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Old 01-22-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
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When we read about the magical art on the Disney Dream, we wondered if there would be some sort of quest or mission to go along with it. We were correct.

This very much reminds us of MagiQuest at Great Wolf Lodge--only with detective badges instead of magic wands.
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detective hunt on the Dream

My boys will love this! Seems similar to a "CLUE" like game...what fun!
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This is totally fun! I was really impressed with it... and Alexander LOVED it.
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So glad to hear about this. My kids will totally love this as they have done the MagiQuest at Great Wolf Lodge (multiple times).
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My kids loved this activity on the Disney Dream! We played it about 4 times on our last Disney Dream Cruise. Too much fun!
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