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Final Yavn speaks - for what it's worth
« on: May 21, 2008, 06:10 PM »

DO NOT DRINK LIQUID WHILE READING - at one point you will thank me

Yavn's Last Newsletter 5/21



Live and direct from VMK Central, here's Yavn with a final mesage to the Kingdom...

Not Goodbye...

Well here we are, at the end of a long journey. First, I'd like to say thank you for your notes, emails and letters they have all made their way to me. I too have many great memories, and like you, I have a great appreciation of VMK.

I wish I could list out my favorite VMK memories and moments, but there are so many it's impossible to list them all. Of course something that I get asked over and over again is what inspired you to make VMK. For each of us it started with a love of the Disney Parks, and in my case it was a book...

The Big Blue Book

I was 11 years old when I went to see a Disney stage show. I don't remember the details of the show, only that each family that attended received a big blue book. In my family, I ended up with the book and spent many, many nights reading it. Over and over again.

The book was called "Disneyland, The First Quarter Century."

The book showcased the first 25 years of the Park with a few pages of the then upcoming Big Thunder Mountain. Many of the attractions shown were still in the Park, but a few that caught my eye (Flying Saucers, Phantom Boats and Carousel of Progress) made me wish I could turn back the clock.

Yavn took inspiration for VMK from this book about Disneyland.

I spent so much time visiting and reading about Disneyland that I started to know every inch of it, past and present. But Disneyland wasn't my only passion, I was also a huge fan of video games, and I always thought it would be cool to make a computerized version of Disneyland. Of course I had no idea what that would mean until much later...

What amazes me now is the way that Disneyland found its way to the internet, and again is showing the world an exciting new frontier  a digital frontier, that lives on the internet.

Now VMK is going away. Just like several attractions at Disneyland that have come and gone, VMK was just the first step in a new age of online attractions. However unlike Disneyland, VMK was never built to run forever. VMK was just the beginning -- who knows what we will imagine next!

Still we've had a great time, shared some great memories -- and years from now, someone will mention VMK in a conversation and you can smile and say proudly "Yeah, I played it."

Thank You!

Finally, we'd like to give all our players 30 days of unlimited access to both Pirates of the Caribbean Online and Toontown Online. If you're interested in this offer, email us at: vmk@disneylonline.com.

Important: Please make sure you provide your VMK character name to be eligible (this is the character name you played as in VMK -- we don't need your login, password or other info, just your character name).

And Thank YOU!

It takes a great many people to create, build and run a virtual Park. I'd like to thank Team VMK, all of our friends and partners at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom but most of all, you.

I ask one last favor of all of you  remember VMK as one step along the journey. Like I said, in the history of the Disney Parks, we've seen attractions go away to be replaced by better experiences. Still those older attractions are talked about today just as fondly as they were when they were opened (Flying Saucers, House Of The Future, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Walt Disney World, America Sings).

Let's keep a special place in our hearts and minds for VMK and remember the fun, friends and fantasy while we keep an eye toward the great things to come.

Remember this is farewell, not goodbye! After some much needed rest you'll probably catch me sailing the virtual seas in Pirates, or flying around in Pixie Hollow.

Thanks for playing VMK,
Yavn
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Re: Final Yavn speaks - for what it's worth
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 06:40 PM »

Turns back on Yavn and his speech, sorry but I have no words to say how I feel today......................Fee
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Re: Final Yavn speaks - for what it's worth
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 07:12 PM »

Of course something that I get asked over and over again is what inspired you to make VMK. For each of us it started with a love of the Disney Parks, and in my case it was a book...    So it was Yavn idea to shut down VMK since he created it??  Am I taking this the wrong way??

Now VMK is going away. Just like several attractions at Disneyland that have come and gone, VMK was just the first step in a new age of online attractions. However unlike Disneyland, VMK was never built to run forever.  We know.... it was a promotion! Gosh how many times do we need to hear that line..??
VMK was just the beginning -- who knows what we will imagine next!  Sure won't be anything that match up to VMK.

Still we've had a great time, shared some great memories -- and years from now, someone will mention VMK in a conversation and you can smile and say proudly "Yeah, I played it."  That made me giggle.  And it put a smile on my face.

Thank You!

