I still remember the day I started playing Pixie Hollow…I was totally addicted to it. There was always something new there which I looked forward to. Only a few months had passed since I started, when Pixie Hollow announced its closure.
I tried to make the most out of Pixie Hollow, by spending most of my time there. But, every good thing has an end, and so did Hollow.
I still remember 19th September, when I had quickly rushed to the computer after school, just to catch the last glimpse of Pixie Hollow. I was in Havendish Square then, wearing my arrival dress, as I wanted to ‘leave as I came’. We were all grieving and some were taking snapshots, some were crying, some were saying they knew this would happen long ago, some even said, “You’d forget it, after all”. No. We won’t and never will. One fairy, Rose actually recorded the whole moment.
Okay, so after Pixie Hollow closed, we all went into depression. Many fairies went over to Club Penguin,some to Animal Jam, some to Fantage. But we all know that Pixie Hollow was one of its kind. Unique.
So, the fairy bloggers started posting memories, some went into depression, some just quit, while the others started new, fresh blogs. I was among the ones who posted memories (it seemed as the best option then). When I was finished with the memories (I wish I had many, many more!), and when it was nearly two months after Pixie Hollow’s closure, I started posting Disney news. You can say that I started the trend. 😉 I knew I had to find something for my readers,and that was clearly the best option. Many people didn’t like it though, in the very beginning, but it soon became a trend. I have been posting Disney stories since.
All other Pixie bloggers have started doing the same…but what about Pixie Hollow? Will it ever return? Why exactly did it close? Why didn’t Club Penguin close? And, Disney Create? Is the closure of DC related to that of PH? These are a few of the questions, that need to be answered, seriously. Emailing Disney will not help, for mostly you will get a chemical reply. Nevertheless, you can try calling them up. That would help.
You know, we are always hoping, in fact, we “know” that Pixie Hollow will open again someday. But,, will it really will?
The petition did not help. Guess why? Because, we need at least 100,000 signatures before the Government takes any action. Unfortunately, we didn’t. It has been 7 months, and there are a little more than 5000 signatures. Why? Weren’t there enough people to come and fight for Hollow? We will never know.
Disney has recently started focusing more on Mobile Apps, and they have said that those apps are the reason for them closing different sites and games, some of which are played on Facebook. They lost a lot of money in Disney Interactive. I wonder why.
It’s quite true that other virtual worlds are not as cool as Pixie Hollow. See, because we had fairies in Pixie Hollow, we could fly. Fly= more area to explore. There was always something new, and it was user friendly. Members did get many privileges, but non-members could also buy stuff with Pixie Diamonds. In other virtual worlds, you can’t buy good clothes, furniture etc. without a premium membership. Interaction with friends was easy, you also had responsibilities aka caring for animal friends, watering plants etc.
But the biggest factor of all. Disney. Pixie Hollow was owned by Disney, one of the largest companies in the world today. It was under the hugely popular franchise, Disney Fairies. Thus, Disney spent money on the virtual world. That’s what made Pixie Hollow stand out from others.
The only other Disney virtual world open right now is Club Penguin. I think it’s boring. Enough said.
I recently tried getting in touch with some of my lost fairy friends. I had some of their email addresses, as they had left comments on my blog. I emailed them. No reply. Maybe, all of them have lost hope in Pixie Hollow.
Some people have tried to re-create Pixie Hollow. To learn more about them in details, view this post on Crystal Airshine’s blog. She has described each of them in detail.
Right now, we really can’t say anything about the rebirth of Pixie Hollow. We have some hints, but there are also some facts which say that Pixie Hollow won’t open again. By the way, did you know that ToonTown has opened again? It is not owned by Disney, though. It’s fan-made. But still, it’s really good.
Now, let’s face it. I recently came across a petition on change.org which was made only for ToonTwon, which had got 20,000 + signatures. I came across one made for Pixie Hollow. It had about 5000 signatures. ToonTown was less popular than Pixie Hollow, so why? We will never know. Maybe, TT had more sincere players? Perhaps.
Oh, and I just came across this link while watching a YouTube video.
It takes you to a site which looks exactly like Pixie Hollow. You can watch videos,play games and do some more cool stuff. What’s more, it’s officially owned by Disney. However, the ‘play’ button there doesn’t work. Maybe it will, someday.
Right now, let’s keep our fingers, er, wings crossed. Let’s think good. Let’s think Disney. So many new things coming up.
Let’s thank God. We have got so many Pixie blogs, we know each other. We can share our feelings with our pixie pals even after Hollow’s closure, isn’t that great?
What do you think? Tell me in a comment, below!