Wimpy Boardwalk Island Guide


It’s summertime, but the living ain’t easy for a wimpy kid. When Greg and Rowley visit the boardwalk for a relaxing beach vacation, they never expect to run afoul of thieving teens, ravenous seagulls, and crooked carnies. Only you can clean up Greg’s mess before vacation ends!

For walkthroughs on Wimpy Boardwalk Island, scroll down.

Released: July 3, 2012 (for members)
or July 18, 2012 (for all)
Common Room: Laser Tag
Preceded by: Poptropolis Games Island
Succeeded by: Lunar Colony Island

Resources on this page: Island Extras | Synopsis from Poptropica | Video Walkthrough | Written Walkthrough | Album Photos | Trivia

Island Extras: Map | Official TourVideos

Video Walkthrough

For a written walkthrough with pictures, scroll down on this page.

Written Walkthrough

Walkthrough written & screenshots taken by:
Shaggy TornadoSuper Thunder
Clean Shark, MT, PopBuddies, & Slanted Fish

Once you land on the Boardwalk, talk to Greg. He’ll tell you how the game he’s playing, Himalayan Hurl, is rigged. When he takes out his money, it flies away into the hands of two teenagers who run off with it.

Follow Greg as he runs after them. Catch up with him at the Boardwalk Arcade and he says the teens disappeared somewhere.

Go right to the beach and talk to the guy selling souvenir keychain photos. Tell him you don’t have any money and he’ll let you take a photo for free. (You get a photo for your photo album once you complete this action). He will give you Sunblock.


Still on the beach, head further right and find the sunburnt guy. Give him the sunblock for his sunburn and he will give you Oily Suntan Lotion in return.


Go back to the boardwalk arcade and see Greg tell you that the kids are underneath the boardwalk taunting you with the money, like so:


If you try to go underneath the boardwalk, they run away with the money. So you’ll have to find a way to get the money without them running away.

For now, check out the boardwalk rides left of the place with the games.


At the Cranium Shaker, the boy with the helicopter wants one of those prizes from the boardwalk. The guy at the popcorn stand says that if you get an empty bag, you can get a free refill.  Also, the lady at the parking lot is missing her keys.

Tokens can also be found at the rides. Many places in the funhouse offer tokens such as the top of the slide, the bottom of the slide, and near the door. Outside the funhouse, tokens can be found on the roofs of buildings, by the lady’s car, near the trash, and near the cotton candy stand. (Tip: If you have the metal detector, use it on the beach for more tokens.)


Once you’ve collected some tokens, go right to the games and take your pick! You can play them in any order, but the aim is to win all of them so you can earn the Jumbo Prize.

Fastball Fury

Instructions: Click on the glove to throw a ball. Pay attention to the speed of the first two throws and guess the speed of the last ball correctly to win!

Tip: Really pay attention to the speeds. If your first ball was, say, 77 and your next ball was 83, choose something that’s fairly close or in between those numbers. Don’t forget there’s also a speed meter to see how fast your speed is on the right side of the screen.

Circus Soaker

Instructions: Hold the mouse button to shoot water at the clown’s mouth. The first player to fill their clown’s balloon, wins!

Tip: Just keep aiming at the hole in the clown’s mouth to shoot the water in.

Space Fling

Instructions: Click and hold on the ring to pick it up. Then move the mouse upward and release the button to throw. Ring a bottle by throwing the ring hard enough and at the right angle.

Tip: You don’t have to ring every bottle to win. You only have to ring at least one.

Pirate Panic

Instructions: Click and hold on the ball to pick it up. Then move the mouse upward and release the button to throw. Knock over all the bottles to win.

Himalayan Hurl

The steps leading to playing this game are a bit lengthy, it’s recommended that you play this last. Plus, you’ll need a little help in the form of a lucky charm! 😉

Remember the guy said that if you can find a bag, you can get a free popcorn refill? Go to the Cranium Shaker and climb up the cars to pick up the trash can lid (You’ll be holding it; it will NOT go in your inventory). Put it on the trash can by the funhouse so the bees will be trapped inside.

Next, push it by the cotton candy stand and open it. The bees will become attracted to the cotton candy. Dig through the trash to find an empty Bag of Popcorn at the bottom.


Go to the popcorn stand and click to fill it. There should now be a “Dump” button on the card. Go to the woman on the beach and dump the popcorn next to her. As seagulls crowd her, she’ll leave.

While you’re on the beach, jump onto the trash can and when the seagull carrying something passes over you, jump up and get the Keychain Picture. It’s the metal detector guy! Give him his keychain back, and he’ll give you his Metal Detector.


Use the metal detector to search for the Car Keys under the towel. (Tip: You can also use the metal detector on the beach to scour for extra tokens!)


If you give the car keys to the lady in the parking lot, she will give you Flip Flops! That you can wear! 😮 Isn’t that a first.


Wear the flip flops so you can walk onto the roof of the arcade building without burning your feet. Get the Flying Disc down for the crying kid. He’ll give you a tip: “If you jiggle the handle on the claw machine, you can get a free game!”

Click the claw machine to play it. Jiggle the handle, then clear out all the items to uncover the… EW! Fake Vomit! What a horrible prize. Anyway, it is useful.

Go back to the bumper car line (where the rides are), and drop it, causing the kids will clear out in an unorderly fashion. Probably not the best way to react to vomit…


Click on the guy operating the ride to start your turn! You have 1 minute and 30 seconds to bump Rowley’s red-orange bumper car three times, which will cause him to drop his Lucky Rabbit’s Foot.


