Monster Carnival Island

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In the dead of night, a caravan rumbles into town. The traveling carnival has returned! But this is no day at the park. Behind the lights and the laughter, the carnival harbors a dark secret. Buy a ticket if you dare, but beware — once you enter, you may never be able to escape the Monster Carnival!

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Photos

These pictures are collected in your Poptropica photo album in the profile section.

Trivia

  • Monster Carnival Island is Poptropica’s 37th island. It was released for members on February 21, 2014 with a demo for non-members. The login screen featured the usual running Poptropicans, followed by a cart for Ringmaster Raven’s Circus of the Bizarre trailing slowly behind. MC Island was released to all on March 20, 2014.
  • Up until 2014, Monster Carnival was considered the island that never was. It appeared as “coming soon” on the Map back in early 2008, but mysteriously disappeared one day to be replaced by 24 Carrot Island. (Otherwise, MC could have technically been the 4th island!) You can read all about it in the PHB article titled Mystery of Monster Carnival Island.
  • Common room: Lazy Sundae Ice Cream (a play on the phrase “lazy Sunday” and sundae ice cream) – the phrase “I scream (you scream)” on the wall is a pun on “ice cream”
  • According to the first copy of the newspaper you can read by talking to someone on Main Street (The Standard), the current year is 1956. Older issues of The Standard can be read later on in the quest.
  • Honest Gabe’s Auto Repair has a sign that says “PPTRPC HQ” – “Poptropica HQ” with the vowels taken out. Poptropica HQ plays a major part on Mocktropica Island. There is also a sign that says “the best Krpata motor oil” – a reference to Poptropica Creator Mitch Krpata.
  • “Honest Gabe” is a play on “Honest Abe”, the nickname of the 16th US President, Abraham Lincoln. However, the auto shop worker tells us that Honest Gabe (the store’s founder) was hardly honest and is in fact serving a prison sentence for defrauding customers.
  • If you talk to the woman on Main Street when you start the island, she will show you a newspaper with the news of the carnival on it. To the side of the paper, it says “Butter Contest, only 25 cents”. Later in the quest, when you discover the old newspapers telling the backstory of Bird Boy, the side banners says things like, “Apple Pie Eating Contest, only 15 cents”, or “Two Headed Pig, only 15 cents”. Obviously, the price went up between 1936 to 1956, referencing inflation.
  • Betty Brownie from Reality TV Island can be seen in one of the Bird Boy newspapers (The Standard).
  • The old newspapers also make brief references to The Hunchback of Notre Dame – one article’s author is Esmeralda Modo, after the story’s gypsy, Esmeralda, and the titular hunchback, Quasimodo. Another article mentions Bird Boy hiding away in a bell-tower, much like Quasimodo in the story.
  • The carnie trainee, Edgar, may be named after the poet Edgar Allan Poe, famously known for his poem, The Raven – and as we know, there’s the infamous Ringmaster Raven…
  • Dr. Price, the mad scientist behind the Haunted Lab, is a reference to the famous horror film actor Vincent Price, but not a real character on Poptropica (confirmed in this tweet).
  • The young girl calls her brother “Bubby”, sort of like how Manny from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books calls his brother Greg “Bubby”. (Diary of a Wimpy Kid is by Jeff Kinney, Poptropica’s founder.)
  • In the ending, you cannot see the Ferris wheel packed up with all the other trucks of carnival gear.
  • The calendar in the Apothecary building displays the year as 1956, but the car outside of Honest Gabe’s is a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air – a car manufactured a whole year later than the island is supposed to have taken place.
  • The kid with the blue striped shirt looks like Jughead from the Archie comics.
  • Bonus quest (members only): The town is safe, but now a prominent citizen is missing. Has the monster carnival claimed another victim, or is something else behind his disappearance?
  • Members get an additional Monster Carnival gear pack, which includes Ringmaster costume, Hypno-Powder item, and Raven Swarm power. The Ringmaster costume is ONLY available until the end of Early Access!

Video Guide

For a written walkthrough with pictures, click on Guide at the top of this page.

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49 thoughts on “Monster Carnival Island

  1. Slanted Fish says:

    This island has been a long time coming…

    In the dead of night, a caravan rumbles into town. The traveling carnival has returned! But this is no day at the park. Behind the lights and the laughter, the carnival harbors a dark secret. Buy a ticket if you dare, but beware — once you enter, you may never be able to escape the Monster Carnival!

    Discuss Monster Carnival Island here! 😀

    • Nameless UnDEFiNed says:

      This is AWESOME, and I really hope that the costume comes out BEFORE tomorrow ;( Because my Membership expires tomorrow :c

    • scarhead11 says:

      Ello. ^_^ I am stuck. I don’t know if its a glitch or something…but I was wondering if you would know how to fix it.

