With a personal computer and an internet connection, you can get close to the real thing-this is Disney Virtual Magic Kingdom, one of the ‘happiest places in the world wide web.’ As a representation of the actual theme park, VMK will provide you with games and sections patterned after the attractions seen on the park itself. Just imagine a virtual version of Tomorrowland, Fantasyland and Adventureland; that’s VMK.
To be a player, you must first create an account. Just log in at http://www.vmk.com and follow the instructions. From there, you can customize your account by setting-up a character. This process includes the selection of clothes, gender, facial features and skin tone. You can also establish your own guest room that may be furnished with game items, posters and other materials. But you must remember that the site will only provide you with one free room. If you want to expand your room, you must purchase the same. No real money will be used, so your parents need not be troubled. The players will use in-game credits to acquire stuff from the site or from other players.
Putting much weight on your safety, the staff will keenly monitor you. In addition, Disney Virtual Magic Kingdom has rules that must be followed or as it’s called the ‘VMK Values.’ If you’re caught violating any of the rules, you may be banned from the site forever.
Disney Virtual Magic Kingdom provides rooms where you can interact with your fellow players, though each room can only accommodate 15 characters max. The 16th player who wants to enter the room must wait in queue. If you don’t want to stare at the screen while waiting for you to be admitted, you may ask for a free VMK pass. This pass will allow you to be in two places at the same time — in line and somewhere else. You may even opt to wander around the site and explore or read the FAQ.
You are given a free guest room where you can personalize by installing a rug, placing a couch, adding some photos even putting up water fountains. To reiterate, first one is free, but for the succeeding rooms you’ll be charged. Not only can you create the design of your room, you can create games as well.
As room owner, you have the ‘admin power’ to select who can come in, who can participate and who will be thrown out. A command for giving the boot may be found under the (annoying) player’s profile. Just like in any other locations, there’s always a VIP. In VMK, the VIP hangs in the exclusive ‘Club 33.’ Staff can readily use the room but you’re only able to rent such room if you win the award for best room, which is handed on a weekly basis.
The Exciting Games
The site boasts a wide range of games from Magic Checkers to big screen inspired games like the Pirates of the Caribbean. Each area has its own games that will cater to every player. Do you like ghost hunting? How about trading cards? Looking for actions games? They’re all here at Disney Virtual Magic Kingdom.