The Lion, The Yeti, and The Wardrobe - February Newsletter

Updated 19 February 2015

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Are you ready to embark on an Expedition and trek through the icy peaks of the Himalayas? This month, travel company Himalayan Escapes welcomes Expedition Everest team members to travel up the Forbidden Mountain… but beware the legend! A series of mysterious accidents have occurred and the only explanation is that of a folklore monster… The Yeti. Meanwhile, reports of a strange wardrobe have been found that can take you to a land of ice, snow, and mythical beasts. Are the legends real? Experience the Expedition in February!

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Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Battle!

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Sail out into the high seas and get ready to pillage and plunder! The Pirates of the Caribbean Game Lobby is now open and the Kingdom’s newest mini-game has arrived with it! Head on over to Adventureland and start a game today! In Ship Battle your goal is to capture the other teams booty. Each time you shoot the opposing team you get 5 pieces of gold. If you sink the other team’s ship, you get half of whatever gold they have on board. There are 3 rounds with best 2 out 3 wins. The other game mode, Capture the Flag, will be available very soon!

Expedition Everest Team Ride Competiton!

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RULES AND REGISTRATION

The Everest Ride Competition is coming to MyVMK. This will be a team-based room competition where players form an Expedition Party and build their own Expedition Everest ride! Your ride does not have to be modeled after the real ride but you must use only the new Yeti Ride pieces (that can be purchased from the Emporium).

Each team is to have one Expedition Leader, whose role is to coordinate the team and register the team for the expedition.

Here are the rules:

  • Each Expedition Party is to consist of no less than 2 and no more than 6 members
  • The ride may not exceed 10 rooms in length
  • Players may only be on one Expedition Party
  • Each member of the Expedition Party must contribute at least one room to the ride. The ride must have a mountainous/expedition theme and each room must show substantial effort.
  • The Expedition Leader must be the owner of the Base Camp room, where the team’s ride begins
  • Choose a name for your Expedition Party. Choose carefully, it must follow MyVMK rules and must fit into the entrance room name, preceded by Base Camp (example: Base Camp Yeti).

Registration will be open Friday, February 6 through 11:59 PM EST Wednesday, February 25. The Expedition Leader will provide the names of all Expedition Party members as well as the Expedition Party’s team name. Any late entries will not be accepted. Only registered teams will be judged.

This competition is limited to one team entry per person. Entering multiple accounts, or “clones” into the competition is not allowed. This includes entering someone else’s account on behalf of the person, such as a family member. Anyone caught doing so, even after prizes are distributed, risk having those items removed from their account.

Your Expedition Everest ride must be completed by 11:59 PM EST February 27th.

Judging will begin on Saturday, February 28th and continue into March . A Room Judging Flag will be placed in the Base Camp start room once the ride has been judged.

Rides will be judged on the following categories, so keep these in mind when you’re building your mountain: Best Use of Theme, Most Creative Use of Yeti Ride Pieces, and Best Overall Ride Experience

Not interested in being on a team? No worries, riders are definitely welcome!

Begin now to plan your assault on Everest! Click here to register your team into the Expedition Everest Ride Competition!

It’s A Small World After All!

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Available Now! Try your luck at pulling the Sword in the Stone to obtain the new It’s A Small World Pin! You can pull the Sword in the Stone in the Fantasyland Courtyard, just ride Alice or Peter Pan until you obtain a magic pin! Have fun and good luck!

Esmeralda’s Trivia!

Test Your Knowledge of Disney Trivia!

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Introducing the prophet of wisdom, the knower of all things and Disney trivia expert – Esmeralda!

This Week’s Question: In The Chronicles Of Narnia, which of the Pevensie children was first to discover Narnia?

Know the answer?

Send your answer to contact@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 Esmeralda Trivia Pin! You have until Thursday, February 26th, to send your answers in.

Here’s the answer to last week’s question: Who was the president of the United States when the Hall of Presidents opened at Walt Disney World?

Answer: Richard Nixon

The 37th President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon served from 1969 to 1974. Prior to being elected President, he was Vice President under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Nixon was on hand to help Walt Disney at the ribbon cutting ceremony to launch the Monorail system at Disneyland.

