Club Penguin Island
We ended blogging regarding Club Penguin Island on January 26th 2018, but you are still welcome to read all previous posts regarding the game.
I’ve been debating whether or not to make this post for a few hours now, and I’ve decided to do so as I promised that I would keep people updated about the ongoing situation with Disney’s takedown requests and I’ve seen a lot of rumours spreading about this issue. The only reason why this is relevant currently is because of the timing.
When Club Penguin Island, the official mobile app managed by Disney, closed, the website redirected to the Disney homepage. The main news here is that as of a few days ago, the site no longer redirects, and the domain was updated as shown below.
This seems minor, but I’ve seen many people drawing conclusions about Club Penguin Island returning, and these rumours have spread rapidly. Unfortunately, I wanted to make this post to prevent such optimism spreading without a solid basis. There’s two points I’d raise.
Without getting too technical, the main “evidence” appears to be from the website’s markup of a meta tag that says “revised”. I understand why some may assume that this denotes the name of the site; in reality, it doesn’t.
Secondly, there is no solid evidence that Club Penguin Island is returning. The site doesn’t have anything installed, there are no job advertisements, and no trace of the game’s return online. It is possible that this was just a coincidence that the change occurred at the same time as the takedown requests were filed. As such, please don’t think the official Club Penguin brand is returning since the evidence is virtually non-existent, even though I’ve seen many people assume this when it’s almost certainly not true.
I just wanted to clarify that as I do believe it’s important that at a time of so much uncertainty, everyone is aware of what’s going on! Once again though, if any new information does emerge, I’ll make sure to post an update!
On December 20th, Club Penguin Island sadly closed, marking an end to the official franchise. Since then, effort has been invested into cruelly wiping every trace of its legacy online, from the YouTube channel being deleted to social media accounts disappearing.
Despite this, the people who actually made Club Penguin the magical island it was have all shared some inspiring messages of all the things which both the community and Club Penguin have achieved. I wanted to share them with you, in case you missed them. They’re a compilation of messages due to the closure, both from the last few days and from when it was first announced.
Thank you for the memories, friends. These last few years of meet-ups, parties, and adventures have been amazing and I’m so fortunate to have shared them with you. Wherever you go from here, whatever islands you discover next, waddle on. 🐧❤️
-Joe Dermo (SGT Sparkles)
Sending all my love to you, penguin family! Thanks for sharing these special moments with me on Club Penguin Island – I won’t ever forget them. ❤️ Be strong. You are unstoppable. 🐧 #WaddleOn
-Sam Hewitt (Penny Pebbles)
Over 1,000 people worked on the Club Penguin product in its 13-year lifespan. Today the CP chapter closes — but the island will live in the community’s memory forever. Sincere thanks to Lance and Lane for giving over 1,000 of us the best jobs in the world! ❤️ 🐧
To the Club Penguin community — it’s because of you that over 1,000 people got to work on such a special product. Now it’s your turn. Let’s see what you can create! Apps, music, designs, stories, artwork — use your creativity and make something new!
-Chris Gliddon (Polo Field)
For those of you affected by the layoffs at Club Penguin: I remember when I first left, one of the weirdest parts was not having anywhere to go everyday. That feeling is why we built the Kelowna Innovation Centre as a place for you to come and figure it out. Let it be your place to come every morning while you figure out what’s next. We’ll keep the coffee warm.
-Lane Merrifield (Billybob)
What an amazing adventure. This little world has inspired a generation of children to explore, play and create. Club Penguin was never a game. It was a world, a community that happened to be penguins. I look forward to watching the penguins create new worlds.
-Lance Priebe (rsnail)
Thank you immensely for letting me waddle with you all. It has been an absolute honor to be a part of this penguin family & I can’t wait to see you all stay creative. It’s not really the end – just a new beginning. Thank you. Merci. Obrigado. Gracias. 🖤🐧💙 #WaddleOn
-Amy Thiessen (Amykim)
Club Penguin was my first job in the tech/game industry and I learned a lot about myself, communties and how passionate they are the 8 years I was there. Also a lot of computer stuff! My heart goes out to my friends and others who were laid off. ❤️ #OnceAPenguinAlwaysAPenguin
-Ebi Ember (Mmm Cookies)
For every 1 CPI staff you know, there are at least 5 people you don’t hear about and they deserve all of your love as well! CPI took a team! Goodnight, Club Penguin Island. Thanks to all who made and played our game. Been awesome to be a part of something so amazing. To all that are sad, which includes myself, remember that the Club Penguin spirit lives on in our hearts, memories and actions. Waddle on!
-Russell Horton (SheepVsGravity)
Kids inspired to become developers, or community managers, or in many cases, just to connect. Many neurodiverse kids breaking my heart by talking about finding a voice through our game. It was an honour.
