For the first one, see Wonderland.
New Wonderland is based on Wonderland from the novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and the Disney film Alice in Wonderland; and also on the Looking-Glass Land from the novel Through the Looking-Glass.
Rapunzel, succumbing to her envy, squeezes liquid from the mushroom into Cecelia's drink, poisoning the woman's heart. Cecelia, in turn, runs away to New Wonderland to protect her loved ones. ("One Little Tear")
Marcus uses his locket to track her for an entire year to that realm's Infinite Maze, but before he can go searching for her, his locket stops glowing, causing him to believe Cecelia has stopped loving him. ("Pretty in Blue")
In the Infinite Maze, Cecelia ends up at a tea party where she meets Alice. Cecilia tells Alice about how she had to leave her husband and her daughter, Ella, because of the curse of the poisoned heart, the very same curse Alice's father has. At some point after that, a jabberwock attacks them and the other party guests, during which Cecelia fights back but is killed in the battle, leaving Alice as the sole survivor to slay the beast. ("Pretty in Blue")
Years later, Alice runs away and Cinderella and Henry follow her through a portal to New Wonderland along with Drizella later looking to poison Henry's heart. Upon arrival to this realm, Ella leads Henry towards a cottage she believes Alice went into, only for them to be caught in a net trap. Much to Ella's bemusement, Henry finds the situation funny as he recalls how his grandpa caught his grandma in a similar trap after she hit him with a rock. Ella grabs Henry's sword, but the blade accidentally slices the rope, freeing them and sending them tumbling. Henry maintains high hopes that Alice and her father will be together again and shares his grandparents' famous motto, "I will always find you". However, Ella thinks he is a bit naive as he comes from a place where true love prevails, while her world is one of broken promises. Inside the cottage, Ella finds the Infinite Maze entrance, which makes Henry realize she is in Wonderland for other reasons. She admits she means to track down her mother Cecelia, whose abandonment broke her father's heart and she wishes to find out her reasons for leaving. After downing a shrinking potion, she rushes into the maze and stumbles into a tea party, where Alice is hiding. When Ella spots her mother's locket on a teapot, Alice reveals Cecelia was killed by a Jabberwock, but she left her family because she had the curse of the poisoned heart. Ella also learns Alice was misled by Drizella into believing she was shielded from Hook's curse. As she realizes Henry is in danger, her mother's locket starts to glow, to which she makes it in time to save him from her stepsister, who is sent home when Alice dumps a looking glass on her. Seeing both pendants glowing in sync, Ella reciprocates Henry's feelings for her by kissing him. ("Pretty in Blue")
For detailed location information, please see the list of minor New Wonderland locations.
- According to a prison book prop page auctioned off on eBay in January 2020, the unhappy ending Wish Rumplestiltskin had in mind for Rogers involved being stuck in New Wonderland:
of skirmishes. He was quite experienced in the common
tavern brawl. And the Jolly Roger had been boarded by
enemy pirates more times than he liked to recall. But
perhaps he had met his match in Wonderland, where
nothing made any bloody sense to him. In fact it was all
quite upside-down. Hook feared he would be lost in this
absurd place forever. It was a miracle at all that he
managed to escape from the rabid Bandersnatch. If only
that ridiculous Caterpillar hadn't been so out of his mind
as to point Hook into a bloody den of them! Hook
climbed atop a large mushroom and surveyed the land
around him. In the distance, he could see the Infinite
Maze. Should he try his luck in that dastardly labyrinth?
Maybe the only way out was to go in.But Hook shook
his head to himself. There had to be some other way.
Hook turned and faced east where the Tulgey Woods lay
before him. The trees grew thick and menacingly in
those parts shrouding the woods in a perpetual darkness.
As Hook most often used the stars to navigate this way,
not being able to see them would present quite the prob-
lem. Perhaps his best chance would be to go through
the Meadow of Living Flowers. Hook had heard tales of
Bread-and-Butterflies large enough to swallow a grown
man whole. But with his cutlass by his side, this seemed
like a fight that he could win. The Meadow of Living
Flowers it would be. Hook climbed down from his
perch on the giant mushroom -- only to find himself
surrounded by more Bandersnatches! Bloody hell. Hook
raised his cutlass threateningly, but the Bandersnatches
only circled him more tightly. Should he fight them off
or make a run for it? Hook slowly counted down in
his head. Three.... two... one. And with that, he
bolted, the pack of Bandersnatches hot on his heel.
- A Mickey Mouse telephone is lying in the grass by the tea party. The same prop was sitting in a case in Mr. Gold's pawnshop in "The Shepherd", "Desperate Souls", "The Return", "The Stranger", "An Apple Red as Blood", "We Are Both" and "The Crocodile".
- Alice says she slew the Jabberwock that attacked Cecelia. Interestingly, a sword and a shield can be seen propped against the trees surrounding the tea party.
- A wooden puppet similar to the one from The Adventures of Pinocchio can be seen near the dining table at the tea party.
- A sugar bowl in the shape of a red apple is sitting on the table during Alice's tea party.
- During Alice's tea party, a black top hat is sitting on the table, a reference to the Mad Hatter and his hat.
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|"Hyperion Heights":||"A Pirate's Life":||"The Garden of Forking Paths":||"Beauty":||"Greenbacks":||"Wake Up Call":||"Eloise Gardener":||"Pretty in Blue":||"One Little Tear":||"The Eighth Witch":||"Secret Garden":|
|"A Taste of the Heights":||"Knightfall":||"The Girl in the Tower":||"Sisterhood":||"Breadcrumbs":||"Chosen":||"The Guardian":||"Flower Child":||"Is This Henry Mills?":||"Homecoming":||"Leaving Storybrooke":|
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