On July 29, your favorite digital penguins are bringing the fun from your phone to the real world at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park at the Walt Disney World Resort. This new Club Penguin event will let you make friends and join in on adventures together in the snowed-over water park. [Read more…]
Club Penguin, the online kids experience, has received a haunted overlay for Halloween. Kids will notice many nods to the Haunted Mansion. [Read more…]
Our YouTube channel was a popular place in 2009. We reached more than a million views for a couple of our older videos, while others lay dormant for reasons unknown to us. Sometimes we think a video is going to be a huge hit and it flops, and sometimes we wonder why we’re bothering to record something and it turns out to be very popular. Other times a video won’t be popular for weeks and weeks, then all of the sudden the view count shoots up. But for whatever reasons, here are the top 10 viewed videos we posted in 2009. We’ll start at number 10.
A full ride on SeaWorld’s new Manta roller coaster – 99,000+ views
Club Penguin Rockhopper and Blue Penguin at Walt Disney World – 120,000+ views
Halloween Horror Nights 19 2009 Opening Night Scare Zones – 130,000+ views
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow at the Disney D23 Expo – 131,000+ views
Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2009 with Disney Fairies – 132,000+ views
David Cook Sings at Walt Disney World’s American Idol – 135,000+ views
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit coaster POV from Universal Studios – 306,000+ views
American Idol Kris Allen sings “Heartless” at Disney World – 388,000+ views
Dance-Off with the Star War Stars 2009 – Hyperspace Hoopla – 408,000+ views
David Cook and Carrie Underwood Duet at Walt Disney World – 820,000+ views
As we said in our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2009 story, some videos have obviously been online longer than others, so here’s our honorable mentions:
Manta Opening SeaWorld Orlando – Views, Interviews, & Queue – 80,000+ views
Star Wars Weekends 2009 Parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 22, Opening Day – 78,000+ views
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Now Open – 77,000+ views
Disney World Fantasyland expansion announcement & makeover concept art – 66,000+ views
Disney Hall of Presidents update with Obama animatronic – 60,000+ views
A lot has happened in the Orlando area theme parks in 2009. Some new attractions were announced, some have closed down and some have opened up. One both opened and closed in 2009 (we’re talking about you Stitch.) Below are the top 10 most read blog posts on our site during 2009. Below the top 10 are some honorable mentions. Let’s count them down.
It’s hard to tell which stories are really the most popular during a year since a story posted in January obviously has been online longer than one posted in December. So here are three we feel are worthy of an honorable mention.
Concept art for The Sum of All Thrills, coming soon to Epcot’s Innoventions
Club Penguin characters Rockhopper and Blue Penguin made their first appearance in a Disney theme park at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World on April 30, 2009:
You can download standard and high-definition copies of this video in our Video section.
Rockhopper, the pirate penguin, and Blue Penguin have several scheduled meet-and-greet times throughout each day, posing in front of an icy backdrop straight out of Club Penguin.
Club Penguin is a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) inside a virtual world filled with games and activities.
Rockhopper and Blue Penguin are currently scheduled to appear at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for just a couple of weeks, so get your pictures with them soon! If they’re popular enough, they might stick around longer.
Editor’s Note: The official name of the blue penguin was changed from Bambadee to Blue Penguin.
The last day to see the Club Penguins at Hollywood Studios is May 13, 2009.