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Thousands Toon-up for Disney ToonFest

Disney is expecting thousands of fans to show up for its first-ever ToonFest, the sold-out fan fest dedicated to the family-friendly videogame, Disneys TOONTOWN ONLINE. The event takes place this Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. Themed activities throughout the day include contests, activity stations, carnival games, computer panel discussions with Disney Online game designers, play, a costume parade and an appearance by Kyle Massey from THAT'S SO RAVEN and the upcoming Disney Channel original series, CORY IN THE HOUSE.

Many attendees will come dressed as their own "Toon" characters from the game.

TOONTOWN ONLINE is a massively multiplayer PC videogame in which players create Toon characters and join forces with other Toons to save the world from the invading Cogs humorless business robots. Since its launch in 2003, more than 15 million Toons have been created by players.

TOONTOWN is available for download at for $9.95 per month. It is also available as a subscription gift card with a CD-ROM at and major retailers nationwide. Longer-term memberships are available at reduced rates and, for consumers who prefer to try before they buy, there is a three-day free trial period available at A U.K. version is available at

Disney Onlines ( designed neighborhoods for each member of the family, include Disney's Blast ( and Disney's Toontown Online (, both premium subscription services, as well as Disney Store, Destinations, Playhouse Disney, Kids Island, Entertainment, FamilyFun and Inside Disney. Disney Online also produces (, the premier online family resource for great ideas, practical advice and fun stuff to do, and (, a leading site that provides a broad array of reviews and information to help movie fans make the right choice on movie night. Disney Online is a part of The Walt Disney Internet Group, which provides integrated strategic and operational Internet services for The Walt Disney Company's Internet initiatives.

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