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.
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.
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.
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
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:
Height Restriction: No
Child Swap: No
Other Issues: None
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History and Trivia
- 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.