Disney Dreamlight Valley Game Guide – How to Unlock All Characters

Disney Dreamlight Valley allows players to live alongside beloved Disney and Pixar characters. However, many characters are initially absent and need to be unlocked through quests and tasks. Here’s your comprehensive guide on how to unlock all of them.

Jack Skellington

To unlock Jack Skellington in Disney Dreamlight Valley, all you need to do is find four Matryoshka Dolls hidden around your valley. Once you have all four dolls, go to the Forgotten Lands and give them to a large brown tree with a pumpkin carving. Jack Skellington will be unlocked immediately.


Unlocking Rapunzel in Disney Dreamlight Valley is an exciting adventure. To begin, make sure you have access to the A Rift in Time expansion. Once you reach The Grasslands, head to the far left of the biome behind a waterfall to find Rapunzel.

Speak to Rapunzel and use your hourglass tool to clear the gray floating rocks nearby. Afterward, Rapunzel will ask you to find two more gray floating rocks with Sun Core pieces—one in The Docks and the other in The Plains. Remove the rocks until you have all the Sun Core pieces and create the Sun Core at a crafting bench.

Return to Rapunzel’s location and use the Sun Core on the large door. Speak to Rapunzel on the other side and catch the floating Sun Core. Place it in the sundial on the platform.

Next, Rapunzel will ask you to find Floating Sundial Gears scattered throughout Eternity Isle. Some gears are stationary, while others may require a little chase. Glide towards them and collect them all, then speak to Rapunzel again.

Interact with the sundial once more to unlock a path to a small island. Clear the gray floating rocks and talk to Rapunzel for further instructions. Unlocking The Grove, which requires 4,000 Mist, is the next step.

Once The Grove is unlocked, meet Rapunzel near her tower. She will ask you to find vine seeds in The Plains. Look for spots with vines poking out and dig them up. Collect three vine seeds and return to The Grove to speak to Rapunzel.

Remove the swirling sands around the tower’s base and use the three vine seeds. Interact with the tower to make them grow, then enter the tower.

Inside the tower, open the chest to summon a sand version of Mother Gothel. Witness Rapunzel confronting her and, once the encounter concludes, open the chest to acquire Rapunzel’s Paints. Give the paints to Rapunzel, and she will be unlocked as a villager in Disney Dreamlight Valley. Enjoy your new companion!


To unlock Eve, players must first venture to Eternity Isle, a realm accessible only through the “A Rift in Time” expansion. Once there, they must complete the quests “The Port of Many Worlds” and “The Secrets of Eternity Isle” to unlock Eve’s introductory quest, “Directive: Danger!”

“Directive: Danger!” tasks players with calming Eve’s apprehensions about the potential dangers of Eternity Isle by capturing specific photographic evidence. The required images include:

  • A giant tree adorned with hanging lanterns, located near the well

  • The small wooden boat used for initial arrival

  • A colossal statue face within a hallway

  • A peculiar sunken doorway hidden between two waterfalls

  • A picture of Eve herself

Once Eve’s initial fears are allayed, players must embark on a second photography mission, this time capturing images of various elements within Eternity Isle:

  • Rapunzel, the long-haired heroine

  • A boat perched atop a large rock in The Grove

  • Any of the carnivorous fly traps found in the jungle areas

  • Gaston, the self-proclaimed hero of Beauty and the Beast

  • A slithering snake

  • The majestic waterfall of sand on the eastern edge of The Plains

Upon successfully completing these photography tasks, players can finally unite Eve and WALL-E, marking a joyous reunion for the inseparable duo. Eve will now become a permanent resident of Disney Dreamlight Valley, ready to interact with players and contribute to the Valley’s vibrant community.


To unlock Gaston, you’ll need to have the “A Rift in Time” expansion and have progressed through the opening quests until you reach The Glittering Dunes. Once there, you’ll find Gaston standing near the sand waterfall on the far west edge of the map.

Gaston, being the self-absorbed hunter he is, will immediately request a variety of items from you. These include:

  • Green Spiky-Leafed Plants (Agave, found throughout the biome)

  • Flexing Spider-Like Thing (Scorpion, fished up in the sand near Gaston)

  • Sweet Brown Raisin Things (Dates, found on trees in the area)

After providing Gaston with the requested items, you’ll be tasked with finding three clues nearby:

  • Coconut Husks by the barrels near the barbeque

  • Homemade Glue in the chest behind the tent

  • Paint Palette on the boxes near the tent

With the clues in hand, you’ll need to clear a path to The Wastes by collecting 4,000 Mist. Once that’s done, head to the eastern edge of The Glittering Dunes to speak with Gaston again.

Gaston’s next request involves fishing up an item called “… LeFou?” from the quicksand near him. Afterward, you’ll need to use your Hourglass tool to find the Desert Scarab Piece in The Plains.

Once you’ve secured the Desert Scarab Piece, speak with a holograph of Jafar and then return to Gaston. He’ll ask you to wait for him to “re-center himself” before continuing with your quest.

