumes often come with unique tasks that can only be accomplished while the character is wearing them, while certain other tasks cannot be completed while they are being worn.
  • Color-Coded Item Tiers: Rarity levels for tokens and Enchanted Chest drops are this.
    • White = Common
    • Yellow = Uncommon
    • Blue = Rare
    • Purple = Epic
    • Orange = Legendary
  • Corrupted Data:
    • The Mandalorian mini-event is framed as C-3PO discovering and analyzing a data card detailing the events of the final two episodes of the show's first season. He mentions that "the format is obsolete, and the contents are partly corrupted by age... and large swathes of data appear to be missing entirely".
    • The event based on Episode 4 is also framed in this way, with the corruption causing Imperial droids to show up around the park.
  • *Cough* Snark *Cough*: The Encanto event quest "What a Coincidence!" has a frustrated Isabela talking to herself about how she and Bruno are never going to get what they're working on done before the rest of the family comes home without asking Luisa for help, which she doesn't want to do since she thinks asking the latter to work on her day off isn't fair. Luisa, who is eavesdropping outside the door, replies, "(COUGH YES IT IS COUGH—)".
  • Curse: Maleficent places one all over the Kingdom, taking away its magic, attractions, and happiness.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Some events focus on secondary characters while the main protagonist is left Out of Focus until near the end:
    • The Lilo & Stitch event involves Nani and Cobra Bubbles searching for Lilo and Stitch.
    • The Moana event focuses on Moana's parents Sina and Chief Tui — both of whom were minor characters in the movie — and their investigation of the invading Kakamora. Maui and Moana herself don't come into play until later on.
    • The Turning Red event focuses on Miriam, Priya, and Abby's efforts to find Mei. Mei herself doesn't show up until about halfway through the story, while her mom Ming is a premium character who doesn't factor into the storyline.
    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame event features Phoebus and Esmeralda searching for Quasimodo, who's been locked up by Frollo.
  • Delayed Reaction: At the end of the Turning Red event, Meilin, riding high from her successful fundraiser, starts listing things that she should do next, to which Miriam adds cleaning up all the confetti from the party they threw.
    Meilin: Ooh, good idea, Mir! Match a GLOBAL clean-up effort with a LOCAL one! Let me just write that down in the margin— ... Wait, what?
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Merlin and the characters from the Mickey and Friends and Toy Story packs who were available at launch were the only ones who were voiced, until the Lady and the Tramp update removed their voice lines as well.
  • Electronic Speech Impediment: At the start of the Return of the Jedi & The Mandalorian, C-3PO is about to finally fix his corrupted memory files when he suddenly starts stuttering mid-word, right before getting taken over by a virus that takes the form of Moff Gideon.
  • Enhance Button: Discussed in the Big Hero 6 event quest "Closed for Private Event". Hiro tries to get Honey Lemon to zoom in and enhance a video image, but she tells him that it only works in police procedurals. She can add a face filter, however.
  • Everyone Hates Mimes: The NPCs the player had to tap away during the Hunchback of Notre Dame event were mimes for no given reason other than this trope.
    Merlin: I've never been one to scoff at a bit of good, honest frivolity. Acrobats, lutists, jugglers... The more the merrier, I say! (Ahem...) Though I do make... er... ONE rather significant exception.
  • Evil Laugh: Luke Skywalker of all people does this as his fellow rebels is about to destroy the shield generator of the "Peace Moon" in the Return of the Jedi & The Mandalorian event. Given that the whole thing is a recording being edited to put the Empire in a better light, it's highly unlikely that it actually happened.
    Luke Skywalker: Ha ha ha HAAAAA! Come, false Emperor... See for yourself! From this window, you will witness the final destruction of the Empire, and the eternal chaos of an ascendant Rebellion!
  • Evil Wears Black: Invoked in the Return of the Jedi & The Mandalorian event. As the virus taking the form of Moff Gideon is altering a recording of Luke Skywalker's confrontation with Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi to make Luke look like the bad guy, he notes that it's a pity that Luke's clothing presets haven't updated, since he should be wearing black. Ironic, given that Palpatine and Darth Vader, who is with him, are both examples of the trope themselves.
  • Exact Words: In the Turning Red event, the girls decide to hold their fundraiser at the grounded Tyler's house, as his parents only said that he couldn't leave his room, not that they couldn't invite more people over. Like, say, between ten and two hundred people.
