Escape with the abominable snowman

What’s up, Poptropicans? Lucky Joker here filling you in with the latest Poptropica news. Let’s get into it!

Firstly, over on Instagram, Poptropica featured an adorable drawing of the prisoners from Escape From Pelican Rock in a new series, called “Fanart Friday“! The artwork featured is by iLee-Font — an artist we’ve also showcased here on the PHB!


Also, there’s a new ad game on Home Island for the upcoming DreamWorks film, Abominable — which will hit theaters September 27.

The mission is an easy one as usual. All you have to do to get the prizes is jump over the obstacles by clicking until you reach the end.

Once you make it to the end without losing all of your lives (visible at the top right corner), you’ll be rewarded with an Everest Follower and Blueberry Splat. Pretty cool… and remember, members get to keep these forever.

So, what do you think of the creators featuring fans’ art on social media? I love when games acknowledge their fanbase. Will you be seeing Abominable in theaters? Feel free to comment down below.

Thanks for reading as always and I’ll talk to you in the next one. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

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Carpet diem on this magical ride ✨

Make way for Prince Ali! 🤴🏽

While the faux royal didn’t bring his entourage of seventy-five golden camels and fifty-three purple peacocks, this spectacular entrance of an ad for the live-action Aladdin (now on Movies Anywhere, and coming to Blu-Ray on Sept 10) does come with a pretty sweet prize: watch the video on 24 Carrot Island to claim your very own A Whole New World magic carpet. Yes, it flies!

If you’ve played Arabian Nights Island, you’ll recognize the similar mechanics of the flying carpet, but you can take this one with you to other islands, too. Better yet, the Creators’ Blog says, members get to keep this prize forever!

Chasing Samhal the genie on a magic carpet in Arabian Nights Island.

Besides the change of color from red to purple, there’s another neat gimmick about this new magic carpet ride: it leaves a trail of golden glittery dust as you go. So come on down, stop on by, hop a carpet and fly—to another Arabian night! (What, too many Aladdin lyrics in one post? I won’t be silenced… all I know is I won’t go speechless.)

Thanks to Lucky Joker for the pic.

Carpe(t) diem, Poptropicans! Your shining, shimmering, splendid new ride awaits, with new horizons to pursue! ✨

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Follow your nose back to school

Hey, everyone! This is Gentle Dolphin keeping you in the loop of the latest Poptropica news. Let’s get started and flash forward to our first update!

We all dread leaving summer vacation behind and returning to school or even college. Don’t worry because Poptropica has got you covered with brand new back-to-school items!

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This month, everyone can buy cool school fashion and supplementary supplies for their arrival back to school. There is one member-exclusive item, though: the Noodle Guy Follower. It’s a weird but funny addition to a back-to-school update, to be sure.


A recent post on the Creators’ Blog informed players of a new Froot Loops advertisement on Poptropica. Toucan Sam will stand outside a brick house and invite you to come inside. In the house, he will tell you to jump into his imagination, which is where the ad game takes place.

This ad game is similar to the Schroeder’s Piano minigame from Great Pumpkin Island. While the song is playing, click the different colored Froot Loops when they reach the bottom of their respective rows. Keep doing this in order to fill the gauge in the bottom-left corner of the screen. Don’t get too distracted by the weirdly animated Toucan Sam.

After keeping the rhythm, you will win a “Follow Your Nose” hat. Wearing it gives you the ability to leave a colorful trail of Froot Loops as you run.

I could finish this segment here, but I want to share something I discovered a few days ago. Before the Froot Loops ad appeared on Poptropica, I stumbled upon a cyclops kid standing in front of a mysterious green structure. Take a look:

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Weird, right? This structure acted as a place where players could watch videos to earn credits, similar to the movie theater and billboard on Home Island. However, it also showed up in ad spaces between scenes on other islands, possibly so players could earn more credits during their adventures.

I went to check on it later, but I found that it had been replaced by the Froot Loops ad. Maybe the structure was there to take up space because Poptropica didn’t have any new ads at the moment? But why did the structure have such a strange temple-like design? What was with the cyclops kid? We may never know…


Last but not least, there’s a new screen for when players need to activate Flash before playing Poptropica. Unlike the previous screen, it includes a helpful guide on how to allow Flash to run on your computer. Neat!

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What do you think of these new updates? Do you like the new store items? Do you have any theories about the mysterious green structure? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin🐬

Adore and explore new store items

Hola, Poptropicanos! It’s Lucky Joker here, popping in with some news.

First off, seven all-new items have been added into the store! The new inventory consists of four costumes (Boho Chic, Fruity Cutie, Lazy Days, Dangerous Waters) and three other fun extras (Dolphin Follower, Octo-Prank, Coconut Drink). Here’s everything pictured below:


Also, there’s a new advertisement on Home Island for the new Dora movie, Dora and the Lost City of Gold — coming to theaters August 9!