After a few hours, you can speak with Gaston again, and he’ll direct you to Rapunzel. She’ll task you with taking a picture of Swarming Insects in The Grove.

Once you’ve captured the image of the swarming insects, Rapunzel will ask you to collect flowers to make arrangements. The required flowers include:

  • Green Fly Trap x4

  • Purple Fly Trap x4

  • Red Pitcher Plant x4

  • Yellow Pitcher Plant x4

  • Tropical Wood x12

You’ll find all of these items in the Wild Tangle biome. Once you’ve collected enough, craft two Carnivorous Floral Arrangements at a crafting bench.

Place the Carnivorous Floral Arrangements near the swarm of insects and then speak with Gaston. He’ll send you back to the swarm to pick up the second Jungle Scarab piece. Once you have it, find a Hologram Station to speak with Jafar.

Craft the cleaned-up Jungle Scarab Piece using three Dream Shards and 1,000 Mist. Speak to Jafar yet again, and then head back to Gaston.

Follow Gaston’s instructions and interact with the flying scarab. After a short cutscene, enter the mouth of the sand tiger to find yourself in the Cave of Wonders.

Use our Cave of Wonders guide to navigate through the puzzles within the cave. Once you’ve successfully completed the puzzles, leave the Cave of Wonders and speak with Gaston outside. Exhaust his dialogue, and he’ll finally join your valley.


Find Anna in the Frozen Realm on the second floor of the Magic Castle. Assist her in calming elemental spirits by completing tasks like extinguishing fires, chasing spirits, making rock soup, and crafting windchimes. Anna will move to the Valley once the spirits are calmed.


Unlocking Nala requires a visit to the Lion King realm, accessible for 10,000 Dreamlight in the castle. Nala’s quest, “Eyes in the Dark,” involves blocking hyena paths and locating Simba. Follow the quest’s objectives, including gathering grubs and cooking Bug Platters. Finally, place Pride Rock in your valley to recruit both Nala and Simba.


Goofy is already part of the Valley from the beginning, but you’ll meet him as you progress through the tutorial. Unlock the Peaceful Meadow during the tutorial, where you can find Goofy’s stall and house. Your task will be to repair Goofy’s stall by paying Scrooge.

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Donald Duck

Locate Donald Duck within the Forest of Valor, specifically in the Dark Grove. Access this area through the portal near Kristoff as part of the main quest. Speak to Merlin for a solution to save Donald. Craft an Enchanted Feather by combining materials with a plant from the Dark Grove. Follow the Enchanted Feather’s path diligently, leading you to Donald Duck at the end of the Dark Grove.


Simba can be added to your valley by following Nala’s questline in the Lion King realm. Once Nala relocates to your valley, you’ll receive the quest “Stars to Guide Us.” Accomplish the quest’s tasks, such as crafting Rafiki’s Walking Stick and restoring the dried-up oasis, to welcome Simba into your magical realm.


Locate Maui in Moana’s realm after Moana has moved in. Bring him specific dishes that Moana mentions he enjoys. Clear clutter on the beach and place his home in the ocean to have Maui in your valley.


To unlock Eric, you’ll need to increase your friendship level with Ariel and complete her quests. Once you’ve accomplished these tasks, Eric will return to the valley and be a part of your Disney Dreamlight experience.


Head to the Ratatouille realm in the Magic Castle. Help Remy by making a three-course meal following his instructions. Prepare Ratatouille for the critic. Set up Remy’s home in the Valley to recruit him.


Go to Dazzle Beach and restore the orb to its pillar to fight off the Forgetting. Solve three riddles in the “With Great Power…” quest to retrieve the orb from a nearby cave. Once the pillar is restored, Ursula will be free from the cave.


Stitch, the cute and mischievous space experiment, can be unlocked by finding a dirty sock on the beach. This discovery will trigger a series of quests leading to Stitch’s arrival in the valley.


Merlin is the first character you encounter in Disney Dreamlight Valley, available from the beginning of the game.


Complete “The Mysterious Wreck” quest for Goofy in Dazzle Beach. Repair the ship and use it to reach Ariel on another island. Build Ariel a home on the beach in the valley to have her move in.

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Minnie Mouse

Unlocking Minnie Mouse involves leveling up your friendship with Mickey and completing several of his quests. As you complete tasks for Mickey, Minnie’s character will be introduced through the “Memory Magnification” quest, which unlocks when Mickey reaches friendship level 8. This quest requires collecting materials, which, when combined with Minnie’s Bow, create the Dreamlight Magnifier. Stabilize Minnie briefly using the magnifier, then talk to Mickey to obtain plans for her house. Place the plans in the Village and pay Scrooge to build the house, thus returning Minnie to the Valley and unlocking her friendship.


Visit Moana’s realm, unlocked by spending Dreamlight. Collect items to repair her ship. Find a good fishing spot on her ship, then place her house on the beach to bring Moana to your valley.


Complete Anna’s quest in the Valley to inspect an ice cavern for Elsa. Upgrade your shovel to clear wooden stumps in the Forest of Valor. Take a picture of the ice cavern and deliver Anna’s letter to Elsa in the Frozen Realm. Elsa will move to the Valley after receiving the letter.


