As some of you may know, I make computer games for a living. So it’s always cool to see my job (aka Dr. Egon Spengler) and my passion for Disney (aka Dr. Peter Venkman) cross streams.
Dr. Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you.
Dr. Peter Venkman: What?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?
Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
Dr. Peter Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, "bad?"
Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Dr Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Right. That’s bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.
So today it was cool to see that the gamers at Disney & Buena Vist Games have put together a fan fest for players of Toontown Online. More below the fold.
North Hollywood, Calif. – August 11, 2006 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Kids and adults alike are gathering their gags, gassing up their ToonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s go-karts, and preparing their character costumes for ToonFest 2006, the first official fan fest dedicated to Disney OnlineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s family-friendly game, DisneyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Toontown Online. Thousands of fans, along with Kyle Massey of ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s So Raven and the upcoming Disney Channel Original Series Cory in the House, will gather at an already sold-out event at the Walt Disney Studios on Saturday, August 26, 2006, to play DisneyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Toontown Online and take part in a host of themed activities and competitions.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have a truly dedicated group of kids and families that play Toontown together online on a regular basis and ToonFest will give these players the chance to show off their characters and prove theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re Toon enough,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Steve Parkis, vice president of Premium Products for Disney Online. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ToonFest is a great way for us to celebrate the more than 15 million Toon characters that have been created since the game launched three years ago.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Designed specifically for kids and families, DisneyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Toontown Online is an award-winning massively multiplayer online game filled with nonstop play, ever-changing adventure and irreverent fun. It is a vast online world where you live life as a cartoon character. Players can create their own Toon, furnish an estate, customize a race kart, train a pet Doodle, and team up with friends to defeat the invading robot Cogs. With an arsenal of gags to add to the fun, the Toontown experience is always growing, always changing, and as wild as the imagination.
At ToonFest 2006, fans will take part in Toontastic activities and competitions throughout the day including an in-game scavenger hunt, fun carnival games such as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Pin the Tail on the Doodle,Ã¢â‚¬Â a costume parade and contest, Q&A panels with the gameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s developers, and a sneak peek at future game expansions and features. Fans at home will be able to participate in the in-game scavenger hunt, as well.
DisneyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Toontown Online is available for download at http://www.Toontown.com for $9.95 per month, with longer membership packages available at reduced rates. Each membership includes six separate Ã¢â‚¬Å“ToonsÃ¢â‚¬Â so that individual family members may play as their own character. A free 3-day trial and additional information is available on the site.