GOTY 2021 Kira Bailey’s Island in Poptropica

Madi here again! Happy 2021—are you excited about the new year?

With the arrival of the new Girl of the Year 2021, Kira Bailey, it’s hard not to be! Number one because Kira is the name of the protagonist of my novel

… And number two because dude, new American Girl doll!

Kira is here in all her glamor! I love her adventure hiking boots (I want some!), and AG’s illustrations are always so beautiful.

On a whim one recent January evening I decided to see if Poptropica—a virtual strategy game site for kids that my brother and I love—survived the removal of Adobe Flash. I wondered if it even still existed.

Turn out, it did. Although most of the “islands” (worlds in which you complete missions using strategy/mystery-solving skills) are gone, there was a new one—one for American Girl’s GOTY 2021, Kira Bailey!

I couldn’t believe it! My family was quite amused at my “NO WAY!!!” from the computer. 😂

Most islands have objectives for you to complete because Poptropica is a strategy game. However, Poptropica often works with companies to create islands simply advertising their new products, which is what Kira’s island was. But it did have some simple games!

(This isn’t an advertisement for Poptropica, by the way; I just wanted to share Kira’s island with y’all since I hadn’t seen anyone else post about it. XD)

Here’s a quick walkthrough of Kira’s island!

Unfortunately, when I started this post Kira’s island was still available to play, but I checked just now and it’s no longer available. I wish I had posted about it sooner!

Her world was small compared to other islands (all advertisement islands are) but like all Poptropica worlds, very interactive.

They had illustrated characters of Kira and other characters in her book series that you could click on and they’d say something to you.

I LOVED Kira’s room! It was so colorful, pink, and girly! *inner eight-year-old intensifies*

Throughout Kira’s island, you could click on different things that triggered mini games for you to play.

Upon completing each game, you’d get different prize items to keep in your Poptropica pack.

Those hiking books! I wish American Girl sold them in girl size!

One of the prizes you could get after completing a mini game was the ability to customize your Poptropican’s outfit to Kira’s.

Inside the drive-in movie theater you could watch stopmotions AG had made of the first parts of Kira’s story.

It said there were new episodes/videos every week, but I checked on January 28 and there were only two, and then again earlier this month when the island was still available and there were still only two.

I LOVED the American Girl store! It was so bright and colorful!

You could click on different AG characters (Kira, Courtney, and Joss) and they’d say different things to you.

I pieced the screenshots together (really badly 😂) so you could see it this way.

I think this place was inside the AG store all the way to the right. Looks like a cafe from Kira’s book series.

I love how interactive Poptropica islands are — in Kira’s island you could click on frogs to watch them jump, click different items in general, jump on top of roofs, get to mini games, and more.

I think you could click on those animals to have them move, too!

So I started this post early February but I just checked… Kira’s island is gone now!

Ugh, I could kick myself. I had it in my to-do list since January and even verified early February that it was still available, but just never got around to finishing the post until now and then it wasn’t available. 😂

Poptropica is a really fun strategy/mission completing game so if you want to try their other fun islands, I recommend those too.

Once again, this is not an ad! Poptropica literally has zero idea I exist 😂 Just wanted to share with you guys since I haven’t seen any other posts about it, and I’m excited to see American Girl partner with a site my brother and I have enjoyed for years.

I just wish I had made this post earlier in the month when Kira’s island was still on Poptropica!

Well, thanks so much to everyone who still reads my posts!

I know I’ve been away from consistent posting for a long time due to the hiatus for my health, but I work hard EVERY DAY on therapy to recover so I can come back here full-time.

Believe me, I’m not going anywhere! I’ll be back as soon as I’m recovered! You can’t get rid of me that easily. 😉

P.S. I’m on a trip, and K.C. is with me! I’ll definitely be sharing pictures!

What do you think of Kira’s Poptropica island? What do you think of Kira’s collection?

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2021-02-22T17:49:48-05:00 February 22nd, 2021|37 Comments

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    Maddie February 22, 2021 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    MADIIIII, dear you look stunning in that pic, hope all is well <3 ALSO POPTROPICA SURVIVING THE GREAT RIDDANCE OF ADOBE FLASH?? unheard of. so nice to get a notif from DWOD as always 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison February 22, 2021 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      MADDIEEEEEEEEEEE 😃 Thank you so so much, it’s so wonderful to hear from you! Hope you’re doing absolutely fab 💖

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        Maddie February 22, 2021 at 4:17 pm - Reply

        you tooooo, and you’re so welcome!! happy belated Valentine’s Day btdubs 💕

        • Madison
          Madison February 22, 2021 at 4:19 pm - Reply

          Happy belated Valentine’s Day!! I hope you had a fantastic one <3

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    Olive February 22, 2021 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    haHAH I DIDN’T HAVE TO LOG IN HERE WHICH IS GREAT BC I CAN’T REMEMBER MY PASSWORD XD
    yey post yey dollies cute game yes 😀
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison
      Madison February 22, 2021 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      I have soooo many passwords it’s ridiculous, I never remember them all, I just guess a million times and sometimes have to give up and change it :’)

      yey thanks for commenting 😀

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        Anonymous February 22, 2021 at 6:32 pm - Reply

        I only have like a few different passwords that I use over and over again. Great post by the way! I think you did a great job putting together those screen shots!