  • Experience Points: Players can earn experience to unlock more attractions, decorations, and quests. Leveling up also awards bonus gems and magic.
  • Flat "What":
    • This is Finn's response to Poe saying they're going to engage General Hux directly in the Star Wars event.
      Poe: Rest of the plan is, Hux definitely knows we're here now, because who ELSE would've been scrapping all his droids... So the only move we've got now is fighting him directly.
      Finn: ... ... What.
    • In the Lion King side story during the 101 Dalmatians event, Scar says this twice when Banzai informs him that, in spite of what Gossip Evolution led him to believe, he doesn't actually have an army of 99 hyenas, and Simba backs the latter up.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: Elastigirl pulls this on Dash while searching for him in "Find the Family".
    Elastigirl: Dashiell Robert Parr, you get over here this instant!
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: There are several activities that involve established enemies and rivals performing tasks together, such as Sulley and Randall competing for scares, Buzz Lightyear and Zurg facing off in battle and Miguel and Ernesto having a musical duel.
  • Gossip Evolution: During the 101 Dalmatians event, Nala overhears the Twilight Bark's message to be on the lookout for ninety-nine missing Dalmatian puppies and tells Simba. However, Nala misinterprets the message as referring to African Spotted Dogs. From there, the story continues to change as it's passed along by the Pride Lands' inhabitants. Pumbaa tells Timon that the message is about Spotted Foragers, a type of insect. Ed tells Scar that the message is about a pack of spotted hyenas looking for a new leader.
  • Got Volunteered: In the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs storyline, Doc discovers that the Queen is back and decides that someone has to spy on her to find out what she's planning. Sneezy promptly sneezes, which Doc chooses to take as him volunteering for the job. As it happens, this leaves Doc himself with the less dangerous task of finding the other dwarfs.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: While still the overall Big Bad in the context of the entire game, Maleficent also serves as a greater scope villain by allowing multiple other Disney and Pixar villains to come to the park to actively wreck havoc while she plots in the shadows, being implied to have resurrected those villains who died at the end of their respective movies, and even directly summoning the magic-absorbing gem crabs that granted Scar the opportunity he desired to make his attempt at overthrowing Simba.
  • Hairball Humor: In Yzma's sidequest "Cat Got Your Tongue?", her re-humanization potion is diluted by Kronk using it in his Junior Chipmunks' Troop Leader Mixology exam, causing her to cough up a hairball while announcing her plans to plot Kuzco's doom.
  • Handbag of Hurt: At the end of the quest "Not Exactly a Strong Suit", the night guard Madame Medusa bribed to get into the UN has a change of heart at the last second, so she knocks him out by whacking him in the head with her suitcase instead.
  • Hesitation Equals Dishonesty: In the Encanto event quest "Grow Up!", Isabela tries to get out of having to tell Luisa what the personal project she's working on by pointing out that if she did, Luisa would drop everything to help despite it being her day off. She rhetorically asks if she's right.
    Luisa: Uh... ... ... ... No?
    Isabela: Of course I'm right.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Double subverted in the quest "Camp's in Session!". Kuzco eats some campfire food that turns out to be Chicha's mother's recipe for toasted mayfly-larva skewers. He admits to Pacha that he can see the appeal with the good company and offers his compliments to the chef... then excuses himself to go air his tongue out behind a bush "for no particular reason".
  • I Can See My House from Here: At the end of Moonwind's Soul World costume questline, he looks down on the Earth from the Astral Plane to remind himself that people are always worth helping, and then adds that it's also fun to try and spot his and his clients' houses from up there.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Most quests in the Soul event were titled after musical terms, such as "Call and Response" and "Variations on a Theme".
  • The Illegible:
    • In the Coco side story for the Seeing Red event, Imelda comments to herself while organising Héctor's notes that his handwriting looks like "chicken-scratches upside down".
    • In the Rescuers storyline, Bernard and Bianca are more horrified by how bad Madame Medusa's handwriting is than the scheme she's written about in her notebook.
      Bianca: Now, now, Bernard. Let's not make assumptions. Maybe her fountain pen just exploded partway through!
  • In Medias Res: Most of the story arcs take place after at least the first movie in a given franchise, although some events take place after their second movies such as "Finding Marlin"note  and "A Galaxy Far, Far Away....",note  and "A Stitch-y Situation" takes place at least after the penultimately aired episode of Lilo & Stitch: The Series.note  But the story arcs for the Mandalorian and Raya and the Last Dragon events take place in the middle of Season 1 and mid-movie, respectively.
