Disney Magic Kingdoms

Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 586 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 83 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


100 votes
Playing by Appointment -
100 / 0 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

99 votes
Daily Rewards -
99 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

114 votes
Grinding -
114 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

113 votes
1 votes
Advertisements -
113 / 1 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

86 votes
1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
86 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

74 votes
Wait To Play -
74 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

81 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 81 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 459 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 503 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


69 votes
Premium Currency -
69 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

70 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
70 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

121 votes
Pay to Skip -
121 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

89 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
89 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

110 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
110 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

108 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 108 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

77 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 77 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

78 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 78 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

84 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 84 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

68 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 68 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

88 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 88 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 553 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


69 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 69 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

107 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 107 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

62 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 62 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

104 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 104 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

79 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 79 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

70 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 70 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

62 votes
Competition -
0 / 62 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 356 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 295 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


75 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
75 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

62 votes
Complete the Collection -
62 / 0 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

107 votes
Variable Rewards -
107 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

111 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
111 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
115 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
1 / 115 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

76 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 76 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

104 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 104 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 96,405 votes.
Google Play:  (4.25) with 536,611 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Infinite Treadmill reported on Aug 23, 2019
They keep adding new characters to earn.
Artificial Scarcity reported on Aug 23, 2019
Limited time offers and timed events that don't repeat.
Wait To Play reported on Aug 23, 2019
You have to wait for your characters to finish their missions to collect rewards.
Pay to Skip reported on Aug 23, 2019
You can pay to skip waiting for timers to expire.

Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Create the Disney Park of your dreams, filled with beloved Disney and Pixar characters, exciting attractions and special events! Join over 80 million players worldwide who have embraced their inner child building their own magical place on mobile.

► From The Little Mermaid to Beauty and the Beast, Moana, The Lion King, Toy Story, and more!
► Characters from over 90 years of Disney magic!
► Adventure in over 1,500 whimsical quests!

► Build 100+ Disney Park attractions like Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, and “it’s a small world”!
► Decorate and customise the Park your way!
► Celebrate with iconic parade floats and fireworks!

► Save your Park from Maleficent’s evil curse!
► Battle against Ursula, Gaston, Scar, Jafar and more!

► New characters, attractions and other content added regularly!
► Monthly and weekly special events with limited-time rewards!

► With offline mode, you can take your Park with you on the go!
► Bring the magic home with you!

*IMPORTANT* Disney Magic Kingdoms requires an iPad 2 (or newer), iPhone 4s (or newer), or iPod touch (5th Generation).
You can download and play this game for free. Please be informed that it also allows you to play using virtual currency, which can be acquired as you progress through the game, or by deciding to watch certain advertisements, or by paying with real money. Purchases of virtual currency using real money are performed using a credit card, or other form of payment associated with your account, when you input your iTunes account password. You will not be asked to re-enter your credit card number or PIN. Once your iTunes account password is entered, your account will allow in-app purchases for 15 minutes. To restrict or disable in-app purchases, you can change the settings on your device.
This game contains advertising for Gameloft’s products or some third parties which will redirect you to a third-party site. You can disable your device’s ad identifier being used for interest-based advertising in the settings menu of your device. This option can be found in Settings -> Privacy -> Advertising.
Certain aspects of this game will require the player to connect to the Internet.
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