Once you have the rabbit foot, make your way over to Himalayan Hurl to test your luck!

Instructions: This game takes a lot of luck. Do you feel lucky? Click anywhere to throw the ping pong ball and shoot for the red hole.

Getting the money back

As you may have noticed, after each game you play, you get a prize to keep. But for winning all the games, you’ll get the Jumbo Prize!


When you get it, go to the Rides at the boardwalk and give it to the boy with the helicopter. He’ll give you his Remote Controlled Helicopter, which you’ll need later.


Go to the funhouse and you’ll see that Rowley is stuck in the slide. Use the suntan lotion that you may or may not have forgotten you’ve had to get him unstuck. But when he slides down, he lands into a pool of balls in which Fregley seemed to be drowned in. Fregley’s mom will thank you and reward you with Fish Sticks.


Go over to the beach and use the Fish Sticks at the edge of the sand. Hang it from the helicopter and use it as bait, and the two items will combine. Use the remote controlled helicopter in your backpack and hold it over the ocean. A crab will soon cling onto it.

Then go back over to the boardwalk arcade and use the helicopter (with the dangling crab) near the dollar bill. The crab will then cling onto the dollar bill, preventing the teenagers from below the boardwalk from snatching the bill away. While they’re distracted by the dollar bill, you and Greg can go under the boardwalk to finally get the money back.

When you arrive, the teenagers run away, but Greg gets his dollar bill back. And for helping him out, you receive the Island Medallion and credits to spend at the Poptropica Store. Congratulations!

Bonus quest (members only)

Before you go, there’s one more task to be done. A devious gamer has left an embarrassing message about Greg on a high-score list in the arcade. Can you master the game, save Greg’s dignity, and become the boardwalk champion?

Thunder Volt

This part is for members only. You will need to beat the current second place high score by scoring over 800,000 points on Thunder Volt, a retro-style arcade video game.

(Thunder Volt is also similar to the Virus Hunter Island promo game, Nano-Combat Training, which members can get for free in the Store. You may find the PHB’s guide for that helpful as well.)

The game comes in waves, and you need to shoot the targets by pointing your mouse in their direction and clicking. Move your cursor around the screen to move yourself, and avoid touching the targets. The more targets you shoot, the higher your score!

From time to time you may see some power-ups. Collect them for benefits. The key is:

  • Red boosts your firepower
  • Yellow scores you a bonus
  • Blue repairs your shields
  • Purple clears enemies on screen

Standard targets (the majority) only take one hit to destroy, and bigger/different colored ones (bosses) will take more. If the bosses shoot at you, avoid them. At the end of a wave, a Giant Enemy will appear. You need to keep clicking to shoot at it, but move around and avoid their shots. Its health bar is shown at the top. When it’s destroyed, the next wave will begin.

It gets harder with each wave, and there are four waves in total. By the end of it, you should have scored enough points to put Greg out of his shame. Congratulations, you’ve finished Wimpy Boardwalk!

Looking for more walkthroughs? Check out our Island Help page! 🙂

Album Photos

These pictures appeared in a former feature known as the photo album.


  • Wimpy Boardwalk is Poptropica’s 28th island. It was released on July 3, 2012 for members andJuly 18, 2012 for non-members, a shorter wait than usual.
  • As of July 10, 2015, the island became locked to members only, with a demo for non-members.
  • For the first time ever, your character gets to put on footwear! (Flip Flops)
  • Common room: Laser Tag (with handheld laser guns!)
  • This is the second Diary of a Wimpy Kid island on Poptropica, the first being Wimpy Wonderland. However, unlike Wimpy Wonderland, this one is in full color. Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a book series by Jeff Kinney, who is also the creator of Poptropica. Because the island is drawn in the style of the book’s illustrations, the characters are not customizable.
  • The boardwalk is featured in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book Dog Days, as well as its movie counterpart, which features elements like the Cranium Shaker ride. (In Dog Days, Rowley’s parents get him an “I Survived the Cranium Shaker” shirt even though he was too scared to get on the ride, much to Greg’s chagrin. The shirt can be seen as a souvenir decoration on the island.)
  • Bonus quest for members only: Before you go, there’s one more task to be done. A devious gamer has left an embarrassing message about Greg on a high-score list in the arcade. Can you master the game, save Greg’s dignity, and become the boardwalk champion?
  • Members get an additional Wimpy Boardwalk gear pack, which includes Beachgoer costume, Heat Wave power, and Beach Umbrella item. The Beachgoer is ONLY available during Early Access!

first of all, let me get something straight:
this is a journal, not a diary.


229 thoughts on “Wimpy Boardwalk Island Guide”

  1. Help! I’m not able to complete Space Fling! I collected a dozen tokens tons of times but I’m
    still not able to get the ring to go on the bottle. Does anyone have any tricks for this game please?

  2. I can only find tokens in the sand! This written walkthrough is completely out dated by about 1 and 1/2 years! Change it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. This is one of a handful of islands that are for members only. I agree it’s not the best idea, but on the bright side, there are 40+ other islands on Poptropica that don’t require a membership to play.

  3. i was hoping to use your walkthrough but the creators just made the wimpy boardwalk for members only. Why did they do that when a while a go I was allowed to play it freely? I’m very sad now. But your walkthrough is amazing and I wish I would’ve got to use it.

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