RE: Magic Kingdom Hearts Event (2014)

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WHEN: September 26th, 2014, during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween; starts at 3p.m.
WHERE: Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida; attendees meet up at the Ticket and Transportation Center at 3p.m.
WHAT: The biggest, coolest gathering of Kingdom Hearts cosplayers ever at Disney World
WHY: Because we love Kingdom Hearts and we want it in the parks!

On October 2013, PROJECT: Magic Kingdom Hearts made Disney history with the largest gathering of Kingdom Hearts cosplayers to ever visit the Magic Kingdom at once. Now with a new name and new management, RE: Magic Kingdom Hearts plans to continue the tradition laid out by the original project… and get Disney’s attention in the process.

1380395_10202194521163188_1814188808_nOn Friday, September 26th, Magic Kingdom Hearts will celebrate its second year as a fan-hosted event day at Disney World. Taking place in conjunction with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, this fan-hosted, Kingdom Hearts-themed event will bring together over 100 fans for a night filled with activities, give-aways, photoshoots, and the benefits of enjoying Disney World in cosplay.

The purpose of Magic Kingdom Hearts is two-fold. Its primary goal is to raise Disney’s awareness of the need to have Kingdom Hearts more actively represented within the Disney theme parks. Secondly, it serves as a unique fellowship event for Kingdom Hearts fans and cosplayers.

As a movement to get Disney’s attention, the project has already had tremendous success. Many well-known faces within the Kingdom Hearts community have voiced their support, including the North American director for the series, Mat Kishimoto, and English voice actor Paul St. Peter (Xemnas). The Floridian project gave birth to a second movement in California, taking place for the first time at Disneyland this year. The project is called Disneyland of Departure, and will be uniting Kingdom Hearts fans at the California park for a similar purpose.

1382730028841Last year’s event saw over 120 Kingdom Hearts cosplayers in attendance. This year, Magic Kingdom Hearts is hosting several activities for its fans, including Kingdom Hearts trivia, a park-wide scavenger hunt, a raffle, door-prizes, and more. Prizes include Kingdom Hearts merchandise, a life-sized Keyblade, t-shirts, and tickets to next year’s Magic Kingdom Hearts event.

If you love Kingdom Hearts, love cosplay, and love Disney, this is one event you won’t want to miss. Part Con experience and part magical day at Disney World, Magic Kingdom Hearts is a day for making memories.

Fans wanting to attend will need to purchase a ticket for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party on September 26th. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, as they’re likely to sell out soon.

For more information, check out the event’s official website or “like” it on Facebook.

 

Casey Covel

Casey Lynn Covel (known online as “Cutsceneaddict”) is an award-winning, published writer, avid reader, and aspiring author. She runs a nerdy writing blog called Meek-Geek and founded PROJECT: Magic Kingdom Hearts in 2012. When she’s not writing for Geeks Under Grace, Florida Geek Scene, Beneath the Tangles, or FROM JAPAN, she enjoys cosplaying, and has won several awards for her work. Follow her on Instagram for her latest cosplay endeavors. #meekischic

4 Comments

  1. Michael M. on September 7, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Wow how cool. I live in Miami, 4 hours from Orlando and have been to Magic Kingdom a few times, never knew they did this there 🙂 I’m not a cosplayer, but I highly respect and enjoy the art of it. God bless them, and hope it goes well and maybe we will have a KH section there soon! I support it!

    • Casey Covel on September 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Awesome 😀 You’re welcome to join us if you’d like. You don’t need to wear Kingdom Hearts cosplay. A lot of attendees wear Kingdom Hearts T-shirts and merchandise instead.

      Here’s hoping for a KH section! They had official Kingdom Hearts costumes in the park at one point. I’d say it’s certainly not impossible.

  2. Shawn Bain on September 6, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    This event looks epic! Great job covering it, Casey! The article answered any questions I would have.

    • Casey Covel on September 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks Shawn! Last year’s event was a blast. I hope this year’s is even better. I’ll take lots of pictures 🙂

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