Updated 23 October 2014
Welcome foolish mortals… it’s Haley here with all of the info you’ll need during this spooktacular month! The leaves are beginning to change color in the Kingdom, candy, decorations, and a shipment of costumes are starting to take over Main Street, and… Zombie Sightings? Yes, this can only mean one thing… Halloween is here! You won’t want to miss this year’s Halloween celebration. It’s bigger, better, and scarier!
Boo To You! Frightfully fun events await in MyVMK!
Haunted Mansion Ghost Chasers Game - Now Open!
Join 999 virtual happy haunts in a “spirited” ghost-hunting game! It’s the most fun you can have without being alive! Team up with your friends and rid the mansion of it’s ghoulish residents! The Haunted Mansion Ghost Chasers Game is now open, and the spirits are dying to meet you! The mini-game is currently in alpha testing, so we are still reviewing and testing the way the game works. Here’s some tips to “scare” up your score:
- When playing The Haunted Mansion Game and you’re “tagged” by a ghost, you will briefly become a ghost and take on the ghosts color (green or purple – whichever color your opponent is.) When you’re human, ghosts that are the same color as you will run from you, but guess what? When you’re a green or purple “ghost,” the ghosts don’t know to run away from you! Use this time to get close to the opposing colored ghost. That way when you “turn human” again you’re right there, ready to tag them and grab the points, rather than wasting time running around! (But watch out for other ghost that may be following you.)
- Catching a player that has been turned into a ghost will get you more points than just catching a regular ghost!
- Shake the coffins by pressing the CTRL or SHIFT key while facing it to make more ghosts appear, but be careful, this strategy may backfire if you shake a coffin that releases an opponent’s ghost.
Horrifying Halloween Decorations!
Be sure to stop by Main Street and see the frightfully fun Halloween decorations that have been put up! Jack-o-Lantern’s, bats, and skeletons are waiting to greet you as you walk down “Trick or Treat” Street! Just be careful not to get infected by any zombie friends that come your way!
Welcome Foolish Mortals…
Look alive! The Haunted Mansion Conservatory Guest Room will be the main HOST prize during the month of October. Here in this ghostly retreat, 999 happy haunts reside here… but there’s always room for a thousand! Acquiring this room will prove quite a feat! Good luck!
It’s a Party… A Mad Tea Party!
Available Now! Try your luck at pulling the Sword in The Stone to obtain the new Mad Tea Party Pin! The Sword in the Stone will begin having less pins added as frequently as before. Good luck!
Push’s Trash Trivia!
Test Your Knowledge of Disney Trivia!
This Week’s Question: The Haunted Mansion always has room for one more, but how many haunts currently occupy the Mansion?
Know the answer?
Send your answer to email@example.com. Be sure to provide your MyVMK username in the email with the answer. From the correct answers submitted, we randomly select three players as the winners and send them a Push Trivia Pin! You have until Thursday, October 30th, to send your answers in.
Here’s the answer to last weeks Push Trivia: This Disney villain uses a pumpkin for a head. Who is he?
Answer: The Headless Horseman.
Based on a short story by Washington Irving, the Disney animated classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of two animated shorts featured in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.
Narrated by Bing Crosby, the The Legend of Sleepy Hollow follows a young school teacher named Ichabod Crane who is haunted by the tale of a mysterious headless horseman.
The Headless Horseman also makes an appearance in the Boo To You Halloween Parade at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.
Did you know: Due to limited resources and reduced man power caused by the second World War, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad used animation elements from other films. For example, the whistling reeds that frighten Ichabod are the same drawings used in the Disney short The Old Mill. Congratulations to the 3 lucky (and randomly picked) players that sent in the correct answer for last week’s question!
Event and Item Info
Host Event Highlights – Spooktacular Halloween Events Every Day!
Check the Community Calendar for more events, details, and event times.
October is Halloween Month! Happy haunts and ghoulish treats return to MyVMK for Halloween Month! No tricks here, just lots of treats! Check out these NEW items! *All weekly releases this month will be sold for one week only unless otherwise stated.
This new magic is infectious! Make your way to the Main Street Magic Shop and pick up the Turn Into Zombie Magic available all month long! When cast, you’ll become your very own happy haunt! Not only that, but you can infect your friends by walking up to them too! It’s to die for… really!
Leave your bubbling cauldron brewing and run out of your coffin because you won’t want to miss the Witch & Vampire Costume! These outfits will be available all month long, pick it up in the Emporium today!
Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion! Become the ghost host this Halloween and join us for a “swinging wake” with the Haunted Mansion Suit Black Costume. This grinning ghost costume will socialize in the Emporium starting October 24th! (Hat, Jacket, Pants, and Shoes – each sold separately.)
Hollywood, 1939. Amid the glitz and the glitter of a bustling, young movie town at the height of its golden age, The Hollywood Tower Hotel was a star in its own right; a beacon for the show business elite… The Bellhop Costume will be available in the Emporium starting Friday, October 24th!
