Websites shut down everyday. It's a fact of life online. Just take a look at the TechCrunch Deadpool.
Still, it's crummy when your favourite website shuts down.
VMK was created and launched as part of a promotion to celebrate Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. The game/promotion has ran well beyond the original time it was intended to.
The closure has upset many VMK fans, and online petitions have sprung up to try and save the game.
This brings up an interesting question: What do the owners of an online community owe their members, if anything?