Finally, we'd like to give all our players 30 days of unlimited access to both Pirates of the Caribbean Online and Toontown Online. If you're interested in this offer, email us at: vmk@disneylonline.com.    :wtf?:  I sure as heck don't want to go over to Toontown!  Pirates I haven't really checked out yet, so maybe I will take you up on that offer Yavn.  Free is Free ;)

Important: Please make sure you provide your VMK character name to be eligible (this is the character name you played as in VMK -- we don't need your login, password or other info, just your character name).

And Thank YOU!

It takes a great many people to create, build and run a virtual Park. I'd like to thank Team VMK, all of our friends and partners at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom but most of all, you.

I ask one last favor of all of you  remember VMK as one step along the journey. Like I said, in the history of the Disney Parks, we've seen attractions go away to be replaced by better experiences. Still those older attractions are talked about today just as fondly as they were when they were opened (Flying Saucers, House Of The Future, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Walt Disney World, America Sings).

Let's keep a special place in our hearts and minds for VMK and remember the fun, friends and fantasy while we keep an eye toward the great things to come.

Remember this is farewell, not goodbye! After some much needed rest you'll probably catch me sailing the virtual seas in Pirates, or flying around in Pixie Hollow. HAHA!  A Pixie with the Spikey Hair!  That's the first thing that popped into my head when I read that!

Thanks for playing VMK,
Yavn
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Other then some little things, I liked it.  It felt like it was from his heart and he ment what he said.   I'm still very upset over everything, but this gives me a tiny bit of closure.
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Re: Final Yavn speaks - for what it's worth
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 08:51 PM »

and don't you love the email address he posted? It is a huge typo. It should say vmk@disneyonline.com. He put in an extra "L" rofl!! It reads vmk@disneylonline.com. Too funny!
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Re: Final Yavn speaks - for what it's worth
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008, 10:21 PM »

you know, i thought disney wasn't stupid enough to call it a game... it never have been a game, well maybe in the beginning... it's a community... i just wish Disney would look past the game part, and actually look at the players... oh well what can we do now...
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Re: Final Yavn speaks - for what it's worth
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008, 10:24 PM »

Well Fantasy, I feel very different than you.  I do not think knowing his life helps me feel any better about their closing.  Sorry, but thank you Adventure for the warning.  I actually almost had to ralph from the first paragraph.

To me that was a lousy newsletter.  :td:
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Re: Final Yavn speaks - for what it's worth
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2008, 10:26 PM »

... oh well what can we do now...

You know... STUFF!!! and things, or something... :wtf?: :wedgie2: VMK and Yavn can  :rant2: :notme: :cpuhurl:
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Re: Final Yavn speaks - for what it's worth
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2008, 10:34 PM »

I wasn't really thrilled with the newsletter.  I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it certainly didn't bring me any closure whatsoever. 
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Re: Final Yavn speaks - for what it's worth
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2008, 10:53 PM »

... oh well what can we do now...

You know... STUFF!!! and things, or something... :wtf?: :wedgie2: VMK and Yavn can  :rant2: :notme: :cpuhurl:

What stuff?... i don't see any stuff? and they think i am going to run to pirates or toontown or the fairies thing or w/e? I agree with somewhat with the hidden reasons why they closed, but they just poorly closed the game... blasting ads for other games, specially that they were blasted through vmk life. idk, it just seemed wrong..
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Re: Final Yavn speaks - for what it's worth
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2008, 01:39 AM »

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Re: Final Yavn speaks - for what it's worth
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2008, 04:29 AM »

I dont like Toontown nor Pirates but I still asked for the 30 days free of Toontown   :blush:
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Re: Final Yavn speaks - for what it's worth
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2008, 05:41 AM »

you know, i thought disney wasn't stupid enough to call it a game... it never have been a game, well maybe in the beginning... it's a community... i just wish Disney would look past the game part, and actually look at the players... oh well what can we do now...

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Re: Final Yavn speaks - for what it's worth
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2008, 05:59 AM »

you know, i thought disney wasn't stupid enough to call it a game... it never have been a game, well maybe in the beginning... it's a community... i just wish Disney would look past the game part, and actually look at the players... oh well what can we do now...

I believe a good old fashioned Irish Wake would be proper about now.:rum:

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