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The Pumpkin King Returns (1.8)
The Pumpkin King Returns (1.8) Update Key Art
Update Information
Type: Menu Icon Download.png Game Release
Category: Menu Icon Download.png Major Update
Update Number: 17

(The Pumpkin King Returns)

Released: 5 December 2023

The Pumpkin King Returns Update

We’re excited to celebrate Disney Dreamlight Valley leaving Early Access with a jam-packed new update, full of content and features that have been heavily requested by you, our amazing community! This blog will break down the content available today for all owners of Disney Dreamlight Valley. If you’re looking for more information about the expansion pass – Disney Dreamlight Valley: A Rift in Time – also launching today, check out our recent blog here![1]

Welcome Jack Skellington!

You’ve seen Realm Doors. You’ve seen secret doors. But have you ever seen a… tree door?

A mysterious tree has appeared in the Valley with a strange knocking sound emanating from inside. We won’t spoil the fun of what happens next, but all roads lead to The Master of Fright, Jack Skellington, arriving in Disney Dreamlight Valley!

Highly requested by our community and first revealed in the recent Disney Dreamlight Valley Showcase, this familiar face from Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas arrives just in time to spread some holiday magic of his own in your Valley. Introduce him to your other Villagers (we’re pretty sure he’d love Fairy Godmother’s house) and get ready for some holiday hijinks!

Royal Winter Star Path

We just snow you’re going to love this one.

Celebrate the wonder of winter with our latest Star Path! You’ll find plenty of reasons to bundle up and head outside as you complete seasonal duties, from building your own snowman family, to catching an Arendellian delicacy. Each of these will earn you Royal Winter Tokens.

Redeem these tokens to claim a delightful bounty of rewards that will have you shivering with glee! From a Snowman Racoon animal companion to fawn-tastic cosmetics, there’s bound to be something to get anyone into a festive mood!

You can also expect new additions to the in-game Premium Shop to further complement your frosty new décor!

The Valley is More Fun with Friends

Say hello to the newest way to play Disney Dreamlight Valley!

After helping you unlock the DreamSnaps feature, it seems like Vanellope has spent her free time adventuring across the Valley and has made an exciting discovery! Join her on a quest once again to find yourself the proud owner of a Valley Visit Station! You’ll be able to interact with it to enable visits to your Valley and visit other players’ Valleys*†!

To open your Valley for visits, interact with the Station to open a connection. You will receive a unique code that you can share with your friends. From there, they simply need to input this code on the Start Menu to complete the connection. Once done, you can close the connection from the same terminal. Up to 3 friends can visit your Valley at a time.

If you would like to visit a friend’s Valley, simply input their uniquely generated code from the Start Menu.

While participating in multiplayer, all players can pick up items dropped in the Valley‡, enter player homes and Scrooge McDuck’s Store, and change their outfits and accessories. Speaking of Scrooge’s Store, make sure to let your friends know what’s in stock in your Valley to help them complete their collections!

An additional incentive to use the multiplayer feature is a new resource called Pixel Shards! These crystalized clumps of “online energy” can only be found during a visit to your friend’s Valley and are used to craft two special new items:

  • Pixelized Cooking Flame: Power up your cooking with this buff or opt for the even more efficient Superior buff! When used, the next five (or twelve, if you opt for the Superior version) meals you cook will have their output doubled.
  • Glitchy Pixel Duplicate Pack: Simplify the crafting process with these special items! Depending on the size of pack you create, you will receive five or twelve “Glitchy Pixel Duplicates,” which can be used in place of required ingredients – sort of like a wild card – in many crafting recipes.

New Content and Improvements[2]

- Get ready to welcome the Pumpkin King to your Valley! Jack Skellington arrives along with new quests and unique items that will help bring the excitement of Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas to your Village.

  • An all-new multiplayer mode comes to the game with Valley Visits. Hang out, share items, and collect new Pixel Shards to craft powerful cooking and crafting buffs!
  • Explore new optional items in the Premium Shop for a limited time.
  • Keep an eye out for gifts and wrapping paper around the Valley with the return of the holiday event.
  • Knee length versions of basic skirts added to provide you with more outfit options!
  • Have more control over your Valley with the ability to add and remove Villagers using the map menu. Please note that villagers will always appear in your village if required for a quest.
  • Some characters have received updates to their animations – enjoy catching them emoting across your Valley!

New Content

Changes listed below in italics are unofficial and not part of the release notes


Menu Icon Characters.png Characters

House Icon.png Character Houses

Menu Icon Events.png Events

New Features

Menu Icon Quests.png Quests

Menu Icon Companions.png Companions

Menu Icon Clothing.png Clothing

Menu Icon Furniture.png Furniture

Menu Icon Shop.png Premium Shop Bundles

Crafting.png Crafting

Refined Materials
Fences and Paving

Menu Icon Quests.png Quest Items

Foraging.png Foraging & Mining.png Mining

Crafting.png Crafting Materials
  • Pixel Shard
  • Reduced sell price of Oyster from 250 to 50
  • Changed sell price of Clam from 45 to 50
  • Changed sell price of Oregano from 20 to 50
  • Changed sell price of Basil from 25 to 50
  • Changed sell price of Garlic from 60 to 50
  • Changed sell price of Vanilla from 60 to 50
  • Changed sell price of Mint from 80 to 50
  • Changed sell price of Ginger from 100 to 50
  • Changed sell price of all Dreamlight Valley Spices & Herbs ( Oregano, Basil, Garlic, Vanilla, Mint, Ginger) to 50

Motifs Icon.png Motifs

Menu Icon Wallpaper.png Wallpaper

Menu Icon Flooring.png Floors

Menu Icon Face Paint.png Face Paint

Menu Icon Clothing.png Character Dream Styles

House Icon.png House Dream Styles

Menu Icon Memories.png Memories

Menu Icon Dreamlight.png Dreamlight

Dreamlight Achievements
  • TBA
Dreamlight Duties
  • Add 3 Decorations to the Peaceful Meadow (100)
  • Add 3 Decorations to the Glade of Trust (100)
  • Add 3 Decorations to the Frosted Heights (100)
  • Add 3 Decorations to Dazzle Beach (100)
  • Add 3 Decorations to the Forest of Valor (100)
  • Add 3 Decorations to the Forgotten Lands (100)
  • Add 3 Decorations to the Plaza (100)


Bugs Introduced

Top Changes and Bug Fixes[3]

  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Mickey and Friends, and Moana furniture collections feature small changes in color and shape, all aimed at creating a more cohesive and unified look.
  • A bug related to the Pumpkin House not correctly appearing in the Forgotten Lands for some players has been fixed.
  • Strut Your Stuff: a bug related to the spawning of Sunbird feathers has been fixed.
  • Lair Sweet Lair”: A bug related to the spawning of paper has been fixed.
  • The Great Blizzard”: A bug related to the spawning of water particles has been fixed.
  • A Broken Sled”: A bug related to the game freezing while trying to pick up the sled has been fixed.
  • What Home Feels Like”: a bug related to the secret chest spawning has been addressed to unblock any players who encounter the issue.
  • A bug related to Lioness Statue in the Forest of Valor becoming unreachable has been addressed.
  • A variety of bugs related to the appearance of certain items, including furniture and level blockers when viewed with certain graphical settings, has been fixed.
  • An issue with villagers spawning too close to each other, causing graphical issues, has been fixed.