The Nightmare Express is the first adventure pack released for Skylanders: Trap Team. It comes with the Air Skylander, Blades and two Magic Items, Piggy Bank and Hand of Fate. Alternatively available with Legendary Blades, Legendary Hand of Fate and the Piggy Bank.

In the console versions, the level takes place in Flynn's wild imagination as he memoirs the story on how he found the legendary Trolly Grail. Noodles also appears as the level's antagonist, playing as a rival treasure hunter who also wants the Trolly Grail.

In the 3DS version, the Nightmare Express acts as a transportation for nightmares. It has run out of control and the Skylander must reach the front car and pull the brakes in order to stop the train.


  • Find the artifact in the temple
  • Take down the Troll Mega Tank
  • Retake the Trolly Grail

Elemental Gates

Areas to Find

  • Temple Ruins Approach
  • Temple Site Overlook
  • Suspended Island Ruin
  • Vertical Challenge
    • Element: Tech
  • Rubble Pathway
    • Element: Life
  • Forgotten Ledge & Hidden Cavern
  • Tank Terrace Ruins
    • Element: Life
  • Underground Ruins
  • Temple of Boom
  • Temple Battle Arena
    • Element: Tech
  • Cliffside Sanctuary
  • Mystical Recess
    • Element: Magic
  • Iron Tank Conforntation
  • Bomb Closet
  • Lower & Upper Rolling Bomb Range
    • Element: Magic
  • Kaboo-oose
  • Box Car & Special Delivery
  • Dining Car

New enemies

Wanted Villains

Villain Element
Trolling Thunder Villain Icon.png Trolling Thunder Tech
Lob Goblin Villain Icon.png Lob Goblin Light

Legendary Treasure

  • Legendary Statue of Awesome


  • Cycling Hat
  • Outback Hat
  • Medic Hat

Villain Quests

See also



  • It is the first and currently only Adventure Pack to receive an alternate Legendary bundle.
  • In the Nintendo 3DS version, the Nightmare Express is said to bring bad dreams to people as it travels (and slowing it down means people have less nightmares). Because the console version is only Flynn's version of his encounter with it, it is unknown if it is truly the train's purpose.
  • Concepts for this level show the ruins in much worse state, as well as having Arkeyan parts and designs scattered throughout, similar to Time of the Giants.[1] [2]
  • One of the tracks in Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing is based off of the Temple of BOOM! area in this Adventure Pack.


Adventure Packs
Pirate Seas (Windjammer Bay - Pontoon Point) - Empire of Ice (Winterwatch Keep - Coldburn)
Darklight Crypt (Wighthaunt - The Spectery) - Dragon's Peak (The Wingwarrens - The Pit)
Tower of Time - Sheep Wreck Island - Nightmare Express - Mirror of Mystery
Gryphon Park Observatory - Thumpin' Wumpa Islands - Enchanted Elven Forest
Expansion Packs
Sunscraper Spire - Midnight Museum
Level Packs
Cursed Tiki Temple - Lost Imaginite Mines
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