The Virtual Magic Kingdom was an online version of Disney’s Magic Kingdom. The virtual world featured a chat system to talk with other players, guest rooms which players could decorate with purchased furnishings, mini-games to earn credits, daily staff hosted games and events, and more all for free. Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom (VMK) gave people from all around the U.S.A a method of getting into the kingdom without ever leaving their chair. That is, until an unexpected turn of events took place resulting in the closure of the kingdom in 2008.
Players expressed their grief through major news networks, and online petitions which numbered signatures in the tens of thousands. Unfortunately, the initiative was not enough to prevent Disney from shutting the virtual haven's doors forever. VMKRevisited will never replicate all of the features which VMK provided, nor will it become a full online game. However, it will give one a means of reliving memories past.