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Richard Nixon (far right) and his family help Walt Disney (far left) cut the ribbon to launch the Monorail system at Disneyland in 1959.

Did you know: Walt and his wife Lillian Disney were personal friends of Richard Nixon? In fact, Walt had a special fondness for heads of state – Abraham Lincoln was a childhood hero of Walt’s and for a school project Walt recited part of the Gettysburg Address. Eventually Walt’s affection for American history would result in many Disney Theme Park attractions with historic themes, like The Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom and The American Adventure at EPCOT.

Abraham Lincoln was the very first human audio-animatronics figure ever produced by Walt Disney Imagineering, it was completed for the 1964 New York World’s Fair and the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln exhibit. Congratulations to the 3 lucky (and randomly picked) players that sent in the correct answer for last week’s question!

Winners:

Graciee_
TheOrangeBird
Lokrosa

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Event and Item Info

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

February is Expedition Everest and Narnia Month! Check out these legendary and mythical NEW items! *All weekly releases this month will be sold for one week only unless otherwise stated.

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Participate in daily HOST games throughout the month of February for your chance to win an Expedition Everest Guest Room! Beware the power of the Yeti though - those footprints look pretty fresh! Good luck, Expedition Parties!

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Enter the mystical world of Narnia as it appears in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! These iconic icy items are stuck in eternal winter - but they’ll make great decoration for your guest room! Pick up the Narnia Ice Throne, Narnia Street Lamp, Narnia Shield, and Narnia Map with Snow in the Emporium this Friday - available for the rest of February!

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Before you and your Expedition Party take on the icy Himalayan mountains, gear up with the Expedition Everest Outfit! Warm, lightweight, and fashionable, this Everest Ensemble would make any Yeti jealous! Purchase it now in the Emporium - available all month long!

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Create and board a weather-beaten train and ascend the forbidden mountain with the new Yeti Ride Tracks! Will you make it back to civilization safely? Or will the Yeti claim another victim? Let’s hope he doesn’t break any of your ride tracks… Available to purchase in the Emporium today!

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Expedition Everest Team Members, begin building your train now with the Everest Ride Car! That Everest Chair doesn’t look too happy to see us though… Is that why it’s called the Forbidden Mountain? Take a break from your expedition and stop by the Emporium for some great Himalayan Escape souvenirs, available all month long!

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Check back each weekend for the newest pin Himalayan Escapes is offering Expedition Parties! You can pick up this week’s pin, Everest 4 of 5, in the Emporium beginning February 20th, available for the weekend only! It’s the fourth pin in the Everest pin 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.

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This creative story created by fotogirl is also this month’s Best Guest Room, Never Cry Wolf! Snow is melting into a clearing, a pack of Zeroes is slowly nearing, A herd of Sven’s oblivious to the fact, that very soon they could be a full moon snack. Never Cry Wolf! 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!

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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.

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This gummy game was created by BonVoyage, this month’s Best Game Room! In the Royal Taste Tester Game, poison was found in some of the treats that were delivered to the palace. Your job is to find the pieces that are bad. You have 3 tries. Once you are on the piece you want to try say (EATS). If you turn around from a bad tummy ache you found the bad piece! Congratulations!

The Best Game Room Winner receives:
- 2000 credits
- A free room - Castle Suite Guest Room
- Best Game Room Award Pin
- Plus! A party in Club 33!

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: VMK_Kali

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What is your favorite Public Room in the Kingdom?
The Haunted Mansion Lobby!

What is your favorite thing to do around the Kingdom?
I love hanging out with everyone. I also enjoy seeing players happy about new item releases!

What is your favorite mini-game in MyVMK thus far?
The Haunted Mansion Mini-Game! It’s fun capturing ghosties with my team!

Is there any advice you would give to players around the Kingdom to stay safe?
Be sure to keep your chat appropriate at all times and never share your log-in details or personal information with others. If you see something, report it!

MyVMK Safety and Security

12/5 – 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.