Dr. Zoo Little’s Beach BBQ!

Summer is here! And, nothing screams of summer more than a day at the beach! Join Dr. ZooLittle at his Beach BBQ and enjoy a day of fun under the sun!

Starting on July 27th, Dr. Zoo Little will be kicking off his Beach BBQ! Read on to discover more about this celebration!

The Big Picture:

Similar to previous seasonal, there are two parts to Dr. Zoo Little’s Beach BBQ. The first part is inviting guests to your Zoo. The second part – constructing the Sand Fortress– will give you a free Ultra-Rare animal to stay in your Zoo when you complete it!

Getting Ready:

When you log into your Zoo, you’ll find a new friend waiting for you at the dock, ready to start the summer festivities. Click on the animal to bring up the Beach BBQ menu.

Beach BBQ Menu:

From here, you can see what animal guests have been unlocked, choose an animal to help, collect items, and ask friends to help invite these summer guests to your Zoo!

The Beach BBQ has a story to tell! Each time you invite a new guest to your Zoo, you’ll unlock a new part of Dr. Zoo Little’s story. View the story panels you’ve unlocked so far by clicking the “View Story” button in the Beach BBQ Menu.

Have questions about how to complete the seasonal? Just click on the “How To” button in the Beach BBQ Menu for an overview of how to complete the seasonal.

Use the countdown timer so you can see exactly how much time is left for the seasonal. Initially, the timer will show how many days are left. When there is only 2 days left, the timer will start to countdown in hours, minutes, and seconds.

Inviting Animal Guests:

Every 3 days, new animal Beach BBQ guests will be unlocked for you to help! There are a total of 7 guests in this Beach BBQ seasonal. As with past celebrations, you will need to help the first animal to get the second, and then help the second animal before getting the third, and so forth. New animals will unlock every two days, but you will need to invite the previous animal before preparing the next.

The Beach BBQ guests will help you complete a special Sand Fortress buildable to attract the special friend to your Zoo! Read more below to find out how to get this special Ultra-Rare guest to appear in your Zoo!

You will need to collect special items to invite these guests to your Zoo. These items are the Pail and Shovel, Bucket of Sand, Sand Castle Gate, Sand Castle Tower, Beach Ball, Sand Castle Keep and Beach Umbrella. Each of these can be collected in different ways, and each animal requires a different number of each material.

Collect the 2 seasonal items, the BBQ Grill and Folding Lawn Chair from correctly answering the Daily Quiz. You will have a random but equal chance of collecting either of these 2 items this way.

Collect the Picnic Basket, Pitcher of Lemonade, and Peach Cobbler through gifting with friends or feed posts.

  • You can post to the Facebook feed asking for help 4 times per day per item, or once every 6 hours.
  • Your friend can only click once on each post to help. They will receive an item themselves for helping!
  • Feed posts expire after 24 hours, so act quickly!
  • You can send your friends free Picnic Basket, Pitcher of Lemonade, and Peach Cobbler from the Free Gifts page to help them prepare their own Beach BBQ, too! A player can send one request to a friend each day.

Collect BBQ Grills and Folding Lawn Chairs by visiting your friends’ zoos.

  • Click on the boat dock in your friends’ zoos for a chance to collect a BBQ Grill or Folding Lawn Chair.
  • There’s a greater chance of getting the BBQ Grills, but don’t get discouraged if you receive a Folding Lawn Chair. It’s all part of the fun!
  • You can collect from the same friend once every day. You’ll receive one item per visit. A countdown timer will show when the 24 hours are up and you can visit that friend again.

Once you have enough items, click on the “Complete” button to invite the guest into your Zoo. You no longer have to wait for 10 friends to help you invite guests into your Zoo. Congratulations, you’ve invited your first guest! Your Beach BBQ is well under way.

If the button is gray, that means that either you do not have enough items to invite the guest yet, or the animal is still locked.

Make sure to take the time to Check-in:

Are you short on a few items to invite your Beach BBQ? Click on the dock to “check-in” every five minutes (and even earn XP)! For every 3 check-ins you complete, you will receive one free Beach BBQ item of your choice!

