While real-life travel is still mostly a dream for many of us, we decided to fantasize about which magical lands would be particularly interesting to visit. Here are 11 amazing magical worlds that are available right now thanks to writers and filmmakers.
One of the most beloved places for family vacations has gained popularity due to its accessibility – you can get there through an ordinary closet. The mild climate of Narnia, created by the imagination of British writer Clive Lewis, is home not only to witches, dwarfs, pegasus, satyrs, and other mythical creatures but also many talking animals. Let’s go admire the scenery and communicate with the wild beasts (by the way, you don’t need to learn the language) with the help of the wonderful film trilogy “The Chronicles of Narnia“.
Tourism is on the rise, so it is high time to visit the homeland of epic heroes in Russia. You can spend a carefree ethnographic weekend here or stay longer for the sake of gambling quests – a great chance to make childhood dreams come true, ride in the hut on chicken legs, and learn the secret of Koschei the Immortal. Turn on the movie “The Last Warrior” – and let’s go!
This magical country is waiting for fans of extreme holidays. At any time of the year, you will be gladly welcomed in their wooden bungalows by numerous friends of merry Peter Pan. The main amusement here is the childhood-preserving fun and competitions with pirates of Captain Hook. And if the activity gets you tired, you can just lie on the beach and listen to the songs of mermaids. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.
A brand new exotic destination invites creative individuals of all ages, promising an unforgettable experience. Master magic classes and magic workshops under the guidance of experienced specialists. It takes place in a cozy surrealistic atmosphere, inspired by the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. This creepy but pleasant island is the best place to find yourself. You can get a closer look at it in the new animated series “The Owl House“.
The interstellar airliner Avatar, commanded by James Cameron, has been operating regular flights to Pandora since 2009. Despite its remoteness, this satellite of the planet Polyphemus is firmly in the top tourist destinations. Even certain features of the atmosphere and local fauna don’t stop lovers of extraterrestrial sunsets from traveling far away. The hospitable Na’vi natives are happy to arrange a tour to the sacred Tree of Voices and suggest the best time to admire underwater volcanic eruptions.
The main attraction of Hogsmeade Village is the castle, built about a thousand years ago. It is now home to the local school, but it is still open to visitors. Its labyrinths hide hundreds of marvelous exhibits, and the inhabitants know a lot about magical fun. Conveniently, you can get here both by air and by rail, because the cycle of author J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter routes is intended exclusively for Muggles.
Every self-respecting urbanite should visit Zootopia. It is a unique city that is home to 64 species of mammals. A Disney cartoon of the same name (Zootpia) explains in detail and not without intrigue how this community of animals is organized under the guidance of Mayor Leodore Lionheart. Welcome to the urban jungle!
To explore this vast continent, a single visit is not enough. Divided in two by the Misty Mountains, it’s populated by all kinds of people, each with its own unique history and culture. Every year, millions of travelers have a fantastic time exploring The Dead Marshes, the Fangorn Forest, the Kingdom of Rohan, and the hero city of Rivendell. The most magnificent landscapes of Middle-earth can be seen in the film trilogies The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Lewis Carroll discovered one of the most popular destinations in modern history – Wonderland – back in 1865. Once there, any adult is instantly transformed into a child and surprised at every turn. Special mention should be made to the legendary cast and crew of this utterly unpredictable place: the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, and others. For family trips, we recommend Tim Burton’s director’s tour of Alice in Wonderland.
The Land of Oz
The Land of Oz was discovered by the American writer Lyman Frank Baum. It was he who introduced us to Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. Later, other authors have continued his work in genres ranging from literature to animation to the musical. Not surprisingly, the Yellow Road leading to the Emerald City is not just a cultural attraction but a World Heritage Site.
If your town gets overlooked by the world’s guidebooks, you have to do some tricks to attract travelers. That’s exactly what old Stan of the small town of Gravity Falls did when he opened the Wondershack gift shop as a tourist attraction. As luck would have it, the whole area was crammed with secrets and mysteries. Everyone who’s ever been there goes back again and again – along with Stan’s nephews, the twins Mabel and Dipper, the main characters from the Disney Channel’s Gravity Falls cartoon series.