Disney announced that it will shut down its kid-friendly MMO Toontown Online in less than a month. The only silver lining for subscribers is that they will get unfettered access to all of the games extra services. Toontown Online is a fairly non-violent MMMO that lets kids fight against menacing toons called "Cogs" (who don't like fun) using pies and other non-lethal weapons.
In a message posted on the game's official web site, Disney informed players that the game would be shut own for good, but that until September 19 they could have full unfettered access to the game and many of its more premium features.
The rest of the message to the Toontown Online community explained that online memberships are no longer available, and that, as of August 20, paid member accounts will no longer be charged a recurring payment for Toontown Online. In-game premiums can be cashed in until the service closes.
Disney also launched a FAQ to answer any further questions about memberships.
Pirates of the Caribbean Online and Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow will also close.
Speaking to Bloomberg, the company said that it is "shifting" its "development focus toward other online and mobile play experiences, such as Club Penguin and a growing selection of Disney Mobile apps."