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Old 05-20-2009, 08:17 AM
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This Week in VMK (May 18-24)

This Week in VMK!
May 18-24


Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly feature, This Week in VMK!
Take a peek into VMK's past as we remember some of the things that were happening...this week in VMK!

Click on the links to get more information from our VMK DOW wiki!

2005:



May 23rd:

Public Beta Testing Begins


Players enter the kingdom! VMK Opened for public Beta Testing with a full compliment of Beta Furniture.



2006:



May 19th:

Released


The Rongo Tiki Pin is released.

Re-released



The Tangaroa-Ru Tiki Idol Color Yellow, Tangaroa-Ru Tiki Idol Color Blue, and are released.

Newsletter

Thar be Pirates ahead!
Coming Next Week! High School Musical
VMK Staff Profiles: VMK_Snail
Top Players
Best Guest Room:
CL_Ferriz - Rainbow Room

Best Game Room:
AllyDance - Table freeze dance (prizes)
AlexKarateMonkey - Team Baseball!!

Best Player Quest:
Fieldo - Walt Disney's Quest


May 22th:

Retired


The Rongo Tiki Pin is retired.


May 23rd:

Newsletter
Thar be Pirates ahead!
High School Musical
Memorial Day Weekend Team Baseball Event
New Staff
Please give a warm welcome to VMK_Eagle and HOST_Lily. If you see them around make sure to say Hello. Also VMK_Sparky has moved on over to the Host team and will now be known as HOST_Sparky.
VMK Staff Profiles: VMK_Mocha
Top Players
Best Guest Room:
MickeyMickeyGrl - Memory Day Room
WorldofMotion - Madame Leota Knows Best

Best Game Room:
BluePirateGrl - Pirate Baseball!
Ranch - Bat Magic Baseball

Best Player Quest:
Neoteny - Disney's Mad Mixed Up Quest



2007:



May 18th:

Released


The Davy Jones' Key Pin, Pirate Pants (Female), and Pirate Pants (Male) are released.


May 21st:

Pirate Quest Released
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Your knowledge of movies and attractions will be put to the test. Pirate trivia and Ship Battle skills ye will be needing in this quest. Batten down the hatches and put the wind in the sails! But remember, me hearties: dead men tell no tales!


Players who complete this quest will receive Cursed Storm.

Retired


The Davy Jones' Key Pin is retired.

Newsletter
Yavn Speaks
Event Info
Push's Trash Trivia
Top Players

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heyyittsMadii - VMK Giant Tiki Tiki House

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FlippyCheezer - Attack of The Kraken Game

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HathowayB - Figment's Imagination Quest!


2008:



May 18th:

Released






The Briar's Chair, Cowboy Shirt With Vest Grey, Finding Nemo Coral Chair (Purple), Finding Nemo Hat, Finding Nemo Blue Pebble Carpet, Finding Nemo Shirt, Jungle Book Throne, Lilo & Stitch Hammock Couch, Lilo & Stitch Island Setting, Lilo & Stitch LP Chair, Lilo & Stitch Surfboard Table, Mission Space Helmet Purple, Mission Space Boots Purple, Mission Space Pants Purple, Mission Space Vest Purple, New Orleans Beret Teal, Royal Ride Teleporter, Superhero Pants Teal, and Superhero Shirt Teal are released.

Re-released



The Cowboy Pants are re-released.


May 19th:

Released





The Alice Shoes, ALR Cat On Rock, ALR Dee and Dumb, ALR Present Gate, ALR Tea Pot, ALR Queen, ALR Watchout Birds, Frozen Palm Tree Chair Red, Monsters Inc. Lamp, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor Couch, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor Poster, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor Table, PPR BR Carpet, PPR Golden Ship, Space Ship Earth Table, Space Ship Earth Lamp, and X2 Spaceship Magic are released.


May 20th:

Released:




The Alien Encounter Pin, American Adventure Pin, Autopia Offroad Pink Magic Pin Single Use, Finding Nemo Coral Chair (Green), Finding Nemo Kelp Poster, Horizons Pin, Minnie Special, Mission Space Boots Pink, Mission Space Helmet Pink, Mission Space Pants Pink, Mission Space Vest Pink, and Yavn Pin are released.

Re-released


The ALR Sand Carpet and Tangaroa-Ru Tiki Idol Color Pink are re-released.

