Disney’s Club Penguin has sunsetted, replaced by Club Penguin Island

We’re sad to follow up on the January announcement that Disney was closing kid-centric Club Penguin to say that it has indeed happened: Yesterday marked the final day of play in the almost-12-year-old MMO. That’s 4174 days, if you’re counting. “The end of an era,” Reddit has declared it.

Disney isn’t leaving its legions of young fans entirely in the lurch; it’s replacing Club Penguin with a new game on a new platform: Club Penguin Island. In fact, it’s live today.

Last night, fans piled into the game to create what’s becoming an all-too-familiar scene for MMO players — that countdown spam as people blurt their final goodbyes into chat.

All the best to players affected by the sunset.

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Jack Pipsam

RIP

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styopa

Never understood why they didn’t market Toontown a little more. It was a reasonably fun game, and was *great* for kids. If they’d just improved the graphics from 1998-caliber it started with, it could have still been running.

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It was great for *little* kids. Over the age of 7/8 stuff like Runescape or their own Pirates of the Caribbean Online was far more interesting due to the fact there was a lot more stuff to do in the game outside of just repeated mini-games.

Kids age rapidly and ToonTown was very much a up to the age of six kind of affair for most people.

Unless they ported it to mobile, I doubt the under 6 audience much cares for a desktop MMO like ToonTown.

Pirates of the Caribbean Online could have kept on a little longer if they put some effort into updating it, but I don’t know if it was the engine or lack of care, but the last stretch was basically a glorified maintenance mode.

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enamel

Club Penguin is dead, long live Club Penguin!

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MesaSage

Let me guess, the new game is an Android/IOS app where you grow crops, make food and do tasks for your “guests”. Yippee.

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