January 2011 - MAGICAL ADVENTURE
Sometimes I give myself credits. Money credits. When I do so many free things, I get to do something a bit out of the ordinary price range, just because I have been so budget sensitive. So this next adventure took us to another kingdom. We entered the gates and left earth as we know it to explore another world.
MagiQuest is best described by the company’s website as an interactive, live-action, role playing experience where players embark on quests and adventures in an enchanted fantasy world using magic wands to solve the mysteries of the game.
You can consider this adventure as an investment to many adventures to come as your wands can be used over and over again and learn you as a player and learn what quests you have accomplished and still need to accomplish. There are various locations throughout the country and overseas. Great Wolf Resorts is home to several MagiQuest, as well as Six Flags Great America. So your wand can travel with you to other MagiQuest locations so you can continue your journey no matter where you are.
I went with a group of kids ranging in ages from 4-9, but there were also many preteens, as well as adults playing. It is indeed a place to entertain both the kids and daddy so I consider it a very good investment!
There is a preschool specific program for the younger kids that are not able to read. They are given picture clue cards to help with their adventures. The older kids are given guide books. I can best liken this adventure to a magical scavenger hunt where you use clues to accomplish quests so you can advance to the next level. You earn points as you go and can redeem those points to dual another player. This is where players are each trying to determine which spell to cast with their wand that will trump the spell casted by the other player to ultimately win the dual. The magic of MagiQuest is that there is no death or evil or inappropriate images.
MagiQuest is located at Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL on the lower level. Phone is 630-932-6645. Website is www.MagiQuestChicago.com. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm, Sunday 11am-6pm. Admission varies depending on length of adventure and if you have previously purchased a wand. Coupons are everywhere online.