Lilo and Nemo Beach Party! - July Newsletter

Updated 24 July 2014

Hey, Haley here! I hope you had a splash with waterpark month because the summer fun is just getting started! It’s a Beach Party this month with the theme of Lilo and Nemo! Be prepared for lots of fun in the sun, along with cool furniture, clothing, pins, and even some more surprises! I managed to take a picture of an upcoming outfit, so check it out!


Aloha! Greetings from MyVMK!

Waterslide Team Competition Results!

The Waterslide Team Competition Judging is finally over! The event was amazing and far exceeded our expectations. There were hundreds of colorful and creative rooms to ride through, all of which were great! Our judges had the very difficult job of picking the winners and are now ready to announce the results – but before we do that, we just want to say “Awesome Job!” to EVERYONE that entered the competition. You and your team all worked extremely hard and should be proud of your creations. Thanks for participating! So without further delay, here are the grand prize winners and runner ups for each category:

Best Overall Ride Experience:

Grand Prize Winner

  • Team Tortuga (Team Captain: Allusion)

Runners Up

  • Team Kraken (Team Captain: GypsyRose)
  • Team Stitch’s Fantasmic (Team Captain: Jumangi)
  • Team Wizard of Oz (Team Captain: Julesoola)
  • Team PBJ’s (Team Captain: Silhouette)
  • Team Tropical (Team Captain: CocoBandicoot)

Best Creative Use of Design Elements:

Grand Prize Winner

  • Team Panini (Team Captain: Grenadier)

Runners Up

  • Team Aqua Ducks (Team Captain: LuvDaPixie)
  • Team Atlantis (Team Captain: Joela)
  • Team Whovian (Team Captain: JiggoryPokery)
  • Team Ladies Of The Sea (Team Captain: Tigger)
  • Team Walt’s Waterpark (Team Captain: eaglesgirl)

Best Cohesive Team:

Grand Prize Winner

  • Team Kungaloosh (Team Captain: Hathaway)

Runners Up

  • Team Producers (Team Captain: Omi.A)
  • Team Corsairs (Team Captain: myleadguitargirl)
  • Team Alcatraz (Team Captain: LadySkip)
  • Team Six Ears of MyVMK (Team Captain: meanestpianist)
  • Team Scrump (Team Captain: niknik)

Congratulations to all of the winning teams! Even if you didn’t win, always remember to be proud of your work - the judges loved every single room they rode through. Thank you for participating and making the competition a success. Be on the look out for prizes, they will be distributed in the coming days:

Grand Prizes:
Each Player on a Grand Prize winning team will receive these prizes:

  • 2 Blue Blizzard Beach Ski Chairs
  • 4 Green Typhoon Lagoon Crates
  • Top Ten Pin
  • Dancing Inferno Pin
  • Lagoonagator Hat + Participation Prizes

Runner Up Prizes:
Each player on a runner up team will receive these prizes:

  • 2 Blue Blizzard Beach Ski Chairs
  • 2 Green Typhoon Lagoon Crates
  • Lagoonagator Hat
  • Top Ten Pin
  • Plus Participation Prizes

Participation Prizes:
Every player who participated in the event that followed the competition rules and room theme will receive these prizes:

  • Ice Gator Hat
  • Plus you get to keep your Room Judging Flag Blue

Yoho Yoho..

Fish Out New Sword In The Stone Pins!

Available Now! A new set of Fantasyland Ride pins is now ready to be pulled out of the Sword in The Stone! You can earn these awesome new Ocean Fun Pins by simply riding the Fantasyland Courtyard rides and trying to lift the sword. Have a nice ride and good luck!

Push’s Trash Trivia!

Test Your Knowledge of Disney Trivia!

This Week’s Question: What Disney attraction was originally planned as a walk-through wax museum?

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, July 31st, to send your answers in.

Here’s the answer to last weeks Push Trivia: In Lilo and Stitch, each experiment created by Dr. Jumba Jookiba has an experiment number. What is Stitch’s number?

Answer: Experiment 626.

Did you know: The name “Lilo” means “Generous One” and its origin is Hawaiian. It can also be interpreted as “Lost” and this would give the song title “He Mele No Lilo” a loose translation as “Lullaby of the Lost”. The name Nani also means “Beautiful” in Hawaiian.

Many of the aliens are inspired by Disney characters, including Piglet and Tigger. Other extra-terrestrial elements in the film - such as spaceships - were designed to resemble marine life. Congratulations to the 3 lucky (and randomly picked) players that sent in the correct answer for last week’s question!

Winners:

Adorable
SailorX
Jaycie

Event and Item Info

Host Event Highlights – Summer Events Every Day!

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

It’s Lilo and Nemo Month! Check out these NEW items!

