Disney Closing Virtual World Games

Disney Closing Virtual World Games

Come September 19, Disney Interactive Media Group will be closing Toontown Online, Pirates of the Caribbean Online, and Pixie Hollow.  Toontown Online was named 2003’s MMORPG of the year. It also earned a Parent’s Choice Foundation award. Times have changed though and these games have run their course. Though initially fairly successful, they no longer garner the same attention or traffic that the once could. It also should be noticed, Disney has made a fundamental shift in its game creation strategy. They are moving to a licensing driven model rather than an in-house development model.

September 19 will see the closure of the Disney Virtual Worlds. Paying subscribers will be issued refunds and await what comes next from the world of Disney games.

The following was posted on the Toontown Online website:

Attention, Toons:

Toontown Online will be closing on September 19, 2013.

From now until September 19, 2013, ALL Toons can log into Toontown and enjoy full unlimited access for free!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Toontown Online Memberships are no longer available for purchase. All Toons now play as Members for free until Toontown Online’s closing date.
  • As of August 20, 2013, paid Member accounts will no longer be charged a recurring payment for Toontown Online. Emails will be sent to all current paid Members with further information about Membership including refund details.
  • If you do not currently have a Toontown Membership, there is no need to cancel your free account.
  • Any currently open in-game codes can still be redeemed in your Shticker Book until Toontown closes on September 19, 2013.
  • If you have questions regarding your billing or Toontown Membership, please contact us.

For additional information and details, please visit the Toontown Closing FAQs.

Be sure to keep checking up-Toon-the-minute news on all the Toontastic activities and kooky celebrations coming your way during Toontown’s final month here in Toon HQ!

 

Pirates of the Caribbean Online Had this Post:

Important News from Pirates Online
August 20, 2013
Mark ye well, mates – 
Pirates of the Caribbean Online will be closing on September 19, 2013.  

From now until September 19, 2013, ALL Pirates can log into Pirates Online and enjoy full Unlimited Access for free!We sincerely thank every savvy scoundrel, swift-footed swashbuckler, kindly cutthroat, and plunderin’ Pirate on the high seas for your tremendous enthusiasm and loyal support for Pirates of the Caribbean Online.

To learn more about Pirates Online closing click here, or visit our Pirates Online Closing FAQsfor even further information.

Keep a weather eye here on the Current News for festive events and more than a few swashbucklin’ surprises sailing yer way during the next weeks.

First on deck, fireworks herald a final month of Double Gold AND Double Plunder!
Not only do you earn twice the gold every day, yer also twice as likely to find loot when defeating enemies, and you earn DOUBLE the amount of materials from sinking Warships and Bounty Hunters at sea.

Now steer a course for full, free unlimited access to every corner of the Caribbean, mates!


Pirates Online CrewSincerely,
The Crew @ Pirates Online

 

This was posted on the Pixie Hollow Website:

Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow will be closing on September 19, 2013.

From now until September 19, 2013, ALL Fairies and Sparrow Men can log into Pixie Hollow and enjoy full unlimited access for free!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Pixie Hollow Memberships and Pixie Diamonds are no longer available for purchase. All Fairies and Sparrow Men now play as Members for free until Pixie Hollow’s closing date.
  • As of August 20, 2013 paid Member accounts will no longer be charged a recurring payment for Pixie Hollow. Emails will be sent to all current paid Members with further information about Membership including refund details.
  • If you do not currently have a Pixie Hollow Membership, there is no need to cancel your free account.
  • Any Secret Codes you have acquired can still be redeemed here until Pixie Hollow closes on September 19, 2013.
  • If you have any questions concerning your Membership or billing, please contact us.

 

If you have questions or would like additional information, please visit the Pixie Hollow Closing FAQs.

Continue to check out all of the exciting games and activities currently available at the offical Disney Fairies website.

 

Mr. DAPs

Mr. DAPs

Founder at DAPs Magic
Mr. DAPs is the founder of DAPs Magic continues to run its day to day operations. He can be regularly found at Disneyland donning his hat and bow tie as he takes pictures and enjoys the Happiest Place on Earth. He is also a host on Geeks Corner - the Webshow and anchors news stories for DAPs Magic's YouTube channel. You can also find him posting regularly on Twitter and Instagram. He'd love to connect with you so make sure and say hi!
Mr. DAPs

Mr. DAPs

Mr. DAPs is the founder of DAPs Magic continues to run its day to day operations. He can be regularly found at Disneyland donning his hat and bow tie as he takes pictures and enjoys the Happiest Place on Earth. He is also a host on Geeks Corner - the Webshow and anchors news stories for DAPs Magic's YouTube channel. You can also find him posting regularly on Twitter and Instagram. He'd love to connect with you so make sure and say hi!

2 thoughts on “Disney Closing Virtual World Games

  • August 22, 2013 at 9:51 am
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    While Disney and Disney Interactive does seek to eliminate the high risks associated in basing multiple games upon the short-term successes and popularity of corresponding movies or character, the point to be made is that Disney could have enriched these properties it had at its disposal without turning its back entirely upon such games and the corresponding (player) “communities” whom voices and legitimate concerns were in essence, blatantly ignored.

    For example, players loyal to the game “Pirates of the Caribbean Online” (POTCO) maintained an ongoing petition movement for over a year which involved the gain of some 3,000 signatures from players whom had voiced their legitimate concern about the game and the status it was allowed to be kept.

    To date (in the shadow of this report), no hint of acknowledgement of such concerns were ever received by the POTCO community from an official representative of Disney or Disney Interactive.

    http://revivepotco.org/

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