Poptropica is celebrating its 3rd birthday this month and to mark the occasion, they’ve put lots of balloons in all of the common rooms. That includes the common areas found on all the Main Street zones in the Poptropica islands and in all the player multiverse rooms. Whenever you enter one, you’ll see a lot of balloons. Click on them to pop each one if you like.
Better yet, if you spot a balloon with a big number 3 on it, you can pop it to get an ultra-rare prize. The prize is a 3rd birthday costume that features a huge hat with the number 3 coming out of it. You also get a little party noisemaker. The trick to finding the balloon is patience. Just pick a multi-player room and keep entering and exiting until the balloon appears. You can’t miss it: it’s big and blue and has the number 3 on it. My favorite room to use is the Soda Pop place in Early Poptropica because it’s smaller than others and you don’t have to walk around to find the balloon. It’ll either be right there when you enter or you can exit and try again. Keep trying: it took me at least 30 or 40 attempts before it was there.
There’s a new page on the main Poptropica site that explains the celebration. Look a the bottom of the page and you’ll see that the “message has been approved by Balloon Boy.” LOL. Maybe the Creators will save him now.