Treehouse of Horror XXXII Act 1 is Live! The Rundown and What You Need To Know (updated and complete)

Note: Another reminder to SCROLL DOWN IN THE TASK BOX.  There are up to 6 tasks (depending on which characters you have) that need to be completed the event to trigger.  If you think you’ve completed all the tasks, but aren’t moving onto the next part, SCROLL DOWN and see if you’ve missed any tasks. 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Murky water, tress have changed colors, and leaves are blowing in Springfield, that can only mean one thing…the annual Treehouse of Horror update is upon us!  Yes, with this annual event we never know if we’ll get a trick or a treat, if it’ll be Halloween-y or spoof-y…but it arrives in our pocket-sized towns nonetheless year after year.  And this year, marks the 10th…yes the TENTH…Treehouse of Horror update in TSTO.  So what does EA have in store for us this year?  Dinosaurs!  In true Treehouse of Horror spoof style.   As always, loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up…

Once again we see another multi-event in Springfield.  So love them, or hate them, they’re still here.  So let’s all try to make the best of this…

Anywho….things kick off with a series of 6s tasks for Burns, Smithers, Dr. Hibbert, Dr. Nick, Frink, and Hank Scorpio (if you have them)…

After you’ve completed the initial task you’ll kick off the 2021 Treehouse of Horror Event!

First, remember this was an app store update available for download.  So if you haven’t already done so, and you don’t see the Splash Screen above for your game, head to your app store and update TSTO.  You may have to search the store for Tapped Out, as it doesn’t always appear on the update list initially…

Second, if you’re looking for details on what’s to come (beyond this first Act), so you can prep donuts, etc..check out the Spoilers post here.

Third, ALL of the details, as we post them, for this event will be linked on the 2021 Treehouse of Horror Event Page here.

Now on with the details for Act 1!

Here’s EA’s event synopsis:

When Mr. Burns’ youth serum treatments start losing their potency, Smithers assembles a team of scientists and doctors to pitch their best alternatives. Burns decides that a combination of Frink’s pitch involving dinosaurs, and Hank Scorpio’s pitch involving the elderly is the way to go. This leads to a hybrid clone of Grampa Simpson and a T-rex leading a bunch of dinosaurs on a rampage around Springfield.

The Springfielders try every crazy plan they can think of – military equipment originally built to fight Rigellians, animal-human hybrids, and even bringing the town’s giant advertising signs to life – but the dinosaurs cannot be stopped! Finally, Professor Frink determines the only way to stop Grampasaurus’ rampage is to shrink the Simpsons family down and inject them into the lumbering dinosaur leader so they can administer a special control chemical directly into his brain. Hey, makes as much sense as their other plans!

We should all know by now unless of course, you’re new to TSTO that the prizes for this event follow the same questline format to unlock as our regular mini-events do.

Just like every large event recently, this is not your typical Major Event.  And there are pros and cons to that, and everyone will find their own pros and cons.  And some people’s pro will be someone else’s con.

As always, I just ask that you have an open mind, and reserve judgment until we’re into the event.  It’s 5 weeks long, it should be fairly easy to complete, you’ll unlock a bunch of new prizes and no crafting to grind through,  so let’s just have some good old-fashioned TSTO fun! And, as long as you don’t rush things, you won’t get bored because it’ll change each week!

Here’s the event schedule:

Act 1 Starts October 6th (WEDNESDAY)
Act 2 Starts October 15th (FRIDAY)

Act 3 Starts October 24th (SUNDAY)
Act 4 Starts November 2nd (TUESDAY)

Event Ends November 10th, 2021 (WEDNESDAY)

As I stated above, the initial quests are 6s.   Once completed you’ll start the Welcome to Geriatric Park questline, which is the Act 1 story to follow.  This is how you’ll unlock the Act 1 prizes.

Note: Some of you have mentioned you are having trouble getting the event to start.  You need to download the latest update and the requirements for this are: Level 15.  It won’t trigger unless you’re there.  And if you’re on level 15, but don’t have Mr. Burns unlocked (he unlocks at Level 11), you’re going to run into a lot of road blocks.

