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How to unlock Vanellope in Disney Dreamlight Valley

That's no ghost!

The DreamSnaps update added a bubbly new character to Disney Dreamlight Valley: Vanellope. Not only does she have a ton of new exciting quests of her own, but she also introduces you to the DreamSnaps challenges, where you can start earning Moonstones. Here's how to unlock Vanellope in Disney Dreamlight Valley!

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To unlock Vanellope, open up your quest menu and find the new quest, "The Haunting of Dreamlight Valley." Unlike other characters, you don't have to delve into her Realm to unlock her. Therefore, it's a slightly different process to get Vanellope Von Schweetz in Disney Dreamlight Valley. Here's how to get started:

How to get Vanellope via The Haunting of Dreamlight Valley Quest

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The Haunting of Dreamlight Valley quest begins by prompting you to visit Scrooge, who has been frightened by something he saw. You can find him in his shop like always; he'll tell you to look in Dream Castle, where he thinks he saw a ghost near the fountain.

Sure enough, you'll find a glitching Vanellope in Dream Castle by walking up the stairs until you reach the main fountain area. She is on the right side of it. Speaking to her will trigger the first quest to start welcoming her into the Valley.

How to unlock Vanellope in Disney Dreamlight Valley - Faith, Trust, and Pixel Dust walkthrough

Vanellope needs your help to enter the Valley, which will require you to collect a special new currency, Pixel Dust. To do this, you'll need to compete in the DreamSnaps challenge. This is a tutorial version, so don't worry if you don't have it exactly perfect. To get started, you'll need to check out the theme of this challenge by opening your menu and navigating to the new DreamSnaps menu under the Events tab.

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Decorate space to obtain Vanellope in Disney Dreamlight Valley

Here you'll find the theme for the challenge, which for this quest is Modern, Wreck-It-Ralph. You'll need to decorate a space with the appropriate furniture in your Valley. You may or may not have the right themed items already available to you, but that's okay because those are only suggested themes. I used the Vertical Waterfall from the Wreck-It-Ralph collection and the Fancy Desk Chair. You'll need 5 Playful items and 5 Familiar items.

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You can use the filters when placing furniture down to see all the options in your inventory. Next, pose and take a picture meeting those requirements and submit it to the challenge by pressing RT and then Y on your controller! You'll also be able to check if you meet all the requirements by looking at the top left corner.

Once you submit your photo, you'll earn 50 Pixel Dust; head back to Vanellope to turn it in. You'll also have completed the tutorial for the DreamSnaps challenges, meaning you can now complete more of them through the Events page. But to continue welcoming Vanellope into the Valley, head back and speak with her. The last thing she'll need you to do is place down a house for her.

Build a house to get Vanellope in Disney Dreamlight Valley

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You can place Vanellope's house anywhere in the Valley, but make sure you have space. Once you place down the frame, head over to it and interact with the Scrooge sign to have him construct it. However, it will cost you 40,000 Star Coins to build. Don't worry; there are plenty of ways you can earn Star Coins quickly if you don't have enough right now, like heading to the mine and collecting Gems to sell.

Finally, build Vanellope's house to unlock her in Disney Dreamlight Valley and start raising your Friendship with her. You'll also go on an exciting new adventure with her by completing her quests. Don't forget to pick a role for her around the Valley — I suggest mining or fishing since they tend to be the most useful. Happy racing!

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Abby Smith is a super nerd and video game fanatic who grew up playing games on a variety of platforms. She likes to spend her free time binge-watching Netflix, reading all genres of novels, and playing all the best new video games. She is currently a full-time Staff Writer for Pro Game Guides, and as an alumni from Full Sail University, also enjoys dabbling in creative writing such as short stories, scripts, and comics on the side.

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