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Club Penguin Island event at Disney’s Blizzard Beach on July 29

For all its famous talk of synergy, there is a surprising lack of cooperation between the parks and interactive divisions of the Walt Disney Company. Other than a small mostly-hidden, arcade in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there isn’t much right now. One would think that every… Read More »Club Penguin Island event at Disney’s Blizzard Beach on July 29

Club Penguin Rolls Out New Features

Disney’s most popular Virtual World, Club Penguin, has just rolled out a set of new features designed to make the game more social by making it easier for the participants to find each other and communicate. Over 56 million chat messages are sent a day and the new system helps automate part of that process. Another major update allows kids to better organize their friends list.

“We’ve added powerful social networking technologies to the biggest online world for kids, making it much easier for kids to find and connect with each other in Club Penguin,” said Lane Merrifield, co-founder of Club Penguin and executive vice president of Disney Online Studios. “The new Friends and Chat systems are the most significant enhancements we’ve ever made to Club Penguin and we’re just getting started.”

Club Penguin maintains a fun and safe experience by using filtering technology and live moderators. The game contains no third-party advertising and is free to use and enjoy, however a subscription membership provides access to additional features that enhance the play experience. If you want to try Club Penguin for yourself, The Disney Blog readers get 12 months of Club Penguin membership for the price of 8 months.

The press release with more details is below the jump:

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Club Penguin Spreads to iOS devices with first game

It’s been a while since we checked in with Club Penguin, Disney’s $350 million acquisition aimed at youth around the world. While staying mostly out of the headlines, ClubPenguin.com has continued chugging along with a new group of kids signing on every school year. A… Read More »Club Penguin Spreads to iOS devices with first game

Club Penguin Forgets to Renew Domain Name, Oops

According to The Inquisitr, Disney’s child oriented MMORG Club Penguin went off the web on Monday after the company failed to renew the game’s domain name. The site stayed live for about a week after it expired, but then was taken off line for about… Read More »Club Penguin Forgets to Renew Domain Name, Oops

Club Penguin makes donations via players virtual coins

It’s been a long time since I wrote about Club Penguin, the virtual game for children that Disney purchased. But they’ve just wrapped up their fourth annual Coins For Change event and the results were remarkable. The Coins For Change campaign helps the young players of Club Penguin make change in the real world by donating virtual coins earned by playing in the online game.

Kids could donate virtual coins to provide medical help, build safe places or protect the earth. At the end of the event, the virtual donations to the three cause categories served as votes to determine how a $1M cash contribution from Disney Online Studios would be divided among charitable projects aimed at helping children, families and the planet.

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Teens talk about Online Communities

I think it’s safe to say that with Club Penguin, Toon Town Online, Pirates, Pixie Hollow and other popular online role playing sites, The Walt Disney Company has invested a lot of money in online communities. These games are more than just a revenue stream… Read More »Teens talk about Online Communities