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Dora in Wonderland
Airdate Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (DVD)
Monday, March 10, 2014 (Nickelodeon)
Season 8
Episode 12
Written by Chris Gifford
Previous Riding the Roller Coaster Rocks
Next Dora's Museum Sleepover Adventure

Dora in Wonderland is a Dora the Explorer TV special, as well as the 12th episode from Season 8.

Characters present


Dora and Boots travel to Wonderland to retrieve Dora's lost kittens.


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Places in this episode

  1. Giant Trees
  2. Tiny Animals
  3. Forgetful Forest
  4. Queen's Tea Party

Items in Backpack (clockwise starting from the top)

  • Shovel
  • Balloon
  • Sub sandwiches
  • Box of bandages (correct item)



Wonder Sea


  • This is the 170th episode of the show.
  • This episode is a retelling of Alice in Wonderland, a book by Lewis Carroll.
  • This is the 12th double-length episode of the series.
  • Although it is a Season 8 episode, this episode was produced as a Season 7 episode in 2012 according to the end credits.
    • However, streaming providers like iTunes lists this episode as a Season 7 episode, along with the aired Season 6 episode A Ribbon For Pinto.
  • The Fiesta Trio plays the wrong notes for their fanfare tune after Dora and Boots pass through the forgetful forest.
  • Bandersnatch resembles the Big Red Chicken, however, he is blue instead of red.
  • The Queen of Hearts is similar to the Greedy King in "Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom", they both do not like sharing, but at the end, Dora show them the importance of sharing and they end up agreeing.
    • However, unlike the Greedy King, the Queen of Hearts is not portrayed as greedy in any way.
  • Mel Brooks, Alan Cumming, Sara Ramirez, and Jewel Kilcher (Jewel) make their voice acting appearance on this double-length episode.
  • Dora wears a light blue and white dress similar to Alice’s signature dress with white tights, black Mary Jane shoes and a light blue hairbow.
  • When Dora and Boots go through the mirror, they are technically still at Dora's house backwards but with everything that comes to life.
  • Dora and Boots don't sing the Travel Song in this episode not even in Wonderland. However, when they were at the Forgetful Forest, they sing a song called "If We Don’t Forget" where at the beginning, instead of listing places, they list what they have to remember "Dora, Boots, Kitties, Party", which sounds exactly like the first stanza of the four places version of the Travel Song, but they sing about going to the tea party.
  • Isa does not appear in this episode.
  • The Cheshire Cat is male in the original Alice in Wonderland, but is female in this episode.
  • This is one of the few instances where Dora and Boots returned to where they started after reaching the final destination on the map.
  • This episode on TV premiered a day before the Architects album, Lost Forever // Lost Together.

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