Update #273: What’s New!

 

Hoo-hoo Kinzville! It’s me, your mayor—Dr. Quincy Quack! I’m here again to tell you all about what’s new in Webkinz World today! Let get started, shall we?

 

 

 

 

  • There’s something NEW for players just joining Webkinz! After creating an account, new players will visit an Adoption Center Clubhouse room, complete with Ms. Birdy! Along with a new tutorial, they will receive their choice from 1 of 3 themed rooms to help them get started! Also, the pet gift boxes will now be awarded once the player completes a simple pet request.

 

 

 

  • Look for some NEW prizes the next time you take your pet for recess at the Kinzville Academy! You’ll find a new assortment with each activity, just waiting to be won! You might also find some fun new food items in your packed lunch afterwards! For more information, check out our earlier Webkinz Newz articles about the New Merry Go Round Prize, the New Buried Treasure Prizes, and the New Recess Food!

 

 

  • A new Acorn Collection Event is coming to Webkinz World September 1st and runs until September 30th! Visit your map of Kinzville during those dates and click the acorn collection icon. You can then send daily requests to your friends for acorns! When you collect each milestone amount of acorns, you’ll win a prize! You can check out what you’ll win this year in our earlier Webkinz Newz sneak peek story!

 

 

  • Catch the School Bus and win! From Friday, September 1st to Friday, September 8th, watch for the floating school bus! When you click on it you’ll win a random prize from some of our previous school giveaway events! And this floaty fun is just the beginning in September!

 

 

  • A new Apple Picking event is coming soon! Watch for floating apples on Webkinz World and the Webkinz mobile app from Saturday, September 9th until Saturday, September 16th! When you click on one, you’ll receive a random apple-themed prize, including the chance for some NEW Apple Farmer outfits items!

 

 

  • Speaking of thing floating in the fall, our latest Fall Fest event returns the week of Friday, September 22nd until Saturday, September 30th! Click on floating leaves to receive even more Apple Farm themed items! Keep watching Webkinz Newz for more information about this exciting upcoming event!

 

 

  • Don’t forget that during Fall Fest you can visit the WShop or the Ganz eStore to pick up cases of Fall Fest Soda to feed your pet and win prizes! Once again, the prize pool of items will be unique from the floating Fall Fest prizes, but still feature items that will work together to make the ultimate Apple Farm!

 

 

  • My next Meet the Mayor event runs from Monday, September 18th to Sunday, September 24th! Visit the Kinzville Park during that week and click on me, Dr. Quack, to receive a gift box containing a random special prize! Stay tuned here to Webkinz Newz for the official announcement!

 

 

  • DELUXE MEMBERS: Your next Deluxe Monthly Challenge begins on September 1st! When you complete all of the tasks, you’ll win a Classic Waitress Dress AND the ALL NEW Diner Dishwasher!

 

 

  • At the start of each month, Deluxe Members receive a gift box containing some special prizes, including a unique piece of clothing that can’t be collected from anywhere else! The special piece of clothing in this September’s gift box is a Pop Princess outfit!

 

 

  • We’ve updated the Dock to now sort all items within the tabs from A to Z! Use each tab to help filter down the item types, or see everything listed together in the AZ tab!


  • If you love spinning wheels and winning, you’ll be excited to learn that we’ve once again updated the prizes on the Wheel of Wow for web and mobile, along with the Wheel of Deluxe!

 

 

We’ve also fixed more features and items! To see all of the items we’ve fixed each week, you can check out our list by clicking here.

 

Well now, this sure was fun! Stay tuned to Webkinz Newz for more exciting announcements!

 

Take care, Kinzville!

 

 

212 Responses to Update #273: What’s New!

  1. ojibwa says:

    I noticed that every day, Arte says he has something coming in at 5. But there isn’t anything rare at that time. Is Arte’s clock broken?

  2. Bubblilious1 says:

    I have to say I still love the new dock. I have so many items in my dock, I can now spend less time finding items and put the items where I want them. I see what clothing items are next in my dock, select the pet I want to wear those ‘matching’ clothes and dress them. In the room themes, I drop those next room items in the room I want them in and sell anything I don’t want. It beats all that scrolling and not finding and then the pet asking for a challenge to start again. Or, trying to remember who was wearing that and do they need this, and checking all my pets to find which one or making copious notes; Buddy needs bee antenna. When I come across a solo item, I decide who gets it or where it goes or I just keep it on my dock. Being able to select ‘pants’ or ‘hats’ should be the next step so trying on ‘hats’ can be easier.

    I like the ‘general ‘ timed daily activities too that I have seen the last two days. More time to play them on my time and get them in.

  3. ImaPepper says:

    I haven’t seen any mention of this, but today the Daily Activities were available all day, instead of hourly. I like that; I keep missing the events I like because I get busy during the day. Is this going to be a permanent thing?

  4. Davids1lilpixie says:

    A suggestion! If you’re going to foist this wretched, “new and improved” docking system upon us why don’t you take (yes I am going there) take a page and learn from Animal Jams? Animal Jams has a search function for it’s “docks”. Looking hats? Simply type in hats and it brings up all the hats in your dock, etc. Looking for chairs or flooring? Ditto. Type in flooring and it brings up all the flooring and nothing else. This dang alphabetized docks would be a LOT more workable if we were given someway of MAKING THEM WORKABLE instead of this massive change (and once again I’m suggesting BETA TESTING FIRST) and leaving the players/customers no way to make it work.

    • 1Emerald1 says:

      Your suggestion is the obvious solution to all of our ongoing issues with our docks. Players have been asking for a search feature for years. This recent change has made things worse than ever & has made room design much more difficult & fashion design even worse. Unless all you want to do is use things together that all start with the same word. What a discouragement of players’ creativity! I really hope ganz is listening. We desperately need a search feature for our docks now. More than ever! And I even know the names of a lot of my stuff. But no one, not even Michael Webkinz, knows the names of everything in Webkinz World. Please pass on our plea for a dock search feature, Michael!

  5. paduga1 says:

    I do not like the way the dock is organized. Please go back to the original. I agree that it is most difficult to find what you need,especially if you are being timed. Sometimes the old ways are the best.

  6. BubbaC4 says:

    PLEASE PLEASE go back to our regular dock. I may be wrong but I don’t think anyone will EVER adjust to the new dock. I agree the BEST UPDATE would let us organize our docks

  7. 1Emerald1 says:

    There have been a lot of comments about the way our docks have been reorganized. I just want to say this. The new alphabetical system only works for players who actually know the names of all their Webkinz items. Everyone else is left struggling through (in my case, anyway) thousands of items looking for things. When the items were divided by type & then alphabetized it was much, much more user friendly. The clothing sections were great as you could quickly see all the shirts, shoes, belts or whatever you had all at once & make a choice. With the new Webkinz Trendz coming, the change is quite a disappointment. Now getting dressed is more time consuming & complicated. I remember how pleased I was when ganz changed to the alphabetized items in their sections system, how much easier & fun it made room design. I hope they will restore the previous system, this new one is a mess.

    • 1Emerald1 says:

      Additionally, the Decorations section in our docks is now just a jumble of wall papers, floors, wall art & room items. If you don’t know the names of everything you own, good luck finding any of it. Please change back to the former system there was nothing wrong with it!!!! With Webkinz Trendz starting, the last thing you guys want to do is make it harder for players to design an original pet outfit! Unless what you’re actually hoping to see is pets wearing nothing but outfits where all the pieces start with the same word, and somehow I doubt that.

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