Disney Dreamlight Valley Tips

For those struggling to get a grasp on some of the game's systems, we have compiled some handy tips for Disney Dreamlight Valley.

Disney’s new life sim Disney Dreamlight Valley is out now on early access. A lot of players will be jumping in Disney Dreamlight Valley, so here are a few tips for anyone who is just starting Disney Dreamlight Valley.

Disney Dreamlight Valley Tips

With the village settlement of Animal Crossing mixed up with Stardew Valley’s mining system, all put together with some Disney magical goodness, we have a pretty awesome game on our hands.

For those struggling to get a grasp on some of the game’s systems, we have compiled some handy tips for Disney Dreamlight Valley.

Don’t rush to take on tasks

Before you start, keep in mind that the game is still in early access, and there are a few bugs here and there.

One of the most reported bugs is that certain quests seem to be broken. This is commonly seen when you acquire certain items before the game expects you to get them.

To avoid this issue, don’t take on multiple quests at once. We all have this habit that we end up taking multiple tasks just because the quest objectives are close to each other.


However, in a game that’s still in early access, you will run into problems, so try to just do one thing at a time.

Complete daily quests

You should finish all of your daily quests. This is a simple and reliable way of getting dream light. Your tasks will be very straightforward, such as catching fish or planting seeds.

You need to cash all the opportunities to obtain dream light, as you need them to unlock biotopes or new realms in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

When tired, go back home

You have a stamina system in Disney Dreamlight Valley. You cannot perform or complete tasks if your stamina is depleted.

So try to regain energy by going home and regaining your energy to the fullest. This way, you can complete more tasks and earn more dream lights.

Find Royal Tools early on

You need tools to do your various tasks, and what better than the Royal Tools. Not only do these make your chores easy and your day productive, these tools also help unlock new parts of the map for you to explore.

A few of the Royal Tools that are already in the game are watering can, shovel, pickaxe and fishing rod. All of these can be found in the initial area of the game for you to get.

Real-time synchronization

After you have completed the initial quests of the game, the game will end up synchronizing to your device’s real-time.

This means that the in-game time will be the same as the time where you live. 12 am on your clock means 12 am on the in-game clock.

Though this doesn’t seem to be an issue, a lot of characters in Disney Dreamlight Valley have set routines that are affected by time.

Some shops, vendors and villagers aren’t around at night. This means that you need to take their routine into consideration. If you want to speak to Remy, for example, you need to talk to him during the day, as Remy likes to sleep early.

Be efficient with your inventory

Your inventory bag can only hold a limited number of items, and you cannot carry more than what your inventory allows you.

At the start, your inventory is very small and only a handful of items will fill it up. So naturally, your first upgrade priority needs to be your inventory.

The first inventory upgrade costs you 5000 coins. It does seem expensive, but it not only saves you the time of making multiple trips to transfer goods but also allows you to make easy transactions and sell more items. You will make all the money back quickly.

Friendly neighbor relations

Talking to the various villagers is highly recommended. Your friendship level determines how close you are to any villager.

Talking to them at least once daily will get you a lot of Friendship XP and increase your friendship level with villagers.

The biggest benefit of a higher friendship level with villagers is that you can invite them to come along with you on farming trips, such as fishing and mining.

Not only will you get extra resources with them by your side, these activities further increase your friendship level and the chances of your friends granting you bonus items.

Always take a friend

You must have friends with you while you go out in the valley. They can help you with multiple things, such as fishing, digging, and hunting.

The benefits will provide you with an opportunity to earn more resources in a small passage of time.

An Invitation to new friends

You should always look for new friends in the game and once you meet characters like Remy and Wall-E, help them to get back into the town.

These character developments and friendships are significant as they open new quests for you, allowing you to advance your tools.

Fishing on ripples

The easiest occupation that a lot of players will pick up early game is fishing. It’s easy money. But it can be even easier.

As you fish, you will notice the ripples that form on the surface due to the fish have different colors. White ripples denote common fish, blue ripples have a higher chance of spawning a rarer fish whereas gold ripples guarantee the rarest fish to catch.