  • Ironic Echo Cut: In Yzma's welcome quest in the Emperor's New Groove storyline, Pacha tells Kuzco that Yzma is probably halfway to the palace by now. Cut to Yzma yelling for Kronk and asking why they aren't halfway to the palace by now.
  • Lame Comeback: This exchange between Captain Barbossa and Jack Sparrow in Barbossa's sidequest "Crossed Swords":
    Barbossa: Hm. A draw. Say one thing for ye, Jack... you're less of a scrawny, bandy-legged bilge-rat than ye seem.
    Jack: And you're less of a backstabbing, mutineering, traitorous... ah... stupid... stupid beard man.
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror—more specifically the original version found in Disney's Hollywood Studios—is in the game under the name "Hollywood Tower of Terror", since The Twilight Zone is not owned by Disney.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Sidequests during the The Princess and the Frog event involved characters from The Little Mermaid trying to understand why strange "human" objects (tokens) appear while they and others are doing things as well as them appearing from floats and buildings. See also the What the Hell, Hero? entry below.
  • Lightbulb Joke: One of Goofy's activities is to change a light bulb. It takes him six hours in one of his quests and four hours every other time.
  • Loading Screen: Changes to reflect the latest event or update. Cinderella Castle is always in the background in these screens.
  • Loads and Loads of Loading: Loading the game takes around two minutes on mobile; it's good to have something else to do while you're waiting.
  • Loud of War: Mickey, Goofy, and Pluto finally defeat Pete by playing the trumpet, playing the tuba, and barking at him respectively.
  • Lying Finger Cross: In Barrel's sidequest "An Unsaid Confession...", Jack interrogates him about him, Lock, and Shock sneaking into Christmastown without permission. When Barrel denies doing so and Jack believes him, Barrel thinks to himself that it was a good thing he had his fingers crossed the whole time.
  • Ma'am Shock: In the Soul event, Dorothea Williams and Joe Gardner have this exchange when Joe falters on what to call her:
    Dorothea: And Teach? "Dorothea" and "Ms. Williams" are both fine, but do NOT call me "ma'am" again.
    Joe: Aheh... Yes, m— Uh... Dorothea.
    Dorothea: That's more like it.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: The game features a variety of characters from across the Disney, Pixar and Star Wars universes.
  • Medium Awareness: The characters from Wreck-It Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet have this — particularly during the related event and their sidequests during the Aladdin Tower Challenge — which is natural given the source material.
  • Model Planning: In the Hunchback of Notre Dame event, Phoebus borrows Quasimodo's scale model of Paris to figure out what route Frollo would have taken after kidnapping Quasimodo.
  • Mythology Gag: This game is crammed with references to many Disney characters' source material.
    • One good example is the Fairy Godmother mentioning Cinderella's original silver dress color.
    • One of Anastasia's tasks is to talk about forgiveness with Cinderella. While nothing of the sort happened in the original Cinderella, Anastasia would pull a Heel–Face Turn in the Direct to Video sequel A Twist In Time, prompting Cinderella to forgive her for her actions.
    • A quest involving the Evil Queen has her make a deadly comb and bodice to kill Snow White, just like in the original story. Fortunately for Snow White, the items have to sit for a while before they're usable and the queen doesn't want to wait.
    • Boo's first quest involves her being led toward a surprise birthday party being thrown in her honor at The Laugh Floor; The original premise for the film that became Monsters University was that Mike and Sulley were to try to visit Boo and bring her a birthday present. In their search for her, they wind up getting stuck in the human world.
    • In one of his quests, the Sultan mentions recognising the Beast as one of his toys, referencing the Easter Egg in Aladdin where the Beast can be seen in the tower of toy animals the Sultan is building.
    • In one of Joe's sidequests, he makes references to Disney's Animated Adaptation of Casey at the Bat and the related "Casey's Corner" restaurants at various Disney parks ("Why this place named a hot dog restaurant after a guy who strikes out in the big game, though? This, I don't understand."). There is no attraction based on "Casey's Corner" in the game, but an unrelated hotdog concession stand does exist.
    • One Iago sidequest indirectly references the "Under New Management" version of The Enchanted Tiki Room he was involved in alongside Zazu as something he says he always wanted to do. It's played for irony since the Real Life version lasted longer than his in-quest prediction (13 years) before being changed back due to fire damage.