      After the Raven RingMaster (whatever his name is) turns all those people into his minions, my poptropican says ‘I’ve got to get out of here!” and then leaves, but I’m still stuck on that page! The loading icon (the small blue one) comes but the page is still there. Help, please?

      Thankyou.
      -ScarHead11

    • Brave Storm says:

      IM havin trubs. still stuk in lab trying to make salt, but cant. i added al reagents but nothings coming up in reactor, plz hlp.

  2. ★Brave Tomato ★ says:

    Hey Fishy, do you realize that this page isn’t on the list of PHB pages, and that’s why no ones really seeing it or commenting on it?Anyways….trivia!

    First of all, the obvious one out the way. The new kid is named Edgar… Of course after Edgar Allan Poe for the Raven-y stuff in this island…

    Also, the kid with the blue striped shirt looks like Jughead from the Archie comics.

    I don’t remember if I saw anymore, but I think I’ll remember them when I see em.

  3. Funny Dolphin says:

    I have a piece of trivia! At the beginning of the island when you see the newspaper, there is an article titled “Will Bird Boy Return?” Bird Boy must be a parody of Balloon Boy!

  4. HPuterpop says:

    Here’s a bit of trivia — if you talk to the woman on mainstreet when you start the island, she will show you a newspaper with the news of the carnival on it. On the banner of the paper, it says “Butter Contest, only 25 cents”.
    Later in the quest, when you discover the old newspapers covering the backstory of Bird Boy, the banner says out of many things, “Apple Pie Eating Contest, only 15 cents”, or “Two Headed Pig, only 15 cents”. Obviously, the price went up from 1936 to 1956, referencing inflation. 😛

  5. Cool Coyote says:

    Does anyone know how to make your hair go back to it’s normal color when you drink a smoothie on 24 Carrot Island? I turned my hair blue and I want to change it dark brown again. Thanks! C.C.

  6. clean shell - hey! says:

    hey trivia! – when the girl calls his brother ”bubby” is a reference when manny in diary of a wimpy kid calls Greg ”bubby.
    trivia 2 – when in the ending in the truck, you cannot see the ferris wheel in the truck

    Slanted Fish: Thanks, they’ve been added. 🙂

  7. dj says:

    hey how do you turn the light on in the haunted house it just dark and i already got the mask and now i want the black light how do i get it

  8. ★Brave Tomato ★ says:

    There’s something I just realized something- there’s a stealth pun in one of the newspaper.
    In the one where “Honest Gabe Speaks Out”, Gabe is shown in front of a frame shop. Geddit? Bird Boy was FRAMEd for arsony?
    Cue the ba-bum CHING.

  9. minecraft says:

    does enybody else get the glitch on some of the new islands where the physcodelic t-shirt turns black not all colors

  10. super grape says:

    Hey I’m having trouble with the island. Every time at the Farris well when the monster falls of It glitches. Any idea what I should I do?

  11. george bob jones the third (aka swiggity swag in a paper bag) says:

    this island reminds me of the book SOmething Wicked THis Way Comes by Ray Bradbury… i dont know if any of yall have read it or nah

    but still its about a creepy carnival

  12. super grape says:

    (Okay I’ve almost completed the island but I’m having another glitch the molecules are not appearing on the screen)

  13. Fast Fire says:

    I can’t believe noone noticed that the guy in front of the Magic Treehouse store on Red Dragon looks like the brown guy on Monster Carnival? (forgot position soz)

  14. Crazy Typhoon says:

    hi! every time I grease the wheel gears to save the kids, it glitches and they disappear. then it wont let me move. Any thoughts?

  15. Hyper Star says:

    One thing I find interesting in this island that I just noticed after coming back to it after a while: the calendar in the Apothecary displays that year 1956, but the car outside of Honest Gabe’s is a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air – a car manufactured a whole year later than the island is supposed to have taken place.

    Slanted Fish: Thanks for the tip! I’ve added that in. 🙂

    • renaldiinfernus says:

      Did car manufacturers not use the system, where they release “next year’s” model number in the ending months of the current year, back then? (e.g. a new 2000 Pizza calzone 2500 with 4 slice drive (I’m hungry, okay?) being released in 1999?)

      • renaldiinfernus says:

        Just asking, because it seems like a likely explanation.

        Slanted Fish: Hm, that’s plausible, although it was only summer (not the “ending months”) of 1956. 😛

  16. Barefoot Runner says:

    is it just me or does the guy with the black umbrella remind me of Indiana Jones’ dad??? o-0 (cue indianna jones’ whip sound)

  17. Nice Leopard says:

    when I go into the monster lab all the lights are turned off, its all dark, nothing moving and I can’t receive the fly mask or the black lights. I have restarted the island but it does the same thing every time.

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