Please Note: As of July 2014 all new releases will be available under the “Specials” category of the designated shop.

Keep your shark teeth pearly white with Turn into Shark Magic but always remember: “Fish are friends, not food!” Pick up this magic in the Main Street Magic Shop starting July 4th!

Aloha! Cool off this summer with the new Hawaiian Lilo Outfit! Available in Shrunken Ned’s Shop today!

Stay cool and keep the sun out of your eyes in style! This hat is perfect for those sunny days! Pick up the Straw Hat Gold in the Emporium starting July 25th!

Make your fish tank feel right at home with these cool coral chairs! Purchase the Finding Nemo Coral Chair Green and Finding Nemo Coral Chair Purple this Friday in Shrunken Ned’s Shop!

Available in the Emporium on July 25th is the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage 5 of 5 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 Finding Nemo Pin series! Collect all 5!

June’s Best Guest Room

What makes a Guest Room award-worthy?

Guest Rooms that stand out show originality in concept and design. It could be a use of conventional furniture in unconventional ways, the use of a theme or color, or humor. The most important thing while designing a room is to have fun!

June was full of amazing guest room creations, and to everyone who entered, GREAT JOB! Here is June’s Best Guest Room winner…

Visit the wonderful world of Oz in the We’re off to See the Wizard guest room, created by LisaWDW! There’s The Emerald City! Oh, we’re almost there at last! It’s beautiful, isn’t it? Just watch out for the poppies they’ll put you right to sleep. He really must be a wonderful Wizard to live in a city like that!

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!
Did you create a guest room and want to enter it in this month’s contest? Simply send an email to bgr@myvmk.com with an image of the room, your in-game character name, and the room title and description to submit your room entry! Good luck!

MyVMK 1.0

Big changes and updates are coming to MyVMK soon! Check the Development Updates frequently for the latest news and information on MyVMK 1.0.

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_Maui

What are your favorite items to build with in MyVMK?
I love the clouds and the new colored crates! I also love the waterslide items too, I can’t wait until those are released!

What is your favorite place to hang out in MyVMK?
Wherever the action is! I love interacting with everyone and just hanging out. Random trivia is fun, too!

Do players have a “nickname” for you?
Well, I do get called Mavi a lot! The u looks like a v I guess!

What is your favorite type of guest room?
The Tiki Tiki Island Guest Room! Maui, duh!

MyVMK Safety and Security

Frequently Asked Questions

1.) I keep using the Call for Help Tool and I keep getting a message that says “Press the ignore button!” Is anyone helping with my problem?

Yes, someone is responding to your problem. Just because a moderator sends you a message telling you to please use the “Ignore” Button, it doesn’t mean the moderator is ignoring your problem! The moderator is asking you to ignore the other player because the moderator may be investigating the situation or helping another player. Using “Ignore” is the easiest and best way to stop the problem from getting worse.

2.) What happens if you send false reports to MyVMK Staff members?

If you send a false report you could get banned. Yes, we want you to report players that aren’t being appropriate (no, you won’t get banned for reporting someone - if your report is indeed real), but DO NOT send false reports. Our Moderators and Staff research your report and if we find you’ve reported something which isn’t true, you’ll get a warning (which goes against your account), and you possibly could be banned. (The MyVMK Staff is very busy and are working very hard to keep you safe – so don’t send them on a wild goose chase, it’s not a good use of their time.)

Report ONLY things that HAVE happened, not what you think or assume someone has done, and report the issue IMMEDIATELY! If MyVMK Staff don’t appear it doesn’t mean the situation isn’t being monitored or looked into (remember, we see everything that goes on in the game, and don’t have to physically be in the game to do so) so you don’t need to re-report it, leave the room and play in another room. MyVMK Staff researches all reports.

3.) I got banned from MyVMK because I was joking around with some of my friends and did something I shouldn’t. I realize now this was wrong, I’m really sorry – can I play again now?

We’re sorry, but no, we aren’t going to un-ban you and we aren’t going to let you play MyVMK until you’ve served your ban time. You were banned because you violated the game rules. For the safety of MyVMK and other players in the community, we can’t allow players in the game that don’t follow the rules.

Think about it, if you invited someone to your house and they said bad words to you or your family or broke or stole your things, you wouldn’t invite them back. Likewise, if you scammed another player or “dictionary danced” to say something you shouldn’t have, you broke the rules. That’s why you were banned. MyVMK is no different than the real world, if you break the law or do something wrong, you are responsible for your actions.

Remember, VMK’s Moderators and Managers know if you break the rules (even if you don’t see a moderator in the room doesn’t mean they’re not watching), so be careful of what you say and do, act appropriate and play it safe, respect other players and above all play by the rules!

Posted on Sun, 01 Jun 2014 01:03:00

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