The films that kids watch have a special kind of on-screen magic. They become part of their imaginations and make a lasting imprint as those kids grow up.
But what if you can experience the magic first hand by just going to places that remind us of those movies? Here are nine places that bring the magic of kids’ movies to life.
1. South Pacific
Disney’s “Moana” captured a lot of hearts, not only for its incredible songs but also for the breathtaking scenery. So if your kids are like Moana of Motonui, who enjoys the water, take them to the South Pacific islands like Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Bora Bora and New Zealand.
Mumble of “Happy Feet” did his famous tap dance in the ice-covered landmass.
3. New York’s Central Park
Have a great time at the Big Apple just like Duke and the rest of the gang in “The Secret Life of Pets.”
Experience Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, and Gloria the hippo’s adventure on the east coast of East Africa.
You might see a glimpse of Nemo, Dory, and Marlin in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Or you can take a ferry ride to explore the magnificent Sydney Harbour.
You can build your own snowman like Elsa and Anna in “Frozen.” Also, check out some 500-year-old castle that resembles Arendelle.
Enjoy watching the giant pandas in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where the “Kung Fu Panda” movies are based. If you’re lucky, you might even see Po the Dragon Warrior.
“Ratatouille” reminded everyone that Paris is not just all about the Eiffel Tower, but you can actually enjoy good food there just like Remy.
Vibrant Mexico City will captivate the little ones. The picturesque colonial town Santa Fe de la Laguna in the Michoacán region was the inspiration behind the Rivera family’s hometown in Disney’s “Coco.”
Photographer Captures Stunning Photos Of Thunderstorms During Volcanic Eruptions
Here’s an extreme showcase of the power of nature.
Volcanic eruptions are majestic displays of the grandeur of nature that leaves spectators in terrified and frightened awe. Just the same, thunderstorms show magnificent lightshows with devastating capabilities.
Put them together and you get an extreme showcase of the power of nature that causes spectators to both be in awe and in horror. Scroll down to see photos by Francisco Negroni of such wonderful occurrence caught in the exact moments.
Francisco Negroni is a landscape photographer from Chile
Hair Stylist’s Invention to Stop Oil Spills Is a Game-Changer
The cleanup method is being used today.
In 1989, disaster struck the seas when the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spilled millions of gallons of crude oil into the waters off Alaska's coast. As experts were trying to figure out the best way to solve the ecological crisis, one hair stylist from Alabama was also thinking of ways to help.
Phil McCroy had the idea to stuff stockings with recycled trimmings of human hair. The concept was inspired by what he saw on TV. He found that otters' fur get saturated with oil and thought that could be the same case with human hair.
McCroy got trimmings from work and used them to stuff his wife's pantyhose, creating the first hair boom....
Scientists Track First Wolf to Walk Away from Radioactive Chernobyl Zone
Could this young wolf be the hope for the emergence of a brand new, mutated specie of wildlife?
For 30 years, the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 is considered the single most destructive tragedy of all times. It left behind an ecological black hole, so to speak and this highly toxic area is still known as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ). The good news is, a young wolf seems to inspire hope that the CEZ is now recovering from the damage.
On February 2015, a group of scientists attached a total of 13 GPS collar to wolves born in the CEZ. These collars allowed the scientists to track wildlife explorations in the zone.
For the first time, however, they tracked the first ever wide-range exploration of one of the inhabitants of the CEZ.