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Merry Magoland

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Merry Magoland
KRtDLD Merry Magoland backdrop.jpg
Wide view of the main structure of Merry Magoland from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.
Game(s) Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Inhabitant(s) Manager Magolor, Souvenir Shop Waddle Dee
Similar places Waddle Dee Town
Theme Music
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This is the tale of a different world in a different time.
There, a traveler named Magolor built an amusement park where he could entertain his friends.
It was a merry place where four friends could enjoy attractions and collect souvenirs together.
It was a park full of excitement, where dreams could come to life. It was a place called...Magoland!

— Opening narration for Merry Magoland in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe

Merry Magoland is a Magolor-themed amusement park which serves as the main area where Sub-Games and other extra content can be accessed in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, and one of the main additions to the remake which was not present in the original Kirby's Return to Dream Land. This area is said to be situated in another world and time period separate from the main canon, though despite this, it can be clearly seen in the background in certain places on Popstar, such as in Nutty Noon - Stage 1.

The park is defined by a giant lavishly-decorated castle-like structure made to resemble Magolor, which houses the doors to the various Sub-Games, though there is also a large court area in front of the castle. Merry Magoland becomes available to visit after clearing the first two stages in Cookie Country (in the demo, Merry Magoland opens after clearing just the first stage). After that point, Kirby and up to three friends are free to visit the park from the World Map at any time via the Warp Star, and travel around the park using it.

Merry Magoland is run by Magolor in a top hat and wearing a large bowtie (referred to officially as "Manager Magolor"). The park is filled with various visitors, mainly Waddle Dees. There is also a permanent Waddle Dee employee named Souvenir Shop Waddle Dee who allows Kirby and friends to set special souvenir items to the stock item slot and put on Dress-Up Masks they have obtained from earning stamps in the Stamp Rally. Additionally, Bosses from Story Mode (barring Grand Doomer) and statues of the Dream Friends from Kirby Star Allies as well as a statue of Elfilin appear in the plaza as the player progresses through Story Mode and completes missions.


The main attraction of Merry Magoland are the Sub-Games on offer. Unlike in the Lor Starcutter, there are no unlock requirements to play them in Merry Magoland. They can be played individually by accessing the doors on the main castle structure, or they can be played in a sequence of four by playing the Magoland Tour, which is unlocked after playing three different sub-games for the first time. The Sub-Games are as follows, in alphabetical order:

Sub-Games in Merry Magoland
Sub-Game Origin game Description Notes
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land A game where the contestants bat a bomb around using frying pans, and whoever doesn't bat in time gets blown up and eliminated from the game.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe A new game where the contestants run around top-down arenas and shoot at each other using laser guns. Likely a replacement for Scope Shot from the original Kirby's Return to Dream Land, which does not appear in this game.
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards A game where the contestants run around an 8x8 grid platform and throw waves to drop tiles to try and make their opponents fall. A new "High-Speed" mode has been added in this version, which is unlocked after clearing Intense difficulty.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror A game where the contestants charge up and punch a boulder to see who can create the deepest fissure in the ground.
Kirby's Adventure A game where the contestants catch eggs thrown by Robo Dedede while avoiding bombs. The original game had King Dedede throwing the eggs and bombs, but this was changed since he is a possible contestant now.
Kirby Super Star Ultra A game where the contestants shoot cardboard cutouts of enemies that pop up in a Wild West-like setting. A new Magolor target has been added in this version, worth more points than the others.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe A new game where the contestants try to find the book that Magolor is thinking of in a library.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land A game where the contestants toss shurikens at moving targets to try and hit the bull's-eyes.
Kirby Super Star A game where the contestants strike when prompted as quickly as they can to try to come out on top. There is now both a single player and multiplayer version of this game, with the former resembling classic Samurai Kirby and the latter resembling Quick Draw's multiplayer mode in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe A variant of Samurai Kirby which pits Kirby against the 99 most recent times from around the world. This game is not available until Samurai Kirby is played at least once.
This game uses a connection to the internet, though it is not played live against other opponents and CPUs are only used if the player doesn't have an internet connection. It is the only sub-game here that is single-player only.
Kirby: Squeak Squad A game where the contestants bump each other using special "Smash Stars" to knock each other off the arena. The Squeaks return as course obstacles as well, with additions compared to the original game.


Main article: Stamp Rally

By playing Sub-Games in Merry Magoland or by redeeming Stamp Tickets in the Main Mode, Kirby is awarded stamps which are added to his Stamp Rally card. Gaining a certain number of stamps unlocks rewards, which includes souvenir items and dress-up masks. Stamps are also awarded for finding "Hidden Magolor" stickers around the lobby in Merry Magoland, three of which which can be found in different locations each day.

Other features[edit]

Kirby finding a Hidden Magolor in Merry Magoland. There are three of these every day.

Other features in Merry Magoland include the following:

  • When speaking to Manager Magolor, he will reveal information about game statistics around the world, similar to Wise Waddle Dee in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. These statistics include information about which Dress-Up Mask is most popular, what Sub-Game is being played the most, and how many Pop Flowers were opened in the Main Mode, along with other things.
  • There is a Missions menu which can be accessed from this area. Each Sub-Game has a set of missions, and there are 100 objectives to meet initially. Missions do not award prizes individually, though reaching certain numbers of missions complete gives out other rewards.
    • When all of the Missions for a particular Sub-Game are complete, the option to use alternate music is unlocked. For the returning Sub-Games, this is their original music, while the new Sub-Games have chiptune remixes.
    • Once all of the main 100 missions are completed, 20 "True Extra Missions" are unlocked that are a lot more difficult. These missions do not need to be cleared to obtain 100% completion of Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, however completing them is required to unlock the music track "Deluxe Master!" (Track 199) in the Jukebox.
  • The various Waddle Dee visitors to the park cannot be spoken to, but if Kirby and friends pose near them, the Waddle Dees will wave back. These Waddle Dees can also occasionally be seen wearing Dress-Up Masks.


  • The "Hidden Magolors" are likely a parody of Hidden Mickeys from the Disney Parks, which are symbols of Mickey Mouse hidden in the architecture or landscaping.
    • Magolor's description of Merry Magoland as "the funnest place in the whole universe" is also a possible reference to the slogan of Disneyland, "the happiest place on earth".


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Video gallery[edit]

Overview video

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese わいわいマホロアランド
Waiwai Mahoroa Rando
Bustling Magolor Land
(The translation of わいわい (waiwai) is subjective, since it is an onomatopoeia generally to do with noisiness or excitement.)
Traditional Chinese 熱鬧魔法洛亞樂園
rè nào mó fǎ luò yà lè yuán
Bustling Magolor Land
Simplified Chinese 热闹魔法洛亚乐园
rè nào mó fǎ luò yà lè yuán
Dutch Magisch Magoland Magic Magoland
French Parc Magoland Magoland Park
German Lustiges Magoland Merry Magoland
Italian Parco Magolandia Magoland Park
Korean 와글와글 마버로아 랜드
wageul-wageul mabeoroa laendeu
Bustling Mabeoroa Land
Polish Merry Magoland[1] -
Portuguese Parque Magolândia Magoland Park
Spanish Maglolandia Fantasía Magoland Fantasy