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    Virtual Magic Kingdom to Close May 21
    April 8, 2008

    Disney's popular free multi-player online game, Virtual Magic Kingdom (VMK) announced on its newsletter that it will close on May 21, 2008 - two days short of its third anniversary.

    VMK Producer, Yavn said, "As many of you know, Virtual Magic Kingdom was created and launched back in 2005 as part of the Disneyland 50th Anniversary Celebration. VMK exceeded expectations in terms of performance, and as a result we extended the promotion (that is, VMK, the game) well beyond the 50th Celebration."

    "At Disney we're still committed to building communities and online virtual worlds," Yavn says, "and we're looking forward to providing you the opportunity to enjoy other exciting new experiences."

    Although Disney has been shifting the focus of the game out of the parks the game has still remained popular with kids, teens, and adults alike. Fans of the game have been expecting this since the game did surpass its original time frame due high popularity. Many speculated that the game would close at the end of the fiscal year instead.

    Disney hopes that VMK players will continue playing Disney online games which currently include: ToonTown Online, Pirates Online, and Club Penguin - all of which have monthly fees. Yavn also shares that the VMK staff will continue with future projects with Disney and some have already started work on the new Fairies and Cars virtual worlds.

    More on the Story: Yavn Speaks Newsletter.

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