Glove World! sells various glove-themed products, including "glovesicles," glove-shaped balloons, glove lights, glove action figures, gloves for glove action figures, glove hats, glove candy dispensers, and glove-flavored glove candy. Glove World is a subsidiary of Finger Fun Industries.
Glove World! has a mascot, Glovey Glove. He appears in "Roller Cowards" when SpongeBob and Patrick are afraid to ride the Fiery Fist O' Pain. They decide to get a picture taken with Glovey Glove, but Patrick is afraid of him. Eventually, Patrick gets close enough to Glovey to get his picture taken.
Role in series
SpongeBob and Patrick are shown outside of Glove World!. Patrick is licking a glove treat and SpongeBob is holding a glove balloon. SpongeBob embraces the fun experience he and Patrick had at the amusement park.
SpongeBob mentions Glove World! and uses products from the park throughout the rest of the episode: He uses his glove flashlight to see in the dark while stranded in Rock Bottom, eats glove candy to fulfill his appetite, and lastly gets transported back to Bikini Bottom via his floating glove balloon.
It appears as the main location of this episode. SpongeBob and Patrick go to Glove World! to ride the much-hyped Fiery Fist O' Pain rollercoaster, though due to being scared they are hesitant to do so and therefore take a long amount of time to proceed.
It then is mentioned in SpongeBob's Director's Commentary. SpongeBob mentions that the "Snap Happy!" level was originally going to take place at Glove World!. He also reveals that Glove World! was, at the time, his favorite theme park.
SpongeBob tries to be first in line for the bus to Glove World!, but many other people cut in front of him, causing him and Patrick to be last in line. Sandy then comes and asks SpongeBob to help her with an experiment, and SpongeBob tells Patrick that he will ride the next bus to Glove World!
Shortly after, SpongeBob keeps getting distracted by his other friends and eventually loses the chance of going to Glove World! with Patrick.
The entire episode takes place at Glove World!: SpongeBob and Pearl get trapped inside of a ride called "The Tunnel of Glove." Meanwhile, Patrick tries to save SpongeBob, but ends up making things worse.
Glove World! is planned to be shut down. SpongeBob and Patrick attempt to save it, including chaining themselves up to the walls so Glove World! will not be destroyed, to no avail. Patrick and SpongeBob are later upset that they failed to save the park. However, the owner tells SpongeBob and Patrick that the reason Glove World! was shut down was that it was replaced by Glove Universe, a safer and bigger version of Glove World!.
While Patrick is sleepwalking, he wanders into Glove World and unknowingly walks onto the track of a rollercoaster - namely the Neck Breaker - with SpongeBob following him inside of a car. They are subsequently launched off the track and land next to Patrick's rock.
SpongeBob and Patrick go to Glove World Theater here to see a presentation on gloves. After the presentation, they want to meet up with Hieronymus Glove, but while doing so, Patrick accidentally breaks his head. This leads to the two of them to get sent to Glove World! Jail, where the rest of the episode takes place.
Rides and attractions
The Mitten is a children's ride. SpongeBob and Patrick used to love the ride. When they go on the ride in "Roller Cowards," they are scared when the car goes up and down the small hill. The child who went on the ride with them was less scared, almost to the point of boredom. The Mitten is a tiny roller coaster for infants, with a mitten in the background and a sign displaying the name. There were love heart balloons surrounding it and clouds that lead up to the display of the name. It was easily operated by Incidental 41, who simply pulls the lever and the cart subsequently travels slowly across the track.
Fiery Fist O' Pain is the largest rollercoaster in Glove World!, which opens in the episode "Roller Cowards." However it also appeared in the episode "Rock Bottom." A warning sign informed the riders that the ride may cause crying, screaming, projectile vomiting, amnesia, spine loss, embarrassing accidents, uncontrollable gas, and explosive diarrhea. Riders must wear helmets, be taped to the seat, and sign a waiver prior to riding. Some people did lose their spines while riding, including SpongeBob and Patrick.
Ferris wheel is an amusement ride that was located in Glove World!. It usually appears in the beginning front entrance of the park, or throughout the park next to another ride. It is a Ferris wheel with purple-colored metal sides and holds six carts of glove seating. It appears many times as one of the background rides in Glove World! during the series. It is shown to be very popular, as it is always in movement and many riders get on.
Merry-Go-Round is a regularly seen ride.
Swings are a regularly seen ride.
Big Dipper is a regularly seen ride.
Tunnel of Glove is a ride in which SpongeBob, Pearl, and her friends ride on in the episode of the same name. 3 hours later, Perch Perkins on the news notices that the Tunnel of Glove has been turned to the Tunnel of Terror.
Unnamed café that sold ice cream, where SpongeBob and Patrick went to eat at in "Roller Cowards."
Hall of Mirrors is an attraction that showed wacky mirrors to make everyone look unrealistic and humorous. However, it was defective and the mirrors broke. SpongeBob and Patrick tried fixing this by "improving" it by making SpongeBob squish himself into the person that passes by.
Glove Castle was a castle that was considered to be a playground with Glove Lake in front of it.
Neck Breaker is a roller coaster that Patrick sleepwalks to in "Don't Wake Patrick."
Glove action figures
Gloves for glove action figures
Glove lights - A flashlight that appears in "Rock Bottom." It looks similar to a normal flashlight, except a glove covers its light. SpongeBob's glove light burns out when he is waiting for the bus at the bus station.
Glove balloons - An off-white colored balloon with four digits extending from its top and marked with three grooves. It resembles its namesake, a glove, and is a merchandise of Glove World!. Its first appearance is in the episode "Rock Bottom," in which it pops at the end of the episode.
Glove candy dispenser - A candy dispenser is in the shape of a glove that dispenses glove-flavored candy.
Nat has been seen to operate many rides. He is seen controlling the Mitten ride, collects tickets, and brings Tunnel of Glove riders to their ride.
There is a LEGO set for Glove World! which includes the Ferris wheel and ice cream stand.
Patrick is scared of Glovey in "Roller Cowards." However, in "Glove World R.I.P.," Patrick actually wants to be Glovey, and the owner lets him.
In "Roller Cowards," SpongeBob and Patrick treat the bathroom as a ride.
In two episodes, the Glove World! entrance is seen using bricks, but in two other episodes, the entrance is seen using poles.
Despite being closed and replaced with Glove Universe at the end of "Glove World R.I.P.," the park is still present in SpongeBob Moves In!, "Don't Wake Patrick," "The Night Patty," "Gary and Spot," "The Ballad of Filthy Muck," "Sandy's Nutty Nieces," "SpongeBob's Bad Habit," "Handemonium," and "Escape from Beneath Glove World."
As suggested from concept art of the original Battle for Bikini Bottom, Glove World! was originally planned to be a level in this game.