It has come to my attention that Club Penguin, a popular site that is currently owned by Disney, will be shutting on March 29th, 2017, after 12 years of running.
I remember playing the game back when I was 5 or 6 (which was about 6 or 7 years ago). This was around the time when Disney bought CP and made you have to pay just so you could buy some fancier clothes. I even got a membership gift card along with my two older siblings. Oh boy, when my membership ran out, I played on my sister’s account until her membership ran out! I actually remember playing some EPF missions with my brother, too. And guess what? I got a comic book and and DS game revolving around Club Penguin! Unfortunately, I sold my DS at a garage sale and my mom got rid of the comic book. Fun…
As I grew older, I realized that you had to pay for 3/4 of the actual game. It ticked me off, but I still played. I entered in a lot of codes, that’s for sure. NOW WILL YOU ACCEPT ME AS ONE OF YOU, RAINBOWGURL29338?
Club Penguin was everywhere on the internet! One YouTuber, Chadtronic, reacted to a news report about CP, and actually STREAMED Club Penguin on Twitch. Other YouTubers usually create fake bans, or actually (purposely or accidentally) got themselves BANNED. And we can’t forget the darker sides of WikiHow with those Club Penguin articles…oh my.
I heard that Disney’s making a mobile spinoff game, Club Penguin Island. That means that it probably won’t be out for Kindle Fire, meaning that I won’t get to play just like I didn’t get to play Pokemon Go. Oh well, at least the art looks nice.
Even if Club Penguin is gone now and I probably won’t get to play (possibly) CPI, we can’t deny that CP was a fun experience for young childern, YouTubers, and Undercover Moms alike. May you rest in peace, Club Penguin. Austin, get my recorder!
*attempts to play My Heart Will Go On by Céline Dion, courtesy of whoever made the Titanic movie*
-Macie, “owner” of ChiliMacMacie