There are two prizes to be collected, and to do so, all you have to do is watch the short video trailer. Afterwards, you’ll receive two Adventurer Outfits (on one card) and a slightly creepy Boots in the Backpack!

Welp, that’s it for now. Thank you all for reading and I’ll talk to you guys in the next one. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Long live the pony

Hello, everyone — it’s Lucky Joker here! We’ve got little ponies and large cats in this update.

Poptropica announced the release of a new pet that I’m sure many of you will love: the pony! You can find it in the Pet Barn right now. Take a look at this adorable artwork by Pop Creator, Blue Tooth, showing the little stallion:

I got one and made it my own by coloring it pink and adding a rainbow unicorn horn on it. I haven’t decided on a name yet, so feel free to leave any suggestions in the comments! 🙂

Unfortunately, the new pony pet is only available to members, so non-members still only have the puppy and the kitten as options. Maybe we’ll get some new pets in the future that will be available to everyone soon!


Moving on to the advertisement, a new video stand can be found on Home Island for Disney’s upcoming live-action feature, The Lion King — which hits theaters July 18.

To get the prize, all you have to do is, well, watch the video. Tada! A Simba Mane & Roar just for you. Are you gonna see the movie?


Well, that’s it for today, folks. New pet, new island — wow, July’s looking to be a good month for Poptropica.

We actually have our own shenanigans going on here on the PHB too — like our annual Poppies event (we’re currently in the Nomination Round!) and our new Poptropica Yearbook series that debuted today. Check them out!

Stay popping, Poptropicans!

Redesigned buzz page and flexing Buzz Wings

Hey Poptropicans, it’s Slanted Fish. In this update, we’ve got redesigned pages and two new ads. Let’s pop right into it!

As you can see for yourself, the Poptropica Creators’ Blog has finally received its design update, so we can now catch up on the latest buzz on a page that matches the modern look of the rest of the Poptropica website which had a makeover two months ago. (Curiously, the icons on the sides don’t currently hyperlink to anything…)

Included in that makeover was a matching design for the other pages linked at the top of the Poptropica website, including the FAQs, which have been updated to reflect some recent changes regarding features like friends. (RIP to the good-old, gone-but-not-forgotten “add friends by username” feature!)

And, just days ago, the Poptropica homepage changed visuals to display the promo image for 2017’s release of Crisis Caverns Island, which is only on Poptropica Worlds. Could this mean a revival for Pop Worlds?

Still no link to Worlds on the Pop website yet, but will that change? That remains to be seen.


In other news, Poptropica’s got a couple of ads going! These may look familiar, but they’re slightly different from past iterations. On this ad for the upcoming Toy Story 4, watch the quick trailer video to get Buzz Wings Power! Tapping the space bar while wearing this will make you fly up for a moment before coming back down to touch the ground.

There’s also an ad game for Big City Greens, the Disney Channel show. Like last year’s version of the ad, the prize is a Cricket Follower (if you already got it last year, you may not get it again) (thanks for the tip, Mighty Pear!).

Anyway, it’s a fun little find-the-items game that’s more of a challenge than usual. See pics below for answers:

And that wraps up this post. Share your thoughts on what’s buzzing in the comments, and as always, stay popping, Poptropicans!

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P.S. Want a place to hang out with other Poptropicans online? Check out our Discord server, the PHC (Poptropica Help Chat). 🎉

School’s out, member gifts in

What’s up, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here, and even if out you’re not out of school quite yet, June’s member gifts are here and it’s time for the summer fun to begin (if you’re in the northern hemisphere, that is 😛)!

This month, if you’re a member, a Skater Outfit, Ice Cream Cone, and Water Balloon Prank will all be added to your inventory upon login. Pretty rad. 😎

Over on the Instagram post announcing the new items, Poptropica received a few comments asking about the future state of Poptropica.

One user asked, “Are you shutting down due to Adobe Flash shutting down?…” to which the Creators replied with “Nope, We’ll still be here! Our devs are working on porting to a new platform.” That’s a great relief! I’m sure most of us thought Poptropica Original would be no more in 2020.

The same Poptropican also asked, “…Also are new islands ever going to come?” The Creators responded, “We’ll see! 👀” Could this mean we’ll be finally getting a new island adventure soon? I certainly hope so! It’s been quite a while now, to say the least….


In other news, there’s a new video ad for the upcoming Toy Story 4 movie on Home Island. All you gotta do is hit play, watch the trailer, and voila! — a Forky Follower just for you.

So what do you think of this month’s member items? (I think they’re pretty cool.) How do you feel about new islands coming to Poptropica? I’m excited just thinking about the possibility! I’m sure it’s something we’ve all been waiting for. Also, are you going to see Toy Story 4? Let us know all your thoughts down in the comments section below.

Thank you all for reading and talk to you all in the next one. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