Canterlot is a city in the human world that is featured throughout the My Little Pony Equestria Girls franchise. It is the home of Sunset Shimmer, Twilight Sparkle, their friends, and many other humans. Its most prominently featured location is Canterlot High School, where Sunset and her friends go to school. As with its Equestrian counterpart, Canterlot's name is a portmanteau of "canter", a three-beat horse gait, and Camelot, a British kingdom from Arthurian legend.
- 1 Depiction in Equestria Girls
- 1.1 Geographical location and features
- 1.2 History
- 1.3 Infrastructure and places
- 1.4 Shops and businesses
- 1.5 Miscellaneous features
- 2 Other depictions
- 3 Notable characters
- 4 Gallery
- 5 See also
- 6 References
Depiction in Equestria Girls
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Geographical location and features
Canterlot is a suburban city that appears to be surrounded on all sides by hills and forests. Locations like Canterlot High School and Crystal Prep Academy are implied in My Little Pony Equestria Girls and My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games to be very distant from each other; Twilight Sparkle takes the bus from Crystal Prep to Canterlot High and vice-versa in Friendship Games, and in Dance Magic, Rarity says she has no idea how to get to Crystal Prep from her house.
Canterlot exists in a dimension different from Equestria. Its earliest known discovery in the series is by Star Swirl the Bearded, when he banished Adagio Dazzle, Aria Blaze, and Sonata Dusk to the human world as depicted in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. In the first Equestria Girls film, Princess Twilight Sparkle briefly visits the world that Canterlot is in when Sunset Shimmer steals her crown.
Society in Canterlot is considerably more technologically advanced than in Equestria, with smartphones, computers, and the internet being commonplace. In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree, Timber Spruce mentions Picasso, apparent counterpart of the deceased Pinto-Picasso and/or "Picture Pattern".
Infrastructure and places
Canterlot has rows and columns of houses and buildings, many intersecting roads, and a river that runs through on one side. The population's primary forms of ground transportation are engine-powered automobiles and public transport buses.
Many areas of the city are horse- and pony-themed, such as the Wondercolt statue at Canterlot High School and the saddle-shaped amphitheater. One area of the city has tall skyscrapers and architectural features similar to Equestria's Manehattan, with one building closely resembling the Crystaller Building.
Canterlot High School
- Main article: Canterlot High School
Canterlot High School is the first and most prominently featured location introduced in Canterlot. It is where Sunset Shimmer and other human teenagers attend high school. Principal Celestia and Vice Principal Luna serve as the school's administration. The base of the Wondercolt statue in front of the school serves as the portal between the human world and Equestria.
- Main article: Sweet Apple Acres
Applejack's house is where Applejack, Apple Bloom, Big McIntosh, and Granny Smith live. It first appears in the Rainbow Rocks animated short A Case for the Bass during Granny Smith's garage sale, and it is also featured in the Rainbow Rocks film and the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special comic.
The house consists of a house, a barn-like garage, and a pigpen, and it bears a strong resemblance to Sweet Apple Acres in Ponyville.
Pinkie Pie's house
Pinkie Pie's house is where Pinkie Pie and Maud Pie live. It first appears in Rainbow Rocks when the Mane Seven have a sleepover and pizza party. In the kitchen, Pinkie Pie keeps dozens of whipped cream in the refrigerator.
The Canterlot amphitheater appears in Rainbow Rocks and serves as the venue for the final round of Canterlot High's Battle of the Bands. There are multiple rows of seats arranged in a semicircle, and the stage is shaped like a horse's saddle.
Crystal Prep Academy
- Main article: Crystal Prep Academy
Crystal Prep Academy is a private school that first appears in the Friendship Games short Pinkie Spy and is more prominently featured in the Friendship Games film. It is where Sour Sweet, Sunny Flare, Sugarcoat, Indigo Zap, Lemon Zest, and the other Shadowbolts go to school, and it is Twilight Sparkle's original school of attendance before transferring to Canterlot High. Principal Cinch and Dean Cadance serve as the school's administration.
Twilight Sparkle's house
Twilight Sparkle's house is where Twilight and Spike live. It is first featured at the beginning of Legend of Everfree. In her bedroom, Twilight keeps a large collection of books, various astronomy and chemistry paraphernalia, and an aquarium.