Of course, it is harder to catch rare fish as compared to common fish, but it makes your life much easier. Rare fish varieties sell for a higher price and the ripple color system comes in handy early on.

Never go hungry

Food is commonly overlooked in many games, but eating is an integral part of Disney Dreamlight Valley.

First, you have an energy bar on the top that depletes you as you do your tasks. Various tasks have different energy requirements, and you need more energy to complete them.

To replenish your energy, you need to eat food. The simplest way to work around this is to keep apples in your bag. They can be stacked, easy to find, and replenish enough energy to keep doing your tasks.

You can always sell other food if you don’t need the food.

Moreover, villagers sleep for 4 hours in Disney Dreamlight Valley, so bringing them home to eat is a good option as you can leave them to rest.

Overeating gives you a boost

If you want to move faster in the valley, you should eat more than to fill your bar. The gold bars will begin filling if you start to eat cooked meals after peaking your energy and having those peaks will make you explore the valley more quicker.

Consume high-energy food

Consumption of high-energy food is essential if you want to complete your tasks. You will suffer in the game If you are not careful and only rely on raw fruit and vegetables.

You can explore the valley more without having to return home. Just have some good meals prepared for you and take them along. This will push you to earn more dream lights by completing more tasks and make it easy for you to attain all the right items.

Cooking skills matter

Carrying from the High-Energy food benefits, learning new recipes by finishing different quests is essential. This ensures you get your hands on 3-star, 4-star, and 5-star meals. These meals are rich in energy and even offer high profits upon selling them.

Chests and storages

Selling raw materials is easy, but not as profitable as selling processed goods. In late-game, it’s better to craft expensive items and then sell them off.

However, this requires you to store the ingredients before you are able to craft them. Make multiple storage chests for yourself so you can store items in larger quantities until you are ready to use them.


As soon as you get a shovel, make a garden and start growing crops. You can grow different crops and save money by not buying the items.

If you get a large enough farm, you can start selling the products and earn extra cash. We recommend you grow crops in Bulk to make a good amount of Star Coins.

Use Fast Travel Efficiently

You will need to use fast travel to travel quickly to different regions in the Disney Dreamlight valley. To unlock the Fast travel ability, you must complete the Friendship is Everything quest.

This quest is given to you by Merlin and unlocks a well in the Meadow from where you can start fast traveling. Paying Scrooge to open wells in other areas is not a wrong choice either.

Learn to Craft Earlier

Upgrading things is quite costly in Dreamlight Valley, so crafting early on is a great choice. Learn more and more recipes quickly to prepare them using the crafting station.

Crafting is also essential for completing many small side quests in the game. You can build a beautiful valley much earlier if you have command over this ability.

Get Animal Companions to earn Dream Shards

Animal companions in Disney Dreamlight Valley are cute little fellows that follow you. You can easily make them your companion by feeding them the food they love.

After feeding them, they not only become your companion but also give you Dream Shards in return. You will need to know about the favorite food of the animal you want to make your companion.

Build an Orchard for Yourself

Collecting bushes and fruits in Disney Dreamlight valley is a tough job, as trees are scattered throughout the map. You can bring all the fruit trees to the place you want.

Once all the trees you want are close to you, it will get effortless for you to harvest them. However, you will need some practice to move tress a long distance.

Complete Dreamlight Duties

Dreamlight is an essential part of unlocking new areas in the game. You can get them differently, but the best way to get them is by completing Dreamlight Duties.

These random duties will rotate throughout, but you can still complete a few of them at all times. You can quickly complete these jobs in Dreamlight Valley.

Earn Star Coin Quickly

You will require varying amounts of star coins to complete missions in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

You should start fishing and mining minerals with your friends quickly to get star coins rapidly. You can also use the coins to buy homes and furniture in the game.

Sell Gems

One of the best ways of making money at Disney Dreamlight Valley is by selling the gems you acquire. You should keep some for yourself, say 15 of each, and sell the abundant gems. You should always look for gems and collect them for sale.

Abdullah Shabbir is a senior guides writer at SegmentNext.com. He is fan of God of War and Call of Duty franchises, spends most of the time praising or playing these games. He recently expanded his ...