      Iago: I always wanted to open up a music club of my own... fill it with all kinds a' songbirds... ... Run it into the ground... blame it on my business partner... book it across the border after cleanin' out the till... Aaaaah, who am I kidding. I couldn't keep a scam THAT big goin' for more than a couple years, tops!
    • Separate sidequests for Pain and Panic have them each acknowledge that they're separate beings from Ares' sons Deimos and Phobos, the gods of Terror and Fear, respectively. The former two were originally based on the latter two, who also appeared in-person in two episodes of the animated series.
    • One sidequest has Hades hear about a possible takeover and wonder if Hecate is responsible, as she previously tried to overthrow him in the animated series.
    • Another of Hades's sidequests has him remember the events of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, an interactive card game guests could play at the Magic Kingdom in Florida that featured Hades teaming up with various other Disney villains to take over the park.
      Hades: Hey, whoa, whoa, wait. Back up. Either I got a nasty case of déjà vu, or... Didn't I already try and take over this Kingdom? I know I got a lot of real estate ventures going on — so I kinda lump 'em all into one "TO CONQUER" pile, mentally... But SOMETHING about this joint.... why am I thinking of some beardy yutz in pyjamas who got all whiny about his pet rock?
      Hades: [after quest completion] ... Oh. OH. Yeah... Yeah, I got it. THAT Kingdom. Right. Working with THOSE people-slash-squid-slash-lion-slash-terrifying-apparitions did NOT go according to plan.
    • When Timothy Q. Mouse is first welcomed, he thinks for a second that his circus is back in Florida ("You gotta admit, there's a resemblance there."). Florida is not only where the original movie started, it's also home to the game's namesake theme park.
    • During one of Sir Hiss' sidequests, he attempts to spy on Robin Hood, and comes up with the backstory that he's a forester from Gisbourne looking to join his merry band. He neglects to come up with a name, and stammers out "I'm merely a guy." when asked. Sir Guy of Gisbourne is a character from the original Robin Hood legends, who Sir Hiss serves as a stand-in for in the animated film.
    • Pinocchio at one point mentions that Geppetto once told him a story where Pinocchio rode on the back of a pigeon, an event from the original book that wasn't adapted in the film.
    • During the 101 Dalmatians event, part of the confusion caused by the Gossip Evolution in the Lion King sidequests has Ed and by extension Scar think there's 99 lost spotted hyenas running around. "Spotted hyenas" are what Jasper briefly think Pongo and Perdita are in the original movie due to bad lighting.
    • Jehan Frollo and Pierre Gringoire, two characters from the original The Hunchback of Notre Dame book, are referenced in Frollo and Djali's sidequests, respectively. Another of Frollo's sidequests has him wish that he were the Archdeacon instead, noting that he considered such a path in his younger days before deciding against it, a reference to the fact that he and the Archdeacon are Decomposite Characters of Archdeacon Claude Frollo from the book.
  • Noodle Implements: In the quest "Best Laid Plans?" from the Hercules subplot in the Luca event, Pain and Panic try to remember what Hades wanted them to do, leading to this exchange:
    Panic: Okay... So it wasn't Plan Epsilon either?
    Pain: I don't think so. I mean, where would we even GET twelve hippokamposes?! The sea is, like, 8 leagues away!
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Mr. Stork mentions in the Dumbo storyline quest "Destination Unknown" that the stork equivalent to "finding a needle in a haystack" is "finding a fish egg dropped in a gumball machine", which is apparently based on a true story.
    • In the quest "Low Note" from the Soul event, Dorothea tells Joe a story from her music that ends with this:
      Dorothea: ... So, power's out; ferry's out; and there I am, trapped in a supply closet with nothing but a beauty blender and a reed case...
  • One-Steve Limit: This game incorporates not only Mickey Mouse and his friends but characters from many of the movies. If you've played the game long enough, played through events, and/or are willing to spend premium currency (depending on the character), it's possible to own Pete, Peter Pan, Jack Skellington, Jack Sparrow, Jack-Jack, Snow White's Prince Charmingnote , Cinderella's Prince Charming, Chip Potts, the other Chip, Louie Duck, King Louie, Louis, 101 Dalmatians' Penny, and The Rescuers' Penny.
