Wandering through the mystical world of Disney Valley of Dreams, players will encounter all sorts of obstacles that they will probably have no idea how to pass. Every obstacle players encounter outside of Night Thorns cannot be removed by magic or their starting gear and instead requires players to complete various quests to upgrade their tools.
Considering the massive amount of characters that have already been leaked for the future of Disney Valley of Dreams, players will want to try to clear all the debris covering their villages as soon as possible to make room for the homes of future characters. Also, those hoping to decorate their village probably don’t want annoying debris cluttering it.
One obstacle players will immediately notice around the Plaza and Medow starting areas and also later when unlocking the Valor Forest biome is tree stumps. None of the useful tools players possess or their special magic powers will be able to remove the stumps.
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Players will instead need to work on upgrading their trusty shovel to remove this obstacle. This cannot be done immediately and first requires players to gather enough Dreamlight to embark on a Frozen adventure.
How to get rid of tree stumps in Disney Valley of Dreams
Before players can get rid of tree stumps, they will first need to recruit and befriend Anna from the Frozen kingdom. The Frozen kingdom is located on the second floor of the dream castle and has a snowflake Frozen symbol on it. This realm is among the most expensive to unlock, costing players 4,000 Dreamlight to reach the Frozen sisters.
How to unlock Anna in Disney Valley of Dreams
After unlocking and entering the Frozen kingdom, you will need to help Anna through a kingdom quest which involves clearing a path through the fire using your watering can, finding and calming the Burnished Fire Spirit, calming the Earth Giant by cooking for them , calming the Wind Spirit by making wind chimes and tracking down Elsa. Once you have completed all aspects of this kingdom quest, you can then invite Anna back to Dreamlight Valley.
Anna’s house, which is also Kristoff’s, is already set up and can be found in the Forest of Valor, meaning players can befriend her fairly quickly and without needing to give Scrooge McDuck none of their prized star coins. Once Anna agrees to return to Dreamlight Valley with you, just chat, hang out, and give her gifts until your friendship reaches level two.
Once you reach friendship level two with Anna, a quest called “An Icy Invitation”, which marks the start of the process of inviting Elsa to join Dreamlight Valley, will then be unlocked. Players can then fulfill Anna’s requests in this quest to possibly upgrade their shovels.
To craft the shovel upgrade that can be applied to the shovel to strengthen it enough to break tree stumps, players will need to gather the following materials and assemble them at a crafting station.
- Players will need four hardwoodswhich can be found near the trees around the Forest of Bravery, Glade of Trust, Sunny Plateau, Frosty Heights, and Forgotten Lands.
- Players will need 10 Softwoodswhich can be found near every tree in every biome in Dreamlight Valley except Dazzle Beach.
- Players will need four iron ingotswhich can be crafted at a crafting station with five iron ores and one coal ore.
- Players will need three DIY pieceswhich can be created at a crafting station with two iron ingots.
After crafting the upgrade, players will then need to find it in their inventory and select the “use” option for it to be applied. The shovel upgrade is then permanently unlocked, and players can smash any tree stumps they encounter while traversing Dreamlight Valley.
Unlocking this upgrade will also allow players to cross the bridge into the Forest of Valor which was previously blocked by tree stumps. After clearing the tree stumps on this bridge, players can continue with quests that lead to convincing Anna’s sister, Elsa, to move to Dreamlight Valley as well.