Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom
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Airdate Tuesday, September 22, 2009 (DVD)
Sunday, November 1, 2009 (TV)
Season 5
Episode 14
Written by Chris Gifford
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Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom is a Dora the Explorer TV special. It is also the 14th episode of Season 5 and the second episode of the Magic Storybook Trilogy.



Dora and Boots jump into a book to help a girl named Allie find the 4 colored crystals that were stolen from the Crystal Kingdom in 4 different stories on their big searching adventure. They also get a Shield, Butterfly Wings and a Magic Wand along the way.


Act 1

Dora and Boots were eating bananas and drinking some hot chocolate before reading another story from the Magic Storybook

Act 2

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Stories in this episode

  1. Dragon Land (Yellow Crystal)
  2. Butterfly Cave (Green Crystal)
  3. Magic Castle (Blue Crystal)
  4. Crystal Kingdom (Red Crystal)


Items in this Backpack segment


  • Dora, Boots and Allie get butterfly wings on their backs.
  • Dora has a shield given by Kate and a magic wand given by Enrique.
  • This episode is similar to the time-traveling game show of "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego".
  • This is the second episode of the Magic Storybook trilogy.
  • Similar to "The Mixed-Up Seasons", the last place on the map is the same place the adventure started.
  • The ending of the episode was Boots' favorite part instead of Dora's.
  • This is a sequel to "Dora Saves the Snow Princess" – Dora is wearing the crystal necklace the snow princess gave her. When she says she got it in another storybook, she is mentioning the events.
  • The same episode title was used as a video game for the Nintendo Wii.
  • Kate now appears in the spin-off series Dora and Friends: Into the City as an Explorer Girl with a different appearance and voice.
  • The king of Crystal Kingdom sounds like Tom from Tom and Jerry: The Movie. Ironically, both are voiced by Richard Kind.
  • Coincidentally, the order in which the crystals are found in this episode is the same as the colors of Arco Iris in The Shy Rainbow from inside to outside.
  • This marks the sixth appearance of the extended version of "We Did It!". The other five were Dora's Pirate Adventure, Dora's Dance to the Rescue, Dora's World Adventure, Dora Saves the Mermaids, and Dora Saves the Snow Princess.
  • This is the first new episode to air on the rebrand of Nick.
  • Benny, Tico, Isa, and Swiper do not appear in this episode.
    • However, the greedy king takes Swiper's place as the antagonist.
  • Although the episode premiered in 2009, it was actually made in 2008 according to the credits.
  • When Dora and Boots are flipping through the pages in the book, León from Season 2 episode "León, the Circus Lion" is seen on one of the pages.
  • Dora, Boots and Allie are traveling from story to story in this episode, so they do not sing the Travel Song.
  • It is revealed that Map never gives out the wrong information.


  • In the page of the storybook with León at the circus, his nose is black instead of magenta



Dora the Explorer Season 5
First Day of School | The Backpack Parade | Benny's Big Race | Isa's Unicorn Flowers | Dora's Jack-in-the-Box | Bark, Bark to Play Park | Dora Saves the Snow Princess | The Mayan Adventure | Bouncy Boots | The Big Red Chicken's Magic Show | Dora Saves Three Kings Day | Benny's Treasure | Dora Saves the Three Little Pigs | Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom | The Super Babies Dream Adventure | Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure | Dora Helps the Birthday Wizzle | Pirate Treasure Hunt | Boots' Banana Wish | Dora's Big Birthday Adventure
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