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A Closer Look at Disney’s Club Penguin

Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 05:23 PM EDT

Disney is famous for catering to children from one side of the world to the next. Now, thanks to Club Penguin, the same children who love the theme parks can stay involved online.

What is Club Penguin? It is a virtual world in which children take on the role of a penguin and have the ability to

interact with friends, play games, learn about the newest products from Disney, and much more.

You do not have to be a genius to get involved with Club Penguin. But if you are not a child you may find the experience to be a bit dull. The first step in getting started is creating a penguin. In the virtual world, you control your penguin and do everything from chat with others, send greeting cards, take part in special events, play with pets, and much more. With new content added on a regular basis it is safe to say that there is always something exciting to take part in.

How old are those who use Club Penguin?

Generally speaking, Club Penguin is best for children in the 6 – 14 age range. That being said, it is available to children and adults of all ages.

Many people are under the impression that Club Penguin costs a lot of money – nothing could be further from the truth. Disney created this virtual world to be free to anybody with an internet connection.

There is a paid membership that gives access to exclusive content and events. Membership levels include: $5.95/month, $29.95/6 months, and $57.95/12 months.

The Advantages of Club Penguin

While Club Penguin is a great place for children to have fun and interact with others, they can learn a lot along the way as well. In other words, this is not just another game. Disney took a lot of time to ensure that users can have fun with Club Penguin, but that they also collect knowledge along the way.

As a parent, you have your own section on Club Penguin. It allows you to learn more about online safety, while also setting play hours and daily limits. In other words, you are never out of the loop after your child becomes a member of Club Penguin.

Disney’s Club Penguin is popular among children of all ages, from all over the world.