Visit the Pelican Rock Main Street!

Escape from Pelican Rock won’t be out for some time yet, but you can still check out the island’s main street and get two free items: a Pet Bird Follower and a Prisoner Costume. You can also use the island’s photo booth to make your own personalized prisoner postcard and chat with the local prison guards.


Play the Island Hopper Sweepstakes

Win prizes in the Poptropica Island Hopper sweepstakes.

The biggest giveaway in Poptropica’s history is online now! From now until December 31, you can find an Island Hopper Ticket hidden in every common room on Poptropica. There are 40 tickets total, and each ticket counts as an entry into the sweepstakes. The prizes include:

  • A one-on-one video call with Jeff Kinney!
  • A six-month Poptropica membership!
  • A Poptropica toy blimp!

The full sweepstakes rules are here. Get on Poptropica now and start finding those tickets!

More Info on Escape from Pelican Rock!

After being on the map for a couple of weeks now, Escape from Pelican Rock has officially been announced as the next Poptropica Island. Check out the trailer:

The island’s info page is also now up, giving us more details about the plot:

Pelican Rock is the toughest prison ever built. And after you’re framed for a crime you didn’t commit, it’s your new home! Use your wits to devise an escape plan, and your nerve to pull it off. But getting out is just the beginning — because the real criminal is still out there!

So it looks like you won’t just be breaking out of prison, but catching the criminal you were framed as too! Neat! I love fugitive movies! Members, of course, will get a free exclusive item with the release of the island: an Escapee Dr. Hare costume!

Pelican Rock Dr. Hare Escapee Costume

I’d love to see a series of escapee outfits like this for all the villains from Super Villain Island. Maybe someday?

Escape from Pelican Rock doesn’t have a set release date yet, but we’ll be sure to post it right here as soon as it’s announced.


Escape from Pelican Rock Coming Soon!

Timmy Failure Island has already been out for a month now, so the next island quest should be right around the corner. We already have a name for it – Escape from Pelican Rock – and know that it’s going to be about breaking out of an Alcatraz-esque island prison. Prisons have been featured on Poptropica before, but having an entire island based around a prison break seems a little … dark. Especially when it involves making license plates on an assembly line (a common job for prisoners)…

Wee, what fun!

… following a rigorous prison schedule…

Thus making this the first island where you get to eat lunch.

…and evading police…

It’s like Grand Theft Auto meets Tetris.

… wait, is that the Golden Gate Bridge in the background? This island is definitely Alcatraz.

Except this place looks a lot less smoggy than the real San Francisco.

I love escape films, so I’m definitely excited for this island, even if the plot seems a little mature for Poptropica. This picture makes it look like you’re going to be escaping together with some other prisoners:

Stuck in a lifeboat with a pair of convicts! Nothing could go wrong!


Poptropica’s Halloween Islands Ranked!

Halloween is in two days, and what better way to celebrate than playing Poptropica? Today I’ll be ranking the best Poptropica islands to get you in the holiday spirit.

6. Monster Carnival

Originally supposed to be Poptropica’s fourth island, Monster Carnival Island was released in 2014. When it came out, though, I was kind of disappointed; the story took too long to get going and the ending came too soon. Even if it isn’t one of the better islands, the carnival’s slow transition into madness is brilliantly done and the score is fantastic.

5. Great Pumpkin

This island might have been higher on the list if the Creators hadn’t made it members-only a few months ago (I’m still mad about that), but for those who are lucky enough to get to play it, it’s a humble but entertaining island. Maybe not one of Poptropica’s most memorable, but it still captures the atmosphere of the original cartoon pretty well.

4. Ghost Story

The plot may be a bit confusing at times (was the old lady supposed to be a ghost? I’m still not sure about that), but it still has one of the best stories of any island. Spooky and even poignant at times, this is arguably Poptropica’s most serious island, but that doesn’t make it any less entertaining.

3. Zomberry

More silly than scary, Zomberry Island is a hilarious riff on the zombie apocalypse genre, with enough mystery and suspense to keep the plot going but still light at heart. You can read the original comic that started it all right here.

2. Vampire’s Curse

The tasks are puzzling enough to keep you thinking and the artwork practically bleeds off the screen (no pun intended) – this island is the perfect example of balancing story and design.

1. Haunted House

Sure, it may not count as an actual island, but this mini-quest has enough fun puzzles and eerie charm to make it stand out on its own. The best part is all the Halloween characters you get to costumize at the end of the quest.

Are you planning on playing any specific islands this Halloween?

Enter the Halloween Photo Booth Challenge!

From now until Wednesday, you can enter Poptropica’s first ever Halloween Photo Booth Challenge. Just put together your best Halloween-themed photo in the Photo Booth on Home Island, which has now been updated with Halloween characters, props, and backdrops. One winner and four runner-ups will be chosen for each category – Best Halloween Party, Scariest Photo, Funniest Photo, Most Creative Photo, and Best Costume – and posted on Poptropica’s social media.

The winners will also be added to the Photo Booth for a week, so Poptropicans everywhere will be able to use your avatar and photo to make their own creations!

Halloween is this Saturday, so we’ll be adding more Halloween-themed posts as the week goes on. Stay tuned!