One stormy night long ago, five people stepped through the door of an elevator and into a nightmare. That door is opening once again, and this time it’s opening for you. You are about to discover what lies beyond the fifth dimension…beyond the deepest, darkest corner of the imagination…in the Tower of Terror… Create your own fifth dimension with the Tower of Terror Starry Carpet, available this Friday in the Emporium!
The next time you check into a deserted hotel on the dark side of Hollywood, make sure you know just what kind of vacancy you’re filling. Or you may find yourself a permanent resident of…The Twilight Zone. Now we invite you to “drop” on by to the Hollywood Tower Hotel with your very own Tower Of Terror Luggage Cart Sofa - available October 24th!
This hat is the perfect pumpkin pal! Freshly picked from the Pumpkin Hat Patch, this Pumpkin Mickey Hat can complete any Halloween outfit! Pick it up in the Emporium starting this Friday, October 24th!
More ghoulishly great Halloween decorations are coming your way! New and old items, including the Minnie Pumpkin, Halloween Pumpkin Bag, and Floating Candelabra will be flying into the Emporium shelves starting Friday, October 24th!
No spooktacular Halloween room is complete without these traditional decorations! Pick up the Mickey Ear Pumpkin, Skeleton Chair, and Pumpkin Patches in the Emporium today - available all month long!
Look out for HOST_Nemo’s Spooktacular Maze events throughout the month of October! If you find the correct way through his menacing mansion maze, you’ll be rewarded with one of five Haunted Mansion Pins! Can you find all of the correct exits and collect all 5 pins this month? Good luck!
Top Players of the Month
Create a Great Guest Room! Get Recognized!
Player created Guest or Game Rooms demonstrate originality in concept and design. Our judges are looking for creativity, so try using traditional items in different and unique ways. Rooms are judged by MyVMK Staff every month and selected from player rooms.
PirateStew invites you to enter his Blue Lagoon Cafe and Ride room for a host of activities! Come dine, trade, and relax in the majestic setting of a moonlit Caribbean lagoon. This waterside cafe offers moonlight diners a charming view of the lagoon, amid tropical palm trees, lush foliage, and white sand. Vegan options available!!The Best Guest Room Winner receives:
- 2000 credits
- A free room - Castle Suite Guest Room
- Best Guest Room Award Pin
- Plus! A party in Club 33!
Create a game room and play with friends and others, and a MyVMK judge may notice your idea! Game rooms that get the nod offer a new game idea or a new twist on an old favorite. In all rooms we look for room owners who welcome everyone with a smile and show a willingness to answer questions about their room.
Play the Last Pirate Standing Game, created by MagicSeeker! Board your ship and around the world ye go. When the spinner hits 3 or 5, get ashore as quick as you can. Beware of the Dead Man’s Zone. Last Pirate Standing wins. No seat = Walk the plank!
The Best Game Room Winner receives:
- 2000 credits
- A free room
- Best Game Room Award Pin
MyVMK Staff Profiles
Ever wanted to know more about your favorite staff member? Now you can! Every so often we will be interviewing a different member of the MyVMK Staff. Here is the most recent interview!
Mod name: HOST_Cherub
What is your favorite pieces of furniture, and why?
My favorite furniture are the Typhoon Lagoon Palm Tops and Trunks. They are absolutely necessary when building a room and filling in the void spots.
What is your favorite type of Guest Room?
My favorite type of guest rooms are GAME rooms! I love joining our players in a round of falling chairs. They really have some great game ideas!
What is your favorite public room?
The best public room in MyVMK is the Fantasyland Courtyard. You can always catch a few laughs with the players between rides, and I love watching everyone try their luck with the Sword in the Stone.
Best MyVMK Moment?
The best MyVMK moment was bumping into friends I’d lost contact with years ago. It’s as if time stood still in MyVMK and we had just talked yesterday. It was a very special experience!
MyVMK Safety and Security
10/2 – Remember to review the MyVMK Values and game guidelines. As always, violence or inappropriate subject matter of adult nature will NOT be tolerated and involvement in this activity will result in a ban of your account.
MyVMK is NO place for negative behavior. Have fun, make friends, play games and chat, but please keep in mind MyVMK must always be a safe and appropriate place for Players of ALL ages. Please help keep VMK just like the Disney Theme Parks - a safe, fun and magical place for everyone!
Respect other players. Scams (theft), violence, giving out personal information or discussing adult content (sexual or otherwise), vulgarity or inappropiate behavior have NO place in MyVMK.
Help is always available.
MyVMK’s ‘Call For Help’ button is easy to use and always accessible – just click on the HELP button on the lower right of the VMK player window. We encourage you to let us know if anything unsafe or suspicious catches your attention.
Tip: Remember the ‘Call For Help’ is like MyVMK’s 911. So while we encourage you to use it, please only do so for serious player issues. And like 911, using ‘Call For Help’ to report false information will get you in trouble too, so make sure you’re reporting the incident or player accurately.
If you do have a serious problem, tell us immediately! The faster you use the ‘Call For Help’ button to make us aware of a problem, the more effective we can be in taking care of the issue. So please, tell us immediately if you have a serious problem and help make MyVMK a fun and safe place for everyone.