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    Save VMK Rally to be held in the Disneyland Resort area Saturday, May 10th

    VMK Kids Unite Press Release - May 2, 2008

    Disney, “Year of a Million BROKEN Dreams”
    Over a million guests to Disney Magic Kingdom are told the online park is closing, forever.


    Burbank, California – May 2, 2008 – In an unprecedented action, Disney officials are closing the gates to one of their family parks, forever. Last month, over a million registered visitors were given formal notice that the online Magic Kingdom (VMK) will close forever on May 21, 2008, 10:00PM DST. Guests are being told the experience was only to promote, the now three year old, Disney’s 50th Anniversary Celebration despite Disney’s continued advertising partnerships with Kellogg’s, Disney Pin Trader, eBay and up through last month, Disney Movie Rewards. Kids & parents throughout United States and around the World are done asking, “Why?” and are now taking financial actions and protesting Disney.

    On May 10, 2008, VMK Kids Unite (www.vmkkidsunite.com) will be out in front of Disneyland in Anaheim, California to protest the recent decision to close the online park and publicly ask Disney why they are breaking the dreams of over a million kids throughout the World. The organization is calling upon Disney to remain true to their promise and not make this the “Year of a Million BROKEN Dreams” as these kids will permanently lose hundreds of friendships, forever.

    Various sites and discussions, including the Save VMK, an online petitioning organization with over 16,000 signatures, are now calling for a boycott of all Disney related products and services. This new guest initiated movement to boycott Disney has yet to change the minds of top Disney Officials. Walt Disney Internet Group spokesman for and producer of VMK, Seth Mendelsohn (yavn) said recently, “We hear you and we share your concern and sorrow”; however, offered no revision of their decision to close the online park.

    “Disney has yet to show any compassion for the kids whose dreams are being broken by their discussion to close the park.” said Christopher Douglas spokesman for VMK Kids Unite, “It is time to publicly ask Disney; what happened to the Year of a Million Dreams?”. Obtaining the final clearance from the City of Anaheim Planning Department their protest is moving forward on May 10, 2008, 7 to 11AM, currently with over 30 pre-registered participants, around the main thoroughfares to Disneyland at the intersections of West Ball Road & South Disneyland Drive and the second location at South Harbor Boulevard & Disney Way in the City of Anaheim.

    “At first, I just saw this (VMK) as a game that people use to entertain themselves; however, when you hear of Madison Reed, an 11-year-old spinal muscular atrophy sufferer, who for the first time could virtual walk in the happiest place on Earth and not be judged by her inabilities you realize the dreams of kids throughout the World will be broken, forever”, says Jamie Knoll who was originally supportive of the closure.

    VMK Kids Unite is an organization formed to unite guests who are being displaced by the recent decision to close the online Magic Kingdom, a game that goes beyond the typical multiplayer game. It allows safe, interactive social networking for kids of all ages, known as, “The Happiest Place on the Internet”. With support of various organizations VMK Kids Unite is bringing together the community for an opportunity to ask Disney if they really intend to directly destroy the dreams of over a million kids throughout the World.


    * Please note this is also posted in the MiceChat News here.

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    Re: Save VMK Rally to be held in the Disneyland Resort area Saturday, May 10th

    Like I said in on the other threads, this is pretty much going to be for nothing. here will probably be five people that will probably show up and it'll last no longer than 20 minutes. Disney won't care.

    They already said it's closing. Plus VMK has expressed that they are trying to find some way to easily identify your VMK friends on other Disney online games (which is why they are partly protesting for). Unfortunately, this won't do any good.

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    Re: Save VMK Rally to be held in the Disneyland Resort area Saturday, May 10th

    Yeah, I say admit defeat and move on with your lives. That's what I'm doing. Plus, as I said in the previous thread, What kid would protest outside Disneyland when the happiest place on earth (no matter what Rasulo says) is sitting yards away, calling them like a car accident calls ambulance chasers? The only thing they will accomplish is annoying Disney.

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    Re: Save VMK Rally to be held in the Disneyland Resort area Saturday, May 10th

    They may also be asked to leave or be forcefully removed if it gets out of hand.
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    Re: Save VMK Rally to be held in the Disneyland Resort area Saturday, May 10th

    Wow.. Amazing. But.. I don't think it will do much. And.. like what Jen said, It may get out of hand.

    But.. I wish the best of luck whoever is going.

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    Re: Save VMK Rally to be held in the Disneyland Resort area Saturday, May 10th

    I don't see it getting out of hand.

    The group has worked with the City of Anaheim and gotten the proper permits.

    With those permits, come rules.

    First, they are not allowed onto Disney owned property, but are assigned certain segments of the Public Sidewalk near the Parking Lot entrances.

    Second, there will be police supervision

    Third, there are a set of rules that the group must abide by.

    This sounds like a well organised peaceful protest, where the group wants to have their voices heard, and hopefully get some media attention.
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    Re: Save VMK Rally to be held in the Disneyland Resort area Saturday, May 10th

    I Saw Go With It! Be Like Walt. "If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It!" He Never Gave Up On HIS Dream, And We Won't Give Up On Ours! We Are Not Going To Leave VMK Without A Fight! We Will Not Give Up, Don't Give Up Everyone!

    Also I Prob. Can't Go LOL Bc Im Like.. 1,000 Miles Away From Disney So Heh.

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    Re: Save VMK Rally to be held in the Disneyland Resort area Saturday, May 10th

    Good for you. I really appreciate when people try to get thier voice heard. Good Luck

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    Re: Save VMK Rally to be held in the Disneyland Resort area Saturday, May 10th

    I should go...

    Oh wait, I can't. I'll be busy...
    That would have been interesting, though. I wish all the best to those who are going.
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