Ariel's Grotto / Pixie Hollow

BACKSTORY (1995—August 2008): This area, which was the former home to the Monsanto House of the Future and the Alpine Gardens (which replaced the Monsanto House of the Future) became a meet-and-greet area for Ariel from “The Little Mermaid.”



BACKSTORY (October 28, 2008—Present): To celebrate the animated film “Tinker Bell,” Disney’s most famous fairy and four of her best friends were built a meet-and-greet area that replaced Ariel’s Grotto. To meet Tinker Bell and her fairy friends, guests enter a magical forest called “Pixie Hollow.” Tink is joined inside Pixie Hollow by four fairy friends: Fawn, an animal fairy; Iridessa, a light fairy; Rosetta, a garden fairy; and Silvermist, a water fairy. From the Disneyland website:

Return to Never Land

Magically shrink down to fairy size and discover the hidden home of the Disney Fairies.

Start your enchanting journey along the banks of a peaceful pond. Wind past waterfalls and see if you can spot some of your fairy friends. You'll become small as a sprite, as blades of grass and flowers tower above you. Along the way, discover how snowflakes are shaped, what gives stars their twinkle and who gives bees their buzz!

Once you arrive in this enchanted little land, you'll meet Tinker Bell and her pixie pals. Don't forget your camera! Fairies just love to have their pictures taken.

Disney Fairies you may meet at Pixie Hollow include:

Tinker Bell •Vidia •Terence •Fawn •Rosetta •Silvermist • Iridessa, Periwinkle

If you’re in the area, be sure to fly by and say hello!