Disney's Toontown Online to Launch June 2003 After Successful Preview, Toontown to Be Launched Widely with New Gameplay Features and Broad Marketing Support Retail Release in September 2003 to Follow Online Launch Campaign NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.-- May 5, 2003-- Disney Online, part of the Walt Disney Internet Group, today announced it will officially launch its online, downloadable version of Disney's Toontown Online ( the first massively multiplayer (MMP) 3D online game for kids and families, on June 2, 2003.As previously announced, a retail version of Disney's Toontown Online will be offered with a Disney specialty card powered by AT&T Prepaid Web Cents technology, a new secure payment alternative for consumer purchases of online digital content.Disney's Toontown Online features two major industry innovations, Speed Chat and Secret Friends, to enable safe communication within the community for participating kids.
Bdend-1g /* Trending Now */ /* Center Rail */ #ya-center-rail .profile-banner-default .ya-ba-title #Stencil . Bgc-lgr #ya-best-answer, #ya-qpage-msg, #ya-question-detail, li.ya-other-answer .tupwrap .comment-text /* Right Rail */ #Stencil . Bxsh-003-prpl #yai-q-answer, #ya-trending, #ya-related-questions h2. Fw-300 .qstn-title #ya-trending-questions-show-more, #ya-related-questions-show-more #ya-trending-questions-more, #ya-related-questions-more /* DMROS */ .Through the AT&T Web Cents distribution network, Disney's prepaid subscription cards with Toontown CD-ROMs will be available at traditional retail outlets beginning September 2003.Suggested pricing for Disney's Toontown Online's retail product also will be .95 per month, offering consumers the ability to sample premium game content at an affordable price."With the success of Toontown's sneak peak, we are encouraged that people of all ages and gaming levels enjoy joining us for a unique, fun and imaginative experience," said Ken Goldstein, executive vice president and managing director of Disney Online."We made Toontown a place for everyone, much like our theme parks, so it would appeal to a mass audience.
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