My wife called me today that they are in Disney in L.A. and she sent me a picture of my son looking at the map seriously. It made me smile . He’s at this age that he already knows what he wants from toys, clothes , foods, sports to the fun places he wants to be. Today, my blog post is all about my son’s favorite fun places to visit. It’s my way of thanking him for coming into our lives and for bringing us infinite joy and inspiration.
Each kid has his personal dream land. A place of wonder and enchantment where time seems to stand still for them when they are at play . These are my 5-year old’s top picks:
1. Disney World Florida
The first time we’ve been to this magical place was when he was 3 years old. He was so excited to see the Disney characters specially Goofy. Why him and not Mickey? I don’t really know but he went crazy during the parade as soon as he saw him. The people next to us were laughing when they saw him shrieking, ” Goofy, Goofy” at the top of his lungs while he was jumping and clapping at the same time. I could see the genuine happiness on his face . Loved that moment. We came back the next year with his grandparent as a gift on his 4th birthday. He said that it was the best present ever. I couldn’t agree more.
2. Universal Studios and Island of Adventure
Marvel’s X-men superheroes, Cat in the hat, Bart Simpson and his wacky family, Spider man and Jaws were my son’s favorites in this part of awe and wonderland. Can’t forget his facial expression when the shark surfaced out of the water. He loves sharks, dolphins and other sea creatures but this one startled him for a moment. Sharks still fascinates him even after the Jaws tour. Last year, he was tall enough to join the Mummy indoor coaster ride. He thought it was cool . My wife on the other hand thought it was kind of scary based on her screams.
3. Lego land
My son loves to create things. This is one place that he kept going back. The biggest one he had been so far was the one in Florida Downtown Disney but there is one in Houston’s Galleria Mall which although smaller is big enough to fill his imagination.
My son enjoys the water immensely. The lagoon was filled with exciting adventures. He was ecstatic riding the circular floats. He fell asleep in my arms mid afternoon while sitting on the folding chair. He got tired from the non-stop running and swimming.
5. Kemah Board Walk in Texas
He rides the train each time we visit this tourist attraction in Kemah. It has a small amusement park, several good restaurants but more importantly a view of the gulf coast. His favorite is The Aquarium. He gets to wander around admiring the various fishes including the small sharks. It’s about an hour drive from us but it’s a great way to escape the city and have some sea breeze blow away those daily stress. His favorite outdoor game is water shooting balloon . He won a Scooby Doo stuffed toy the last time we went there.
6. Sea World San Antonio
We went this year to celebrate Thanksgiving. We decided to have a day just for ourselves and it was a very nice experience. We are hoping to do it every year. It was not crowded and the temperature was just perfect. My son was amazed by Shamu as well as the Dolphins at the Cove and during the Azul show. The Atlantis ride was also awesome!
7. Bayou Wildlife
I discovered this animal paradise 2 years ago while browsing the web. I did not realize that close to my home , which about 15 miles away was a safari-like privately owned animal sanctuary that nobody seems to know about except for those who accidentally stumble on it or was referred to by a friend. The moment our vehicle entered the compound several animals greeted us like deers, emus and llamas. We were all excited specially my son. A tram truck goes around the sanctuary and you can feed any animal that approaches the vehicle. My son considers each visit as the best one ever.
There are still a lot of things that I would like to share about my son’s top spots to visit but I need to narrow it down to 7 . Much as I want to add more about it, I’ve sat for a few hours and my butt is starting to feel numb . I love every moment of making this post. It brought a lot of good and fun memories for me. I hope you guys enjoyed reading it as much as I did. If there are any stories that you would like to share about your kid’s adventure land, feel free to write on the comment section. I would be glad to read them. Till next time.
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