-Alex Newcombe (NoFunAlex)
One final waddle on! Most talented and big hearted team I’ve ever known. If you see “Club Penguin” on an (application) profile, know that it’s a badge of honor…
-Chris Heatherly (Spike Hike)
Club Penguin was the best job I ever had. There was a period of a few golden years where even the stress was constructive and exciting, and I knew that I was part of something amazing. It’s sad to hear it’s shutting down for good. Love you, CP. #OnceAPenguinAlwaysAPenguin
-Chris Hendricks (Screenhog)
To all the penguins out there, the time has come to board the Migrator once more. Now we set sail not for a website or an app, but for the future. We’re all just trying to waddle along this big life thing. Be kind to yourselves, too. Waddle on my friends, and know that if you need help a penguin is never far away. #OnceAPenguinAlwaysAPenguin
-Nate Bolton (Boltzor)
I was really sad to hear about Club Penguin (shutdown) and my heart hurts for the team for getting let go, and for the players for having to say goodbye again so soon…I’m glad the team has such an amazing community to support them during this time. Thank you for being so amazing, waddle on!
-Bobbi Jean (Megg)
Forever grateful I got to be a penguin. Club Penguin taught me so much about community, teamwork & heart. #OnceAPenguinAlwaysAPenguin ❤️
–Deanna Kent (Deamama)
I’ve said this before, but Club Penguin has been such a wonderful journey. Without our amazing community, the lovely team and everyone else involved with the game, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Waddle on (forever this time) everyone!
Hey Penguin Pals! I know you’re all ad, so I wanted to give you a reason to be proud. Here are the stats from CP’s former global citizenship leader: there are over 40+ Club Penguin primary school libraries in Africa & Asia; 50+ schools in South America, Asia, and Africa. 50+ playgrounds in the United States, Canada, UK, Argentina, Brazil, Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq still standing. Plus together we made a difference for 12 species of endangered animals and protected thousands of acres of forest along with so much more! This is all thanks to YOU and your dedication to Coins For Change and to the Club Penguin team who wanted to make a difference in the world.
Thinking of all our remaining penguins in Kelowna and beyond….big, huge hugs to you all! I’m proud we had an opportunity to make a difference in millions of kids lives. Club Penguin and our team were truly special. So many great memories and so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with everyone for a decade!
And then there were none…the final Production folks have hugged & cried & said good-bye. My laptop, keys & badge have been handed in…
Thank you for the most incredible 7 years. It has been an honour working with so many talented people. 💙🐧💙 #OnceAPenguinAlwaysAPenguin
There’s one more thing which I’ve wanted to share: for the past few weeks, Jenni (IslandQueen) has been sharing some photos of the Club Penguin HQ and the talented team there. It’s really a beautiful building, and you may even find a face or two familiar!
It just shows that behind every little addition to the island was a team who really deeply cared so much about both the game and the community.
I’ve already written something with a little message to the Club Penguin team here, but to all those who contributed either to Club Penguin, Club Penguin Island or even just the mobile apps or other content: thank you for everything, the memories, experiences, fun, skills and so much more.
Waddle on, Club Penguin 🐧💙
It’s funny – before even beginning to write this, I listened to “Best Day Ever” by Cadence and the Penguin Band. I still remember from about four years ago silently singing that song to myself at school.
That’s just one of the random memories which I have. It goes further, of course, the joy of waking up for parties in 2013, meeting Darth Herbert on the Death Star and Sensei at the Cove, facing Tusk alone as a Snow Ninja. Clearing all the levels in Puffle Wild, receiving that postcard at a mod meet-up, the joy when your gold puffle which you’ve waited to adopt for years uncovered a rare golden item for the first time.
You could probably dedicate a post alone to the countless memories, which should probably be expected for a world which has reached so far for so long. Although today marks the closure of Club Penguin Island, it’s a solemn reminder of our memories from classic Club Penguin too, especially since the franchise in itself is ending in a way.
At one point, Club Penguin Island was just a distant theory disguised as Project Super Secret. For over two years, everyone wondered what was being planned, and marvelled at each sneak peek released. Since then, the island had come a long way, but Club Penguin Island has now closed.
Screenshots from the final hour on the servers Marshmallow & Permafrost
It’d be really easy to reminiscence about each of my favourite parties, or share some old screenshots, though each of us already have our own special memories which the franchise has given us.
But behind every memory, every piece of artwork, feature, response to fan mail or even just an email and the countless other things which made a world was a team of talented people. It started as just a few founders, but it turned into something so much more.
To all the faces behind this snowy virtual world: thank you, thank you for the music, memories, experiences, games, toys. The opportunity and inspiration to learn new skills (whether it be blogging or coding for me, or perhaps art or just being a better person). The days of excitement where I’d rush home just to check out the new update. Thank you for making the world a better place than it was before, through the massive impact that Coins for Change had, or just the individual lives of each and every player.
