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DisneyFairies

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A safe Neverland of fun and Disney products.
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What parents need to know

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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
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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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Kid, 10 years old August 15, 2012

Well,

I think it is better than most virtual sites with membership because it is fun and more fair. Even if everyone says you cant buy anything without membership, you can with "pixie diamonds" that you get. You get 7 pixie diamonds for joining and you get them almost everytime you level up. thher's things that are ONLY for members such as the ballroom and two games. Another good thing: unlike other sites like fantage when your membership ends: you can get them back with pixie diamonds. But how is that any good? Well, you will get a lot of pixie diamonds at the end of your membership. I suggest you get a 1 month membership first and if you like it get 1 year membership. Every month you are a member you get free pixie diamonds. From 12 for 1 month to 100 for 1 year. Plus this is the only web I reccommend for getting a membership. There are also lots of things to do.there are lots of games that are fun and some are puzzles that can really challenge you. At parties there are also games that up to 12 people can participate. But there are some downsides. Some clothes are way too revealing. People report you for no reason ( a girl reported me for stealing ingredients. ) Some people say Kit and kiss
Teen, 15 years old Written by00skid July 29, 2016

Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow: Neverland is a magical island where mermaids play and children never grow up... Ages: Any age, even moms

This "virtual-world" was a trademark in my childhood during: 2009-2013! ........Back when Disney.com was actually an interactive website, with accounts used for Disney Create (a digital art creator available for any kid), everyone has their own pages, interactive quests and badges, and access to four amazing virtual worlds! ..........Moving in deeper, I honestly think this was the best game I've seen for it's role-play and wide community. I'm not too much of a role-player anymore in online games, especially since players tend to live in packs nowadays, but Pixie Hollow was different. It was not only easy to make friends in Pixie Hollow, but wherever you were, it was possible to role-play; you didn't even have to ask anyone if you could join, it was all just there for you. Infact, the word "role-play" was never used at all. Pixie Hollow had such an immersing environment where you could actually feel the warmth of the sunshine and the cool of water in the summer meadows, the world was truly beautiful, and the storylines were creative while following the original setting of the Disney Fairies books/movies. The Never Council created an engaging environment, and were very helpful to the players who wrote to them. I can never get over the sound effects and music! The sound of bells and bubble pops of chatter remind me of home. Music was peaceful, and helped add to that homely environment. Players could create anything from their imaginations, with countless colorful dyes and beautiful fashions and home materials. Fairies could role-play and change into anything they wanted to be such as vampires/mermaids/huntress/animals/doctors/jobs, the fun never ended! For anyone who thought Pixie Hollow was for children only, you are wrong. There are so many dedicated adults and young adults (even non-parents) who were so dedicated to this game! Pixie Hollow was a major stress reliever for those who were going through tough times! KEEP THE COMMUNITY ALIVE. A shame to loose such a "game"!
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Teen, 14 years old Written byNorthernNights June 6, 2010

'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!
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