Fairy Tale Island is the 52nd island on Poptropica. It is a winner of the create your own dream island competition, made by Perfect Crab. It was released April 22nd, 2021 for everyone.
|“||Enter Fairytale Island through Mainstreet, where you’ll soon encounter many familiar favorites from fairytale folklore (try saying that 5 times fast) and discover that several of the island’s residents need your help in reclaiming their happy ending. Make the most out of your visit and become the hero of your own tale!||”|
A mysterious figure has stolen everyone's happy endings, and you have to save them. Starting in the forest with Red, you navigate your way through while avoiding the wolf, into the cabin, where you find a lumberjack, and lure the wolf in so... he can eat the grandma and red can date the lumberjack. The player character then suggests better ways to meet girls, and you move on to Cinderella, who needs to get up the hill to her ball. Along the way, you encounter slapping plants and cat-i-corns, as well as some cameos from characters like Ishmael from S.O.S Island. Once you get there, you find out Cinderella is a rocker nicknamed cinder, and you then move onto helping the 7 Dwarves and Amelia wake up Snow White. You are asked to find a prince for snow to kiss, and there just happens to be one, but he needs you to talk to his dad "The King". He is then revealed to have goblin eyes and a goblin tail, and masquraded as the king to steal the happy endings. He says he'll let them go if you guess his name, and then gives you some magic lipstick to wake up Snow. You tell Amelia about this, and she asks the dwarves what Snow loves. You click on these things, but to your surprise, she's kissed by a goat, and her true love was becoming a veterinarian all along. You are then whisked away to a room of gold, where you guess (and say) Rumplestiltskin's name 3 times, and because of this he escapes. Amelia then hands you the Fairy Tale Island Medallion.
Hold on... Where's the real king then?
In the side-quest (members only), on home island, Rumplestiltskin appears. You’re (naturally) startled at the sight of a known villain hanging around as though he owns this place, and immediately call for Amelia to tie him up with a rope. But Rumpel doesn’t have time for your threats. He tells you that he knows where the real Fairy Tale king is imprisoned, and gives you a riddle, all for his amusement.
Accepting the side quest will cause Rumpel to vanish in a puff of purple smoke and a riddle appears. Now, time to find the king…
The instructions on the riddle point to Mythology Island; specifically, the Museum of Olympus with its statues of gods. Once inside the museum, you’ll find a second riddle hovering in front of Zeus’s statue; whose head has now been replaced by Rumpel’s. Pick up the second riddle. This riddle clearly references Time Tangled Island!
Open the time machine thing. Now click on the image of the Viking at 2 o’clock on the time device. You’ll be transported back to the year 831 AD. Climb up the rocks as high as you can go, past the cave. A third and final riddle will be waiting for you beneath another horrible stone bust of Rumpel.
Who else fits the description but the disheartened Fairy Tale prince himself! Follow the riddle to Fairy Tale Island and enter the castle area, where you’ll find the prince sitting on the flight of steps, continuing to lament the loss of his real father.
He’ll perk up when you share the clue with him. He knows what “golden troves” is referring to: the castle’s treasury! And luckily, he’s got a key.
Inside the treasury, jump up onto a platform at the far right, where a gate hides a small trove. Pulling the lever on the wall beside it will raise the gate and reveal a gold mermaid with — you guessed it — Rumpel’s head in place of the original.
Moving on from this cursed image… jump down from the platform on the opposite side, and descend the stairs onto a lower level. Pull the lever set into the side of the stairs, which will raise a gate up ahead. Go through it and jump all the way down. Here, you’ll find your path blocked by another gate; pull another lever on the wall just behind you to open it.
There’s a new challenge beyond this gate: a giant, snoozing dragon, guarding its treasure. To avoid waking it and activating its fire-breathing abilities, jump over the heaps of gold until you reach the opposite side of the scene. Whew!
Finally, you’ve reached what you came for. As you’ll see, there are six troves behind gates: three on a bottom floor, and three on a top floor. Each trove has a pink panel beneath it. And trapped behind the bottom middle gate is the king!
Upon seeing his father, the prince cries (at least this time it’s out of relief). His tears change the panel below him from pink to gray, and the adjacent gates surrounding the king’s cell will be lifted.
The key to freeing the king lies in the prince’s “fragile crybaby disposition,” to quote the king. In other words, you’re supposed to throw various insults at the prince to make him cry on the panels to activate the movement of the adjacent trove gates.
From what I can tell after multiple tries, the key to opening the king’s cell is to get all of the gates open at once. This can be done a number of ways, although the simplest order may be this: bottom middle (done automatically), bottom left, bottom right, top right, and top left.
Hurrah, you’ve freed the king! That’s all there is to this mystery, right?…Right?
- Fairy Tale Island is the first non-episodic island without a common room.
- It is also the only island in which you do not collect any quest items (excluding the medallion, which does not appear in the items screen).
- There is a part two, as there are some cliffhangers (Rumplestiltskin's escape and the return of the queen).