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Pixie Hollow

Tucked into the joint between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland is this little hidden oasis provides a rare opportunity indeed: the chance to meet Tinker Bell. Because of Tinker Bell's very small stature she doesn't often get to interact with park guests, mainly appearing in parades and in the sky during firework shows. At Pixie Hollow, however, park guests are shrunk in size so that they can meet Tink and her pixie friends.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: Just off the Central Plaza (Hub) between the paths that lead to the Matterhorn and Tomorrowland.
  • Date Opened: 10/25/2008
  • Capacity: The queue area can hold several hundred people.
  • # of Shows: Intermittent throughout the day.
  • Characters: Tinker Bell and her friends introduced in the Pixie Hollow merchandise line of books and videos: Silver mist, Iridessa, Fawn, and Rosetta.
  • Photos and Autographs: Yes, and an official Disneyland photographer is on hand to take photos for later purchase.
 
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Wait Times: Since this meet-and-greet is so new—and the opportunity to meet Tinker Bell so unique—it is difficult to know what how the wait time will stabilize. In the early days though, the wait has been up to 90 minutes and the previous meet-and-greet here (Little Mermaid) saw up to 30 minute waits.
  • Length of Show: Varies for obvious reasons but don't expect much more than a minute with Tinker Bell or one of her friends.
  • FastPass: No
  • Queue Description: The queue is designed to deal with a "story" problem: namely that Tinker Bell is supposed to be very, very small and the one you're going to meet is more human sized. So the queue attempts to create the illusion that you are shrinking as you move farther in. Giant blades of grass also serve to shield the action from illusion shattering observation from outside the area.
Access Information - Hide Section
  • Health Restriction:
  • Ride Access: Impairments of any type can be accommodated, speak with one of the cast members if needed. The queue is wheelchair and ECV accessible
  • Wheelchair Transfer:
  • Service Animals: Yes
  • Audio: No assistive devices are needed, though the character cast members are well trained in working with just about any type of impairment. Tinker Bell is a character that is allowed to speak.
  • Weight and Size Issues:
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction: No
  • Child Swap: No
  • Other Issues: None
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: This space was first put to use on June 12, 1957, with the opening of the Monsanto House of the Future. Built almost entirely out of plastics, the walkthrough attraction demonstrated all kinds of futuristic household appliances. It lasted until December 1967, by which time it was looking increasingly ridiculous. Though the house was removed, the landsaping and gardens remained and other than a souvenir cart being added to the area, it remained a pretty place to relax (known as Alpine Gardens, due to the view of the Matterhorn behind it) until the area was relandscaped and the King Triton fountain was added. Originally the fountain included "dancing waters" that went over the walkway but that feature was eventually turned off. In 2002 the Ariel meet-and-greet was added to the area. That meet-and-greet was closed on August 17, 2008, and the entire area was remodeled into Pixie Hollow, including removing the King Triton fountain from the water.
  • This attraction's history: Nothing has changed since the meet-and-greet location opened.
Links of Interest - Hide Section

MousePlanet Links

  • You've Got CharacterMousePlanet's Parenting Panel shares strategies for introducing young children to in park characters. (October 7, 2010)


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