        • Madison
          Madison February 22, 2021 at 6:34 pm - Reply

          Oh yes, that’s much easier! Many of your accounts could be hacked though if one of the passwords was ever compromised because it would be the same one for many accounts — hopefully that never happens though!

          Thank you so much for reading! Hehe, thank you! The proportions for some were a little off but I’m so glad it looks OK!

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            Katie February 23, 2021 at 12:18 pm - Reply

            GIRL!!! SO HAPPY TO HAVE GOTTEN A POST NOTIFICATION FROM YOUR AMAZING BLOG!!! We’ve all missed you so much! I hope you’re doing a bit better and I’ll be keeping you in my prayers!
            -Katie 🙂

            • Madison
              Madison February 23, 2021 at 12:33 pm - Reply

              KATIE!!! Ahhhh it’s so good to hear from you! Thank you so much for praying and being so supportive! You make my day! 💖

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    Laura Beth February 22, 2021 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Fantastic post! I just got Courtney for my collection from a wonderful collector and seamstress on the AG Obsessed Facebook group.

    • Madison
      Madison February 23, 2021 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      Congrats on getting Courtney! Have you heard of the AG Playthings message board? That’s a popular AG collecting group I’m on.

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        Laura Beth February 23, 2021 at 3:26 pm - Reply

        Thank you! I’ve heard of it, but I don’t think I’m a member or anything. That’s awesome!

        • Madison
          Madison February 24, 2021 at 10:41 am - Reply

          You should totally join if you are ever interested! They’ve got a wealth of information and users.

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    Grace Tomas February 22, 2021 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    I love your blog and I will go check out this island on this online game.

    • Madison
      Madison February 23, 2021 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      Thanks you, Grace! I’m sorry, the island isn’t available anymore. I posted about it too late. 🙁

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        Grace Tomas February 23, 2021 at 2:20 pm - Reply

        oh really didn’t know that oh well I think pantropica game is creepy

        • Madison
          Madison February 24, 2021 at 10:39 am - Reply

          Sorry it creeps you out! 😂

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    Grace Tomas February 22, 2021 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    also I replied to your comment on my blog: https://americangirldollschatclub.blogspot.com/

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    Grace Tomas February 22, 2021 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    And what Health problem you had that made you not available to post here?

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    Kaitlyn Harms February 22, 2021 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    I’ve never heard of this game before, but it’s super cool that they had a section dedicated to American Girl! It’s really strange that Kira’s island is no longer available… It’s great to see you posting on here again!

    • Madison
      Madison February 23, 2021 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      I know, right? I literally flipped out when I saw it! I was so excited. Thanks so much, Kaitlyn! How have you been? 💖

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        Kaitlyn Harms February 23, 2021 at 12:40 pm - Reply

        I’ve been doing alright! Right now I’m working on making a comeback to the blogging world! Things sure have changed since I last had a WordPress blog! How have you been, Madi?

        • Madison
          Madison February 24, 2021 at 10:38 am - Reply

          YOU’RE COMING BACK! Eeee I can’t wait! Be sure to let me know when you’re back so I can follow your blog (if you make a new one, or whatever you decide to do!). I’ve been doing good — we’re on a trip right now which has been fun!

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            Kaitlyn Harms February 24, 2021 at 11:16 am - Reply

            For sure, I’ll let you know as soon as they’re finished! Have you ever had the Premium plan? I’m trying to decide which one to get for the blogs. I’ve had the Personal plan before, but it looks like Premium has way more benefits! You’re so lucky you’re on a trip right now! In Manitoba at the moment, you really can’t go anywhere which sucks.

            • Madison
              Madison February 24, 2021 at 1:38 pm - Reply

              I actually use WordPress.org, which lets me self-host using a different company (Lightningbase). I use Jetpack, which is a plugin that gives me access to WordPress.com features (likes, follow button, etc), but I don’t actually use any of the WordPress.com plans. However, I believe Hannah from thestripedplaid.com uses a paid WordPress.com plan, so I think she could totally give you some advice on which plan would be best!

              Aww man, that stinks! Just a bunch of snow and ice or quarantine? Hope things improve soon so you can go somewhere.

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    Diamond February 23, 2021 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    MADI IS BACK!
    If my childhood was in a single post, it would be this. AG dolls and Poptropica.
    This was pretty cool! I had no idea Poptropica was still around. I wonder if Webkinz is still out there….
    (All my childhood computer games are gone…)

    • Madison
      Madison February 24, 2021 at 10:39 am - Reply

      Dude yes! What was your favorite Poptropica island if you remember?

      Most of my childhood games are gone too 😢 Unless Coolmath Games still exists…

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        Diamond February 24, 2021 at 10:46 am - Reply

        I’m pretty sure it was Backlot Island? I also loved Reality TV island

        • Madison
          Madison February 24, 2021 at 11:13 am - Reply

          Reality TV was amaaazing

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    Grace Tomas February 24, 2021 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    I read your so called “Heath crisis post” and didn’t understand a thing and it was WAY too religious

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    Grace Tomas February 24, 2021 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    not to be rude

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    Jayne February 25, 2021 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Hi Madi,

    I have missed your blog and I love the new American Girl of the year! I pray for you to get better every day.
    God bless,
    From Jayne.

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