Everyone Old Is Old Again

Burns: Ah, Smithers, with autumn in the air, I’m once again reflecting on my mortality. Mostly how to avoid it.
Smithers: Sounds like someone needs another injection of bovine calf serum.
Burns: Sadly, no. There’s no calf young enough to renew my zip-zam-zoom.
Smithers: Don’t fret, sir. I’m sure Springfield’s greatest scientists and doctors have something up their lab coat sleeves.
Make Smithers Assemble a Team of Geniuses- 6s
Make Burns Interview Geniuses- 6s
Make Dr. Hibbert Pitch Supplements- 6s
Make Dr. Nick Pitch Plastic Surgery- 6s
Make Frink Pitch Dinosaurs- 6s
Make Hank Scorpio Pitch the Elderly- 6s
Dr. Hibbert: Taking these supplements, fully endorsed by me, will completely restore your body. You’ll look and feel like you’re thirty again!
Burns: Thirty?! I don’t want to go back to my baby rattle and diaper days!
Dr. Nick: I could offer my services. Plastic surgery is nifty!
Burns: I don’t care about looking good. I just want to live forever!
Dr. Nick: And you will! We replace one body organ at a time with plastic parts.
Burns: Tempting. But what else?
Frink: One word: Dino-saurs! Unless that’s two words. I’m not sure.
Burns: What do dinosaurs have to do with my quest for immortality?
Frink: They’re really cool. Plus, there are no regulations against experimenting on things that are extinct.
Burns: Eh…I’m not saying no. I’m saying “eh”. What about you, young man?
Hank Scorpio: Stealing youth from the young? That’s been done to death. I’m focusing my own research on the elderly. By extracting the elderly’s fear of death into an injectable formula, we could actually repel death!
Burns: Sounds like a lot of hogwash, but the elderly would be easier to keep caged than children.
Smithers: And they cost less than guinea pigs.
Burns: Very well, let’s roll the dice with dinosaurs and the elderly and see what happens.

And this triggers the entire story premise for each act…

(and yes, just like I did for the past multi-events, I’ll be posting full dialogue for this one before the next act starts)

Now let’s talk about what’s included…

Here’s the Act 1 Synopsis from EA:

Burns acquires the permits he needs to build a new Geriatric Park from Quimby and constructs the park. Burns invites the elderly to stay at the park, and they flock in to stay at the resort and see the dinosaurs. In spite of assurances that he would not be creating human-dinosaur hybrids, it turns out that of course he has in fact made a couple as part of his team’s research. The unexpectedly intelligent Grampasaurus frees himself and the other dinosaurs and leads them on a rampage of Springfield. Everyone other than Lisa is surprised by this turn of events.


I’ll lay out specifically what you need to do for each part in the turbo tappin’ post, but I don’t want any of you to get messed up with this.  So don’t forget to SCROLL!

Currency Act 1, Fossil Skulls:

Here are the prizes for Part 1:

Geriatric Park Burns (Skin)– Welcome to Geriatric Park Pt. 1 and 115

Geriatric Park Front Gate (Decoration)– Welcome to Geriatric Park Pt. 2 and 155

Geriatric Park Helicopter (Decoration)– Welcome to Geriatric Park Pt. 3 and 115

Geriatric Park Exploration Pods (Decoration)– Welcome to Geriatric Park Pt. 4 and 155

Geriatric Park Visitors Center (Building)– Welcome to Geriatric Park Pt. 5 and 195

Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked. 

Characters who can complete tasks for Act 1:

Each Act will have a new premium character that will earn event currency.  From what I can see, based on the info from EA, characters will be used throughout the entire event.  So Act 1 will be used in Act 2, 3, and 4…etc. 

Characters earn:

5 /4hrs for Freemium
8 /4hrs for New Premium


They are back! Although not immediately…

You will have to tap and clear dinosaurs with this event (similar to convicts with the last mini-event), but they won’t start showing up until Part 5 of the Welcome to Geriatric Park questline.

From what I can tell it looks like you’ll need to clear about 15 for various parts of the questline.  Tapping more beyond the 15 doesn’t help you, as they don’t “bank” for future parts of the questline.

The Store

Here’s what’s included today:

New stuff…

Grampasaurus & Geriatric Park Dome– 150 .  Will earn event currency for the entire event.

