You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
– Madeleine L’Engle
Children with their broad horizon and a welcoming and open mind for everything give a large scope to all the industries to experiment with their malleable thought process. New creative ideas have been coming up which influence and fascinate kids in some way or the other. Be it the kind of books they read, the kind of hobbies they pursue or the kind of places they visit, every fragment of it is produced keeping in mind the effect it’ll have on child’s personality and brain.
Children grow up believing in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, Santa and fairies and after reaching adolescence all those beautiful whims and fancies which made them believe in truth, honesty and hard work suddenly break into shambles and so does their conviction. But some places do exist which can strengthen your child’s credence and when he grows up, he’ll carry a small notion within which says that the world is still exotic and magical. So here is a list of top ten places your kid should visit to have a spellbinding experience.
Tenth is the row is Yellow Stone National Park in Wyoming, United States. It’s America’s first national park and has the highest concentration of geysers in the world. It is the best place for your child to witness all the natural miracles and beauty like old faithful which hits a sky-high steam every 90 minutes, stinky mud pots and multi colored hot springs. The flower shaped morning glory pool is spectacular and it is also a great place to spot wildlife like bears, elk, bison, bighorn sheep, wolves etc.
Ninth is Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas. Well, extolling one fantasy which is actually true, this park has some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world. The tracks are best visible in summer when the water is shallowest and you can wade through footprints made by duck-billed dinos, three toed meat eaters and brontosaurus. Need I say more?
Stingray City in Grand Cayman Island holds the eighth place. These islands are famous for excellent snorkeling and diving spots. Stingray City out of all the spots will give a most inexplicable experience. The shallow sand bar is filled with lot of stingrays and you get to touch them, snorkel beside them and feed them with your own hand. Be prepared. It tickles!
Seventh place is taken by Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California. Ever played peek-a-boo with otters as they swim, swirl and do back flips? Well, here is the chance. This aquarium is located on one of the most resplendent coastline and exhibits local aquatic wildlife. The tans are designed so that the kids can get this close to sharks, bat-rays and neon jelly fish.
Sixth in the row is Statue of Liberty in New York City, America. Lady Liberty is one of the America’s most recognizable symbols of freedom and liberty and every child dreams of visiting it one day after reading about it in his/her textbook. The beautiful statue rises from glistening water and generates a weird sense of stimulation in everybody’s heart. You can walk through the great hall and enjoy a ferry ride as well.
Fifth among all is Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. This amusement park is the daddy of the rest of them by having the most number of roller coaster rides, last counted to 17. If you have enough guts, ride them all! Choose from wooden classics, steel screamers and ultra scary models where you have to ride standing up! Your kid is going to have one hell of an adventurous holiday!
Fourth place is taken by Wisconsin Dells in South-Central Wisconsin. It is the water-park capital of the world with 18 indoor/outdoor options and more than 200 splishy splashy water slides. Your kids will be waterlogged long before they get bored. They can enjoy geysers; water dunks buckets and lost Atlantis City in water.
Third in race is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando. Your Potterphiles will go Hog(warts) wild — and find it absolutely spell-binding — to see Hogsmeade and Hogwarts recreated in amazing detail, right down to the Butterbeer (don’t worry, it’s non-alcoholic). They will be able to experience every possible dream they dreamt of including meeting Harry Potter, joining a Quidditch match and riding on Nimbus 2000
Second place is bagged by San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. Kids, soon after gaining senses find zoos very fascinating as they get to see different animals they have never seen or heard of before. San Diego Zoo is one of the best zoos in the world and the only place where your kids can see animals like giant pandas, rare sun bears and Australia’s adorable koala bears. The safari trek also allows you to feed your favorite animals (like giraffe and zebras; not lions!).
And the best among all of them, holding the first place is (drum-roll please) Disney World in Orlando. You’ll never, ever forget the first time your princess-loving little girl catches her first glimpse of the real Ariel or Belle (make sure that Smartphone battery is charged!) or watches fireworks explode over Cinderella’s Castle. And let’s face it: Disney is fun for Mom and Dad, too! The first time your child sees Mickey Mouse and the magical castle he has been seeing at the end of every Disney Hour, you might feel for a second that you have given your kids all what they wanted.
Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun!! So pack your bags and this time, do get your kids along.