Dora Saves Fairytale Land
Going To The Giant's Cave
Airdate Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (DVD)
Sunday, July 7, 2019 (TV)
Season 8
Episode 20
15 (US airings)
Previous Outside US: Dora's Night Light Adventure

US airings: Dora's Super Soccer Showdown

Next Outside US: N/A
US airings of Dora the Explorer: Dora's Night Light Adventure

Dora Saves Fairytale Land is the last TV special and the series finale of Dora the Explorer prior to Into the City being made and "Let's Go to Music School" got produced and broadcasted in the United States. It is also the 20th episode (15th in the US) of Season 8, and a sequel to "Dora's Fairytale Adventure".

Characters present


Dora and Boots return to Fairytale Land to help the King and Queen when Fairytale Land was losing its magic. To save the Ivy Brick Wall, they needed to get magical water, but it‘s surrounded by all the villains from the different fairytales. Will Dora and Boots save Fairytale Land?


The wizard with his missing piece

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  1. Windy Forest
  2. The Giant's Cave
  3. Dragon Flowers
  4. Sparkling Lake



  • This episode is a sequel to "Dora's Fairytale Adventure".
  • Despite this episode being called a sequel to the original, this episode contains some inconsistencies that don't add up to the original.
    • In "Dora's Fairytale Adventure", the Witch ended up loosing her powers and would never be seen again, but in this episode, her powers are restored and has returned to Fairytale Land, with no backstory on how that happened.
    • Both the Fairytale Land Gate and Wand are no longer anthropomorphic.
    • Jack And The Beanstalk is given a complete redesign.
    • Back in "Dora's Fairytale Adventure", as well as in "What Happens Next?", "Dora Saves the Three Little Pigs", and "Super Babies Dream Adventure", there was another giant (commonly known as the Giant-Giant) that appeared before the Mean Giant.
      • However, unlike the Mean Giant, the Giant-Giant was actually very friendly and more kinder with both Dora and Boots. The Giant-Giant started out mean in the episode "What Happens Next?", but after Dora and Boots used their imaginations to change his attitude right away to happy and positive, he became much more friendly with everyone and remained that way in all of his later appearances. The Giant-Giant is also slightly bigger than the Mean Giant in terms of size.
        • Later on in the series, before this episode premiered, four more giants have appeared throughout its run. These four other giants are also kind and friendly with Dora and Boots.
          • In the aforementioned "Super Babies Dream Adventure", the Giant-Giant has a baby boy who like his father, is a giant as well.
          • A different giant that is a female appears in “Dora’s Hair-Raising Adventure, though based on their skin tone and personality, it is likely that they could be related with one another (possibly being either the Giant-Giant's wife or sister, and (if really his wife) the mother of the giant baby boy).
          • A set of twin giants appeared in "Dora Saves King Unicornio", and their character models are exactly the same as the Giant-Giant, recolored to distinguish them from the aforementioned character.
      • Based on their respective personalities, the Mean Giant is probably based off of the giant from the English fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk, whereas the much friendlier Giant-Giant (along with the four other giants) is probably based off of Paul Bunyan from the American folklore of the same name.
      • The Mean Giant's wearing a shirt with the number 80 on it.
    • One of the Dwarves (specifically the Worried Dwarf) had wrinkles on his face in "Dora's Fairytale Adventure", making him look a bit older. But in this episode, his wrinkles on his face are gone, making him look more younger.


  • When Dora wound up the music box prior to do the Giant Dance, Dora forgot to open it, nor did it open by itself, so everyone ended up dancing it with the box closed, but with the music still coming out of it.


Dora the Explorer Season 8
Dora & 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 and the Very Sleepy Bear | Let's Go to Music School | Dora's Fairy Godmother Rescue | Dora's Animalito Adventure | Dora's Night Light Adventure | Dora Saves Fairytale Land
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