Geriatric Park Wall- 2 (unlocks after winning the Geriatric Park Gate)

Geriatric Park Wall Bundle- x20 Walls. 30 (unlocks after winning the Geriatric Park Gate)

Donut Promos

Test Subject Bart + a Tray of 132 Donuts- $9.99 USD. Will not earn event currency. EA originally said this would be a full character, however, now that the files have hit this appears to be a costume for Bart, NOT a full character.  And yes, for those that watched the spoiler video, this does change my opinion on it.

Hadrosaur Bouvier + Stack of 60 Donuts- $4.99 USD.  Will not earn event currency, and this is an NPC.  Will have animation when tapped, and will roam around Springfield, but does not have a list of permanent tasks as other characters do.

Both promos will be available in the store until the event ends on November 10th.


Mystery Boxes…

THOH XXXII Mystery Box-  Mystery Box Token Only.  Includes:

Note: I’m not going to write a post solely dedicated to the Mystery Box.  So I’ve included the items listed, along with links (if available) to original posts, and marked what’s also available via the Yearbook Mystery Box. 

Dinosaur Lake
Prehistoric Jungle*
Flying Brachiosaurus
Moe’s Cavern
Peek-At-Em Park
Cletus Monster Truck
Pterodactyl Nest
Tar Field
Dinosaur Skeleton
Baby T-Rex
Giant Screamapillar*
Attack Helicopter*
Hover Copter*
EPA Hoverjet*

*Denotes available in the Yearbook Mystery Box

The Mystery Box requires tokens to unlock.

Mystery Box Tokens can only be purchased via donuts.

Tokens are 60 Donuts each or you can get 5 tokens for 240 donuts.


All returning premium content will be available from today until the event ends on November 10th.  Also, I’m not doing new SIB posts for the returning content.   So I’ve linked the previous posts (where available) for you to review here.  And I’ve also linked them on the Event Page for you to find later in the event. 

Here’s the returning content…

List is super long so doing things a little different.  Images from the store are shown, and then the list of the item with the link to previous post (if applicable) and note if it’s in the MB. 

Still working on adding links etc…

Animal Habitat Small Wall- $5
Animal Habitat Big Wall- $10
Zoo Viewing Platform- $15
Stacking Sheep- $20
Zoo Anteater Statue- $50
Zoo Elephant Statue- $50
Zoo Lion Statue- $50
Marine World Fountain- $75
Butterfly Garden- $100
Marine World Sign- $100
Wet N Wacky World Sign- $100
Wilde Animal Kingdom Sign- $100
Chicken Pulled Chariot- $500
Squid and Sailor- $500
Krustyland Parkinglot- 850
Springfield Zoo Wall- 5
Prehistoric Fern 5
Prehistoric Foliage– 5
Prehistoric Plant 5
Rock Pillar (3 Types)- 5each
Rock Pile (3 Types)- 5 each
Human Test Subject 15
Welcome to Springfield Sign*- 25
Chirpy Boy and Bart Jr*- 30
Homer Lizard 30
Springfield Zoo Wall Bundle (20 Walls)- 30
Welcome to Springfield Arch 30
Giant Lobster Scorpion*- 35
Dragonfly Rock 40
Raptor*- 40
Screamapillar Pond- 40
Duff McShark Tank*- 45
Big Bug House*- 50
Hanger 18*- 50
Pinkbeardy Yogurt*- 50
Pompeii Ruins*- 50
Animal Feeding Area- 70
Mammoth Bundle- 70
Phineas Q Butterfats*- 70
Springfield Mall 70
Ice Cream Man Homer & Truck Bundle*- 80
Tenta Corp HQ 80
Cretaceous Park 90
Springsonian Museum 90
Larry Kidkill and Springfield Zoo Entrance 100
Sgt. Skinner and Tank*- 100
Mad Dr. Hibbert & Island 110
Zoo Entrance and Walls Bundle- 120
Hollius Hurlbut and Springfield Historical Society*- 135
Grant Conner and Springfield Hunting Supplies*- 135
Booberella, Cavegirl Booberlla (skin), & Curvaceous Cave*- 140
Knifey Spooney and Crocky Waters*- 150
Petroleus Rex and Tar Pits*- 150
Truckasaurus*- 160
Baboon County USA Bundle 200
Big Cat Country Bundle 200
Great Plains Bundle 200
The Emu Experience Bundle 200
Warmongers Bundle 200
Sarah Wiggum and Springfield Aquarium*- 225
Three Eyed Whale*- 300

*Denotes available in Yearbook Mystery Box

Item Limits

Item limits last increased during the 2020 Halloween Event (they sit at 14,000 currently), they have not been increased for this event.

