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Disney's Club Penguin Shut Down And People Are Devastated

My childhood is OVER.

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On Jan. 31, 2017, Disney Interactive announced that its massively popular game Club Penguin would be closing down.

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After a two-month long "Waddle On" party, the online world finally shut down at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 30.

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Minutes before closing, players across the world flocked to the online island one more time to say goodbye to all of their penguin friends.

THIS IS SAD ITS LIKE THEIR LITTLE PENGUIN WORLD ENDED THEY WERE COUNTING DOWN #clubpenguin

#ClubPenguin #BestCommunityEver 🐧❤️

Then, at 12:01, players were given this HEARTBREAKING message: THE MOMENT CLUB PENGUIN WAS GONE FOREVER!

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Some were optimistic:

WHAT IF CLUB PENGUIN SHUTTING DOWN IS JUST AN EARLY APRIL FOOL'S PRANK 🤔

But most have been having a tough time with the closure:

Me crying once Club Penguin officially shut down and these are actual tears

i can't come to school today, there's been a death in the family #clubpenguin

CLUB PENGUIN TELLING ME TO WADDLE ON IS THE SADDEST THING IVE HEARD IN A LONG WHILE #RIPClubPenguin

me for the rest of my life now that club penguin is dead

The Club Penguin website now redirects to Club Penguin Island.

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Club Penguin Island is Disney's new mobile-only version of its original penguin game.

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Fans are not very happy with the replacement for classic Club Penguin though.

Name a bigger downgrade, I'll wait. #ClubPenguin

I tried Club Penguin Island. It makes Club Penguin look like a masterpiece.

R.I.P. Club Penguin!

We'll never forget you <3

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