Rewards and Upgrades:

You will receive two (2) of every animal you invite into your Zoo to place on your island. All the basic animals are Rare. When you invite a new guest into your Zoo, you will have the option to upgrade your Rare animal to an Ultra Rare. Upgrading your pair of animals will cost Wildlife Points.

If you decide not to upgrade right away, don’t worry! You can upgrade your Rare Beach BBQ guests to Ultra-Rares at any time during the promotion by clicking on the animal in your Zoo. The pop-up will have a button that allows you to upgrade. Once the promotion ends, you will no longer be able to upgrade your Rares to Ultra-Rares.

Note: You will be able to feed, collect hearts from, and breed Beach BBQ guests only AFTER the seasonal ends (i.e. when auto-trade begins).

Upgrading your Rares to Ultra-Rares has an additional advantage! As you’ll read below, your Beach BBQ guests are busy at work making materials for you to complete your Sand Fortress buildable. Ultra-Rare Beach BBQ guests make buildable materials 25% faster than their Rare counterparts! Instead of getting materials from the Fin Whale every 8 hours, your Ultra-Rare will give you one every 6 hours! Speed up your Beach BBQ completion by upgrading your Rare guests to Ultra-Rares!

How to Complete Your Beach BBQ:

The first time you open the Beach BBQ Menu, you will receive the Beach BBQ frame. An adventure like this isn’t complete with just guests; you’ll need something much more spectacular to attract the Special Friend! You’ll be asked to place the base in your Zoo after you close the menu.

Your Beach BBQ guests bring more than just fun into your Zoo this time around! Each guest will make a special material that you need to complete the Beach BBQ buildable. It takes each guest a different amount of time to make their materials; you’ll notice that each animal has a timer letting you know how long until its item is ready to collect.

Here are all the items you’ll be collecting from your guests:

  • Pail and Shovel – Get from the Assistant Boar and Grillmaster Pig
  • Bucket of Sand – Get from the Plotting Shrimp and Sabotaging Crab
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 7/29!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 8/1!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 8/4!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 8/7!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 8/10!

Reminder: Ultra-Rare guests produce materials 25% faster than the Rare guests! Upgrade your guests to complete your buildable more quickly!

When the animal is ready to be collected, the readied material will glow above its head. Click to accept the item. Invite all the guests into your Zoo to collect all the materials you need to complete your Sand Fortress buildable. When the buildable is completed, the Beach BBQ guest may appear!

Under the Beach BBQ Menu:

Click on the Sand Fortress Frame to open the Beach BBQ Buildable Menu.

Here, you can see what stage your buildable has been completed to and the number of materials you need to reach the next stage, as well as tips as to which guests will give you what materials.

Feeling impatient? You can buy buildable materials for WLP to speed up the completion of your Sand Fortress buildable!

Once you’ve finished putting together the Beach BBQ, complete with the Sand Fortress and all the guests properly invited, the Special Friend will be so impressed that it’ll choose your Zoo to reveal its secret identity. But that’s not the final surprise! The Special Friend is an extra-special Ultra Rare animal you get to keep in your Zoo forever as a souvenir of when you completed Dr. Zoo Little’s 2012 Beach BBQ.

This means that if you decide not to upgrade any of your animals for WLP, you can still work hard, complete the seasonal, and get a free Ultra Rare to keep. To find out what that is, start the adventure!

Getting Started for Dr. Zoo Little’s Beach BBQ:

Two animals are unlocked right away and ready for you to start collecting items for:

  • Assistant Boar; Grillmaster Pig
  • Plotting Shrimp & Sabotaging Crab

Dr. Zoo Little’s Beach BBQ will come to a close on Monday August 20, 2012 at 12pm PST. On this date, the campaign will end and the Auto-Trade begins, and you will no longer be able to upgrade or trade in items.

Open your Zoo to start your Beach BBQ adventure and be sure to check back often to our Fan Page, Forums, Blog or Support site for updates, additional information, or even giveaways!

Happy Summer, everyone!

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