Celebrate with Us! September is Celebration Month! - Newsletter

Updated 1 September 2014

I can’t believe it! Twelve months ago, MyVMK was getting ready to open her virtual gates to the public. Every month there was a new theme to celebrate, create, and participate in. For the month of September, we aren’t celebrating one theme… but all of them! We will be looking back at some of the best Kingdom moments with new and old events, activities, and items! Have you missed purchasing an item, or just want to collect more of them? All month we will be re-releasing select old themed items, as well as releasing brand new items! Celebrate with us! Celebrate MyVMK!


One Year and Counting!

Celebrate With Us!

We’ll be celebrating this month with old and new… including this beautifully crafted Simba Hat coming this month! This is just a sample of one of the new items that will be released in September. Keep on a look out for more!


Can you guess what theme I belong to?

Take a Peak Behind The Scenes!

For the month of September, we’re going to invite you to see some never-before-seen unreleased content! Every week we’ll showcase MyVMK concept art and even silly staff bloopers! Let’s get started!

Can you recognize this bunny? Yes, that’s the little guy who lives in the Main Street Magic Shop! For April 2014, ideas were being tossed around on an Easter event. One such concept was to have the little bunny (nicknamed Presto) roam around the kingdom and drop eggs in public rooms! The animations above are all concept images of the feature.

It’s a Party… A Mad Tea Party!

Coming Soon! 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!

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Test Your Knowledge of Disney Trivia!

This Week’s Question: On the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland, the two drop hills at the beginning of the ride do more than take guest down a waterfall. Besides providing a good thrill, what do the drop hills on the attraction do?

Know the answer?

Send your answer to trivia@myvmk.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, September 4th, to send your answers in.

Here’s the answer to last weeks Push Trivia: He wrote the Pirates ‘theme song.’ Who is he and what is the song?

Answer: He is X Atencio, and the song is “Yo Ho (A Pirates Life for Me).”

Did you know: X Atencio wrote the lyrics for the famous song as well as the script and pirate dialog for the Pirates attraction. He started working for the Walt Disney Studio as an assistant animator for Fantasia in 1938. X was handpicked by Walt Disney to work on the Pirates attraction and ultimately convinced Walt that a song might be a good way to tie the story elements together and make the Pirates a little more friendly.

The music for the song was composed by George Bruns (who is probably best known for “The Ballard of Davy Crockett”) and sung by the Mellowmen (a singing group that also performed in Lady and the Tramp). X Atencio also wrote the lyrics to another popular Disney attraction theme song - the Haunted Mansion’s “Grim Grinning Ghost.” Congratulations to the 3 lucky (and randomly picked) players that sent in the correct answer for last week’s question!

Winners:

Arielaine
Pirate
Midien

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Event and Item Info

New Green and Pink Crates!

You can purchase the brand new Green Crate and Pink Crate in the Main Street Magic Shop today! Green Crates require a green key to open, which you can earn by playing mini-games. Pink Crates are available for a limited time and require no key to open!

Host Event Highlights – Summer Events Every Day!

Check the Community Calendar for more events, details, and event times.

It’s Celebration Month! Check out these NEW items!

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Inside a cave filled up with treasure, there’s a secret hideaway for your pirating leisure! Pick up the Skull Rock Guest Room in the Rooms Catalog on August 2nd!

Celebrate with us! Who doesn’t love a party? Start the party off with Confetti Magic, now available in the Main Street Magic Shop!

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Avast thar, lads and lassies! Pick up this swashbucklin’ Pirate Costume at Shrunken Ned’s Shop, available now! (Hat, shirt, pants and shoes – each item sold separately.)

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Start your career as a buccaneer! Pick up the Pirate Jacket With Vest (Girls) and Mr. Smee Shirt Red (Boys) in Shrunken Ned’s Shop - available now!

X marks the spot! Ye found some small treasure of your own! Pick up the 1x1 Dead Man’s Chest and Shipwreck Sand Carpet at Shrunken Ned’s shop starting August 29th!

Pirate prizes fit ‘fer a captain! Purchase the Pirate Player Piano Color Purple and Pirate Treasure Chest Color Purple in Shrunken Ned’s Shop starting August 29th!

Dark Ride Peter Pan StartDark Ride Peter Pan Teleporter

Hunt for the treasure! Make a ride with your crewmates with the Peter Pan Ride Start and Peter Pan Ride Teleporter now in Small World Imports under Dark Rides!

Available in the Emporium Specials on August 29th is the Burning Village Pin! This pin is only available for the WEEKEND only, so be sure to pick one up for your collection! It’s the fifth and last pin in the Pirate Attraction series! Collect all 5!

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.

PLEASE NOTE: As of September 2014 we will no longer be accepting room entries emailed to us. MyVMK Staff Judges will now be visiting rooms on the Popular Guest Rooms List and looking for the best rooms. Invite some friends to your room and get recognized!

If you’re a pirate looking for a vacation, check in to the Tortuga Hotel and Outdoor Café owned by cruiselinefan! Make a reservation at Tortuga Hotel and relax at the outdoor café while watching ships come to port! Congratulations!

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!
NEW! The Best Game Contest is coming to MyVMK! 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.

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

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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

8/7 – 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.

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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.

Posted on Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:49:00

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