Here's all the information you need to find Tinkerbell at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in Orlando, FL. We'll even provide tips to help you meet Tinker Bell and the other Disney fairies. Meeting Disney characters and getting their autographs can be a fun part of your next Disneyworld vacation and we help you do this without spending the whole day standing in long, hot lines.
Everything you need to know to meet Tinker Bell
at Tinker Bell's Magical Nook
Tips to avoid long lines when getting an autograph or your picture taken with Tinkerbell.
Can you meet Tinkerbell in person? Yes - you can meet Tinker Bell and her fairy friends at Tinker Bell's Magical Nook in the Adventureland Veranda in the Magic Kingdom. At this time, FASTPASS tickets are not offered for this meet-and-greet experience. Check your times guide and line up a bit before they open the doors to avoid long lines.
Why you need to get to Tinker Bell's Magical Nook
as soon as it opens
You don't want to get stuck in a long line!
Long lines form at at Tinker Bell's Magical Nook and the line moves slowly - which is frustrating - but the fairies really are great about interacting with each family. Here are a few tips to help you keep waits to a minumum.
1. About a week before you trip, go to http://www.wdwent.com/ and click on the Magic Kingdom tab. Scroll down to the information about Adventurelandand note the times that Tinker Bell's Magical Nook is open.
2. Depending on when Tinker Bell's opens, you may have time to enjoy one or two attractions before getting in line. If possible, arrive at the Magic Kingdom at least 10 minutes prior to park opening. As soon as the park opens, go to Fantasyland and ride Dumbo, Peter Pan, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Or go over to the Tomorrowland Pavilion to get Space Mountain FASTPASS tickets. Then head over to Adventureland.
4. Line up at Tinker Bell's Magical Nook at least 10 minutes prior to its opening. You'll encounter the lowest line this way.
Other places to see Tinker Bell
in Disney's Magic Kingdom Theme Park
There are other places to seeTinkerbell in the Magic Kingdom,though these are not meet-and-greet opportunities.
Peter Pan's Flight - Fantasyland - this gentle ride is a Magic Kingdom classic and features scenes from Disney's Peter Pan movie. You'll find Tinkerbell included / pictured in several scenes. TIP: This ride is popular and lines grow quickly so ride this shortly after the Magic Kingdom opens - after riding Dumbo.
Mickey's Philharmagic 3-D - Fantasyland - Tinkerbell flies across the screen immediately following the section with Simba from Lion King.
Tinkerbell often flies from the castle towards The Plaza restaurant at the beginning of the Wishes Fireworks. There may be times when weather or other factors prevent this from happening. TIP: Try to find a spot on the Tomorrowland Bridge or by the rose gardens near The Plaza restaurant to watch Wishes and Tinkerbell will fly right over your head. This isn't necessarily a good location if you're also planning to see the SpectroMagic parade on the same evening because this is a little ways from the parade route.
Disney Dreams Come True parade - this afternoon parade typically occurs at 3:00PM but may also be offered at noon during Christmas week or other holiday seasons. You may hear Peter Pan ask, "Hey, Tinkerbell, do you have a dream?...I thought so" as part of the soundtrack. He'll be holding a lantern in hand that sort of symbolizes Tinkerbell's presence - supposedly she is in the lantern. This isn't a particularly amazing effect but may be enough to keep a devoted Tinkerbell fan happy.
In early June 2010, the Disney Electrical Parade returned to the Magic Kingdom theme park - replacing the SpectroMagic parade. Tinkerbell has the lead float position in this parade.
SpectroMagic Parade - This classic nighttime parae was a staple at Walt Disney World for many years. We don't know if, or when, it might be back. If you do ever get the chance to see this parade, Tinkerbell is included, in a small way, on the float with Captain Hook. You'll probably see Peter Pan walking ahead of the float. An animated Tinkerbell flies along the side of the buildings featured at the front of this float.
Finding Tinkerbell at Disney's Epcot Theme park
You do see Tinkerbell when you ride Soarin' (Land pavilion). She appears towards the end of the ride as you're gliding towards Snow White's castle and the Disneyland fireworks. You must be at least 40-inches (102cm) to ride this attraction.
Does Tinkerbell appear at Disney's Hollywood Studios or Disney's Animal Kingdom theme parks?
Disney's Hollywood Studios - The classic animated scene featuring Tinkerbell sprinkling pixie dust from "The Wonderful World of Disney" television program is included in the movie portion of the "Walt Disney - One Man's Dream" attraction. This is a wonderful and inspirational movie where you hear Walt Disney share the histories of Walt Disney Studios and the beginnings of the theme parks in his own words. It is a wonderful tribute piece but it may not hold the attention of young children.
Unfortunately, you won't see Tinkerbell at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park.