Virtual Magic Kingdom

Website review by
Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media
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Disney's safe virtual world has games, chat.
Popular with kids

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 39 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language

Filters don't let any bad words or personal information slip through.

Consumerism

Disney tie-in, and there are billboards and product placements in every area.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this Disney virtual world, aimed at 8- to 14-year-olds, is only open when staff can moderate it -- 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. EST (7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. PST). The avatars of staff members are clearly marked, wearing mouse ears and Disneyland Guide clothing. Words in chat go through a filter, which also bans e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and city and state names. Although the site is free and contains no ads to speak of, there are plenty of strategically placed billboards in many areas in the community. Kids are also encouraged to "buy" stuff for their personal rooms.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bysilimom1 June 14, 2012

Disney Virtual Kingdom is no longer active as of 2008

The website no longer exists. Disney dismantled it in 2008. Common Sense Media should probably take this review down or update the information.
Adult Written byDanika T. September 29, 2017

Up & Running!

After years of being shut down, Virtual Magic Kingdom is up and running again!
Kid, 11 years old August 2, 2013

BAD

it was bad. REALLY BAD! it would not even work on my computer.DON'T PLAY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Teen, 14 years old Written byJosieGrl March 4, 2012

Another Victim of Disney.

This was the best website I ever played.... UNTIL Disney canceled it! The best part was that there was no pay-to-play.

What's it about?

Who needs to travel to Disney's theme park when you've got an online version waiting for you at home? Based on the real-world place, Virtual Magical Kingdom is a beautifully drawn world where kids (mostly tweens) sign up for a free account, create an avatar, and then play games, chat with other avatars, explore the park's many areas, and decorate their own room. In order to "buy" goods for your room, you need game credits, which you can get by participating in activities around the site.

Is it any good?

The games are first rate, and kids can even make their own "games" using special objects and a lot of imagination. And, of course, there's chat. While kids can type freely, a filter flags bad words or anything that could give away a child's contact information, such as numbers or city names.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Internet safety and how to apply the social skills you learn in the virtual world to life offline: How would you approach a new friend? What would you do if someone were bothering you?

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