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Dora's Great Roller Skate Adventure
Airdate Tuesday, September 10, 2013 (DVD)
Sunday, September 22, 2013 (Nickelodeon)
Saturday, March 4, 2023 (YouTube)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) {{{premiere}}}
Season 8
Episode 5 (aired)
8 (produced)
Written by Chris Gifford
Storyboard by:
Kathy Carr
Bismark "Butch" Datuin
Clint Taylor
Ysty Veluz
Directed by George Chialtas
Allan Jacobsen
Previous Kittens in Mittens
Next Verde's Birthday Party (airing order)
Dora & Sparky's Riding Adventure (production order)

Dora's Great Roller Skate Adventure is the 5th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 8.

In production order, it's the 8th episode of Season 8.

Characters present[]


Dora and Boots use their magical talking roller skates to help other talking vehicles stand up to Big Wheeler in order to open the new Skate Park for everyone.

Places in this episode[]

  1. Roller Coaster
  2. Big Slide
  3. Skate Park




  • This episode is about what to do if one gets bullied.
  • This episode is somehow loosely based on the Dr. Seuss book, "The Big Brag" dealing with the topics of animosities, bullying, and good sportsmanship.
  • When Swiper says "Oh, man!" as he targeted Boots' roller skates, the audio was almost taken from "Call Me Mr. Riddles" from the first time he said it before he said it again as he got drenched by the redeemed Storm Cloud.
  • This is the fifth episode to use the Seasons 7-8 specials opening sequence, with "Dora's Easter Adventure", "Dora's Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom", "Dora's Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure", and "Dora Rocks!" being the first four. However, it has been revamped to having scenes from Season 7 episodes. However, scenes from Dora's Royal Rescue replaces the scenes from Dora's Big Birthday Adventure and The Tale of the Unicorn King, and a scene from Dora's Ballet Adventure is still there, but moved to the star where the scene where Dora Saves the Mermaids used to be. This sequence will be used once more in Dora's Super Soccer Showdown.
  • This is the seventh episode to have two antagonists (in this case, Swiper and Big Wheeler), the first was Dora Saves the Prince (Swiper and the Witch), the second was The Big Storm (Swiper and the Big Storm Cloud), the third was Dora, La Música (Swiper and Señor Shush), the fourth was Star Catcher (Swiper and the Prince of Cloud Castle), the fifth being Dora Saves the Snow Princess (Swiper and the Witch), and the sixth being Dora in Wonderland (Swiper (Knave of Hearts) and the Queen of Hearts).
    • Coincidentally, the first and fifth episodes have to do with jumping into a book and rescuing a character.
    • Eventually, the Big Wheeler now redeems like the first aforementioned episode of the witch being redeemed.
  • Boots was seen in socks after being barefoot from the last classic seasons.
  • Right after Boots gets his skates put on, they get tied up good on its own.
  • The episode premiered on DVD 12 days before it premiered on TV as well as celebrating the 3rd anniversary of Marvel's "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!" of the Earth-8096 and the 4th anniversary of the Little Einsteins' episode "Show and Tell".
  • The wheels closed the Skating Park with Big Wheeler after he chased the roller toys away.
  • This is the 162nd episode of the show.
  • Dora's first helmet from Dora and Perrito to the Rescue! was purple. However, in this episode, her second helmet is aqua blue. They could be different helmets that she wore.
  • This episode and The Happy Old Troll (although it's currently unknown if that is true) are the only two episodes that never aired on the Nick Jr. TV Channel.
  • The Travel Song is replaced by On Our Way to Skate Park in this episode.
  • Dora and Boots can be found in two real life commercials roller-skating with a bunch of real life kids at a real life skate park related to this episode.
  • Boots and Diego's favorite parts of rescuing Boots were reused after Dora and Diego to the Rescue!.
  • In the YouTube version, the credits are shortened, using the beginning of the music and the cloud scenes, and accompanied by a jump cut without a fade out before and a push to the left after. When it gets to the Nickelodeon logo, the music abruptly cuts to the Nickelodeon theme.
Dora the Explorer Season 8
Dora and Perrito to the Rescue! | Puppies Galore | Catch That Shape Train | Kittens in Mittens | Dora's Great Roller Skate Adventure | Verde's Birthday Party | Dora & Sparky's Riding Adventure | Dora's Rainforest Talent Show | Dora & Diego in the Time of Dinosaurs | Dora's Ice Skating Spectacular | Riding the Roller Coaster Rocks | Dora In Wonderland | Dora's Museum Sleepover Adventure | Dora's Super Soccer Showdown | Dora Saves Fairytale Land | Dora's Night Light Adventure | Dora's Fairy Godmother Rescue | Dora's Animalito Adventure | Dora and the Very Sleepy Bear | Let's Go to Music School