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How to Reach Blocked Areas in Disney Dreamlight Valley

If you are anything like me, you’ve been sinking hours and hours into Disney Dreamlight Valley. Even with all the crashes and issues on Nintendo Switch, it’s a game I’m having a lot of fun with, and a game I can’t wait to experience more of. As an early access game, there are a few things that need to be worked out, most of which are resulting in a negative game experience for players. There is one glitch, however, that can come in handy – using Wells to get to blocked off areas!


You can watch a video of how to do this below, in case reading is not your thing!

In each of the areas you unlock, there are generally two sub areas within. One that you can freely explore, and another that is blocked off, either by stumps, mushrooms, or something like that. The intended purpose I believe was to hold those areas for future updates – Merlin does give your watering can a boost, and Maui boosts your pickaxe. But as of yet, we haven’t found a way to boost them yet again to get through these barriers.

Why would you want to reach out-of-reach areas? Each area has a certain spawn rate for resources and items, but the spawn rate is established for the entire area. In one particular quest, you go to the forest with Minnie to pick a certain flower. unfortunately, after picking 5 of the 6 flowers Minnie wanted, I realized that all the new spawns for that flower where in the area I couldn’t reach. So how do we get there?

Simple – move the well. In your construction window, you can move almost anything, wells included. Simply grab the well and move it to the out-of-reach area, and voila! You now have access to that area via the fast travel system. I’m not sure when a patch will drop to fix this issue, but I bet it is coming!


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