Pixie Hollow is an MMORPG created by the Walt Disney Company and released September 8, 2008. The basic version of the game is free to play online. The website is based partly on the Disney fairy books written by Gail Carson Levine. Players with free accounts can create a female fairy or male sparrow man avatar who each come with a small selection of furnishings to decorate a virtual room. Basic accounts can make friends with other players and have access to both 'speed' chat with pre-selected phrases and full chat where they are able to type their own messages. They can also play various "Talent Games," or fairy themed mini-games, found in the various meadows and forests of Pixie Hollow. While playing, the player can pick up leaves, seeds and flowers which are the currency for buying items in the game. Players also play games and visit places to earn badges that they can see in their "leaf journal," which also serves as a handbook and inventory. Players can purchase a monthly, semi-annual or annual membership allows access to additional features, such as the ability to make or buy additional clothes and furniture for the player's avatar and buy furniture to decorate a virtual room. In January 2012, "Pixie Diamonds" were introduced, an in-game currency that can be purchased with real-world money and used to buy or upgrade items without an active membership. Though the website is geared towards young girls, on April 22, 2010, the game introduced a male character named Slate; he is referred to as a "Sparrow Man" rather than a male fairy.
Prior to November 10, 2011, you could create up to three fairies or sparrow men. You can now create one fairy per Disney account. There is a minimal amount of hairstyles that you can start with, but you can get more later as you collect ingredients. You can also choose one of these talents for your fairy of sparrow man Tinker, Water, Garden, Light, and Animal.
There are also mini-games scattered all around Pixie Holllow.
Two for Tea
Vidia's Daily Spin
There is always something to look forward to in Pixie Hollow! Special Events are held where players of Pixies Hollow can celebrate with their Fairy friends. Some events also featurespecial collections for purchase released in shops, free special items available to all players and special badges.