Happy Home Paradise is the first paid DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This page offers a guide on how to start the DLC.
For information on the DLC itself, head over to our guide on what’s included in the Happy Home Paradise DLC.
Happy Home Paradise DLC Release
As soon as you open the game following the DLC’s release (provided you’ve purchased it), you’ll instantly receive a phone call off Tom Nook asking you to come to the Airport and meet his friend. You’ll then be introduced to Lottie, who owns a Vacation Island business. She will ask if you’d like to join their team. You can say no and accept her offer at a later date, but unless this is the case, agree to her offer and then you’ll unlock the option to “go to work” when you speak to the Dodo at the counter in the Airport.
Meet the Paradise Planning Team
After a short flight cut scene, you’ll land on a new island! You’ll be greeted by Niko, an adorable monkey and new character to New Horizons. He’ll lead you up to the Paradise Planning reception building. Here, you’ll be introduced to Lottie, Niko and Wardell. Whilst Lottie is manager, each of you share the important task of creating and designing dream vacation homes for clients!
Once you’ve finished up introductions, you’ll be told by Lottie to head upstairs and change into your uniform. The stairs are just behind her, so make your way up and you’ll find a small locker space upstairs. Use the locker to put on the official Paradise Planning uniform. You have the choice of a dress or shorts and a hawaiian style shirt. If you’d like, you could use the mirror to the left of the locker to change your hairstyle or appearance.
Once you’re done, head back down and speak to Lottie. After speaking a little bit more to Lottie, you’ll be interrupted by your first client! Time to get to planning their paradise dream home! Head over to our guide on how to complete your first vacation home, including a step by step on how to make the perfect paradise for your client!