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Disney Fans Petition to Save Virtual Magic Kingdom

Disney Fans Petition to Save Virtual Magic KingdomDisney's Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is, as the name implies, a rather magical place. It's also not a place that is close (or cheap) enough for everyone to attend whenever they want. It was no surprise, then, that when Disney launched an online Virtual Magic Kingdom (VMK) back in 2005, kids everywhere wanted to get in on the action.

And, just as in real life, said children aren't too inclined to leave, either. As a result, Disney's announcement of the end of support for the VMK has resulted in an online petition launched by the kids and their parents, according to WKMG Orlando.

Over 11,000 people have signed the petition, a site set up by a team of players and parents of players who don't want the site to go away. Even so, Disney has said the site has already been up far longer than originally planned, and now plans to wrap the service for good on May 21.

Given how successful most online petitions are, it doesn't seem altogether likely this one will change anything. Sorry, kids -- maybe you should start a protest on Facebook instead?

From WKMG Orlando

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Tags: breaking news, BreakingNews, Disney, kids, online protests, OnlineProtests, virtual worlds, VirtualWorlds



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