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[[caption-width-right:300:It's all ooohs and aaahs until you get lost. [[TheFairFolk And those aren't insects.]]]]

->''"Behold! I have emerged from the place of spells and fairies."''
--> -- '''Bender,''' ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}},'' "A Pharaoh To Remember"

The "another world" part of TrappedInAnotherWorld. It may be [[DownTheRabbitHole down a rabbit hole]], [[PortalPool at the bottom of a pool]], [[CoolGate through a mysterious gate]], or [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia inside a wardrobe]]. What is certain is that people from other worlds will be visiting it. Usually, the MagicalLand is in AnotherDimension; but it can also be [[HereThereBeDragons unexplored territory]], an IslandOfMystery, or a LostWorld. The exact type depends on the age of the work, as [[ScienceMarchesOn geography marches on]], the trope has shifted from [[ForgottenTrope lost continents]] to entire [[AnotherDimension other dimensions]] (or in the case of ScienceFiction, [[AllPlanetsAreEarthlike far off planets]] or [[TimeTravel time periods]]).

Magical Lands are usually [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy based on Medieval Europe]], and while they may be vastly different, they usually have a couple of things in common:
* Usually feature some sort of sentient non-human species.
* Are almost always a [[TheGoodKingdom monarchy]].
* Features {{magic|AndPowers}} or [[ClarkesThirdLaw technology disguised as magic]].
* Are a FantasticNatureReserve for supposedly mythical creatures.
* Are relatively small compared to the "real world".
* Usually welcome young heroes from other worlds swooping in and saving the day, even if they're obviously inexperienced in using swords and sorcery and underpowered, they'll still be TheChosenOne.
* Lack any technology beyond [[PublicDomainArtifact 1923]], if they even got that far, [[MedievalStasis even if thousands of years pass throughout its history]]. With the exception of {{Ancient Artifact}}s, but the knowledge to make them has been {{lost|Technology}}.
* Usually have [[NarniaTime a different flow-rate for time]]; [[YearInsideHourOutside one year inside can be a day, hour, or even minute outside]].

The KingInTheMountain may be sleeping here, though not necessarily under a mountain.

Vulnerable to {{Planetville}}-ism. The rare democracy that falls under this trope will be CrystalSpiresAndTogas. This world's version of natural laws are usually the MagicalUnderpinningsOfReality. If it's ''really'' magical, it may be {{Wackyland}}.

SuperTrope to LandOfFaerie. Contrast this with ConstructedWorld which does not have visitors or a gateway from our world. See also TrappedInAnotherWorld.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has the Digital World.
** Which itself has a secondary Magical Land revealed in the cards, called Witchelny. And like the name says, Witchmon, Wizardmon and other magical Digimon come from here.
* ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld.''
* Fandavale in ''Anime/FairyMusketeers''.
* The world of Halkeginia in ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' is an unusual example; it is its own independent world (albeit one with magic), but technically qualifies as this because they keep stealing our stuff (its easier than inventing stuff themselves), and they occasionally get some of our people too, who are TrappedInAnotherWorld as a result.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' is set in the Universe of the Four Gods.
* Jewel Land from ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'', where the magical titular characters come from. Despite the name, Sweetsland from ''[[TheMovie Sweets Dance Princess]]'' isn't this, but a country in Jewel Land.
* ''[[Manga/{{MAR}} Marchen Awakens Romance]],'' Marchen even means 'fairy tale' in German.
* Cephiro from ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth''
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Mundus Magicus.
* The Magical Kingdom that Arcs and Karts came from in ''{{Moetan}}''.
* The Witch World from ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi''.
* ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo'' has two: Realm, the world the {{Magical Girl}}s come from, and Wonderland, which while not magic in itself, was created with magic.
* The ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series usually has some kind of magic world that the fairy {{mascot}}s comes from. This world is generally connected to the {{Magical Girl}}s' powers and often is taken over by the BigBad before the series begins. ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' is a notable exception, lacking a fairy world entirely. ''Anime/MahoGirlsPrecure'' is also notable for having an unconquered magic world that the protagonists spend a lot of time in.
%%* ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms''
* Gaea from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is an artificial planet created by the natives of Atlantis to escape the Flood... unless it was AllADream, [[OnceAnEpisode or maybe a vision]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Abadazad}}'', a {{pastiche}} of Oz, from the comic book (later illustrated children's book) series of the same name.
* The Valley from ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}''.
* Gemworld, the setting for the ''ComicBook/AmethystPrincessOfGemworld'' series in Franchise/TheDCU.
** The DCU also has Skataris (setting of ''ComicBook/TheWarlord'') and Myrra (setting of ''Nightmaster'' and part of Nightmaster's arc in ''ComicBook/{{Shadowpact}}'')
* The Homelands in ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' is a composite of every other MagicalLand where the titular characters from folklore and legend come from.
* ''Comicbook/{{Hellboy}}'': In addition to a LandOfFaerie, there is the Thrice-Nine Land, home of [[WorldTree Yggdrasil]], the Baba Yaga, and various beings from Slavic myth.
* ''ComicBook/TheMaxx'' imagined several Magical Lands, called Outbacks. Pangaea appeared prominently in the first StoryArc.
* The Terrain of Testament from the Ulitmate Warrior's self titled and published [[Comicbook/{{Warrior}} comic]] might be this, or maybe a MentalWorld. It's not really clear.
* Meridian - Remember, ''Comicbook/{{WITCH}}'' was originally a comic book. ''WITCH'' readers will also remember Arkantha, amongst others.
* Tellos from ''The World of Tellos''

