Once we arrived to MK, we weaved our way to the front of the crowd. This was fairly easy because we just had the three of us and didn’t have to contend with strollers and such. After the opening ceremony, the masses (including moi) were permitted to enter MK. We bee-lined for Tinker Bell's Fairy Treasure store, which is located just behind Cinderella's castle.
We waited patiently and finally, when the ropes were removed, we headed into the store where Lulu found the first Cast Member she saw and proudly asked, “May I wake up Tinker Bell?”
I was holding my breath. The cast member smiled and told Lulu that she certainly could wake up Tinker Bell. Yippee!
To wake up Tinker Bell, you ring a special bell while calling out, “Wake up Tinker Bell! Wake up Tinker Bell!” Also, we were told that you must believe in fairies for this to work. Here is a video of Lulu waking up Tinker Bell.
I did not know how long this wake-up procedure would take so I did stop filming. Eventually, Tinker Bell popped up in the little box. She yawned and stretched and then disappeared because she was headed out to visit other parts of the park
Lulu was also presented with this certificate for her Certifiable Magic Moment at the Disney World resort
and she was topped off with some pixie dust before we left the store.
Napmom’s Note: Only one person can wake up Tinker Bell each day. There are no second chances. You must arrive early because there will be dozens of eager moms and girls on your heels waiting to wake up Tinker Bell. Some such visitors arrived shortly after we woke up Tinker Bell. These visitors were told that Tinker Bell had already been woken up but they were given the chance to “call her back” by ringing the same bell and calling out “Come back Tinker Bell” which was still very special!