virtual magic kingdom

Magic Kingdom Minecraft Walk-Through

We finally succumbed and bought my son a Minecraft license this week. He’s already hard at work building his first virtual theme park with his friend. If that’s what he wants to do, he could do a lot worse than studying this virtual Magic Kingdom… Read More »Magic Kingdom Minecraft Walk-Through

Disney Icons come to Playdom Social City

That didn’t take long. Disney has started to spread its iconic designs into the world of Social City (http://www.facebook.com/SocialCity), one of the Facebook games that came with its recent purchase of Playdom Games. Players will now find some of their favorite Disney rides and attractions in Social City’s raffle and can add these buildings to their city. Fans can look forward to seeing some of Disney’s most beloved rides and attractions, including “The Matterhorn Bobsleds”, “Space Mountain” and the “Mad Tea Party”. Players who collect all seven Disney themed prizes from the raffle will be awarded the grand prize, “Cinderella’s Castle”.

I’ve logged onto Social City and played a bit. It’s no replacement for Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom (VMK). As you can see the artwork, I’ve included more below the jump, similar to VMK, which is cute. You’ll want to play for a while and get some friends playing too before actually installing any of the buildings. Game play is similar to Farmville and related games, with Playdom making money when you buy in-game cash or participate in marketing type surveys and such. YMMV. Of course, that level of sinister is exactly why Playdom was so attractive to Disney.

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Disney’s Unbuilt Steampunk Roller Coaster

Designer Thom Shillinger worked at Walt Disney Imagineering during an exciting time. Unfortunately most of the excitement came from layoffs and projects that were blue-sky and never greenlit. One of those projects was known ans Project Meadow and Shillinger has put up some of his… Read More »Disney’s Unbuilt Steampunk Roller Coaster

VMK – The End Of The Magic

Tonight marks the end for Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom online multi-player interactive environment. But don’t try to log on for the first time, new sign ups have been discontinued for some time now. Today regular users will log on one more time, exchange personal information… Read More »VMK – The End Of The Magic

VMK Users Struggle to Save Their Community

Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom players continue to struggle to stop The Walt Disney Company from evicting them from their online homes. They’ve started to get a bit more press and now they’re organizing for a street protest on Saturday May 10th.

VMK Kids Unite plans to gather outside the gates of Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom in Anaheim, CA in hopes this will convince the powers that be at Disney not to shut down VMK. I wish them luck

The full press release is below the cut:

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Why close VMK? Wonders Disney Analyst.

Rick Munarriz keeps an eye on the Walt Disney Company over at Motley Fool. He wonders why Disney is closing Virtual Magic Kingdom (VMK) when it should be using it as a gateway game into all of its other properties? The site’s public rationale is… Read More »Why close VMK? Wonders Disney Analyst.