“Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Party Pack” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
August 11, 2011

On July 12th, 2011, Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment released Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Party Pack on DVD.  Everyone is invited to the biggest fiestas of the year with Dora and her friends!  Prepare to laugh and celebrate with the release of this new DVD pack.  It’s a non-stop party with a piñata, surprises and more!  The box set also includes a Dora and Diego cake recipe card (while supplies last).  You can purchase the DVD pack online and in stores, retailing for $24.99.

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Party Pack Episode Synopses:

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure

Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure

A twisting wind has blown Dora and Boots into Wizzle World, a land located in the Magic Storybook.  Dora and Boots can’t jump out of the Magic Storybook without first taking Dora’s crystal to the Wishing Wizzle so he can wish them back home in time for Dora’s birthday party with all her family and friends. The episode guest stars Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo and Hector Elizondo.

Dora Helps the Birthday Wizzle

Dora is reading a storybook about a Birthday Wizzle who could make birthday wishes come true with his magic wand.  Today was his birthday so it was his turn to make a wish, but a wind came in and blew the wand out of the book.  Dora must jump into the book and bring the wand back to the Wizzle so he can make his wish.

Wizzle Wishes

Dora and Boots meet a cute little Wizzle who lost his bag of wishes and can’t get home.  Our heroes set off in search of the lost wishes, but their friends keep finding the wishes first and their wishes get everyone into trouble.

Dora the Explorer: Super Silly Fiesta

Super Silly Fiesta

Dora and Boots are invited to the Big Silly Chicken’s Super Silly Fiesta.  The Big Red Chicken loses the cake for his party so Dora and Boots set off to save the fiesta.

Boots’ Special Day

Today, Boots gets to do anything he wants because it’s his special day!

Stuck Truck

When Ice Cream Truck gets stuck in the muck at Play Park, Dora and Boots are off to the rescue.

The Big Potato

Benny the Bull finds a magic wand and turns himself into a potato by mistake.  It’s up to Dora and Boots to bring their potato friend back to the Young Wizard so that he can change Benny back into a bull.

Dora the Explorer: It’s A Party!

Daisy, la Quinceañera

It’s Dora’s cousin Daisy’s quinceañera!  The party can’t start until Dora and Boots teach everybody the mambo.

The Big Piñata

Dora and Boots are trying to win the Big Piñata.  They need to collect ten yellow tickets by playing carnival games.


It’s Boots’ birthday, but Benny the Bull is stuck on a hot air balloon that’s leaking and floating toward Crocodile Lake. Dora and Boots rush off to rescue their friend.

The Fix It Machine

Boots has a hole in his boot but Dora knows what to do.  The Super Duper Fix-It Machine can fix it right up!

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Party Pack Fast Facts:

Street Date: July 12, 2011
Catalogue: 145304
DVD SRP: $24.99
DVD Running Time:  Approximately 291 Minutes
Special Features:
– Dora’s Big Birthday DVD Game (Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure)
– Dora’s Super Silly Search Game (Super Silly Fiesta)
– Dora’s Present Search (It’s A Party!)
– Nicktrition Tips for Parents (It’s A Party!)
– Baby Nick Jr. Music Video (It’s A Party!)

Dora the Explorer, created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes and Eric Weiner, is a play-along, animated adventure series starring Dora is a seven-year-old Latina heroine whose adventures take place in an imaginative, tropical world filled with jungles, beaches and rainforests.  She explores her world just as preschoolers do every day, and the show is designed to actively engage its audience in an interactive quest using a variety of learning techniques.

In every episode, Dora and Boots invite the audience to participate in an exciting adventure, where each step of their journey consists of a problem or puzzle that Dora and the audience must think their way through in order to solve the next problem.  Dora is proudly bilingual and uses her knowledge of English and Spanish to communicate with her friends, overcome obstacles and reach her goals.  In each episode, Dora teaches Spanish words or phrases to the viewers and then asks them to use it to solve a problem and forge ahead.


If you enjoy watching Dora the Explorer, you’ll definitely love watching Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Party Pack on DVD.  Each episode is full of music and fun – perfect for kids and their parents!  I love that the the pack came with 4 different DVDs with the party theme.  I’m hoping Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment come out with something similar for Halloween, Christmas, and the other major holidays!  A big thanks to Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment for this review opportunity on The Mommy-Files!

I received a copy of “Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Party Pack” from Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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