Disney’s Club Penguin, an online multi-player, virtual world, where kids can create their own penguin avatar, play games, “adopt pets,” decorate their igloos, and chat with friends, all in a relatively safe environment (the chats are filtered, and their are live, real-time moderators, as well as parental controls), that is ad-free, has garnered a lot of popularity. So, it stands to reason that after it was made available for iOS, Android users would be anxiously awaiting its arrival on their platform. Well, the wait is over! An Android app launched December 19!
While Club Penguin is free initially, accessing more content and options requires a subscription, for a fee. A one month subscription rings up at $7.99, though discounts are available for subscriptions of more than a month at a time. The Android app allows for mobile play on phones and tablets, though not all options of the web application are available.
To kick-off the release for Android users, there are special offers – purchase a one month membership subscription, and you’ll receive a one month gift membership for a friend. Also, through December 29, “to get Disney Club Penguin fans in the spirit, the online destination is hosting a special in-world party, the first ever Merry Walrus celebration. Players participate in Merry Walrus’ quirky traditions to celebrate giving. The whole island will become a decorated winter wonderland where players take part in mini-quests to spread festive cheer, which include decorating the tree to festive food fights, and searching for six blue crystal puffle ornaments hidden around the island. Players will be rewarded for their efforts with items and at the end of the final quest Merry Walrus will appear to present members with their very own blue crystal puffle, which they can keep as a souvenir after the party ends. Players will also be able to donate their virtual coins to the annual global Coins For Change initiative to help unlock projects funded by a $1 million donation from Club Penguin to charitable causes around the world.”
“The Club Penguin app is also available on iOS with mobile players enjoying the same gameplay and social features found in the online world. Club Penguin is played in more than 190 countries and since launch over 220 million penguins have been created. Visit www.clubpenguin.com.”
Have your kids explored Club Penguin? Are you an Android phone or tablet user who’s excited about this new app release?
I’m Jeri and I’m a Disney Addict! I’m also an Independent Travel Agent with World of Magic Travel Services, the preferred travel agency of Chip and Co. and Disney Addicts. If you’re ready to take Club Penguin on the road through this new Android app and head to a Disney Destination, I’d love to help you make it magical! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.