Retired

The Castle Suite Guest Room, Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage Chair, Heart Chair Yellow, Jester Hat Teal, Mardi Gras Mask, Party Hat Pink, Party Hat Yellow, Prince Philip Jacket Blue, Prince Philip Jacket Red, Prince Philip Pants Blue, Prince Philip Pants Red, Prince Philip Shoes, Princess Aurora Dress Bottom Blue, Princess Aurora Dress Bottom Pink, Princess Aurora Dress Top Blue, Princess Aurora Dress Top Pink, Princess Aurora Shoes Blue, Princess Aurora Shoes Pink, and Princess Aurora Tiara are retired.


May 21st:

Released




The Carnival Midway Ride Start, Carnival Midway Ride Teleporter, Midway Mania Booth Darts, Midway Mania Booth Milkbottles, Midway Mania Booth Rings, Mission Space Boots Blue, Mission Space Helmet Blue, Mission Space Mars Planet Poster, Mission Space Pants Blue, and Mission Space Vest Blue are released.

Re-released


The Mission Space Helmet, Mission Space Shoes, Mission Space Pants, and Mission Space Vest are re-released.

Retired


The Tiki Totem Topper is retired.

Yavn Speaks
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Originally Posted by Yavn Speaks
Live and direct from VMK Central, here's Yavn with a final mesage to the Kingdom...

Not Goodbye...

Well here we are, at the end of a long journey. First, I'd like to say thank you for your notes, emails and letters – they have all made their way to me. I too have many great memories, and like you, I have a great appreciation of VMK.

I wish I could list out my favorite VMK memories and moments, but there are so many it's impossible to list them all. Of course something that I get asked over and over again is what inspired you to make VMK. For each of us it started with a love of the Disney Parks, and in my case it was a book...

The Big Blue Book

I was 11 years old when I went to see a Disney stage show. I don't remember the details of the show, only that each family that attended received a big blue book. In my family, I ended up with the book and spent many, many nights reading it. Over and over again.

The book was called "Disneyland, The First Quarter Century."

The book showcased the first 25 years of the Park with a few pages of the then upcoming Big Thunder Mountain. Many of the attractions shown were still in the Park, but a few that caught my eye (Flying Saucers, Phantom Boats and Carousel of Progress) made me wish I could turn back the clock.



Yavn took inspiration for VMK from this book about Disneyland.

I spent so much time visiting and reading about Disneyland that I started to know every inch of it, past and present. But Disneyland wasn't my only passion, I was also a huge fan of video games, and I always thought it would be cool to make a computerized version of Disneyland. Of course I had no idea what that would mean until much later...

What amazes me now is the way that Disneyland found its way to the internet, and again is showing the world an exciting new frontier – a digital frontier, that lives on the internet.

Now VMK is going away. Just like several attractions at Disneyland that have come and gone, VMK was just the first step in a new age of online attractions. However unlike Disneyland, VMK was never built to run forever. VMK was just the beginning – who knows what we will imagine next!

Still we've had a great time, shared some great memories – and years from now, someone will mention VMK in a conversation and you can smile and say proudly "Yeah, I played it."

Thank You!

Finally, we'd like to give all our players 30 days of unlimited access to both Pirates of the Caribbean Online and Toontown Online. If you're interested in this offer, email us at: [email protected].

Important: Please make sure you provide your VMK character name to be eligible (this is the character name you played as in VMK -- we don't need your login, password or other info, just your character name).

And Thank YOU!

It takes a great many people to create, build and run a virtual Park. I'd like to thank Team VMK, all of our friends and partners at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom – but most of all, you.

I ask one last favor of all of you – remember VMK as one step along the journey. Like I said, in the history of the Disney Parks, we've seen attractions go away to be replaced by better experiences. Still those older attractions are talked about today just as fondly as they were when they were opened (Flying Saucers, House Of The Future, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Walt Disney World, America Sings).

Let's keep a special place in our hearts and minds for VMK and remember the fun, friends and fantasy while we keep an eye toward the great things to come.



Remember this is farewell, not goodbye! After some much needed rest you'll probably catch me sailing the virtual seas in Pirates, or flying around in Pixie Hollow.

Thanks for playing VMK,
Yavn

VMK Closes



The Virtual Magic Kingdom closes its gates for the final time.

Thanks for reading and join us again next week as we remember VMK's past
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:03 PM
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2007- Loved that pairate costume, and I remember buying enough Davy Jones pins to fill up my whole lanyard =). I played pirates a lot that day with PurpleMonkey.

2008-I cried the first time I read Yavn's letter last year, cried again today. I can't beleive it has already been a year since VMK's closing...
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2008 - Worst week EVER ...
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