For the last few months, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have been taking to social media to share views from their villages.
They have featured some carefully-terraformed (and totally incredible) designs. From odes to TV shows, movies and video games to some seasonally-inspired islands, it has provided us with some serious island-designing inspiration.
And while it was definitely possible to visit these islands (if you were able to get their Dodo Code and they were happy to host guests), it’s now a whole lot easier to explore some of the idyllic islands around.
It’s all thanks to the addition of Dream Addresses, which were released earlier in the summer. Basically, it lets you visit the island of anybody who has publicly published their code.
To be able to visit a Dream Island, just lie down in a bed and select ‘Yeah, I want to sleep’. Then, when Luna is done chatting, select ‘I want to dream’ — and all you have to do is connect to the internet and input the code for the Dream Address.
Alternatively, if you want to share the dream version of your island, just click ‘I’d like to share a dream’.
It is worth noting that if you head off to dream land and visit someone’s island, you can’t take any items with you — and you can’t bring anything back. It’s also not like using a Nook Miles Ticket; you can’t visit a random Dream Island: you need to have the code.
So, whether you’re looking for inspiration for your own island’s design or you simply want to go on an adventure, we have rounded up 7 of the best Dream Islands to visit the next time you want to go for a nap (with the codes included, naturally).
The World of Witchcraft and Wizardry
While we’re still waiting on our letters to Hogwarts – they’ve got to be arriving any day now, surely? – this Harry Potter-themed Animal Crossing island is a pretty good alternative.
After selecting your robes by the Hogwarts Express tracks, you can attend classes, compete in the Triwizard Tournament or roam the halls of Hogwarts and visit the stores of Diagon Alley. Anyone else feeling like a visit to Honeydukes?
The Happiest Island on Earth
This Disneyland-inspired island features a take on every major area of the theme park: from Tomorrowland to Adventure Land; Toon Town to Fantasy Land. Citrinemar features meet-and-greets with the villagers, instead of the traditional characters, as well as the Disneyland Railroad to help you find your way through the park.
There’s an interactive element to your visit, too, as the island features a number of popular attractions from the theme park — including The Haunted Mansion, which is a definite must-visit.
The Good Place
A must-visit for fans of The Good Place, this island is filled with nods to the sitcom — from the names of the shops (like Yogurt Yoghurt Yogurté) to the carefully planned out cosplay options to wear as you explore.
There are eight characters roaming the island, which also features a number of their houses; and there’s even a Medium Place and Judge’s Chambers, too.
Here’s another Dream Island filled with plenty of costumes to get dressed up in as you explore! This fairy-themed island features sprawling hills, wonderful woodlands and is just absolutely stunning; especially since it is set during the cherry blossom season.
It’s the perfect place for a relaxing — and totally enchanting — adventure.
Pick up your costume and ocarina and get ready to explore this magical Zelda-themed island.
The music changes as you move from area to area; and as you venture through the famous Lost Woods, meet the characters and visit the castle fit for Hyrule royalty.
If you dream of New Bark, sit at the pyramid outlook and take in the sights, or explore the traveling merchants’ offerings and get lost in the breathtaking bazaar.
Just make sure that you don’t get lost if you decide to venture out to the oasis.
Halloween is just around the corner, so it would be impossible to not include at least one ghoulishly good island; and Skull Isle is “dying to have you”.
More nightmare than dream, this spooktacular island will send shivers down your spine as you explore through the stormy night. And be careful to avoid falling into the traps…
What other amazing Dream Islands have you seen on your Animal Crossing adventures?