This article focuses on the location of the Land Without Magic. For the Season One episode,
see "A Land Without Magic". For a similarly named world, see the Land Without Color.
This article uses content from the Land Without Magic article on the Once Upon a Time Wiki.
Land Without Magic
General Information
Character Affiliations
  • The Apprentice †
  • Merlin †
Show Information
First appearance: "Pilot"
Latest appearance: "Wish You Were Here"
This is the real world, Regina. There are no heroes and villains. Just real people with real problems.
Emma Swan to Regina Mills src

The Land Without Magic, also known as Our World, is a world featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. It first appears in the first episode of the first season.


For history of the Land Without Magic, see here.


For detailed location information, please see the list of Land Without Magic locations.


This is the list of all the current and former inhabitants of the Land Without Magic.




Hong KongEdit

Hopkins, MinnesotaEdit


Long IslandEdit

Lowell, MassachusettsEdit


Mankato, MinnesotaEdit

Minneapolis, MinnesotaEdit


New York CityEdit

New JerseyEdit

Phoenix, ArizonaEdit



Richfield, MinnesotaEdit



For the inhabitants of Storybrooke,
see the Storybrooke page


^: Former Inhabitant
*: This inhabitant's status and/or current whereabout is unknown
†: Deceased inhabitants
No mark: current inhabitants


  • Jefferson says that this is one of the lands that do not have magic, but need it. However, The Dragon states magic here is rare, but still possible to get.
  • Although it is called the Land Without Magic, Storybrooke has magic after Mr. Gold mixed the true love potion with the magical waters of the wishing well to restore it. However, Greg Mendell and Tamara have stated that magic has crossed over even before that.
  • Even though one usually cannot create magic in this world, magical items can be used if they are brought over from other worlds and can retain their power. This practice has been referred to as "importing magic". However, prior to Gold bringing Magic into Storybrooke, it was stated that imported Magic can be very unpredictable in this realm.
  • Due to the strength of the true love, it is the only magic powerful enough to transcend worlds, even those without magic. This allowed Emma Swan to break the Dark Curse with her love for her son Henry Mills despite being in Storybrooke with no access to magic.
  • The known ways used to reach the Land Without Magic are by: passing through the magic wardrobe, casting the Dark Curse, using the ashes of the magic wardrobe with the waters of Lake Nostos, creating a portal with a magic bean, using a rabbit hole created by the White Rabbit (only in locations that have magic present such as Storybrooke), using the Wishing Star to grant a wish, using a magic door designed to travel to the Land Without Magic, or using a portal created by Merlin or his apprentice designed to travel to the Land Without Magic. Mermaids, such as Ariel, also have the innate ability to travel to the Land Without Magic from other realms. The Land Without Magic is not accessible using Jefferson's hat since the hat only connects to worlds with magic.
  • The Land Without Color, Victorian England and 1920s England bear strong resemblances to this land in its past.


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.