Perhaps your name wasn’t featured in the blog or mentioned in The Spoiler Alert, but there’s a whole community of penguins, including myself, grateful to the contribution you’ve made. Even though a franchise closing is by no means easy, we all wish you the best of luck in whatever you do next.
My speech is this: follow your dreams, keep being amazing, and once a penguin, always a penguin.
-Sam, Club Penguin Island community manager (20th December)
All of us here have been connected by a franchise which we all loved. Club Penguin Island may not have been for everyone, and that’s okay, but there’s few franchises so rich in history, run by a caring team and an incredible community. And ultimately, who knows? Maybe this isn’t the end.
A phrase coined over thirteen years ago by Billybob, but used countless times back then, and also now…
Waddle on, 💙
Last night, the Club Penguin team and former staff members held a small celebration of the franchise, and its upcoming end in eleven days.
During that event, the building had the staircases decorated in a really unique way, with the progression of the art style during the Holiday Parties. I thought it looked cool, so I wanted to share it with you.
Celebrated the incredible legacy that is Club Penguin last night. Thank you penguins, each and every one of you, for letting us into your amazing lives, and building a world-changing community together. You are an inspiration. Waddle on. #OnceAPenguinAlwaysAPenguin
-Nate Bolton, former Club Penguin animator & artist (also took photo)
You can see some of Nate’s incredible work for Club Penguin here. I just wanted to share this as I thought it was a pretty cool photo, and an amazing quote, especially since with the upcoming closure.
This post is regarding Club Penguin Island
Club Penguin Island’s final party has begun, ahead of the game’s shutdown on December 20th, and it’s a really well-done party. I know that I don’t really blog about CP Island anymore, but this is going to be the last chance to write a guide for an official party after five years, so feel free to skip this if you wish.
Hi everyone, by now you’ve probably heard that Club Penguin Island is closing, and although I don’t blog about the game, there’s been a fair bit of information released.
Some of you might be interested in seeing what’s been revealed, and since this is about the end of the official franchise ending, I’ve decided to make a blog post sharing what’s been revealed recently. If you’d like to skip this and just continue reading the latest news on The Fair, feel free!
I don’t blog about Club Penguin Island, I haven’t for a while. However, something was revealed today which was really upsetting to me, and I did want to cover it on this blog.
View more information on the shutdown here
Earlier today, the Club Penguin Island team announced that their game will be closing. I know that many people, including myself, aren’t the biggest fans of the game, but it’s still saddening to see the official franchise end, and I wanted to let you know in case you’re not aware.
To our Club Penguin Fans and Family:
There’s no easy way to say this but after 13 incredible years, Club Penguin will be sunsetting at the end of this year. We’ll be providing players with all the necessary information in the coming weeks via in-game messages and updates here on Island News.
Thanks to you, Club Penguin has been more than a game; it’s been a global community where you have gathered to socialize and express yourselves. In a time when games come and go within months, it was one of the longest-running kids’ games of all time and at its height, had over 200 million accounts. Players from countries around the world showed their commitment to the game by adopting 25 million Puffles and creating over 200,000 videos.
When we replaced the original Club Penguin game a year and a half ago, we always strived to make Club Penguin Island the best mobile successor to the original game. From day one of development, Club Penguin Island has been a true passion project for everyone here at Disney but, the time has come for the party to end.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued dedication to the Club Penguin and Club Penguin Island games and for being a member of our family. We are so grateful to have shared in this journey with you. We’re excited to bring you more new experiences around all of Disney’s beloved characters and stories across all platforms.
Please look out for more information soon and as always, waddle on.
– Club Penguin Team
You can read the full post here. Whilst I’m really sad about the news, I just want to take a moment to thank the Club Penguin Island team, many whom will have to be moving on from their jobs soon, and I wish them the best in their future journeys. I’d like to thank them for really making the last few years special, and doing their best to carry on the brand.
I won’t spend too long in this post as I don’t blog about CPI anymore and I’m aware some of you might not be interested, but I feel this was something worth sharing. Above all, to the CPI team, thank you, for the memories I had on the game and for the experiences all of CP has given me, and best wishes.
It is with regret that I have decided to end all posts regarding Club Penguin Island, effective immediately with this change likely being permanent. As a result, this blog will focus exclusively on Club Penguin Rewritten content, and possibly content of Pengur, another private server, when it releases.
I’ve made plenty of lengthy posts both criticising and praising the game, but unfortunately, it just isn’t fun for me anymore. Whilst I don’t wish to use my final post as a way of speaking negatively about the game, I feel like it would be wrong for me not to explain my reasoning.
