As of its Early Access debut on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022, there are 17 characters currently available to befriend and interact with in Disney Dreamlight Valley. In no particular order, they are Merlin, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula, Moana, Maui, Remy, WALL-E, and Mother Gothel. More characters are planned for future updates and when the game launches as free-to-play in 2023.

To add these characters, you’ll either get them automatically or need to complete certain requirements:

 

Merlin

Located: Dreamlight Valley

Unlock requirements: No requirements here! Merlin will be the very first Disney character you meet in Dreamlight Valley and he’ll get you up to speed with what’s happening. There’s no Star Coin cost for his home, as it’s already built.

 

Mickey Mouse

Located: Dreamlight Valley’s Plaza

Unlock requirements: You’ll have Mickey Mouse at the start of the game too! Visit him inside his house in the valley’s Plaza and clean up the Night Thorns overtaking his home. There’s no Star Coin cost for his home, as it’s already built.

 

Minnie Mouse

Located: Dreamlight Valley’s Plaza and Peaceful Meadow

Unlock requirements: Level up Mickey’s Friendship level to 8 and unlock the Forest of Valor (and possibly Dazzle Beach). Mickey’s quests from previous friendship levels may also require you to increase Goofy’s and Uncle Scrooge’s friendship levels. Complete Mickey’s Friendship level 8 quest, and you’ll be prompted to place Minnie’s house anywhere in Dreamlight Valley (that you’ve unlocked). Complete its construction with 5,000 Star Coins and Minnie has arrived!

 

Goofy

Located: Dreamlight Valley’s Peaceful Meadow

Unlock requirements: Your fourth starting resident, Goofy is available for free too. Just visit his house (the blue one) in the Peaceful Valley and have a chat with him. Plus, if you happened to find a broken fishing rod in the area, he’ll offer to swap it with a working one.

Additional notes: Goofy runs various stalls that sell seeds, fruits, grains, and vegetables in each biome. These cost Star Coins to build and upgrade (up to two times). Of course, the money is going to Uncle Scrooge for those construction fees…

 

Donald Duck

Located: Dreamlight Valley’s Forest of Valor

Unlock requirements: Aid Kristoff in rescuing Donald from the mysterious realm he entered in order to save the Forest of Valor’s orb (Lost in the Dark Grove quest). Once you’ve completed the entire quest chain, Donald will be back and then promptly ask you to repair his houseboat. You might also need Dazzle Beach unlocked, at least to initiate the houseboat quest.

 

Uncle Scrooge

Located: Dreamlight Valley’s Plaza

Unlock requirements: Like Mickey Mouse and Merlin, Uncle Scrooge will be available in Dreamlight Valley at the start of the game. You can find him outside of his shop in the Plaza and he has a quest for you. Also, be prepared to restore his shop with 1,000 Star Coins.

 

Anna

Located: Frozen realm in the Dream Castle (costs 4,000 Dreamlight to unlock)

Unlock requirements: Clear the Night Thorns blocking the way to the Dream Castle for 2,000 Dreamlight. Once inside, spend 4,000 Dreamlight to unlock the Frozen realm (second floor). Must complete quests in the Frozen realm and have the Forest of Valor unlock (and possibly the biome’s orb restored). Once done, you can prompt Anna to return to Dreamlight Valley. There’s no Star Coin cost for her home, as it’s already built.

 

Elsa

Located: Frozen realm in the Dream Castle (costs 4,000 Dreamlight to unlock)

Unlock requirements: Clear the Night Thorns blocking the way to the Dream Castle for 2,000 Dreamlight. Once inside, spend 4,000 Dreamlight to unlock the Frozen realm (second floor). Must complete quests in the Frozen realm, have the Forest of Valor unlock (and possibly the biome’s orb restored), and have Anna return to Dreamlight Valley. Raise Anna’s friendship level and she’ll have a quest where she wants you to deliver a letter to Elsa. Complete this quest and Elsa will move into Dreamlight Valley. There’s no Star Coin cost for her home, as it’s already built.

 

Kristoff

Located: Dreamlight Valley’s Forest of Valor (3,000 Dreamlight to unlock this biome)

Unlock requirements: Once you’ve opened up the Forest of Valor, you’ll find Kristoff guarding a mysterious portal. Donald rushed in to get the biome’s orb and hasn’t been seen since. After rescuing Donald in the Lost in the Dark Grove quest, Kristoff will be free to explore the valley. There’s no Star Coin cost for his home, as it’s already built.

 

Ariel

Located: Dreamlight Valley’s Dazzle Beach & Lonely Island

Unlock requirements: Increase Goofy’s friendship level to unlock “The Mysterious Wreck” quest and unlock Dazzle Beach (1,000 Dreamlight). You’ll be focused on repairing a raft to sail out to an area where Goofy hears someone singing. With the materials gathered (fish up seaweed by casting your line into a body of water and not lining up your cast with a rippling, bubbles catch encounter spot), you’ll craft a Raft Repair Kit to fix the raft. Once done, you’ll be able to visit a new area where Ariel is and immediately unlock “The Lonely Island” quest.