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': The Empire of Avalon. It is a kingdom spans several galaxies and even a chunk of TheMultiverse, ruled by a couple of deities, inhabited by many humanoid and non-humanoid races and where technology and magic coexist. The story begins when Daniel, GodEmperor of Avalon invites Shinji and Asuka to visit his world, and takes them to Avalon through a magical PortalDoor.

* ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010''
* Andalasia from ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''.
* The eponymous location of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''
* Fantasia in ''Film/TheNeverendingStory''

* ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' has the eponymous Wonderland.
* Giant Country and Dream Country in ''Literature/TheBFG''. The book indicates these are [[LostWorld unexplored territories]] on Earth, the visuals in the animated movie seem to imply they are more akin to [[AnotherDimension other dimensions]].
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' is set in one. Technically "Narnia" is just one country in the world, albeit the one where most important stuff seems to happen. (''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' is the exception, focusing more on its southern neighbors, Archenland and Calormen.) The world of Narnia is also revealed to be flat, and when you reach the edge, you can see Aslan's Country (basically, Heaven) across a chasm. The residents include lots of mythical creatures, {{Talking Animal}}s and humans, all of whom are descended from people who crossed over from our world.
** ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'' confirms the existence of other magical worlds, including the one where [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the White Witch Jadis]] comes from. (Again, called "Charn," but that's technically just a city.) [[spoiler:She used a FantasticNuke to kill everyone else in that world; once she left, it ceased to exist]].
* The unnamed other world from ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'', which explores the negative connotations and ambiguities of the concept by making the entire land an evil trap.
* In Creator/DevonMonk's ''Literature/DeadIron'', [=LeFel=] wants to get back to the land he was exiled from, where he will be immortal.
* ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}''.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has Nevernever.
* In Creator/RebeccaLickiss's ''Literature/EccentricCircles'', the fantasy realms outside Grandma Dickerson's house.
* In ''Literature/{{Everworld}},'' the gods of various mythologies are real and used to live in our world, but then created Everworld, moving there with various magical creatures and some random {{Muggle}}s that they kept around to worship them. The plot kicks off when [[GodOfEvil Loki]] decides he wants to come back, and [[TrappedInAnotherWorld brings over five Chicago teenagers]] as part of his plan.
* ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene'' has [[LandOfFaerie Faerie Land]]... which [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis is a real place]].
* In Creator/AaronAllston's ''Literature/GalateaIn2D'', going into a painting (instead of [[ArtInitiatesLife drawing a character out]]) lands you in a world with the rules that the painter thought of. Lava? ConvectionSchmonvection! The painter was not thinking about how the heat would kill.
* ''{{Glenraven}}'', which is also somewhat of a {{Deconstruction}}.
* The Afterlife World in ''The Land of Oblivion'', which is actually [[DiedHappilyEverAfter a pretty happy place]], '''except''' the eponymous land.
* The Literature/LandOfOz and its surrounding countries.
* Creator/TerryBrooks' ''Literature/MagicKingdomOfLandover'' has the titular Landover.
* Greywall’d in ''Literature/{{Murderess}}'' is a parallel world where magic is used much more commonly than it is on ‘[[CallARabbitASmeerp Gæa]]’, and humans who cross over into it and survive often gain strong magical powers. However, local humans generally think of magic and its wielders along the lines of BadPowersBadPeople.
* Fantastica ("Fantasia" in the film) from ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory''. Bigger than the real world, however - in fact, as the home of everything ever created by the human imagination, it's supposed to be infinite and still growing.
* ''Literature/PeterPan'' has Neverland.
* The Kingdom of Wisdom from ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth''.
* In ''Literature/TheShadowSpeaker'', the main characters go to a planet called Ginen, which is full of people with magical powers and has BambooTechnology.
* This was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen what the land of the elves was going to be]] in early versions of what became ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. In the finished book, Valinor is this with regard to Middle-Earth after it is removed from the physical world.
* The Magic World in ''Spellfall''.
* The Territories in ''Literature/TheTalisman'' are a smaller version of America, only with magic and monsters and stuck in the middle ages. [[spoiler:Sort of. The western half of the country is a nuclear wasteland.]]
* ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' has a lot of elements of this. And it's smaller than the real world due to it being a peninsula of some Earth continent (which one depends on the era, 'modern' Xanth is found mostly off Florida).
* In ''Literature/TheLastOfTheReallyGreatWhangdoodles'', Whangdoodleland is a small otherworld created by the Whangdoodle as a refuge for himself and the other magical creatures who fled Earth when rationality overtook imagination. It's a monarchy, with the Whangdoodle as king.
* The Wizarding world in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is technically part of our world keeping TheMasquerade, yet is so disconnected from the {{muggle}} world that is by all practical effects a Magical Land.
* ''Literature/TheSecretOfPlatform13'' has the Island, which has various other names (including Avalon), and can be accessed by a PortalDoor that opens for nine days every nine years. (It's technically part of our world, though, just hidden somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.) As a bit of a twist, there are still lots of magical creatures living in the normal world under TheMasquerade; when the door between worlds opens, magical creatures migrate from one side to the other at their leisure. Human {{Muggle}}s live on the Island, including the royal family, but they seem to be a minority.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Bottom World in ''Series/TheLegendOfDickAndDom'' (contains kingdoms like Fyredor and Ovendor, full of {{WackyWaysideTribe}}s.)
* The Land of Magic in ''Series/{{Merlin 1998}}''.
* The version of Britain in ''{{Series/Merlin 2008}}''
* In Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000, when riffing the movie Film/{{Morozko}}.
-->'''Crow:''' Well Mike, I guess it's just a magical land. I HATE MAGICAL LANDS!
* ''Series/TheMagicians2016'': There is an in-universe series of books about the magical land of Fillory, which is basically [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]] without the villains. Quentin Coldwater, the main character, is ecstatic when he finds out Fillory is real. However, it turns out that while there are many wonderful things about Fillory, in the end it has many dark parts, like any other world. Sexism is rampant, political chaos is the order of the day, the gods are hedonistic idiots (albeit well-meaning ones), and DisproportionateRetribution combined with MightMakesRight is the most common law. Sometimes it seems like the only reason people fall in love with Fillory is because the atmosphere is 0.2% opium. As Quentin notes, that's kind of a cheating way to get you to like a place.


* Many Creator/CirqueDuSoleil shows involve a character -- and by extension, the audience, given that NoFourthWall is a favorite trope of theirs -- ending up in a MagicalLand:
** ''Theatre/NouvelleExperience'' was their first example of this, and it crosses over with a {{Cloudcuckooland}}; fools, angels, devils, and magic-wielding rulers dwell within it.
** ''Theatre/{{Mystere}}'''s world is inhabited by (among other things) clever birds, playful lizards, and sentinent viruses, and the viewpoint characters are two babies played by adult actors. The newcomer to this world, rather than an everyman protagonist figure, is a troublemaker who constantly needles the emcee who's trying to keep everything in order.
** ''Theatre/{{Quidam}}'' goes DownTheRabbitHole to a melancholy magical land where the heroine learns about the universality of loneliness.
** ''Theatre/{{O}}'' is set in a magical theater that is based around water and can shift its form on a whim; a troupe of elegant "zebras" provides the show its EnsembleDarkhorse characters.
** ''Theatre/{{KOOZA}}'' transports an Innocent into a kingdom where, if one isn't careful, a troupe of singing and dancing skeletons can be conjured up at a moment's notice.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/FantasyQuest'''s world has no definite name other than the "magical land of fantasy." How you got there? No one knows.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' has the Land of Summoned Monsters. In the DS remake, it's referred to as the Feymarch.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has the world of the Espers, the place they fled to and sealed away from the normal world.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has the Far Plane, where pyre flies (souls) go to rest.
** Ivalice from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance''.
* The Sacred Realm a particularly dark flavor of Magical Land in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' in relation to the more "mundane" Hyrule.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' series has the Genie Realm, the land that the genies returned to after they drained their magic and could no longer sustain themselves in the physical world. In the first game, [[spoiler:Shantae actually had the chance to go there to join the full genies, but she refused since doing so would mean leaving her friends]].
* Gensokyo from the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' games, complete with visitors and occasional artifacts from the "real" world. Its name also literally means "fantasy land".

