Hey, how’s it going, Poptropicans? Welcome back to “Pop Places IRL”! Today we’ll be touring the super stellar streets of Back Lot Island. Let’s pop into it!
Sunset Boulevard (model for Sunrise Street in Poptropica) is a 22-mile street in Los Angeles, California that stretches all the way from downtown L.A. to Pacific Palisades, a neighborhood on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It has many restaurants, parks, and attractions such as the Cinerama Dome and Will Rogers State Historic Park. I think Poptropica depicts the pizzazz of this famous street pretty well, although there may not be a rabble of crazed paparazzi following you around everywhere you go in real life.
It’s safe to say that Queequeg’s Coffeehouse is based off of Starbucks. You can tell pretty much at first glance. Yes, I know—Starbucks isn’t exclusive to L.A. or anything but hey, there are a whopping 105 locations in the city, so it’s not hard to find one. I wonder if the creators took the number of locations in L.A. into account being that there are two different Queequeg’s on the same street. Seems feasible, don’t you think?
The TCL Chinese Theatre, formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, is the world’s largest IMAX theatre and is a grail destination for tourists, located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Poptropica portrayal looks very similar to the one IRL!
The newly opened DreamWorks Theatre in the Universal City community of L.A. is already a popular attraction that plays the latest DreamWorks films in 4D! How cool is that? You can see that Poptropica mimicked the DreamWorks logo with the boy on the moon; however, instead of him holding a fishing pole, he’s on a laptop. Maybe playing Poptropica? I have to say I like Poptropica’s parody a little better, hehe.
Madame Tussauds is a very famous tourist attraction in Hollywood that contains over a hundred wax figures of various celebrities from different eras. Among them are Audrey Hepburn, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe. Monroe is one of several figures standing in the lobby, alluring onlooking pedestrians to enter the famous museum.
Well, that about wraps up today’s tour! I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the comparisons of these marvelous Poptropica scenes as well as their equally marvelous IRL counterparts while learning some things about them.
So, have you visited any of these places? Share your experience in the comments section below. Also, be sure to check out our previous Pop Places IRL posts if you haven’t already! Thanks for reading as always and I’ll talk to you in the next one… pop on!
– Lucky Joker 🍀