In Gameloft’s Disney Magic Kingdoms, Gems are the most valuable form of currency, used to purchase Premium Buildings, Welcome Premium Characters, and speed things up in the Kingdom. Because Gems allow you to bypass the waiting period for just about everything in the game, they are the most valuable and are the only currency in the game that can be purchased for real life money. However, by purchasing Gems, you essentially have the golden ticket to everything else in the game, including Magic (which is used to build Shop items you’ve already unlocked or upgrade characters).
So the easiest way to get Gems in Disney Magic Kingdoms is to buy them for real life money:
- 40 Gems = $1.99
- 110 Gems (10% more) = $4.99
- 240 Gems (20% more) = $9.99
- 500 Gems (24% more) = $19.99
- 1,300 Gems (29% more) = $49.99
- 3,000 Gems *Best Deal* (49% more) = $99.99
But let’s say you don’t want to spend real money, after all this is supposed to be a “free to play game”. How do you get Gems for free?
Unfortunately, there are no known cheats and I recommend avoiding “hacks” to get free Gems. There are, however, ways to earn Gems for free by simply playing the game, though it is a slower process. Here are some of the ways.
Leveling Up (1 Gem)
By completing tasks, you earn experience (Stars). These Stars will fill up your yellow experience bar and when you “level up” you will earn 1 Gem for free.
Collect an Entire Set of Characters
Characters in Disney Magic Kingdoms are divided into sets of three or four. As you progress through the game, you will have the opportunity to unlock various characters. By completing a set of characters you will be rewarded with Gems. For example:
- (Mickey & Friends 1) Pluto, Mickey, and Minnie = 12 Gems
- (Mickey & Friends 2) Goofy, Daisy, Donald, Pete = 15 Gems
- (Toy Story) Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, Emperor Zerg = 16 Gems
- (Wall-E) Wall-E, Eve = 10 Gems
The hard thing about this is you need to complete certain tasks and quest lines to unlock the ability to “Welcome” the character in the game. And then you need to collect specific character-related items to officially “Welcome” them into your park. You can use Gems to automatically unlock and welcome the character, but that defeats the purpose.
Level Up Individual Characters (1 Gem per)
Gems are rewarded for leveling up individual characters you have Welcomed into your Kingdom. You can level up a character by collecting all of the required items.
To encourage you to login in consistently, Gems are sometimes offered as part of the daily login bonus. The more consecutive days you log on, the better your chance for a Gem.
Watch an advertisement
Occasionally, when you tap the Gem Store to purchase them for real cash, you’ll sometimes see the option to earn free gems for watching an ad. This isn’t always offered however.
These are all the “official” in-game ways to earn free Gems. I’m sure people will offer “hacks” or ask you to install some sort of program, but don’t trust them.