  • Our Alebrijes Are Different: Rabbit alebrijes ran amuck during the A Show to Remember Event in 2019. Players needed to catch them using Comfy Baskets and Sweet Treats to earn Vinyl Records and the Concert Event Poster.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative:
    • When Hamm asks Bo Peep for her opinion on his jokes in "Comedic Timing", she tells him that he's the funniest piggy bank she's ever met. He soon realises that he's the only piggy bank she's ever met.
    • In "Home of the Mug of Meat!", Pacha calls Mudka's Meat Hut the "[b]est greasy spoon in this part of the Andes", before admitting that it's the only greasy spoon in that part of the Andes and that that's probably the reason it's still in business.
  • Person as Verb: In Miriam's sidequest "Here's My Card...", she refers to her getting the day of the business meeting she was supposed to go to wrong as "[pulling] an Abby".
  • Planning with Props: When Phoebus uses some Model Planning to figure out where Frollo took Quasimodo in the Hunchback of Notre Dame event, he can't find a figurine of Frollo, so he substitutes with a dried-up clove of garlic or shallot, noting that it smells a lot better than the real Frollo.
  • Play Every Day: Players can log in every day to receive a daily reward and count progress towards a reward streak to receive special rewards, such as Tinker Bell. Note that an Internet connection is required to claim daily rewards.
  • Product Placement: Some characters, attractions, and costumes were added to the game around the time of their related film's releases.
    • Zootopia characters and buildings were added as permanent content.
    • Wreck-It Ralph had an event in time for the release of Ralph Breaks the Internet.
    • Rajah and the Sultan from Aladdin were released on the opening weekend of the 2019 live-action Aladdin film.
    • Ducky, Bunny, and Forky, as well as Bo Beep's Toy Story 4 costume, were added as permanent content for the release of that film.
    • The hyenas Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed were released in the same month as the live-action Lion King movie.
    • Frozen II had a smaller-scale event adding characters and locations from the film.
    • An event based on the Star Wars sequel trilogy, as well as C-3PO, R2-D2, and new land as permanent content, were added with the release of The Rise of Skywalker.
    • An event based on Onward was added shortly after the film's release.
    • A mini-event based on The Mandalorian was added to coincide with the release of the show's second season.
    • An event based on Raya and the Last Dragon was added to coincide with the film's Premier Access release on Disney+.
    • Turning Red got an event a few months after the film's release.
    • Hocus Pocus got an event on Halloween 2022 to celebrate the release of Hocus Pocus 2.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: In Abby's sidequest "Ooh, Special Features!", she watches a short-lived-in-Canada show she was into with Tyler on DVD. It turns out to live up to expectations.
    Abby: ... THAT. WAS. AWESOME.
  • A Rare Sentence: Genie drops one in the quest "Step One..." in the Aladdin storyline for the Haunted Mansion Tower Challenge:
    Genie: Et VOILÀ! An EXTREMELY convincing set of ominous prophecies about ghosts who accidentally make poison! Bet that's the first time anyone's ever said THAT out loud...
  • Repetitive Audio Glitch: In the quest "CRITICAL.ERROR", C-3PO starts to do this right before a virus takes control of him.
    C-3PO: But once I rectify the error, I will be quite capable of restoring my remaining memory files without further inc-c-c-c-c-c—
  • Rule of Three: The tower challenge events last three chapters over five days each, though two out of three need to be won in order to defeat Maleficent.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Happens to Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Woody, and Jessie during major events. The former two, in particular, will have at least a few quests to help kick off an event and/or figure out how to deal with the eternally-respawning tapper enemies with a few more quests later on, and the latter two will have semi-related side-quests. All four are helpful for collecting tokens and event currency regardless, but soon enough, the plot will focus solely on the new characters introduced in the event (e.g.: those from Beauty and the Beast), who are the only ones who can participate in the event's boss battle(s).
  • Shout-Out:
  • Similar Item Confusion: In the Encanto event quest "Salt and Shoulders", Bruno, panicking over the fact that his and Isabela's plan isn't working, tries to throw salt over his shoulder to ward off bad luck. At the end of the quest, he realises that he took the wrong container out of the pantry and has been throwing sugar, which naturally doesn't help his anxiety.
  • Smoke Out: In the quest "Guilty As Charged", the Sultan tries to hold an impromptu sentence hearing with Jafar for all of his crimes. At the end of the quest, Jafar uses a smoke bomb to escape before the Sultan can actually sentence him.
  • Sneeze Cut: In the Incredibles subplot of the Up event, Elastigirl notes that "doing story voices is one of the unsung pleasures of being a parent" and imitates Frozone's "Where is my supersuit?" line. Cue...
