Once Upon A Time... March is Enchanted Tales Month! - Newsletter

Updated 26 March 2015

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Announcing his royal highness, King Jake with a proclamation to the Kingdom! Greetings loyal subjects, March is Enchanted Tales month! With so many classic enchanted Disney tales to celebrate, this month will be packed with royal items! If you’re looking for clothing and furniture fit for a king (or queen) you’ll want to stop by every week for brand new royalty items! Did I mention a new quest every week yet?! Hop in your royal carriage (or pumpkin) and read on for the latest royalty reign news!

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Sovereign Sunday Quests!

Pull up your royal throne and have a seat every Sunday for a new Enchanted Tale quest! Stock up on your knowledge on all things “Once Upon A Time” and find out how these royal characters made it to their happily ever afters! Each quest will award you with a brand new pin from the Castle Pins Series designed by fellow MyVMK’er SnowyJingleBells! Click the Q button to begin this week’s quest - the Beauty and the Beast Quest. Each quest is only available on Sunday before it retires. Good luck, loyal subjects!

Rags to Riches!

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You’ve dreamed about it - now we’re making it come true! Earn DOUBLE REWARDS every Saturday on your favorite mini-games this month and live like royalty! We’ll be featuring a new mini-game on the Newsletter each week and doubling the credit amount you can win from them. Check back every week for the newest selected mini-game!

Saturday, March 7th - Castle Fireworks Remixed & Classic
Saturday, March 14th - Jungle Cruise Photo Safari
Saturday, March 21st - Haunted Mansion Ghost Chasers
This Saturday, March 28th - Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Battle

Royal Room Makeovers!

HOST’s choose a lucky player at random, remodel their room and donate items the player can keep! See the results here, including BEFORE and AFTER pics, and tips you can use when building rooms of your own!

This week:
SaraRivadeneyra’s House – Falling Chairs Game Room with HOST_Absolem and HOST_Cricket

BEFORE: (Click to Enlarge)

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As we entered the room, Sara was putting together her first MyVMK room, it was a game room, and were we excited! Sara was brand new to MyVMK, just starting this past week, so what better way to meet people than a fun game of falling chairs!

In the room: Remember those first days of playing MyVMK? Yup, just like we all were in the beginning, Sara was on a very tight budget. Lucky for her, Esmeralda must have seen this as her lucky day!

DURING: The best part about Falling Chairs is all you need is a big open space, a couple of carpets, and a friendly atmosphere. Sara told us her favorite items can be found in Shrunken Ned’s shop and her favorite color is blue. We knew immediately how to add a few things to help her achieve the space so her friendly hostess skills would have a place to shine!

We added some seating for those who lost the game to watch. We have to admit. While sitting in this cozy, warm area you can encourage, or do a bit of good natured ribbing of, the ones still playing! Next on the list was to help Sara with the entrance. She wanted a welcoming area, but one where the ones playing were separated from the ones waiting to play. Once again, Ned’s sales brought a little tiki magic to the space.

AFTER: (Click to Enlarge)

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Well, you can’t have a game without players! So we sent a little announcement, and Sara’s room was filled to overflowing! Come and enjoy SaraRivadeneyra’s Falling Chairs Game and MyVMK’s fourth and final Room Makeover! Congratulations Sara and thank you for letting us invade your space!

Expedition Everest Team Ride Competition Results!

The Everest Ride Competition has come to an end! Our judges trekked through hundreds of expeditions rides and visited over a thousand rooms! The event was amazing and far exceeded our expectations. All of the rides were so well designed and creative, making it very difficult to choose only one grand prize winner and five runners up for each category. So difficult in fact that we decided to have TEN runners up per category! Before we do that, we just want to say “Great Job!” to EVERYONE that entered the competition. We hope every Expedition Party had a fun time creating their base camps with their team!

And now the winning teams for the Expedition Everest Team Ride Competition:

Best Use of Theme:

Grand Prize Winner

  • Base Camp Fantasia (Expedition Leader: Peaches)

Runners Up

  • Base Camp Menehune (Expedition Leader: SnowyJingleBells)
  • Base Camp Hole In The Wall (Expedition Leader: Ziggy_ME)
  • Base Camp Sven’s Quest (Expedition Leader: Desertfreak)
  • Base Camp Knowledge (Expedition Leader: daisybear)
  • Base Camp Team Marvel (Expedition Leader: Loki.)
  • Base Camp VFK (Expedition Leader: Erin)
  • Base Camp Igludorf (Expedition Leader: Christa1)
  • Base Camp Snow Storm Troopers (Expedition Leader: LazyBunz)
  • Base Camp Tangled (Expedition Leader: Mclovin)
  • Base Camp Middle Earth (Expedition Leader: GodricGryffindor)

Most Creative Use of Yeti Ride Pieces:

Grand Prize Winner

  • Base Camp Lemme Inn (Expedition Leader: Question)

Runners Up

  • Base Camp Lost Everest (Expedition Leader: Cjswag)
  • Base Camp Avalanche (Expedition Leader: MissShelly)
  • Base Camp Everest (Expedition Leader: Everest)
  • Base Camp Mysterious Mountain (Expedition Leader: meanestpianist)
  • Base Camp Frozen Peas (Expedition Leader: GypsyRose)
  • Base Camp Shang (Expedition Leader: Anubis)
  • Base Camp Lemon Snow Cones (Expedition Leader: niknik)
  • Base Camp Mystic Wind (Expedition Leader: HenWen)
  • Base Camp Tundra (Expedition Leader: Bimbette)
  • Base Camp Bag End (Expedition Leader: Lost)

