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"Island of Youth" is the fourth episode of the Disney Channel animated series Elena of Avalor. It premiered on August 12, 2016.


It is Chancellor Esteban's birthday and he is convinced that everyone has forgotten about it. He spends some time in the library lamenting that when he was a young man he had all sorts of big dreams that never came true because he spent all his life following orders first from his grandparents, then from Shuriki during her forty-one year rule of Avalor, and now from his cousin Elena. Meanwhile it is revealed that Elena is planning a surprise party for Esteban: Luisa is baking his favorite cake, Francisco and Isabel are rehearsing a duet for him, and Elena and Mateo plan to keep him away from the castle until everything is ready by taking him sailing. Elena and Mateo go to him and show him one of Alacazar's magical maps. When Esteban sees a picture of the Island of Santalos on it, he agrees to go and they set out.

Esteban and the others arrive at the dock and immediately set out for the Island of Santalos. On the way, Esteban reveals that he wants to go there to find the Fountain of Youth so he can restore his youth and live the life he has always wanted to live. Meanwhile back at Avalor Castle, Isabel has invented a guitardion for the party. She and her grandfather soon get into a dispute over how the Birthday Song has always been played and how she plays it on her invention. At Luisa's urging, they resolve it with a battle of the songs that Isabel wins, to Francisco's disappointment.

Meanwhile, Elena, Mateo, and Esteban arrive on Santalos. Esteban runs off into the jungle and he finds the Fountain of Youth. He drinks a lot of water and becomes young again. However, it becomes clear he drank too much water and his increasing youth quickly makes him a handful. Elena and Mateo turn him back to normal with a Flower of Age. Suddenly, the island begins to vanish and they run to get off the island. On the way, Elena falls in a ravine but Esteban saves her. After getting off the island, they head back to the castle where they celebrate Esteban's birthday.



Home Video Release


  • The Island of Youth is a reference to the Fountain of Youth.
  • It's revealed in this episode that Esteban was under the servitude of Shuriki for forty-one years.
  • This is the first episode in the series to feature two songs.
  • Isabel's invention in this episode is the Guitardion, a guitar and an accordion put together.
  • This is the first episode where Elena does a wardrobe change.

International Premieres


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Elena of Avalor Logo

Shows: Elena of Avalor | Elena and the Secret of Avalor | Videography
Music: Elena of Avalor (soundtrack)
Books: Feliz Navidad: A Royal Christmas | Elena and the Secret of Avalor | A Sister's Promise | A Palace Fit for a Princess | Elena and Naomi's Big Adventure | Flight of the Jaquins | My Best Friend's Birthday | The Gecko's Tale | Elena of Avalor: The Essential Guide


Princess Elena | Princess Isabel | Migs, Luna and Skylar | Francisco | Luisa | Chancellor Esteban | Naomi Turner | Mateo | Gabe | Zuzo | Armando | Daniel Turner | Doña Paloma | Higgins | Professor Mendoza | Prince Alonso | Shuriki | Alacazar | King Raul and Queen Lucia | King Toshi | Charoca | Rafa | Fiero | King Juan Ramón | Yacalli | King Hector | King Joaquín | King Lars | King Raja | Carmen and Julio | Doña Angelica | Orizaba | Cristina | Ciela
Sofia the First: Princess Sofia | King Roland II | Queen Miranda | Princess Amber | Prince James | Flora


Season One: "First Day of Rule" | "Model Sister" | "All Heated Up" | "Island of Youth" | "Spellbound" | "Prince Too Charming" | "Finders Leapers" | "Royal Retreat" | "A Day to Remember" | "The Scepter of Light" | "Navidad" | "Olaball" | "Flight of the Jaquins" | "The Race for the Realm"


Theme Song | Ready to Rule | Sister Time | Blow My Top | Avaloran Lullaby | Avalor Birthday Song | The Magic Within You | Feel Free to Have Fun | Something Special | To Be In My Club | Festival of Love | The Gift of Night | The Great Unknown | The Spirit of Avalor | My Time | The Way We Do Navidad | Let Love Light the Way


Avalor | Satu | Fountain of Youth | Cordoba | Enchancia | The Secret Library | Royal Preparatory Academy | Maru


Amulet of Avalor | Scepter of Light | Codex Maru | Eye of Midnight | Behind the Walls | Shuriki's Wand

See Also

Sofia the First | Jaquins | Noblins

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