    Frozone: (WHAA-CHOO!) Snf... Huh? Somebody must be talking about me behind my back.
  • Spit Take: Bernard recounts an off-screen example in the Rescuers quest "Order! Order!":
    Bernard: The... um... the middling news is that Miss Bianca and I are now Official Co-Agents in Charge of Stopping Madame Medusa. D-Don't get me wrong, I'll rise to the challenge. But it would have been nice of them to let me know when I WASN'T on stage. Or... uh... drinking that glass of cranberry juice. I-I mean, it's a good thing this turtleneck was red to begin with...
  • String Theory: One sidequest in the Up event has Russell find "one of those corkboards with pins and red string" about Kevin in one of Charles Muntz's crates, noting that he's seen one on TV and that "you're supposed to make one when you're thinking WAY too much about something".
  • Superman Stays Out of Gotham: Played with. The characters never interact with any character outside their specific set during quests or activities aside from Tower Challenges where multiple sets can work together. But judging by dialogue, it is implied that there are moments where characters from one set end up interacting in some way with characters from another set if not more.
    • However, certain characters can also visit attractions outside of their respective collections for tasks. This includes but is not limited to:
      • Toy Story characters visiting Space Mountain, California Screamin’, Astro Orbiters, and/or Space Traders.
      • Tinker Bell and the characters from Cinderella and Tangled visiting the Princess Fairytale Hall and/or Fantasy Faire.
      • Rapunzel and Flynn can visit it's a small world for a joint task.
    • Nala manages while attempting to hunt to encounter Maximus (who she describes as "a zebra without stripes") and Chief Bogo ("...and I THINK I spotted a cape buffalo out there? But it was acting... strange. REALLY strange."). One of Banzai's quests also has him encountering Chief Bogo, who he describes as a "weirdo" for walking on his back legs.
    • During the first Tower Challenge, Mr. Incredible implies that he has at least heard the voice of Judy Hopps on the police scanner he listens to in the park.
    • During the second Tower Challenge, Doc implies that he personally met and interacted with Elsa.
    • Subverted during the third Tower Challenge, during which Maleficent tried to get help from Oogie Boogie, Gaston, Jafar, Ursula, and the Queen of Hearts.
    • During one quest, Bambi asks Thumper what kind of rabbit he is because he's implied to have seen the March Hare, Rabbit, and Judy Hopps ("another grey one... but she looks different anyway...") and got confused. note 
    • While showing his teddy bear around the park in one quest, Michael Darling saw Winnie the Pooh. He thinks that Pooh "must belong to a boy just like [him]!" and says that maybe he and Christopher Robin (unnamed in the text) can someday be friends, and that their bears can too.
    • Charlotte La Bouff and Lady Tremaine separately hear about Prince Hans while trying to find unattached princes in the kingdom. But Charlotte (thankfully) hears of his true colors from Anna before she can make her move, and Tremaine doesn't want her daughters to only be thirteenth in line to the throne.
    • Joe has a sidequest where Tony has ordered him to advertise their restaurant's gelato, and figures out why: Nani is on the other corner advertising shave ice for her part-time job.
    • Jock meets "two very large cats who were quite charming" during a sidequest and wants to introduce them to Lady and Tramp.
    • Tramp meets Dante during a sidequest, and is confused about the latter's appearance and question of whether or not Tramp could see his wings.
    • During a sidequest to call for backup, Colt Bronco mistakes Chief Bogo for "a minotaur on the force" he didn't know about.
    • During a sidequest to search the kingdom for a potential suitor, the Bride discovers the Queen of Hearts and decides she will ask the queen to be the matron of honor at her next wedding, thanks to their shared love of hatchets.
      • Two years later during the Haunted Mansion Tower Challenge sidequests, the queen hears a rumor about the Bride and wants to make her acquaintance for similar reasons. Only she can't find the Bride because she's a ghost and no one told the queen that. Alice gets word of the Bride's Black Widow nature and tells the queen, who misunderstands and thinks the Bride will dispatch any husband. As a result, she angrily changes her mind about making friends because in terms of beheading, her own husband the king is off-limits.
    • While looking for potential hero work, Hercules meets several of the kingdom's more beastly inhabitants, including Chief Bogo, Colt Bronco, and Mike and Sulley, and is pleasantly surprised to see how friendly they are in comparison to the monsters back home in Thebes.
