Visiting for the First Time
You need to download Shockwave before you can explore OpenVMK. You might already have the Shockwave Player — it's used to view lots of interactive stuff on the Web, like games and animations. Download it if you don't have it already.
- Go to the Adobe Shockwave Install page
- Install the FULL version of Shockwave. OpenVMK will not work with the Slim version.
Registering for the Game
To play OVMK, you need to first create a free account.
Respect for Privacy
Your personal information is safe with us. We need a valid e-mail address to validate your information. We will only use this e-mail address to send you messages regarding your account.
Choosing a Password
Choosing a good password keeps your account secure and your OVMK Character and belongings safe. Many people choose a password that means something to them, like the name of a pet. Some people even make up a password that includes their name or nickname, or they just use a common word, like "hello" or "password" or "secret." These may be easy to remember, but they're also very easy for someone else to guess. To make up a good password, try to use a mix of at least 7 letters and numbers. Don't use a password that you've used on another site, and don't ever tell someone else what your password is!
Creating Your Character
Now that you're a member of OpenVMK, it's time to enter the Kingdom! You need to get your Character ready first. Choose a fun name (not your real one!), decide if you want to be a boy or a girl, and think of a signature (a one-liner that other Guests see when they click on your Character in the game). Then you get to create your own unique look, choosing from loads of hairstyles and clothing, or remix fun Disney costumes.
Creating Your Room
Next up is the really exciting part: You get your very own piece of the Park, a Guest room that other OVMK Players can visit. The first room comes free, and the more you hang out and play the games, the more credits you get to spend on furnishings and extra rooms!
Updating Your Character
Building Your Character
You can be whoever you want in OVMK, and you can change your look as often as you like. To re-style your Character, simply click the "Preferences" (PREFs) button at the bottom of the game screen. Then scroll through all of the hairstyles, face shapes and skin tones to get the right look.
To access more clothing choices, play the game for a while to earn credits you can swap in the shops for the latest gear. You can also change your signature at any time to reflect your mood or what you're up to in the game. Your signature is a one-liner that other Guests see when they click on your Character in the game. There are loads of other ways to express yourself: you can collect and wear Disney pins, and deck out your room with all sorts of cool stuff.
At the bottom of your screen you'll see a "Map" button — this will give you an overview of the whole Kingdom. The Park Map shows all of the lands you'll recognize from the Parks; right at the center you'll see the Guest Rooms. Guest Rooms are the rooms created by other Players. Why don't you drop in to see what they're up to?
The Game Shortcuts will take you straight to OVMK's games, like the Pirates of the Caribbean Game and the Castle Fireworks Game.
You can click on land names across the top of the map (such as Main Street and Fantasyland®), to zoom right into that area.
Moving Around Guest Areas
It's easy to move inside a room: just click the floor where you want your Character to walk. If your feet need a rest, click on or under chairs and benches to sit down. And if you want to shake your stuff, or wave to a friend, open the emote menu by the chat bar (it's the heart-shaped icon), and select "Dance" or "Wave."
If you want to explore further, simply exit the room and see where you end up. You can walk from one end of the Kingdom to the other.
Following Your Friends
If you want to explore OVMK with a friend, you can just walk around together. But if you're trying to meet up and you're not sure where your friend is, go to the friend list in your MAIL. You'll see what room they're in and can then join them at the click of a button.
Monorail and Teleporters
Once you've been in the Kingdom for a while, you'll learn that there are some more exclusive ways to get around. Find the secret Monorail stations to get around in style. Or buy a set of Teleporters with a friend to get high-speed access to each other's rooms.
Chat & Friends
If you want to say something, type in the box at the bottom of the screen and hit the return key.
To keep OVMK safe and non-threatening, you can only chat using words that are in the OVMK dictionary. Words that aren't considered suitable flash in red, and you'll have to change them before you can send your message to the room. If you're having trouble saying what you want to (for example, if your favorite new song includes some words that aren't in our dictionary), you can suggest a new word to us via the Contact Us form.
Seen someone interesting? Overheard an intriguing conversation? To get to know someone better, click on the Player's Character to view their profile. You'll see the name, signature and the Disney pins that Player is wearing.
If you've been hanging out with someone for a while and you're thinking you may want to catch up again, click on that Character and choose the "Ask to be a Friend" button. If they add you to their friends list, you can send messages and find each other in the Kingdom.
As well as waving and dancing, you can throw emotes into your conversations and even trigger magic effects from chat. It will all come to you over time.
Peace and Quiet
If someone's hassling you, there are all sorts of things you can do to get your space back. You can remove the Player from your friends list, kick them out of your room, or ignore the Character for a while. You can even call OVMK Staff if things are getting out of hand. Learn more about this in the Safety section.
Credits & Stuff
Give Yourself Some Credit
OpenVMK is completely free to play, but that doesn't mean you get everything for nothing. You have to spend time in the Kingdom, exploring and playing the games to earn credits that you can then spend in the shops.
You can see how many credits you have by clicking the STUFF icon at the bottom of the screen. This is also where you go to look at all of the other things you own.
To collect more stuff, visit each shop to see what gear is in stock. You won't see a shop's catalog page until you've visited it at least once — and you'll need to return every now and again to see if it has any special offers. You can get to all of the shops easily by teleporting from the Emporium on Main Street. There are all sorts of stuff to buy in OVMK: cool Disney-themed furnishings, loads of fashion items, collectible pins and posters, and even new rooms.
You get to choose the name, description and style of your room, and you can fill it up with all types of Disney loot — from Tiki furnishings to a flying saucer chair to a tombstone room divider and more.
If you can't find what you want in the shops, you can try trading things with other Players. Just click on their Characters and invite them to swap stuff with you.
Made an impulse buy? You can sell it back to us and use your credits for something else.
Compete in Multi-Player Games
Battle it out with your friends in a four-to-a-team game of Pirates of the Caribbean, or prove that you're the best fireworks designer by creating the most spectacular pyrotechnic display in the Castle Fireworks Game.
Mix and Play Your Own Music
Find the Street Party Music Game off Main Street and you can mix your own tracks, take over the party and play your music for the crowd.
Take a Jungle Cruise
Get your shutter ready: you get points for every animal you shoot with your camera in the Jungle Cruise Photo Safari Game. But with so many popping in at once, which one should you target? And look out for the rocks!
Scoring and Credits
The more games you win, or get high scores in, the more credits you earn to spend in OVMK. You also get to show off in the High Scores page on the OVMK Web site.
Organizing Your Own Games
Some of the most popular Guest rooms in OVMK are gaming rooms, where the owners give away their own OVMK goodies to the Players who win their races or quizzes. Create your own games, using nothing more than furniture, the room description and your own wild imagination. To make your game room complete, check out these items in the Emporium: Ride Operator's Scoreboard, Retro Turnstile, Retro Penny Press and the Velvet-rope Room Divider.
Finding Disney Characters
Meet and Greet Disney Characters
Get the most out of OVMK when you explore the Guest areas. There are Disney Characters like The Yeti and Maleficent the Dragon, to discover and engage.
Find Hidden Mickeys
A Hidden Mickey is a silhouette of Mickey Mouse's head and ears, concealed somewhere in the scenery. Take a photo with your in-game camera and you'll be on your way to winning exclusive OVMK loot. Get the camera from the OVMK Central located in the game.