Wizarding World of Harry Potter – See It

I’m a huge Harry Potter fan.  For this bucket list item, I would like to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.

Universal Studios offers a vacation package which includes:

  • 4-Night Hotel Accommodations
  • 3-Day Park-to-Park Ticket^ to Universal Studios Florida® & Universal’s Islands of Adventure®
  • Breakfast at the Leaky Cauldron™ in Universal Studios Florida – one per person
  • Breakfast at the Three Broomsticks™ in Universal’s Islands of Adventure – one per person
  • Early Park Admission◊ to The Wizarding World Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme parks open
  • Special Themed Welcome Parcel§
    • Convenient at-home delivery of your theme park tickets
    • Souvenir owl plush
    • Welcome Letter

The cost is about $1100 for a “moderate value” on site hotel to $2200 for the luxury hotel option.

I will update the blog when I’m ready to plan my trip.

 

 

 

Top 10 Water Parks – Visit Them All

I want to visit the top ten water parks in the United States.

To determine the top ten, I consulted some of the most popular top ten lists on the Internet and chose the ten with the most mentions.

Here’s the list:

  1. Noah’s Ark – Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
  2. Raging Waters – San Dimas, Calif.
  3. Schlitterbahn – New Braunfels, Texas
  4. Water Country – Williamsburg, Va.
  5. Water World – Denver, Colo.
  6. Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Point – Greensboro, N.C.
  7. Splashin’ Safari – Santa Claus, Ind.
  8. Typhoon Lagoon – Disney World
  9. Dollywood’s Splash Country – Pigeon Forge, TN
  10. Splish Splash – Long Island New York

Sources:

USA Today

Tots & Travel

VacationRentals.com

Rolling Out

I will update the blog when I’m ready to plan my first trip.

 

 

Top Ten Theme Parks – Visit Them

I have been to Six Flags, St. Louis, Disney World, Busch Gardens, FL, Silver Dollar City and Six Flags, Chicago.  For this bucket list item, I would like to visit the top ten theme parks in the United States.

To determine the top ten, I consulted some of the most popular lists on the Internet and picked the ten with the most mentions.

Here’s the list:

  1. Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida,USA
  2. Cedar Point Sandusky, OH
  3. King’s Island Mason, OH
  4. Knoebels Elysburg, PA
  5. Hersheypark Hershey, PA
  6. Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida, USA
  7. Knott’s Berry Farm Buena Park, CA
  8. Six Flags Great America Gurnee, IL
  9. Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, CA
  10. Universal Studios Hollywood Universal City, California,USA

Sources:

Wikipedia

Fodor’s Travel

Travel Channel

Attractions of America

Rolling Out

Coaster Grotto

I will update the blog when I’m ready to start planning my trips.

 

Six Flags St. Louis – Ride all the Rides

When I was a kid we visited Six Flags St. Louis a couple of times every year, but it has been a long time since I’ve been back.

If the Biggest Loser Run/Walk is still doing their Six Flags series when I’m ready to go, I may try to plan a trip around participating in that as well.

Some of my favorite rides include:

  • Batman the Ride
  • The Screamin Eagle
  • Log Flume
  • Rush Street Flyer
  • The Joker Inc
  • Thunder River

Some rides that are new since I was last there that look interesting:

  • Bonzai Pipeline
  • Boomerang
  • Hurricane Bay
  • Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast
  • Ninja
  • Superman Tower of Power

I will update the blog when I’m ready to plan my trip.

 

 

 

Top 10 Roller Coasters – Ride them All

We never took a whole lot of family vacations when I was a kid, but we did visit Six Flags a couple of times a year.  The thing I loved best about our Six Flags visits was riding the roller coasters.

Once I’m ready to start crossing coasters off my list, I will utilize the sites like this one from Time, to determine the top 10 U.S. coasters and update the blog.