To find Kristoff, venture into the Forest of Valor, situated east of the plaza and northeast of Dazzle Beach. Once you’ve unlocked the Forest of Valor, seek out Kristoff near a portal in the southern part of the area. Engaging with him will initiate a quest to restore the orb in the Forest of Valor and unlock Kristoff as a friend.

Mother Gothel

Discover Mother Gothel’s abode in the Glade of Trust, a swampy biome in the valley’s southwestern region. Her residence is an impressive tree at the heart of the Glade of Trust. Enter her home and engage in conversation with her to learn about her magical mishap, which will unlock her character in the Valley. Be mindful that her magic may temporarily lock some characters in their homes until you complete her quest.

Scrooge McDuck

Scrooge McDuck is already present in the Valley from the very beginning. You’ll find him standing outside his closed store early in the game. Assist him in reopening his store by earning coins through selling items to Goofy.


Unlock Wall-E’s realm at the Magic Castle. Complete his quest, involving cleaning up garbage cubes, planting plants, and collecting knick-knacks. Place his home in your valley to have Wall-E as your friend.

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To unlock Scar in Disney Dreamlight Valley, you’ll first need to complete Mother Gothel’s quest called “The Curse.” Afterward, you can visit Scar’s home, located in a giant elephant skull to the right of the entrance to the Sunlit Plateau. Scar will offer you a quest that takes you to a nearby cave, where you’ll need to make Extra Fizzy Root Beer. Completing this questline will involve placing the root beer in a barrel to restore Sunlit Plateau’s water supply.

Once this task is complete, head outside and follow The Forgotten to enter a portal and obtain the Lifeless Orb of Nurturing. Take this orb to Merlin, who will ask you to create a Miracle Growth Elixir. After using the elixir, return to Merlin to receive the orb back. Now, you can plant it near the Pillar of Nurturing in Sunlit Plateau, water it regularly over a few days, and ultimately complete the quest to earn Scar’s friendship.

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse is present in the Valley right from the start. To meet Mickey, simply clear the Night Thorns from in front of his home. Once the path is cleared, enter his home and you can meet the iconic mouse.

Buzz Lightyear

Unlocking Buzz Lightyear involves accessing the Toy Story realm by opening the door on the second floor of the castle. Inside, speak to Buzz and undertake the quest “A Secret Mission in Uncharted Space.” This quest will require you to complete various tasks around Bonnie’s room to assist Buzz and Woody in putting on a play for Bonnie.

As you progress, you’ll have to take pictures of Bonnie’s drawings. Buzz will express a desire to improve them with materials he can’t find in Bonnie’s room. At this point, invite Buzz to live in your valley, and then return to your valley to build Buzz’s RV, which will unlock his friendship.

Fairy Godmother

Unlock the Fairy Godmother by embarking on a quest in the Forgotten Lands known as “Miracles Take Time.” Begin by visiting her pumpkin home and assisting her in various tasks, such as collecting Purified Night Shards, gathering memories, and interacting with other Disney characters like Mickey and Mother Gothel. Completing this quest will finally bring the Fairy Godmother to your valley.

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To unlock Woody, follow the same steps as unlocking Buzz Lightyear, including completing the “A Secret Mission in Uncharted Space” quest in Bonnie’s room. This will eventually lead you to encounter Woody. After you’ve built Buzz’s RV, return to the Toy Story realm to speak with Woody and initiate the quest “You’re My Favorite Deputy.”

In this quest, you’ll collect some loose items around the room and gather two yellow daisies. Buzz will provide you with glue, and you can pick the daisies in Peaceful Meadow. Afterward, your final task for Woody will be to round up Bonnie’s origami animals in the room. Completing this task will result in Woody agreeing to check out Dreamlight Valley. Return to the valley and build Woody’s Carousel to finally earn his friendship.


Olaf’s presence in your valley begins with the quest “The Great Blizzard.” Speak to Merlin about the blizzard in Frosted Heights and investigate the door with footprints outside on the northern wall. Help Olaf retrieve his items from shadowy squirrels and follow the quest’s objectives, including crafting the Dreamlight Prism. Once you’ve completed these tasks, Olaf will join your valley.

Mirabel Madrigal

Mirabel Madrigal will return to the valley once Mini-Casita deems it safe for her to do so, and once you’ve proven yourself. Look out for Mirabel’s mysterious golden doorknob in the Meadow as a sign that it’s time for her return.

Vanellope Von Schweetz

Vanellope Von Schweetz arrives in the valley as part of your introduction to the DreamSnaps feature. You can find Vanellope in the Dream Castle as part of Scrooge’s ‘The Haunting of the Dream Castle’ quest.

By following this guide, you can unlock and bring all the currently available characters to Disney Dreamlight Valley. Interact with these beloved Disney and Pixar characters, and enjoy their presence in your magical village. Have fun exploring the valley and building relationships with your favorite characters!