* The [[TotallyRadical Radical]] Land in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''.
* In ''{{Webcomic/Annyseed}}'' the magical land is not so much a secret, but goes unnoticed if you aren't looking for it. It surrounds the real world (which in itself, doesn't quite seem like reality), but the most magical area in ''{{Webcomic/Annyseed}}'' ’s version of the isle of Skye, is the woodland of Skull Valley, which works as a kind of ''MonsterTown''.
* ''Webcomic/BirdBoy'': [[http://bird-boy.com/volume-1-page-13 When Bali chases the spear into the forest, it turns from winter to summer]].
* ''Webcomic/TheEchoChronicles'' The plane where priestesses comes from could be thought of as this in relation to the 'main' plane; Where The Echo Knights reside and where the story starts.
* Gillitie Wood from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' is implied to be like this. Only the edge of it has been shown, but it is known to be ruled by [[PhysicalGod the Coyote]], peopled by TheFairFolk and {{Living Shadow}}s, and devoid of technology because its inhabitants are Luddites.
** 'Luddite' really isn't the right term to describe the people of the Wood. They widely use the [[FunctionalMagic Ethereal designs]] that seem to lose effectiveness if studied too carefully. Hence, the philosophy of the Court, which is to discover how the universe works is detrimental to them, setting them up in conflict.
* Just about every place in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' that isn't Earth, but particularly the Incipisphere.
* The character of Erro from ''Webcomic/InterdimensionalTransferStudentErro'' comes from one of these realms - AnotherDimension, of course, which is populated by a single species of strange, talking mascot animals (of which he is one).
* Aylia, the titular character of ''Webcomic/AMagicalRoommate,'' comes from Umbria. This is a bit of a subversion, however; Umbria is just a country in a much larger world, and the only off-worlders that affect politics are understandably those who married royalty. The jury is out on [[MedievalStasis expanding technology,]] though.
* The common subtrope involving a child hero is {{deconstructed}} by ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' in [[http://xkcd.com/693/ strip number 693]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Zoophobia}}'''s magical World is actually situated in the centre of a colossal forest, isolated from the rest of the "real world".

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The parallel world Creturia from ''Literature/DimensionHeroes.''
* The world the ''Literature/TheDragonWarsSaga'' heroes are trapped in.
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the Isle of Yggdrasil is a magical place protected by the White Seal where the World Tree can be found in.
* The (non-Earth) planet in ''[[Literature/GutsAndSass Guts and Sass: An Anti-Epic]]'' which features paleolithic to Iron Age technology, [[VoluntaryShapeshifting giant shapeshifting cats]], anthropomorphic bodies of water, extrasensory abilities, a feudal monarchy, semi-domestic pastoralists, and hunter-gatherers.
* ''Roleplay/TheTown.''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Finn spends the episode "Puhoy" trapped in a Pillow World. He spends his entire adult life there, eventually marrying a girl and raising a family, causing him to [[IChooseToStay choose to stay there]] until he dies, [[spoiler:when it is revealed that the whole thing was [[OrWasItADream probably]] just a dream.]]
* All of the magical lands explored on the final season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'', leading up to the Land of Happiness.
* Ledgerdomain in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien.''
* Avalon fulfills this trope in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HellboyAnimated: Sword of Storms'', Hellboy gets pulled into a magic land inhabited by {{Youkai}} from Myth/JapaneseMythology.
* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'':
** Ponyland/Dream Valley in the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials G1]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends series]] and the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie movie]].
** Equestria from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
* "As the Universe is to real people, so the Fantaverse is to imaginary," says PuffTheMagicDragon in ''Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody.''.
* Mewni in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''
* The Battle Nexus is one of these in ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'', albeit one based more on ancient Japan than ancient Europe.
* Most kingdoms/planets in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', though most of them have advanced technology.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' has Meridian.
* The Unknown in ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall''.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Dreams