Glove World was a popular theme park that appeared in numerous episodes. Glove World closed in the episode, "Glove World R.I.P." and was later replaced by a larger version, Glove Universe.
Glove World sold various glove-themed products, including glovesicles, glove-shaped balloons, glove lights, glove action figures, gloves for glove action figures, glove hats, glove candy dispensers, and glove-flavored glove candy.
Glove World has a mascot, Glovey Glove. He appeared in "Roller Cowards" when SpongeBob and Patrick were afraid to ride the Fiery Fist 'O Pain. They decided to get a picture taken with Glovey Glove, but Patrick was afraid of him. Eventually, Patrick got close enough to Glovey Glove to get his picture taken.
The park first appeared in this episode. SpongeBob and Patrick are shown outside Glove World. Patrick is licking a glove treat and SpongeBob is holding a Glove Balloon. SpongeBob says, "Another fun-tastic day at Glove World." This implies that they spent the day there and that they have been their before. SpongeBob and Patrick get on a bus, leaving Glove World. SpongeBob mentions Glove World and uses products from Glove World throughout the rest of the episode.
It appears as the main location of this episode. The reason that SpongeBob and Patrick go here is because a new ride called, "The Fiery Fist O' Pain" is opening up. This is the first appearance of the inside of the park.
It then is mentioned in SpongeBob's Director's Commentary. SpongeBob mentions that the "Snap Happy!" level was originally going to take place at Glove World. He also reveals that Glove World was, at the time, his favorite theme park.
Glove World then appears as the only location. In this episode, SpongeBob and Pearl get trapped in a ride called, "The Tunnel of Glove". Meanwhile, Patrick tries to save SpongeBob, but ends up making things worse.
Glove World's final series appearance. In this episode, Glove World is planned to be shut down. SpongeBob and Patrick attempt to save it, but it ends up being shut down anyway. Patrick and SpongeBob are sad that they could not save the park. However, the owner tells SpongeBob and Patrick that the reason Glove World was shut down was that it was replaced by Glove Universe.
Parts of Glove World appear in the Valentine's Day version.
Glove World closing down
In the episode "Glove World R.I.P." it was announced by a brown fish, Glove World would be shut down the next day. SpongeBob told Patrick and they both decided to spend their whole day there to honor Glove World. When they got their destructive things were happening involving them getting hurt. Then they both tried to help not realizing they were helping destroy Glove World and make people hate it. So they stopped because everyone left and to really honor them, they chained themselves up and stayed but then the owner said that they're closing Glove World, for Glove Universe, an expanded, updated and safer version of Glove World.
Rides and attractions
The Mitten is a children's ride. SpongeBob and Patrick used to love the ride. When they rode the ride in "Roller Cowards," they were scared when the car went up and down the small hill. The child who went on the ride with them was less scared, almost to the point of boredom. The Mitten is a tiny roller coaster for infants, with a mitten in the background and a sign displaying the name. There are love heart balloons surrounding it and clouds that lead up to the display of the name. It is easily operated by Nat who simply pulls the lever and the cart travels extremely slowly across the track.
Fiery Fist O' Pain is the largest roller coaster in Glove World, which was opened in the episode, "Roller Cowards." However it also appeared in the Season 1 episode, "Rock Bottom." A warning sign informs the riders that the ride may cause crying, screaming, projectile vomiting, amnesia, spine loss (most common side effect), embarrassing accidents, uncontrollable gas, and explosive diarrhea. Riders must wear helmets, be taped to the seat, and sign a waiver (in case of accidental spine loss) before riding. Some people do lose their spines while riding, including SpongeBob and Patrick.
Ferris Wheel is a regularly seen ride.
Merry-Go-Round is a regularly seen ride.
Swings is a regularly seen ride.
Big Dipper is a regularly seen ride.
Tunnel of Glove is a ride where SpongeBob, Pearl and her friends rode on in the episode of the same name. During the ride, problems were created. 3 hours later, Perch Perkins on news noticed that the Tunnel of Glove has been turned to the Tunnel of Terror.
Unnamed cafe that sells ice cream, where SpongeBob and Patrick went to eat at in the episode Roller Cowards.
Hall of Mirrors is a "Hall" that shows wacky mirror's to make people look funny. Though, it's defective and the mirror's broke. SpongeBob and Patrick tried fixing this by "Improving" it by making SpongeBob squish himself into the person that passes by.
Glove Castle is a castle that seems to be considered a playground with Glove Lake in front of it.
Glove Action Figures - there are also gloves for those action figures.
Glove-lights - a flashlight that only appears in "Rock Bottom". It looks similar to a normal flashlight, except a glove covers its light. SpongeBob is the only person known to own one. His Glove Light burnt out when he was waiting for the bus at the bus station.
Glove Balloons - an off-white colored balloon with four digits extending from its top and marked with three grooves. It resembles its namesake, a glove, and is a merchandise of Glove World. Its first appearance was in episode Rock Bottom by which it pops at the end of the episode.
Glove Candy Dispenser - the candy dispenser is in the shape of a glove, and the candy is glove-flavored not fruit-flavored.
Glove World may be a parody of Disney World, because of the fact that some Disney characters wear similar looking gloves as depicted in Glove World. The gloves that are worn on everyone's heads is a possible reference to the Mickey Mouse ears that are worn and sold in Disneyland and Disney World.