Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
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If you were looking for the article about the episode, then see "Krabby Land."
Not to be confused with Krabby Playland.

Krabby Land was a cheaply made playground built by Mr. Krabs that appears in the episode of the same name.


The playground has run-down, cheaply made attractions, such as a slide made of cardboard and a ball pit with bowling balls. The only known characters associated are Krabby the Clown and the Krabby Patty burglar.

The rides are extremely unsafe. Before playing, kids must sign "coloring books," which in reality are just liability waivers, so that Mr. Krabs does not get sued.

The only reason Mr. Krabs even built the playground was to get money from kids on their summer vacation. Mr. Krabs' cheap idea ultimately ends up backfiring on him in the end.

Rides and attractions

Krabby Land was a park of poor quality made out of used junk. Here is a list of rides that were seen at Krabby Land:

  • Fort Adventure: A pair of trash cans, a piece of wood, a tarp, a wooden sign with the fort's name written on it in white text, a piece of pipe, and other parts used to make a fort.
  • Hose World: A couple of hoses hung up. One hose dripped water every second.
  • Toaster Rodeo: Toasters without wires connected to springs.
  • Rocketship Fantastica: Pieces of wood that made a swing hanger. A rope was attached to a piece of wood holding a tube that was supposed to be the rocket. The tube fell because it was large and very heavy for the rope.
  • Tire Swing: Two pieces of wood that looked four feet tall and had a rope attached to one that held a tire. The tire was too high to get to.
  • Slide: A slide that broke easily when Tyler tried to ride it.
  • Pit of Doom
  • Kelp Ring Swing-O


Mr. Krabs was dressed as the playground's original mascot, Krabby the Clown. He was simply dressed as himself, but he had a blue-painted tomato on his nose, a polka-dot tie, and talked in a high voice. Krabby is a parody of Ronald McDonald and Krusty the Clown from The Simpsons.

SpongeBob ad-libs himself as the Krabby Patty burglar and put on a red mask. To stall the kids while Krabby the Clown "caught his bus," he blows shaped bubbles. However, the children do not find this amusing. In an attempt to entertain them, SpongeBob pours the soap contents of his bottle onto his eyes, which finally has the children laughing.

SpongeBob comes to the conclusion that the children find it amusing to see him get hurt, so he hires two muscular fish to abuse him in many ways, such as running his tongue over with a car, using him as a tennis ball, and force-feeding him lima beans.


Opening of Krabby Land

Mr. Krabs builds and then opens Krabby Land under inspiration that kids would come towards the Krusty Krab to play on the playground, so that he can then take advantage of the children there. It was initially shaped like a Disneyland-like castle under a large sheet while under construction to lure the children.

Kids were initially excited about Krabby Land opening, until they actually saw that the seemingly spectacular playground wonderland is just a cheaply made playground.


When Mr. Krabs announces that Krabby the Clown will be coming to the Krusty Krab, everyone gets excited. The kids lose their excitement when Mr. Krabs puts on a blue tomato nose and green and yellow polka-dotted tie and claims to be Krabby the Clown, only to encourage the kids to order Krabby Patties. This causes Mr. Krabs to get beaten up by the children and later forced to eat a truck full of lima beans as punishment.


  • Krabby Land is an obvious parody of the McDonald's playplaces. The Krabby Land mascots are also blatant parodies of the McDonaldland characters, Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar.
  • Krabby Land opened on June 22, one day after the first day of summer.
  • In "The Wreck of the Mauna Loa," Mr. Krabs would later build another unsafe ride, which also causes many people to be injured.
  • In "The Incredible Shrinking Sponge," there is a playground with a similar name labeled "Krabby Playland." It is located within the Krusty Krab, unlike Krabby Land, which was located outside it.
  • In "Drive Happy," SpongeBob builds a kiddie ride out of Coupe for Patrick. However, unlike Krabby Land and the Mauna Loa Amusement Park Ride, it was not cheap.