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jrsharp21
01-17-2005, 07:50 PM
from USATODAY.com

Disney plans to mix ads, video games to target kids, teens

excerpt:

As part of an 18-month global campaign that kicks off on May 5, Disney will roll out an interactive, multiplayer game called "Virtual Magic Kingdom." It aims to provide a virtual visit to Disney's five global resorts and 11 theme parks to anyone with an Internet connection. The target: "tweens" ages 8 to 12 and young teens.

Visitors will be able to play free online games based on real attractions, such as the Haunted Mansion and Jungle Cruise. They'll also be able to chat, create their own avatars, or graphic icons representing real-life Web surfers in cyberspace, and earn virtual points that can be redeemed for T-shirts and other goodies at the actual parks.

full article:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/media/2005-01-17-disney-advergaming_x.htm?csp=26&RM_Exclude=Juno

Shortiemetoo
01-17-2005, 07:54 PM
Woah....cool...even if I am not a "tween"...lol :fez:

I Heart Disneyland!
01-17-2005, 07:57 PM
Woah....cool...even if I am not a "tween"...lol :fez:

I am a "TWEEN" plus about 25 years! haha! Sounds fun to check out!

Disney Vault
01-17-2005, 08:09 PM
This sound like so much fun. I really want to try it out.

MommyTo3Boys1Girl
01-17-2005, 08:59 PM
Sounds fun! Can't wait!

CrazyTrain
01-18-2005, 07:08 AM
Sounds like SO much fun!!

Opus1guy
01-19-2005, 05:24 PM
With all the attraction closures the last few years, I rather felt like we were headed toward a virtual Disneyland at Disneyland itself!

olegc
01-19-2005, 09:12 PM
hmmm - I get some of this now with the various video games they have created with the theme park elements in them. This will be better since it will involve a lot of technology from their Toontown online role-playing game...

Can you imagine - interacting with someone online who uses a mickey avatar - and then they get in your face... I hope there is a private mode!