Ultimately, it all comes down to lack of content. I feel like I’ve done absolutely everything: reached the highest level, done all the adventures, made an outfit and an igloo, explored the island, spent time with others. As a result, the game has become less enjoyable and far less fun to blog about, it’s become far less popular from what I’ve seen and also far less safe.
This decision has taken me a while to make and I have listened to feedback surrounding this. It would feel wrong to continue my streak of exclusively posting CP Rewritten content. so I decided to make this announcement before making several new changes, which will be explained soon in this post!
Ultimately, not only are Club Penguin Rewritten posts far more enjoyable to make, they are also a lot more popular. CPI just isn’t designed for blogging; there’s very little news and guides are unnecessary due to there being no challenge at all. In the last 90 days, the only CPI post to be in the top twenty posts is a guide to cancelling your membership, which is extremely concerning.
Whilst I will also no longer be playing the game as regularly, I would like to thank the CPI team for granting me several months of fun and allowing me to form this blog. I may not be supporting them through memberships or blogging anymore, however I still wish them the best of luck with their game.
As for the future of this blog, I have lots of exciting new content coming this month! These include the most detailed mascot trackers, several new guides, a new sidebar and more! Already you will be able to see a temporary new blog header in celebration of the Great Snow Maze coming at the end of this month!
Club Penguin Island pages will remain until all this content is released. At that point, they will all be placed into a single page and no longer updated, so some guides will always be accessible. However, for now, this blog’s focus is Club Penguin Rewritten. Whilst I’m aware this will upset or annoy some of you, I fully appreciate all the support which you have given me, even if that ends now. I still hope that others will continue on this journey!
Once again, I’d like to thank all everyone who has read this blog as well as the team for everything! I have had plenty of great experiences and memories, yet for now, it is time to…Waddle on!
Club Penguin Island Daily Challenges – (07/01/18)
The Daily Challenges have reset on Club Penguin Island, offering coins and XP! As always, we have a guide to help assist you in completing the challenges!
Chair-ish the Moment
Sit in 6 different chairs at the Cove
- Head to Coconut Cove and sit on six different chairs. To sit on a chair, waddle next to it and tap the orange interactive button
- You will find the first chair at the Lifeguard Station overlooking the water
- The next three chairs are located in the island which contains buoy 2, directly ahead the Lifeguard Station
- There will be a chair by the waterfall on the west
- The final chair is located in front of the Sea Caves entrance and is a pearl chair
- Sit in all of these to claim your reward!
Food Trek: The Next Meal Station
Chat to order food while sitting at the Foodtrekker tables
- Head to the Foodtrekker, located in the west side of Beacon Boardwalk near the Lighthouse
- Waddle up to one of the benches and click the orange interactive button to sit down
- Say anything that passes the filter. It could be from the Quick Chat menu or something completely made up!
- Claim your reward
Ya Feelin’ Chameleon?
Have 3 penguins by the tulips change to a flower’s colours
- Head to Island Central and go to the tulips opposite the Igloo Furniture store
- Go into My Penguin – My Profile – Colour and change into either the light red, yellow or purple
- Ask two other penguins to also do the above and stand by the tulips
- If this is done, you will be able to claim your reward!
Highlights at High Heights
Have 2 penguins sit at the CPSN desk, and 1 behind the camera
- Head to Mt. Blizzard and take the cannon/trampolines to the top, where the Tube Racing tracks are
- On the right of the Racing tracks, there will be a CPSN desk. Waddle over there
- Ask two penguins to sit in the chair whilst you go up to the camera and click the orange interactive button or sit in the chair whilst someone else holds the camera
- Claim your reward!
Thank you very much for reading, I hope that this guide helped! Be sure to check back for more of the latest Club Penguin Island news and guides!
Aunt Arctic has interviewed some of the mascots on Club Penguin Island, asking them about their New Year’s resolution!
An image of all the characters was also released, and here we can see that Rory, a new character, is present! As such, it is extremely likely that he will be a new mascot on the island this year. Rory was a builder on classic Club Penguin, so it’s cool to see him on the new island.
Here are the new resolutions:
Dot: I won’t be so hard on myself when my designs aren’t perfect. In fact, I’ve got super colorful creations planned that I’m just going to have fun with.
Jet Pack Guy: My resolution? Fly higher; fly faster.
Rookie: I’ll be responsible and take my pet rock for more walks. But no more swims—last time didn’t go so well…
Gary: I resolve to delve deeper into the mysteries of the island. There are many conundrums yet to be solved.
DJ Cadence: I’ll keep the party going with some new sounds!
Rockhopper: I’d resolve to be the most legendary pirate but I already am. Har har har!
Aunt Arctic: I resolve to keep the island safe with the help of our strong and capable community.
These resolutions sound super cool, and I’m especially curious to find out what Gary will discover! Maybe even during the year, we’ll receive Gary’s adventures…thank you very much for reading, be sure to check back for more of the latest news and guides!