    • In one sidequest, Remy mentions he's been swapping recipes with Tiana, and that they normally get along great. But being unaware of her past, he ends up having an Innocently Insensitive moment when sharing his traditional French preparation for "cuisses de grenouille" (frog legs), which he considers delicious.
    • One of Linguini's storyline quests has him befriending Tony when the latter comes to visit the former's restaurant. Linguini notes that they both have a lot in common since Tony's been in the restaurant business forever and is a BIG fan of animals, and that Linguini reminds him of Joe, only "more responsible." They swap recipes too, and Tony's recipe gives Remy the inspiration he needs to finish his newest entrée.
      • In one of Linguini's sidequests, he mistakes Lumière for a free candelabrum. He's understandably confused when it vanishes not long after bringing it back to the restaurant, leaving a cupcake covered in "delicious grey stuff" in its place.
    • In one of Bruce's sidequests, he ponders if eating a half-fish, half-human would violate his pledge to not eat fish. Thankfully he decides not to. Not just because he doesn't want to risk it, but because according to him, humans taste terrible.
    • In one of her sidequests, Destiny swims through a section of water in the park that she describes as smelling like cave dirt and soup, and she wonders if a family has been washing their hands there all at once.
    • After Bailey and Destiny attempt to work out during a sidequest, the former realizes they should've been doing it to music. He says he thinks there's a crab somewhere around that could help, and wonders if he's got a workout mix.
    • Luca, after spotting Ariel swimming in the kingdom's waterways, notes that he wasn't aware of sea monsters that only transform into humans halfway. He also sees Sebastian, and says that his dad would love to know about the existence of singing crabs.
    • In one of Giulia's sidequests, she notices a new restaurant (Tony's) opened up while she was away and thinks they'll need tons of fish. But she gets confused by their menu having polpette (meatballs) on top of the spaghetti ("Who even DOES that?! Actually, it might be an American thing? I think I saw it in a movie, once..."). Where she's from, they prefer meatballs without the pasta.
    • In a sidequest during the 101 Dalmatians event, Nala hears the Twilight Bark's message to be on the lookout for the ninety-nine missing pups. Although due to not knowing what Dalmatians are, she mistakenly thinks it's referring to African Spotted Dogs.
    • Perdita is implied to have run into Rajah, who she considered gentlemanly and an "experienced pet owner" (from her perspective, humans are animals' pets instead of the other way around) who specializes in raising fancy breeds and recently took in a stray.
    • Pinocchio is implied to have become friends with a boy at school who claims that his body changes whenever he gets wet.
    • Jiminy Cricket mentions coming across Timon and Pumbaa during a sidequest before mentioning he should try and stick with "that other cricket" and his "bright red lizard friend".
    • The Blue Fairy at one point comes across Flora and Fauna, who argue over what color her dress should be.
    • While selling fake maps to a field where gold grows on trees, Honest John is given a citation for fraud by none other than Nick Wilde.
      • He later looks around for a new base of operations, and finds an inn that was recently purchased by someone from France. He gives up after deeming that the rumors of dancing tablewear couldn't possibly be true.
    • During one of Geppetto's sidequests, he completes a commission for Elsa, who requested a cuckoo clock based on Olaf.
    • In one of Stromboli's sidequests, he grumbles over the fact that the Ringmaster has set up his circus just across the way from his marionette show.
    • Sir Hiss learns that another snake is trying to usurp his position. He has doubts that they'll be able to pull it off, on account of their massive size and their sibilance. note 
    • Phoebus holds an archery competition, and is able to recruit Merida, Mulan, and Robin Hood, taking note of Robin Hood's idea of redistribution of wealth.
    • Frollo finds a scarf, and it is heavily implied that a dog slept on it. Whether it be Pluto, any of the Dalmatians, Lady, Tramp, Jock, Trusty, or any other dog is up for debate.
    • Quasimodo becomes friends with Rapunzel, and the two have an arts-and-craft meetup.
    • Webby's storyline quests have her mistaking Dumbo for the baby elephant she wished for. Because he can fly, she fears that her genie friend is in trouble. The misunderstanding is eventually cleared up by a certain other genie, as discussed afterwards by Louie and Webby.
    • While looking for their genie friend by flying the Golden Condor helicopter, Dewey spotted "a couple old guys dressed kinda like Flintheart Glomgold."