Best Overall Ride Experience:

Grand Prize Winner

  • Base Camp Gringotts (Expedition Leader: dizyyoyo)

Runners Up

  • Base Camp Royal Rescue (Expedition Leader: Inferno)
  • Base Camp Diamond Diggers (Expedition Leader: JustTheDoctor)
  • Base Camp MythBusters (Expedition Leader: LuvDaPixie)
  • Base Camp Yeti Chasers (Expedition Leader: Evehist)
  • Base Camp Northern Lights (Expedition Leader: sunflowery)
  • Base Camp Everest (Expedition Leader: WDW_Dreams)
  • Base Camp Yeti Hunters (Expedition Leader: Tyler)
  • Base Camp Rock Candy Mountains (Expedition Leader: Katharine)
  • Base Camp Hydra (Expedition Leader: Allusion)
  • Base Camp Finding Harold (Expedition Leader: TheAlienStitch)

PRIZES

Grand Prizes Winners:
Two 1* Star Dancing Inferno Magic - Blue
Set of 2 Flaming Ransacked Windows
Everest Team Ride Grand Prize Winner Pin
Tinker Bell Rose Pin
Plus Participation Prizes

30 Runner Ups (10 Winners in Each Category):
One 1* Dancing Inferno Magic - Blue
One Flaming Ransacked Window
Everest Team Ride Runner-Up Pin
Tinker Bell Rose Pin
Plus Participation Prizes

Everyone who entered and qualified for the competition will receive these Participation Prizes:
Expedition Everest Cap Black
Expedition Everest Jacket Black
All team members will also receive a Room Judging Flag Brown

Once again, congratulations to the winning Expedition Parties and a big thank you to everyone who participated! Be on the look out for prizes, which will be distributed within the coming days.

A Whole New World With You…

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Available Now! Try your luck at pulling the Sword in the Stone to obtain the new Aladdin Movie - Carpet Ride 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: Part of the New Fantasyland expansion in Walt Disney World, what is the name of the Beauty and the Beast inspired restaurant that has opened up?

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, April 2nd, to send your answers in.

Here’s the answer to last week’s question: In the movie Enchanted (2007), what is the Evil Queen’s name?

Answer: Narissa.

Did you know: Enchanted took almost two years to complete. The animation took a little over a year to finish while the live-action scenes, which commenced and were completed during the animation process, were shot in 72 days.  

According to the movie director, Kevin Lima, there are “thousands” of references made to past and future works of Disney. He states that it became “an obsession” to inject Disney references into the plot. He even derived the name of every character as well as anything that needed a name from past Disney films to bring in more Disney references!  Congratulations to the 3 lucky (and randomly picked) players that sent in the correct answer for last week’s question!

Winners:

Takket
katieeelynnn
krazybird

Event and Item Info

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

March is Enchanted Tales Month! Hear ye! Hear ye! By his royal decree, his highness declares that these NEW royal items be presented to the Kingdom. *All weekly releases this month will be sold for one week only unless otherwise stated.

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Only one may enter here. One whose worth lies far within… A diamond in the rough! Attend select HOST Events over the weekend for your chance to win the Cave of Wonders Guest Room. This room was created in collaboration with the players Tink and hogie. Good luck!

Turn your guest room into the royal court of your dreams with these brand new walls! Create a starry night sky with the Royal Sky Flat 1, Royal Sky Flat 2, and Royal Sky Flat Corner on sale in “it’s a small world” Imports Specials beginning Friday, March 27th!

You’ll be walking on cloud nine with this new item! Get your head out of the clouds (or rather, in) and create the dreamiest guest room you can imagine with the Walkable Royal Cloud Prop. Available in “it’s a small world” Imports Specials this Friday!

You’ll be in a whole new world with March’s newest pin set! You can pick up this week’s pin, Aladdin Movie - Jasmine, in the Emporium beginning March 27th, available for the weekend only! It’s the sixth and last pin in the Aladdin Movie Pin Series. Collect all 6!

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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Are you ready to fly to Neverland with CurleeQ? ‘Cause here we go! This month’s Best Guest room, fly over PPR: Tiger Lily’s Home. Our magical flight over Neverland takes us past Tiger Lily’s Home! All looks peaceful but wait, is that the Jolly Roger in the distance? 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!

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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Grab your expedition gear and climb to the top for this month’s Best Game Room, Race to the Top of Mt. Everest! Pick a lane as JiminyC spin the generator and if it lands on your number, you move up one space. First one to the top of Everest Wins! 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: HOST_Absolem

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What is your favorite Public Room in the Kingdom?
The Fantasyland Courtyard! You can always find lots of friendly faces there!

What is your favorite thing to do around the Kingdom?
Aside from running events, hanging out with the players! Wether it’s visiting your rooms or playing your games, I love it!

What is the best item for building your rooms?
This is a tough one! Typhoon Lagoon Palm tops and Royal Clouds are probably 2 of my favorites! Oh, and mushrooms! All rooms must have mushrooms.

What has been your favorite game to host thus far?
Whitewater Rafting Challenges! It was one of my first, and still my favorite! It was hilarious watching the mayhem in the water! XD

Is there any advice you would give to players?
Have fun and respect other players. Don’t get wrapped up in the silly things, it’s never worth it. This game is a very special place, keep the magic alive.

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.