DisneyFairies

 
A safe Neverland of fun and Disney products.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Currently, prescripted messages can only be sent from players to people they know (via email address), but this may change. According to media reports, later this year kids will be able to participate in a "virtual world," on the site.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

There's a substantial amount of Disney branding and product placement happening here, including Disney fairy products, must-see Disney fairy movies, and more to buy. While kids can dress and decorate the fairies and their rooms for free, they'll soon be able to earn pixie dust tokens for other rewards like wallpaper (for their own computer, not their fairy's room). The site isn't giving the tokens out until an upcoming upgrade.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this virtual world based on Tinker Bell sparkles like fairy dust for young fairy fans -- and may glitter like gold for Disney, depending on how much money parents spend there. Currently, prescripted messages can only be sent from players to people they know (via email address). But parents should be on the alert that this may change: According to media reports, later this year kids will be able to participate in a "virtual world" on the site.The main activity is creating your own fairies, dressing them, and decorating their houses a la Webkinz. However, players don't have to earn web money and spend it for fairy products. The site is also creating hype for the fall 2008 release of the direct-to-DVD movie Tinker Bell.

What's it about?

Disney's empire is expanding online into the youth interactive, virtual game arena with ideal tie-ins to movies and characters already familiar to kids. DISNEY FAIRIES.COM uses the generations-old Tinker Bell and her new friends (coming soon in Tinker Bell the movie on DVD in the fall ) to create a \"virtual theme park\" where young girls can create fairies, play games, print out real-life fairy party activities and crafts -- and encourage their parents to buy everything from Disney fairy room decor to a trip on a Disney cruise.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The site gives kids random name choices for their characters (a good safety tool) and a fake fairy address. Overall, DisneyFairies.com is safe, beautiful, and just plain fun imaginative fantasy for younger girls through perhaps second or third grade. But while she's dressing her fairies in fancy forest fashion, you may want to help your kid become aware of the site's subtle marketing practices and the sometimes overwhelming Disney branding.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the differences between these fairy characters and other similar cartoon images of girls today, like Bratz. Do they all have similar looks? What is the difference between playing in an imaginary world that is created "for" you on a site, versus creating one on your own in the backyard? Also, for slightly older fairy enthusiasts, discuss why Disney would create a beautiful (and obviously expensive) site like this and not charge anything for it. What is Disney getting out of it?

Website details

Genre:Virtual Worlds
Topics:Princesses and fairies
Pricing structure:Free

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Teen, 14 years old Written byNorthernNights June 6, 2010
age 5+
 

'Sorry you can't read this its for MEMBERS only'

I agree with the last statment. I mean I have a fairy on this site too, its fun. But only if you're a member. I think its a total rip off to get money. Your options are limited if you don't have a membership, can't shop, can't host 'parties' can't play certain games, can't go to certain places, can't do certain quests, its stupid! And, as you heard they made boy faries, which I'm sure lots of girls begged for. Its discusting! I mean why would a boy want to get on unless they are lonely and want to date little girls. Most of them are girls themselves and all they do is 'date' on there! They get 'married' 'kiss' some have 'it' and some 'have kids' as they all pretend to do. I had a 'friend' that said to me today: "I'm sorry but I have to delete you off of my friends list to make room for guys" That is pathetic and discusting! They don't even know these people! Also they need to inforce their rules better, and make more of them. If you report bullying, they take that 'bully' off your friends list or let you 'ignore' them, and thats their way of inforcing the problem. I've seen the bullies still on. And they have no rule agents dating, at least webkinz does! I want to go on Pixie Hollow, not eHarmony. This takes the name of Tinker Bell, and Walt Disney in vain!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Safety and privacy concerns
Kid, 9 years old July 7, 2014
age 5+
 

'Sorry you can't read this its for MEMBERS only'

I agree with the last statment. I mean I have a fairy on this site too, its fun. But only if you're a member. I think its a total rip off to get money. Your options are limited if you don't have a membership, can't shop, can't host 'parties' can't play certain games, can't go to certain places, can't do certain quests, its stupid! And, as you heard they made boy faries, which I'm sure lots of girls begged for. Its discusting! I mean why would a boy want to get on unless they are lonely and want to date little girls. Most of them are girls themselves and all they do is 'date' on there! They get 'married' 'kiss' some have 'it' and some 'have kids' as they all pretend to do. I had a 'friend' that said to me today: "I'm sorry but I have to delete you off of my friends list to make room for guys" That is pathetic and discusting! They don't even know these people! Also they need to inforce their rules better, and make more of them. If you report bullying, they take that 'bully' off your friends list or let you 'ignore' them, and thats their way of inforcing the problem. I've seen the bullies still on. And they have no rule agents dating, at least webkinz does! I want to go on Pixie Hollow, not eHarmony. This takes the name of Tinker Bell, and Walt Disney in vain!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 13 years old Written bySkyJewelDiamond October 22, 2013
age 5+
 

Perfect!

The virtual world has closed down already, sadly.. So I go to the disneyfairies.co.uk website instead. It's flitterific there, as there are many activities that does not require much interaction with other users/players, so players that miss the pixie hollow can enjoy this website with no worries :) Many activities to print too, so this website is perfect!
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Too much consumerism

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