Pixie Hollow – Virtual Worlds for Girls

Pixie Hollow is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) aimed at girls ages 6-13. Tinker Bell is the guide and mascot of this online game developed by Disney. The game is website based, no need to download any files. The only major requirements are that users have Adobe Flash Player, 512MB of RAM, and a broadband Internet connection.

The design and graphics are done with the typical Disney quality: clean, clear, well defined and with depth. Pixie Hollow is free to join; however, for players to experience all of the website’s features, a paid membership is required. A monthly membership is $5.95; six months is $29.95; and an annual membership is $57.95. Membership cards can also be purchased in person through major toy stores. A full membership allows players to play all the games featured on the website and add accessories to their online life.


Each member who joins Pixie Hollow can choose a fairy to be their virtual personality. At first, members could only choose fairies. Currently, there is also a male version of a fairy called Sparrow Man. A paid membership allows players to purchase; get a bigger virtual house; get clothes; play all the games on the website (including all missions and adventures); have a fart; and create your own crafts.

What is good

Pixie Hollow will mainly appeal to girls under the age of 10 who are interested in the world of fantasy and fantasy. The graphics are exceptionally clean and clear with depth and detail, much like Disney cartoons and movies. There is no violence, drink, drugs or tobacco on the website or in the flash games. Pixie Hollow encourages its members to get involved in creativity and imagination by submitting original material and getting lost in a fantasy world filled with magic and fun.

What is bad

Like many other children’s virtual worlds, Pixie Hollow is divided into two different categories: fun and fantasy for the little ones; and risqué chat for tweens and teens. Younger members who are drawn to Disney’s themes of innocence and fantasy won’t find much in common with older members who are more interested in socializing. Pixie Hollow does have chat filters, but please realize that members will constantly bypass these filters and type words that look and sound inappropriate, even if the filters don’t catch them. It’s great that members can chat with each other, but if it’s not tightly regulated, it reduces the credibility of the entire website.

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Although Pixie Hollow claims that they have strict guidelines for appropriate behavior, they must understand that certain members will break the rules. Opening up the chat so members can type suggestive language doesn’t seem like something from Disney. Sure, members will be punished for doing this, but it shouldn’t have been done in the first place. Pixie Hollow has no control over who joins its website; however, they do have control over what members say. In this sense, Pixie Hollow is not doing a good job and needs to be more vigilant.

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