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cobbler
01-24-2005, 12:58 PM
I get the Grand Rapids Press and along with the 1500 dollar deal that everyone else go there was also a 1/2 page story/ad/whatever with it.

It was tips and junk, nothing most of us don't know - EXCEPT THIS:

It talks about What's next and talks about the 50 year celebration (very vaguely) but there was one paragraph that caught me offguard.

"A "virtual theme park" will debut with a free online game in which you adopt a persona and acquire points. Sounds like the popular "SIMS" computer games, except you can win real Disney discounts."

What is this all about???

kentear
01-24-2005, 01:16 PM
Maybe it has something to do with Disney Quest?

TwingleMum
01-24-2005, 01:17 PM
WOW!! That sounds really interesting. I hope we hear more about it. Thanks for the heads up.

jjohnson
01-24-2005, 01:24 PM
I found this..Hope its for WDW too!

Disney to launch Virtual Kingdom free online game to promote Disneyland 50th
Advertising Age reports Disney's plan to launch a free online game called Virtual Magic Kingdom to promote Disneyland's 50th Birthday beginning this summer. Aimed at 7-12 year ODs, Virtual Magic Kingdom players will be able to wind special perks and head-of-line privileges for rides. They'll also be able to play on-site games at parks to win points for their online gaming persona. Advertising Age January, 3 (requires subscription)

Other 50th Birthday festivities? Look for Sleepy Beauty's Castle to be decorated like a jewelry box and Tinkerbell to fly above the park. That's the word from Disney's Vice Chairman of Imagineering Marty Skylar as spoken at Pine and Gilmore's thinkAbout 2004 reception at Disneyland.

jjohnson
01-24-2005, 01:26 PM
I found a better article:

http://yahoo.usatoday.com/money/media/2005-01-17-disney-advergaming_x.htm?csp=1

Selket
01-24-2005, 01:35 PM
So.........how many of us die-hard fans who are....shall we say....a few years older than the target ages of 7-12 are going to be playing this game? :earboy2:

jjohnson
01-24-2005, 01:43 PM
So.........how many of us die-hard fans who are....shall we say....a few years older than the target ages of 7-12 are going to be playing this game? :earboy2:


Not me :rolleyes1
but.. I happen to have 3 little targets

lagunaseca
01-24-2005, 01:46 PM
It sounds really :cool1: !! Thank you for posting this!!!!

Mom2RinJen
01-24-2005, 01:58 PM
Sounds awesome, but I bet the imagineers didnt take into account the number of ADULT disney addicts. bet more adults will play than tweens. I know I'll try it!

jolary03
01-24-2005, 02:09 PM
I just put two and two together after reading this post and my son got a survey to fill out from Disney (he is 11) it pertained to an online type thing. It was actually sent to me and Disney asked me to allow my son to fill it out. I think this is what it had to do with. I am trying to remember more of what it asked him. It was something like if you watched this commercial and then when it ended it said for you to log on to a certain site to continue the commercial and actually give you a chance to choose the ending and get a junior license or something like that would that be of interest to you. It had a few different scenarios to choose from. I am thinking that this has something directly to do with this. I don't know if this means anything to anyone, or if I am just rambling but I just thought I would pass it on. I just love Disney!

PrincessCandaceMarie
01-24-2005, 02:24 PM
So.........how many of us die-hard fans who are....shall we say....a few years older than the target ages of 7-12 are going to be playing this game? :earboy2:
I'll be playing for sure!

cobbler
01-24-2005, 02:37 PM
My son got an online survey for the new Lights Motor cars action stunt thing. (I know that isn't the right name but it escapes me right now).

Who knows??

Madi100
01-24-2005, 02:51 PM
I think it sounds fun. I will definitely check it out.

golfgal
01-24-2005, 04:43 PM
We won't have a lot of time to play the game before our visit, but heck, we are going anyway, if the kids can win free prizes, great!

MinnieM3
01-24-2005, 05:16 PM
This sound fun, but if our last trip is Memorial Day, I don't think it'll do us much good. OR can you start playig shortly but can't redeem anything until May5th?? Anyone know?