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Pixie Hollow at EPCOT
Pixie Hollow at EPCOT
When Disney decided to close down the Toon Town area of the Magic Kingdom to create a whole new expanded Fantasyland area they needed to evict a number of popular features. One of those was the Pixie Hollow meet and greet with Tinker Bell and her fellow fairies. Well this was no problem as Tink sprinkled some of her magic pixie dust and Pixie Hollow with all the fairies were transported to a new and better home at EPCOT.
This coincided with the 2009 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival and the Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden magically appeared so that Tink and her friends could continue to greet guests. The Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden opens daily from 9:30 am to 5:45 pm and is located between the Mouse Gear store and the Kim Possible booth behind the Future World East building.
This was planned to be only a temporary location as once the development was completed Pixie hollow would return to its old but much improved home. However the latest plans now seem to show that Tink will not have a home to return to and may have moved to EPCOT permanently. The reason for this could be that the design of the Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden is one of the most highly detailed creations that the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival gardeners and Disney imaginers have come up with.
After its opening the display had a play area that shows Tinker Bell, Rosetta, Silvermist, Fawn, and Iridessa all in the form of detailed topiaries. Rosetta is the flower fairy and Silvermist the water fairy who stands guard by the water garden, Fawn the animal fairy only seemed to have a small animal topiary by her. They have created tools and homes from objects they’ve found during visits to the real world. As all of this has been created with topiary sculptures of flowers and bushes then the detail is very good. You will see all this from the attached photos which document the whole area.
The Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden also offers children the chance to experience ‘pixie power’ with some hands-on activities at the Tinker’s Nook Workshop.
After the first season there were some changes made. The main effect of which is that the only ‘real’ fairies that you can now meet are Tinker Bell, Terence, Rosetta and Vidia. There are now also two queues for the Pixie Hollow garden meet and greet areas. The first one is for Tinker Bell and Terence and second is for Rosetta and Vidia. This does cut the waiting time a little but as most want to meet Tink then this queue is always a lot longer. There are 13 meet and greet times during the day and most last for about 20 minutes. So if this is something that your child wants to do then be sure to check the schedule and get back in plenty of time.
Also every day at 2 p. m. all the children are invited to dress in their favourite clothes, (this could get expensive), and join in the grand Fairy & Princess Parade through the area.
Finally if your child is a Tink fan then remember to take them to the front of Cinderella’s castle before the start of the fireworks. They can then watch her fly from the top to the castle across the buildings nearby.
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