Say it Ain’t So Mickey: Disney Shutting Down its Emoji-Verse

We have some sad news Disney is reportedly axing its Metaverse division amidst some big shakeups at the Mouse House.

For all the Disney-loving emoji and metaverse aficionados out there, it’s time to take out the handkerchiefs and shed a tear.

What is the Metaverse?

For those living under a rock, the Metaverse is an interactive virtual world developed by Disney. It’s essentially a place where you can connect with your favorite Disney characters, like Mickey Mouse and Elsa from Frozen, and take part in fun-filled interactive activities and events.

It also allowed for users to create their own virtual world, customized with avatars and whatever else their little hearts desired.

Why Is Disney Shutting Down Metaverse?

It’s a sad day, but all good things must come to an end at some point. According to reports, the decision to shut down Metaverse was part of a larger company restructuring. All of the creations and projects within the virtual world will be retired.

Some are speculating that Disney is preparing to roll-out a new interactive platform, something more akin to a subscription-based experience with exclusive content. We can only hope that whatever Disney has in store for us is something even more magical than the Metaverse.

Tips for Coping with the Metaverse Shutdown

It’s time to grieve, and here are some ways to help you through the process:

  • Watch your favorite Disney movies for a bit of nostalgia.
  • Talk to fellow Disney and Metaverse fans to express your sadness.
  • Spend some time in real life with your family and friends.
  • Strategize how you can get your exclusive emoji out of the virtual world!

We totally get it, saying goodbye to the Metaverse and that adorable Mickey emoji isn’t easy. Nostalgia aside, it’s also a reminder that change is inevitable. We may mourn the things that once were, but we can also look forward to the new and exciting possibilities in the future.