Ever since she appeared in 1953’s “Peter Pan,” Tinker Bell has become one of the most iconic members of the Disney animation family. Inspired by live action reference footage of actress Margaret Kerry, Legendary Disney animator Marc Davis’ interpretation of James M. Barie’s fairy character immediately struck a chord with audiences. Since then, she gone on to make many more appearances ranging from the opening titles of Walt Disney’s “Disneyland” television show in 1954 to staring in her own series of direct-to-video feature films in the 21st Century. As a result, it’s no surprise that Tink has left a major impression on generations of fans.
Given this status, it only makes sense for Tinker Bell to have a corner of Magic Kingdom to call her own. Located on Main Street USA, Town Square Theater offers two different meet-and-greet experiences: one with Mickey Mouse and another featuring Tinker Bell. However, before meeting Tink, guests first need to be shrunk down to the size of a fairy and step through a portal that is activated with a little pixie dust. This will enable you to be transported to Pixie Hollow, the home of Tinker Bell and her friends in the “Disney Faries” film series.
Not only does shrinking down allow you to be closer in size to the spunky fairy, but it has some other benefits as well. For example, to most humans the tiny voices of Pixie Hollow’s inhabitants sounds like a series of bells, as heard whenever Tinker Bell speaks in “Peter Pan.” However, here guests find themselves small enough to understand her speach. This is fortunate, because Tink loves to chat about her many friends and adventures in both Never Land and Pixie Hollow. So, if you’re a fan of this iconic Disney character, be sure to stop by and say hi next time you visit Magic Kingdom.