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

Updated 1 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!

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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! Click the Q button to begin this week’s quest - the Sleeping Beauty Quest. Each quest is only available on Sunday before it retires. Good luck, loyal subjects!

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! Registration is now closed, thank you to every Expedition team for joining and participating! Our judges are currently in the long process of trekking each expedition ride. Here are some frequently asked questions about the competition:

  • What 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 team. Each member of the Expedition Party must contribute at least one room to the ride and show substantial effort. The Expedition Leader must be the owner of the “Base Camp” room, where the team’s ride begins.
  • When will my room be judged?
    Judging began on February 28th and will continue into March. Please make sure your ride is working properly as the judges will only visit your room once.
  • How will I know when my room has been judged?
    When your ride has been judged, you will find a Room Judging Flag Brown in your Base Camp start room. This flag cannot be traded or sold and will only be in the start room of the ride. This signifies that your Expedition Party ride has been visited by staff and been judged. All team members will receive a flag at the end of the competition.
  • Do I need to have my room open for it to be judged?
    While it isn’t necessary to keep your Base Camp room open for staff to visit, it would be a great idea to have a team member in your room so you can share the great Expedition Everest ride your team has created with other players.
  • Are there prizes?
    Of course! No expedition is complete without earning a reward at the end, right? Once judging has been complete, prizes will be announced and awarded. There will be several winning categories for each of the three themes: Best Use of Theme, Most Creative Use of Yeti Ride Pieces, and Best Overall Ride Experience.

Begin now to plan your assault on Everest! Good luck to every Expedition Party entered!

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: In the 2007 movie Enchanted, what fairy tale world is Giselle from?

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, March 5th, to send your answers in.

Here’s the answer to last week’s question: In The Chronicles Of Narnia, which of the Pevensie children was first to discover Narnia?

Answer: Lucy Pevensie

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Did you know: Aslan is a Turkish word meaning Lion. Lewis came up with the name during a trip to Turkey before 1922, where he saw the Sultan’s elite guards, called Aslan because of their bravery and loyalty. The name of the White Witch is “Jadis,” a French word meaning “of old.” Aslan explains that the witch practices the very old “deep magic,” but his “magic” is even older—from “before the dawn of time.” “Jadis” is the usual start to French fairy tales (much like the English phrase “Once upon a time…”).

C.S. Lewis dedicated The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to his goddaughter, Lucy Barfield, and used her name for one of the main characters. Congratulations to the 3 lucky (and randomly picked) players that sent in the correct answer for last week’s question!

Winners:

Enchanted
SgtBenson
CoastieBeau

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Event and Item Info

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

March is Enchanted Tales Month! Check out these royally enchanted 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 5 of 5, in the Emporium beginning February 27th, available for the weekend only! It’s the fifth and final 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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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!

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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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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: 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.