Disney’s Pixie Hollow is No More
Blogging Disney has featured the world of Pixie Hollow on three previous occasions.
In August 2011, I blogged about the Disney Fairies Magazine and the Disney Fairies Fly mobile app: Tinker Bell and Disney Fairies Magazine.
In September 2011, I promoted the TV premiere and home video release of the Pixie Hollow Games movie with links to online games and contests. Pixie Hollow Games, Contests, and More!
And in July 2013, I gave a detailed review of one of my favorite Disney apps: Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique.
Are you surprised there’s so much happening in the tiny, magical world of Peter Pan’s temperamental fairy sidekick? Don’t be!
Fans of the Disney Fairies franchise have always known the world of Tinker Bell and her friends is more than just movies, magazines and mobile apps: it’s a vast multiplayer online universe where you can create your own fairy avatar, play games, design fashions and interact with thousands of other Tinker Bell fans.
Err, well…it used to be, anyway.
As it happens, Disney shut down the Pixie Hollow online world in September 2013, just two months after I raved about the Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique app (which I came THISCLOSE to spending real $$$ playing). But on September 19th, Pixie Hollow vanished, and along with it, the Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique app.
What about Disney Fairies Fly and the Disney Fairies Magazine? Are they still around? Nope. All gone. Poof. It’s as if they never existed.
Of course, Disney can delete Pixie Hollow from the internet and remove the games from the App Store, but my blog posts are still online. I didn’t even know Disney purged the Disney Fairies universe until I received several comments from readers who couldn’t find the Fashion Boutique in the App Store. The comments were from angry Fairies fans who loved the fashion boutique app but couldn’t download it on new devices and were unable to recover the game after accidentally deleting the original download.
As a Fashion Boutique fan, the frustrations of other gamers inspired me to investigate the vanishing app. The internet isn’t always the easiest place to find things that no longer exist, but after a fair amount of Googling, I found an FAQ explaining Disney’s purge of Pixie Hollow and its related apps.
Unfortunately, the FAQ page is a JPG image, making it inaccessible to screen readers and devices without image support, and the text can’t be read and indexed by search engines. To help the distraught Fairies fans who come to Blogging Disney looking for answers, I’ve copied Disney’s official FAQ below.
DISNEY FAIRIES PIXIE HOLLOW IS NOW CLOSED
Thank you for being a flutterific part of the Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow community and for your loyalty.
Pixie Hollow accounts have now been automatically closed, and can no longer be accessed.
Guests with paid Memberships should have received an email with information about their Membership including refund details. If you have any additional billing-related questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (877) 787-4943. Billing support will no longer be available after November 18, 2013.
Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique has also been removed from the App Store as of September 19, 2013.
When did Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow close?
Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow closed on September 19, 2013.
Why did Pixie Hollow close?
Disney Interactive is committed to offering high-quality, entertaining play experiences in both online virtual worlds and mobile apps. At this time, we are shifting our development focus towards other online and mobile play experiences, such as the Disney Fairies website and a growing selection of Disney Mobile apps. We deeply appreciate your enthusiasm and loyal support for Pixie Hollow and sincerely hope you will continue to enjoy the large variety of online and mobile play experiences Disney offers – with more to come soon!
Can I still access my account and my Fairy/Sparrow Man avatar(s) and items?
Unfortunately, you can no longer access your account to Pixie Hollow or log into the Pixie Hollow virtual world.
Why can’t I purchase or re-activate my membership?
Pixie Hollow closed on September 19, 2013. Memberships are no longer available for purchase.
I had a recurring paid membership for Pixie Hollow. What happens now?
As of August 20, 2013, your credit card or PayPal account was no longer charged a recurring payment for Pixie Hollow. Guests with paid Memberships received an email with information about Memberships including refund details. Pixie Hollow closed on September 19, 2013. You can no longer access your account to Pixie Hollow or log into the Pixie Hollow virtual world. Billing support will no longer be available after November 18, 2013.
Can I still redeem a secret code I got from a Disney Fairies toy?
Pixie Hollow closed on September 19, 2013, and code redemptions of any kind for Pixie Hollow are no longer available. Please contact us at email@example.com for additional help.
I had purchased a Pixie Hollow game card, but I never redeemed it. What do I do now?
Pixie Hollow closed on September 19, 2013, and Membership for Pixie Hollow is no longer available. If you have purchased a Pixie Hollow Game Card at Target or Toys R Us retail stores, but have not yet activated your Game Card online, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (877) 787-4943 for additional help. Billing support will no longer be available after November 18, 2013.
I have a Membership/Free Trial code (either from a Game Pass or DVD insert). Can I still use it?
Pixie Hollow closed on September 19, 2013, and Membership of any kind for Pixie Hollow is no longer available. Please contact us at email@example.com for additional help.
Is the Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique mobile app also closed?
Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique was removed from the App Store on September 19, 2013. If you have already downloaded the game on your device, you can continue playing it with more limited functionality.
Will there be any Disney Fairies online games coming out in the future?
You can continue to play flitterific games and activities right here at the official Disney Fairies website! More Fairiy fun will be added regularly!