For “The Lonely Island” quest, talk to Ariel and then return to Dreamlight Valley. You’ll be able to place her home on the water at Dazzle Beach. Once placed, she’ll automatically appear in Dreamlight Valley. You will need to finish building her house, which costs 5,000 Star Coins.

 

Prince Eric

Located: Ursula’s Clutches

Unlock requirements: With Ariel and Ursula unlocked, you’ll need to raise their friendship levels. For Ariel, you’ll need to at least complete her quest given out at friendship level 7. You’ll need to get Arield to that friendship level as well as make sure that you have Minnie Mouse, Remy, and WALL-E unlocked, and have the Frosted Heights biome unlocked (10,000 Dreamlight). As for Ursula, you’ll need to reach friendship level 10 with her and complete that friendship quest. Once finished, you’ll get the “Poor Unfortunate Prince” quest and a transformed Prince Eric that isn’t 100% human. To change him back, you’ll need Ariel and Merlin’s help and to build Prince Eric’s home (free to place, but 10,000 Star Coins to build). With his home built, head inside and pick up Eric’s flute on the table in the first room. Head back to Ariel to perform the human transformation spell and Prince Eric will be back and living in Dreamlight Valley.

 

Ursula

Located: Dreamlight Valley’s Dazzle Beach (1,000 Dreamlight and restore Peaceful Meadow’s orb via Merlin’s “Friendship is Everything” quest to unlock this biome)

Unlock requirements: With Dazzle Beach unlocked, a cave’s entrance filled with a mysterious darkness has appeared. Enter it and you’ll find Ursula. Complete her quest to free her and you’ll be prompted to place a house for her on the water in Dazzle Beach. To build it, you’ll need to fork over 10,000 Star Coins to Uncle Scrooge. Make sure its placement will allow you to access Uncle Scrooge’s construction sign! Once the transaction is completed, she’ll be roaming around various bodies of water throughout Dreamlight Valley.

 

Moana

Located: Moana realm in the Dream Castle (costs 3,000 Dreamlight OR free if it’s your first realm choice to unlock)

Unlock requirements: Inside the Dream Castle, unlock the Moana portal with 3,000 Dreamlight or as your first realm freebie pick from Merlin (once you’ve removed the Night Thorns blocking the way via 2,000 Dreamlight). Complete Moana’s quest to get her ship out into open water and find the perfect fishing spot. Once completed, she’ll want a home near the water (ideally Dazzle Beach – which requires 1,000 Dreamlight and the Peaceful Meadow’s orb to be restored via Merlin’s “Friendship is Everything” quest) and you’ll need to place and pay 2,000 Star Coins to make it happen.

 

Maui

Located: Moana realm in the Dream Castle (costs 3,000 Dreamlight OR free if it’s your first realm choice to unlock)

Unlock requirements: Inside the Dream Castle, unlock the Moana portal with 3,000 Dreamlight or as your first realm freebie pick from Merlin (once you’ve removed the Night Thorns blocking the way via 2,000 Dreamlight). You’ll need to complete Moana’s requirements and have her moved into the valley. Return to the Moana realm and talk to Maui. Realizing that Moana has left him behind, he wants to go to Dreamlight Valley too. His house must be built on the water in Dazzle Beach and costs 5,000 Star Coins to construct.

 

Remy

Located: Ratatouille realm in the Dream Castle (costs 3,000 Dreamlight OR free if it’s your first realm choice to unlock)

Unlock requirements: Inside the Dream Castle, unlock the Ratatouille portal with 3,000 Dreamlight or as your first realm freebie pick from Merlin (once you’ve removed the Night Thorns blocking the way via 2,000 Dreamlight). Complete the quests within the realm (cleaning dishes and cooking), and you can entice Remy to open up his own restaurant in Dreamlight Valley. You’ll have to build him a home in the valley and spend 2,000 Star Coins to have it constructed.

 

WALL-E

Located: WALL-E realm in the Dream Castle (costs 3,000 Dreamlight OR free if it’s your first realm choice to unlock)

Unlock requirements: Inside the Dream Castle, unlock the WALL-E portal with 3,000 Dreamlight or as your first realm freebie pick from Merlin (once you’ve removed the Night Thorns blocking the way via 2,000 Dreamlight). Complete the quests in the realm (this will require you to get key items back in Dreamlight Valley) and you’ll be able to build WALL-E’s “home” (his little transportation truck). You’ll have to pay Uncle Scrooge 2,000 Star Coins to get it ready for WALL-E.

 

Mother Gothel

Located: Dreamlight Valley’s Glade of Trust (5,000 Dreamlight to unlock this biome)

Additional requirements: You might need to previously unlock Dazzle Beach and/or Forest of Valor. Mother Gothel resides in the Galde of Trust’s willow tree and you’re stuck with her once you’ve freed her from her home. There’s no Star Coin cost for her home, as it’s already built.

 

Scar

Located: ???

Additional requirements: Coming Soon in the first Fall update!

 

Woody

Located: Toy Story Realm (???? Dreamlight)

Additional requirements: Coming Soon in the second Fall update!

 

Buzz Lightyear

Located: Toy Story Realm (???? Dreamlight)

Additional requirements: Coming Soon in the second Fall update!

 

For more Disney Dreamlight Valley guides, you can check out our tips guide for the Early Access launch here.

 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)