Rarity's house is where Rarity and Sweetie Belle live. The house first appears in the Equestria Girls Holiday Special, and it is featured again in the half-hour special Dance Magic. In her bedroom, Rarity keeps multiple sewing tools, a fainting couch, and a closet full of her old, discarded designs.
The movie studio is featured in the half-hour special Movie Magic. It is where directors such as Canter Zoom and actors such as Chestnut Magnifico film major motion pictures. Among the movies filmed here include the Daring Do film series, Power Ponies, and Stormy with a Side of Pudding.
Sunset Shimmer's house
Rainbow Dash's house
Rainbow Dash's house first appears in the Summertime Short Leaping Off the Page.
Shops and businesses
- Main article: Carousel Boutique
Carousel Boutique is a clothing outlet in Canterlot that first appears in the first Equestria Girls film. It is also featured in the Rainbow Rocks encore short Life is a Runway. Rarity works at the boutique as an employee, and it is the human world counterpart of the Ponyville store of the same name.
The Music Center is a store in Canterlot that sells music CD's and musical instruments. It is featured in the Rainbow Rocks short Guitar Centered, in which Rainbow Dash and Trixie have a guitar-shredding competition for a coveted double-necked guitar. DJ Pon-3 works at the Center as an employee.
Animal Rescue Center
The Animal Rescue Center is an animal shelter in Canterlot that looks after a large assortment of animals. It is featured in the Rainbow Rocks short Hamstocalypse Now, in which Fluttershy and Rarity corral a habitat of hamsters. Fluttershy works at the shelter as a volunteer.
Everything Under the Sun Emporium
Flim and Flam's Everything Under the Sun Emporium is a pawn shop in Canterlot that buys and sells various items and knickknacks. It is run by twin brothers Flim and Flam and featured in the Rainbow Rocks short A Case for the Bass, in which Applejack attempts to buy her bass guitar back from the twins.
An unnamed diner appears at the beginning of Rainbow Rocks where Adagio Dazzle, Aria Blaze, and Sonata Dusk absorb negativity from diner patrons and cause unrest between them.
The Canterlot Mall is featured in the half-hour specials Dance Magic and Mirror Magic. It is a two-story shopping mall with multiple stores and kiosks. Among the stores and areas in the mall include the Aunt Orange smoothie kiosk (where Applejack works), a sushi restaurant (where Sunset Shimmer works), a pet store (where Fluttershy works), a fabrics store, a movie theater, referred to as the Flixiplex Cinemas in the chapter book Magic, Magic Everywhere!, where Juniper Montage works, a sunglasses kiosk, and a food court. There is also a large water fountain in the center of the first floor and television monitors throughout the building complex.
Sweet Snacks Café
A 1950s-themed diner, referred to as the Sweet Snacks Café in merchandise, is featured in the Summertime Shorts musical short Coinky-Dink World. It has four known staff members: three waitresses, including Pinkie Pie and "Midge", and a chef.
Canterlot Natural History Museum
In "School of Rock", Maud Pie teaches a lecture about geological history, while Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Sci-Twi use their geode powers to entertain the guests.
Canterlot City Planetarium
In "Star Crossed", Sci-Twi and Timber Spruce plan on a date to visit the planetarium, only to find out that its show has been cancelled due to bad weather.
Equestria Land is the premiere amusement park in Canterlot. It first appears in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship. Among the named attractions mentioned include the Appleloosa Wild West Stunt Show, Nightmare Moon's Haunted Castle, Dragon Lands Drag Racing, Appleloosa Runaway Train, and the Neighagara Falls Barrel Flume. Some unnamed attractions include a rollercoaster, a kiddie coaster, a Ferris wheel, and bumper cars. The nighttime entertainment is a light parade.
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Other places confirmed to be in Canterlot but have not yet been featured include, Fluttershy's house, Rainbow Dash's house, a stadium, an observatory, and a remote cottage. One of the roads leading away from the city leads to Camp Everfree.
A map of the city of Canterlot is featured on Hasbro's My Little Pony and Equestria Girls website.