Dinosaur Land, also known as Dinosaur Island, is an archipelago inhabited by dinosaurs and the region where Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool go on a vacation to in Super Mario World. Dinosaur Land generally has a lush, green appearance to it, along with several hills. It also has some mountains, caves, a forest area, and an underground valley. There is almost no industrialization on Dinosaur Land except for Ghost Houses, and the fortresses and castles set up by Bowser and the Koopalings.
Yoshis are notable inhabitants of Dinosaur Land and live in the first world, Yoshi's Island. Despite its name, several of Dinosaur Land's inhabitants are not dinosaurs, such as Koopa Troopas, Piranha Plants, and Goombas. Other dinosaurs found on the island include: Blargg, Dino-Rhino, Dino-Torch, Eerie, Rex, and Reznor.
The worlds and areas located on Dinosaur Land are shown on a folded map that was included with copies of Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2. The first seven worlds take place in Dinosaur Land:
These are the prominent locations of Dinosaur Land:
Appearances in other media
Super Mario World animated series
Dinosaur Land is the main setting in every episode of the Super Mario World animated series. Throughout the show, Dinosaur Land is mostly referred to as Dinosaur World (except by King Koopa in "Send in the Clown").
Unlike the game Super Mario World, Dinosaur World's main inhabitants consist of Cave People, and there is only one Yoshi that lives there. The Cave People lack technology, although they managed to have built at least one city, Dome City. Throughout the show, Mario, Luigi, and Princess Toadstool have tried to introduce modern culture to Dinosaur Land's inhabitants.
In "A Little Learning" Princess Toadstool opens a school. The episode reveals that Dinosaur World has a flag, which is red with blue and yellow stripes. A light blue circle with a green dinosaur is in the center of the flag. The school day starts with the characters pledging to the Dinosaur Land flag; the pledge largely parodies the United States' Pledge of Allegiance. Princess Toadstool, Yoshi, and the Cave People say the first part of the pledge. Hip and Hop Koopa interrupt them by making up the second part of the pledge, which is about King Koopa and his minions.
Super Mario Adventures
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