Since Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched back in March 2020, we’ve seen some really incredible islands appear online and looked on enviously at idyllic rural escapes, urban metropolises using intricate custom designs, themed villages and much more besides. They certainly put our cluttered collections and meagre landscaping efforts to shame.
It was initially tough to visit those impressive islands, even if the architects were willing to entertain guests. However, the return of Luna and her Dream Addresses were added to the game in the July 2020 1.4.0 update. You can now visit and explore the island of anyone who publishes their Dream Address code!
We’ve scoured the web for the very best Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dream Addresses — incredible islands for you to visit and marvel at. Several of them, naturally, can also be found in our article on the best islands we’ve seen so far, but you’ll find plenty of new gems below, too.
If you’re not sure how to input the Dream Address code (a 12-digit number with the prefix ‘DA’), we also go through the basics of inputting and sharing your Dream Addresses in the game. Enjoy!
The best Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dream Islands – Dream Address Codes
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How do you visit other islands using Dream Codes?
Dream codes–officially known as Dream Addresses–are 12-digit numbers with the prefix ‘DA’. They permit you to visit other players’ islands in your dreams and explore without the need for that player to ‘host’ you in any way, or worry that you’ll damage or steal anything. Everything you see here is just a dream, remember!
To visit another island in your dreams you’ll need a connection to the internet, a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, and you’ll also need to go to sleep (obviously). To do so, find any bed and lie down (upon downloading the update, you’ll receive Luna’s Bed in the mail).
Simply choose “Yeah, I want to sleep…” and follow the instructions from ethereal aide Luna. Choose “I want to dream” and you’ll connect to the internet to visit another island – you just have to input a Dream Address code. Alternatively, you can upload your island for others to visit by choosing “I’d like to share a dream”.
Once you have input the Dream Address, you’ll awaken in the main plaza of your dreamy destination. On the plaza you’ll find a Custom Design portal where you can immediately download and take home and custom designs used by your dream island’s architect, and you’re free to wander and explore. You may even find the architect of your dream island hanging out somewhere!
Should you find something unsavoury and the dream turns into a nightmare, you can report any nastiness by hitting the ‘-‘ button. To leave the dream, lie down on the bed again and choose to wake up. Easy!
It should be noted, though, that you can’t take tools or anything else with you into the dream, and you can’t leave with items you pick up while slumbering either. It’s just a dream, remember!
Can you choose to visit a random island?
At the time of writing, there appears to be no way to visit another island without having the Dream Address, so no playing Animal Crossing Dream Island roulette. Doh! Fortunately, you’ve got the codes above to get you started.
We’ll be refining and adding to this list over the coming days, weeks and–yes–months. Let us know if you’ve visited an amazing island in a dream–or if you think yours deserves being highlighted above–and we may well add it to this ever-growing list of the very best islands to visit. We’re off to bed, to sleep, perchance to dream…