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial:
    • In the quest "Djinn-vestigation" from the Aladdin event, Abu chatters something when Genie greets him, which Genie translates as (probably) "I'm not doing anything suspicious!" Apparently, Abu's smile is adorable enough for Genie to believe him.
    • In "Secrets, Secrets" from the Encanto event, Antonio surprises Bruno while he's working on something at-that-point-in-the-event unknown, and the frazzled Bruno tells him that he's not "doing anything worth looking at or paying attention to".
  • Temporary Online Content: A good number of Disney and Pixar characters are only available during events. If you miss any, then you'll have to wait until they become available again in either Legendary and Magical Enchanted Chests or, on rare occasion, in other events.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Many of the collections include at least one villain among a cast of heroes, such as Syndrome from The Incredibles, Randall from Monsters, Inc., Zurg from Toy Story or Captain Hook from Peter Pan.
  • Totem Pole Trench: Referenced in the Hercules sidequest during the Luca event. Phil is keeping an eye out for Pain and Panic infiltrating the Nemean Summer Games and asks Pegasus, who is on watch duty, if he's seen "any athletes that looked like two imps in a trench coat".
  • Troubled Fetal Position: Played for laughs in the Encanto event quest "What a Coincidence!". Isabela and Bruno are trying to find the pieces to something at that point unknown, and Bruno doesn't take their failure to do so fast enough well.
    Isabela: Well, from the way he's rocking back and forth mumbling to himself, Tío Bruno isn't going to be much help for a while...
  • Villains Out Shopping: When not acting as Arc Villains for specific storylines, the villains are actually able to integrate well amongst the park's inhabitants upon being welcomed without making too strong of an effort to cause trouble (though not without showcasing elements of their villainous nature nonetheless). In fact, some, (such as Randall, Captain Hook, Davy Jones) don't even appear to serve the main villain role for their respective character sets' story arcs. This is directly lampshaded by Davy Jones during one of his sidequests.
    Davy Jones: Impossible...! No ambushes? No duels? Not even ONE?! Me, a great hulkin' fish-beast stalkin' around the place glowerin' at the clientele — and they, greeting me with a smile! I'll grant ye, I haven't felt PARTICULARLY bloodthirsty since arrivin' here, but still... It's an odd land indeed that invites dastardly sorts like myself to mingle with the common folk, provided we stay peaceable.
  • We Interrupt This Program: In the 101 Dalmatians event, Lucky finds out that Cruella de Vil has been causing a scene at the zoo when a news broadcast about it interrupts the Thunderbolt episode he's watching.
  • What the Hell, Player?:
    • Several characters will call you out if you try to make them perform a task while they're already busy doing something else.
      Pete: Can't ya see I'm doing something here?
      Timon: Sheesh, pushy much? Don't know if you've noticed, but I'm kinda in the middle of something!
      Randall: Hey! I'm doin' all I can, okay?
      Vanellope: Eeeesh... Looks like SOMEBODY didn't read the FAQ. I can't do two things at once, ya dingus!
      Abby: Dude! You just told me to do something a minute ago! What's your problem?!
    • A subtle downplayed example in The Little Mermaid bonus quest "News from the Deep!" held during The Princess and the Frog event. After completing the quest, Flounder states that he found lots of human benches and lampposts underwater, saying, "I don't know why they're all down there... but somebody must've REALLY wanted to get rid of them!" This is a dig from the developers toward the players who get rid of benches and lampposts for Merlin's elixirs instead of using them for decorating the park.note 
  • Written-In Absence: During the Turning Red event, Tyler is completely absent despite the other 4*Townies (Mei, Miriam, Priya and Abby) appearing; he was grounded for throwing his controller at the TV while playing Fix-It Felix Fiesta with the girls.
  • You Are Grounded!: It's mentioned in the Turning Red event that Tyler has been grounded after he broke the TV by throwing a controller at the screen while playing Fix-It Felix Fiesta with the girls.
  • "You!" Squared: The Hunchback of Notre Dame event has a triple example when Phoebus and Esmeralda both confront Frollo demanding he set Quasimodo free, each unaware of the other's involvement until that point.
    Phoebus: FREEZE! On the authority of the Paris City Guard, I hereby place you under—
    Esmeralda: GOT YOU! Now, let Quasimodo go before I do something I—
    Phoebus: ... You!
    Esmeralda: ... ... You!
    Frollo: YOU.

Alternative Title(s): Magic Kingdoms