Season 33 Prize Track

A new item will still be added to the season 33 prize track, as planned, this Sunday October 10th. This item will be a tie-in to Sunday’s THOH episode.  So stay tuned for more info on that!

And that’s it my friends.  The details of Act 1 of THOH XXXII!

Your thoughts on the event?  Thoughts on the content?  Excited to see the storyline? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

102 responses to “Treehouse of Horror XXXII Act 1 is Live! The Rundown and What You Need To Know (updated and complete)

  1. How can I obtain tokens? I can purchase them, I know that. But otherwise I can’t find them. They’re not in the prizes track, at least not for me…

  2. The game just crashes at startup, any fixes?

    • Could be a space issue. Try uninstalling the game completely and then reinstalling it (but only if you have your game backed up to an EA account!). That might clear enough cached stuff to give you the breathing room the game needs. (This game requires a pretty massive amount of space, unfortunately.) If you can free up more space by deleting anything else you don’t need on your device (for example, local copies of photos that are backed up to the cloud or apps you don’t really need), that would be great, too.

      If, after doing all of that you’re still having a problem, maybe try giving EA a call?

  3. I’m not understanding the 200 donut bundles.

  4. Just bought some Geriatric Park walls and am mildly annoyed that these WALLS aren’t categorized into the Walls area of my inventory…instead, they’re deep into the Miscellany area. Fingers crossed that they fix this at some point! (That said, it’s always great to get any new kind of wall or fencing!)

  5. I think this update introduced a 4 hour task for Doggy Smothers…Romp Around The Park

  6. More land more land more land more land more land…! Will this one ever!

  7. The event itself seems okay but its not the worst Treehouse of Horror event in terms of content (2015 was in my opinion). I was surprised to see that I got a mystery box which I got the Heavenly Hills Mall. I was waiting for it to return over the last 3 years and I’m very happy for it returning in a mystery box.

  8. This is my first Halloween event so I’m quite excited, disappointed so many donuts are needed again as it takes me ages to get a decent amount of donuts but at least there are some cash item’s. Looking forward to tapable dinosaurs. Always look forward to the breakdowns thanks Alissa 😊

    • Here is a tip you may already know (and may be difficult to work on if you’re still relatively new to the game)…. Focus on building up your bonus multiplier. It’s the key to becoming “rich” in this game (eventually). Unfortunately, just as it takes money to make money IRL, it does take an investment in donuts to build up your multiplier so you can get more donuts.

      One key thing you need to have to help expedite it all is the XP Collider, which multiplies all the XP you earn 5x! (Earning XP is how you level up or, if you’re at level 939, how you earn rounds of bonus donuts (sometimes referred to as “bonuts”).) As you grow your multiplier, you can then start to “farm” donuts. (You can search this site for info on farming.)

      By reinvesting donuts to up increase your multiplier (by funding the Collider, buying Burns Mystery Boxes (which give out prizes in a repeatable pattern, some of which increase your multiplier and summer if which are actual donuts themselves), buying the vacation villa pieces that go on water (I can’t remember what they’re called, but they have very generous multiplier boosts), etc.), you can eventually get to the point where you no longer have to farm or do anything other than collect your buildings and character tasks to earn more donuts as you can ultimately spend.

      If I could give you some of mine, I would, as I worked my way up to the point that, after having bought the premium character for this part of the event, I currently have 23,667 donuts. It did take work to get there (I worked hard on that for about a year), but it was worth it (to me), because now I can play this game the way a billionaire can “play” life. 🙂

      This site has lots of great articles from the past that can give you more specific this and tricks…try and read the comments sections of those posts too, as there are some great tips there, as well!

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