20 best Dream Addresses: Animal Crossing dream islands 2021

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For the past several months, I've seen hundreds of gorgeous Animal Crossing: New Horizons villages that have seemingly been terraformed and decorated by experts. Up until recently, I've had to admire these creations from afar by watching YouTube videos or getting lucky enough to get invited over by the owners. Well, all that changed with the Summer Wave 2 update, which has brought dreaming to the game.

Players can share their dream islands with others using an Animal Crossing Dream Address. The best part about it is that visitors can run around and look at your creations without affecting the "real" island. Since this is the case, several talented island curators have been sharing their Animal Crossing Dream Addresses publicly so others can admire their work. It's easy to see why this is one of the best Nintendo Switch games. We've looked around and gathered the most gorgeous islands we could find. Here are the best dream islands to visit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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The 20 best dream islands to visit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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There are so many amazing islands out there, but these, in particular, really caught our eye.

Magical getaway (DA-4528-4206-7702)

This creator does an excellent job creating a magical location akin to the park located in Japan.

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Resident Evil Villagers (DA-3210-6005-0459)

The internet has fallen in love with Lady Dimitrescu, a.k.a. Tall Vampire Lady. So it was only a matter of time before someone created a dream island for her and the rest of the REV cast. I've got to say, @u/masabow1018 did an amazing job creating everything.

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Nintendo's official Mario island (DA-6382-1459-4417)

The official "Ninten Island" shows off some of the best ways to use Mario items. Check it out to get ideas for your own village.

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Creepy island of the dead (DA-4504-5245-5281)

Skull Isle is the perfect destination for Halloween fanatics and those that like the occult.

Harry Potter world (DA-4504-5245-5281)

Step into potions class, the Ravenclaw dormitory, or the Forbidden Forest with this Harry Potter-inspired creation.

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Shrek's playground (DA-0847-9714-6629)

Duloc is a perfect place, or so the locals are forced to say. Fans of the ornery ogre should definitely check out this island.


Zelda: Link's Awakening (DA-1683-1104-9274)

Anyone who loves The Legend of Zelda will definitely want to visit this dream island as it pays homage to many of the series' iconic locales. Before you visit, you might want to check out these awesome Zelda clothing QR codes.

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Magical seaside town (DA-4504-5245-5281)

Cooperside is the perfect example of how to create gorgeous themed areas throughout your island. Check it out to get some awesome inspiration.

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Winter wonderland (DA-8080-1362-7230)

Are you the kind of person who celebrates winter all year round? Then you really ought to check out this gorgeous snow-topped island.

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A whole new world (DA-4504-5245-5281)

This island is home to several locations, including Aladdin's Agrabah, Downtown Japan, and a creepy castle.

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Mermaid manor (DA-4383-5268-2232)

Love the magical underwater themes of New Horizons? Then you're going to get a kick out of these gorgeous areas decorated with mermaid decor.

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The small apple (DA-1627-5603-6916)

Get a feel for the island city life with this beautifully decorated island. There's a laundromat, a library, and plenty of shops to visit.

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Is this Neverland? (DA-9555-5793-5281)

From the star fragments on the trees to the celestial decorations, everything about this island feels magical.

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A fairy tale dream (DA-7381-9732-3856)

Explore a magical fairytale island with plenty of foliage, glowing mushrooms, and charming decor.

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The house is literally a bathhouse (DA-1790-5385-6731)

A beautiful setup with perfectly manicured walkways and neighborhoods.

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Beautiful getaway (DA-6864-3462-4160)

If this place existed in real life, I would have visited years ago.

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Blown away (DA-1862-2456-1929)

Some people are absolutely masterful at placing walkways and gardens — this is one of those people.

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Flowers everywhere (DA-0580-6743-9782)

Nothing is quite as relaxing as walking through the beautiful paths of this island.

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Something to aspire to (DA-1577-4032-6985)

This dream island really shows off the beauty of simplicity.

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Amusement park (DA-8256-9799-9026)

This dream island creator has turned one section of his village into a carnival complete with rides, popcorn, and games. So fun!

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Dream on

One of the reasons Animal Crossing is one of the best Nintendo Switch games is due to how much it allows you to share your creativity with others. There are so many talented people in the Animal Crossing fandom! As such, we're sure that even more gorgeous dream islands will become available as time goes on. If you see an amazing Animal Crossing Dream Address that we missed, be sure to tell us about it in the comments below!

Rebecca Spear
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  • Harleypool island is open for dreamers! Be sure to stop by Dr. Quinzel's Funtime Emporium south of the square (near the airport) to check out the diner with an upstairs arcade featuring DJ Spaceman! Downstairs you can pay your respects to those villagers who have left, and if you poke around enough, you just might find some of Dr. Quinzel's, hidden secret experiments... ;) Follow the path out of the square to the northeast, where you'll find my house, which boasts a full chef's kitchen and dining room downstairs, an enclosed spa and cosplay gallery on the main floor, and and a master bedroom with en suite upstairs! And nearby Redd's Beach has been transformed into a pirate's cove! Explore the rest of the island to find some other hidden easter eggs! :) DA-4130-6395-0018
  • I've shared my dream address on nookfriends There seems to be a lot of dream addresses posted there!
  • A big fan of Monster University? Come explore Gird Scout!
    An island inspired by Monster University and Monster Inc. DA-9439-2487-9356