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Stoick: "Legends tell of ships that sail too close to it, only to drop off the edge of the world, never to be seen again. But those sailers who turn back tell tales of a great waterfall and dragons guarding the entrance to a hidden world."
Hiccup: "Wow."
Stoick: "Not just a nest, Hiccup, but a land from which all dragons come."[src]
  — Stoick and Hiccup about the Hidden World  

The Hidden World is the major and titular location that is featured in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Official Description

The Hidden World is an old sea-faring legend about a land at the edge of the world, where many sailors have lost their ships — never to be seen again. Those who have returned reported sightings of a great waterfall and dragons guarding the entrance to a hidden world beneath the sea. A land from which all dragons hail.
  Dean DeBlois[1]  
This island still holds too many secrets.
  Dragons: Rise of Berk  


Development

We wanted something that transcended the idea of a cave. Part of that was delving into bioluminescence and was of channeling light into this subterranean space with the use of crystals that could carry light from magma. We wanted it to be an exotic world that still feels like it belongs here on earth. But it's still a place for dragons and not for humans.
  — Dean DeBlois[2]  


Geography

Hidden World

Dean DeBlois confirmed that the Hidden World is located within a massive volcanic caldera that serves as a gateway to an endless maze of chambers and tunnels, which in turn work their way around the world.[3]

This subterranean world contains bioluminescent fungi, as well as coral and bright crystals.[3]

Notable Places

The Caldera

The Caldera is a giant collapsed volcano in the middle of the ocean, which serves as the entrance to the Hidden World. The only way to enter the Caldera is by flying in on a dragon.
  The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World  


Mushroom Forest

After a dragon has entered the Hidden World through the Caldera they get acccess to a network of caves deep in the crust of the earth. After a dragon flies through this network they reach the Mushroom Forest, where the Hidden World's bioluminescence is revealed. The Mushroom Forest mainly gives home to many stalactites and stalagmites that are completely overgrown with various sorts of mushrooms.
  The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World  


King Island

At the center point of the Hidden World lies King Island, which serves as the throne room for the king of dragons. The throne for the alpha is a gigantic crystal on the island, looking over the a large part of the Hidden World.
  The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World  


Hidden World Annex

In the darkest depths lies the unknown and it is up to Vikings to explore it! Very few Vikings have been valiant enough to venture into its depths, but those few who have get to witness the light and bioluminescent found within. As dragons seem to take a shine to these underground caves and brightly glow throughout them.
  School of Dragons  


Appearances

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The Hidden World is a location that is heavily featured in the third film. Hiccup and Astrid discovered it while searching for Toothless on Stormfly.

Games

Dragons: Rise of Berk

The Hidden World first appeared as a special searchable location in December 2018.


Trivia

  • The Hidden World is a famous myth/legend from the distant seas. It is sometimes called "a world beyond the sunset".[4]
  • The Hidden World appears to be an incredibly ancient location due to how massive the stalagmites and stalactites are. This is because rock formations took billions and billions of years to grow just half of the size of the ones that are shown in the film.
  • Dean DeBlois first imagined the Hidden World in a dream as a hole in the sea.[4][5]
  • Hiccup and Astrid are the only known Vikings to have ventured into and out of the Hidden World.
  • According to Simon Otto, more than 65,000 dragons reside in the Hidden World.[6]
  • According to Brad Lewis, New Berk is supposed to be the mirror image of the Hidden World.

References

Hidden World uses Creative Commons Licensed content from the Rise of Berk Wiki page Hidden World. The list of authors can be found on the page revision history (view authors). ROBWiki Logo
Hidden World uses Creative Commons Licensed content from the Dreamworks School of Dragons Wiki page Hidden World Annex. The list of authors can be found on the page revision history (view authors). SODWikiLogo

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