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30 Theme Parks That Make Childhood Dreams Come True

30 Theme Parks That Make Childhood Dreams Come True

Theme parks are awesome! They can help us live out amazing adventures in magical lands that are usually inaccessible. These theme parks can help you fulfill all those childhood fantasies you’ve almost forgotten.

Get ready to take a step back into childhood with this amazing list of fantastic theme parks — emphasis on “fantastic”.

1. Hello Kitty Secret Garden, East Sussex

This Hello Kitty wonderland is located in the UK. Step into this Kitty’s world on her magical tea cups, a sky-hopper, and a meet-and-greet with the lady herself! Check it out here.

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    2. CBeebies, Staffordshire

    Come and play with all your favorite characters from the UK cartoon CBeebies! These cute little characters include Tree Fu Tom and the Zingzillas. With so many ways to explore this magical space, CBeebies is the place to be. Check it out here.

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      3. Thomas Land, Staffordshire

      Remember Thomas the Tank Engine? Get ready to enter his world at Thomas Land. This train themed park is tons of fun for the whole family. With over a dozen different rides, you are guaranteed to have some real train fun. Check it out here.

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        4. Nickelodian Land, Blackpool

        Nick Na Nick Nick Na Nick Nick Nick, Nickelodian! Get ready to meet Dora the Explorer, the Rugrats and more at this Nick themed park. Come see the land of your childhood dreams here.

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          5. Pegga Pig World, Hampshire

          Pegga Pig is a wonderful children’s cartoon character. You can come meet her and all her friends at this enchanting magical park. Check it out here.

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            6. The Little Prince Park, Alsace

            If you haven’t read The Little Prince, you need to get on that right now. This amazing book tells a heartwarming tale of a young boy and the stars. You can visit this charming boy in his very own home at The Little Prince Park. Check it out here.

            7. Adventure City, California

            Did you ever wonder what being a police officer or fireman would be like? Live out that childhood dream at Adventure City’s Rescue 911. Check it out here.

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              8. Sesame Place, Pennsylvania

              Did you ever dream of meeting Big Bird or Elmo? At Sesame Place, you can do exactly that. Get the details here.

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                9. Story Land, New Hampshire

                If you have ever read a classic fairy tale, this is the place for you. Its geared toward younger kids, and makes those classics jump right off the page. Check it out here.

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                  10. Santa’s Village

                  Who doesn’t want to meet Santa? Ditch all your doubts and come visit Santa in the flesh. Check it here.

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                    11.Schenzhen Happy Valley, China

                    Come to Happy Valley and experience Cartoon City, Adventure Mountain, and even Shangri-la Forrest. There are so many interesting things to see. You will never get bored! Check it out here.

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                      12. Schenzen Window of the World, China

                      Travel the whole world without even leaving China. Did you ever dream of being an adventurer when you were a kid? Well, you can do that at Window of the World by exploring 130 different installations. Check it out here.

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                        13. Gardaland, Italy

                        Have you ever dreamed of stepping into a land of silly fantasy? Dreams come true at Gardaland. Explore the Funny Express, Prezzemolo land, and even the baby canoe. Check it out here.

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                          14. Efteling, Netherlands

                          This charming Dutch creation gives you the opportunity to travel through the wonderful world of folklore and fantasy. It is one of the oldest theme parks in the world. Check it out here.

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                            15. i-City, Malaysia

                            This LED theme park gives you the power to walk through a magical multi colored forrest. Get ready for some authentic nigh-time magic here.

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                              16. Joyland World Theme Park, China

                              Did you ever dream of walking through your favorite video game? If you love Warcraft and Starcraft this is the place for you. Check it out here.

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                                17. Ferrari World, UAE

                                Did you ever dream of being a race car driver? Live the dream here.

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                                  18. Drive a Tank, USA

                                  Did you ever play soldier as a kid? Live the dream here,

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                                    19. The Lost World of Tanbum, Malaysia

                                    You know you dreamed of being in the world of Jurassic Park when you were little. This place doesn’t have a lot of dinosaurs, but it definitely looks like something right out of the movie. Check it out here.

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                                      20. Diggerland Amusement Park, UK

                                      If you loved Bob the Builder, or just liked the excitement of a construction site, then you have to check out Diggerland Amusement Park. Check out any of their four locations here.

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                                        21. Springfield, USA

                                        This Simpsons themed area brings the setting of this beloved show to life. Check it out here.

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                                          22. Robot Land, Korea

                                          Robots are cool. They were when you were young, and they still are now. Live the dream of life with robots here.

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                                            23. Star Trek Resort, Jordan

                                            Travel through space with your favorite Star Trek characters. Check it out here.

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                                              24. Seibu Amusement Park, Japan

                                              Did you ever pretend to be a King of Queen for a day? Live the dream at Seibu Amusement Park. Check it out here.

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                                                25. Angry Birds Land, Finland

                                                If you love the app, then you will love the land. Check it out here.

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                                                  26. Cartoon Network Amazone, Thailand

                                                  Enjoy a day of play with all your Cartoon Network Friends. Check it out here.

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                                                    27. Bedrock City, Arizona

                                                    Get ready to party with the Flinstones. Live the authentic Bedrock experience here.

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                                                      28. Silver Dollar City, USA

                                                      There are tons of fun things for kids and the young at heart o at Silver Dollar City. Check it here.

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                                                        29. Asterix Park, France

                                                        Enter the fun filled world of the lovable Asterix. Check it out here.

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                                                          30. Dream World, Thailand

                                                          This is the ultimate journey through the surreal. Check it out here,

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                                                            Last Updated on October 30, 2018

                                                            How To Be Successful In Life? 13 Tips From The Most Successful People

                                                            How To Be Successful In Life? 13 Tips From The Most Successful People

                                                            What is success to you? How to be successful in life?

                                                            To some, when they think of success, they imagine wealth; others want power; some just want to make a positive impact on the world.

                                                            All of these are perfectly valid, indeed success is a concept that means different things to different people. Though no matter what success is to you, it almost certainly isn’t something will come easily.

                                                            There are countless guides and books to being successful, however, as success is personal and unique to each individual. The advice contained in these books can often not be relevant. Therefore following the advice of a single individual can often be unhelpful.

                                                            With this in mind, considering the advice of a great many people, people whose ideas of success were different both to each other, and quite possibly, to you can be a good alternative.

                                                            What follows is a list of thirteen of the best pieces of advice from some of the most successful people who have ever lived. If you want to learn how to be successful, these 13 tips are essential:

                                                            1.Think big.

                                                              From Michelangelo Buonarroti, Great Renaissance Artist:

                                                              “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

                                                              There are few artists as influential as Michaelangelo. Today centuries after his death, his work still inspires and connects to people. His work is world famous, just think of his statue of David, or the Mural in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

                                                              Imagine then, if he decided not to work as an artist.

                                                              Being a successful artist has always been extremely difficult, imagine if he decided to give up this ambition in favour of something easier?

                                                              Oftentimes, people often decided to put their dreams aside for something more “realistic”. To give up their dream for something easier. This quote teaches us the danger of such a point of view.
                                                              Instead be ambitious.

                                                              2.Find what you love to do and do it.

                                                                From Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul:

                                                                “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.”

                                                                This is a good quote to remember and think about when you’re at work.

                                                                Imagine being as successful as possible in your current job. Ultimately you’ll probably find yourself working extremely hard and this it will take up much of your time.

                                                                If it’s a job you hate, then being successful at it might only mean filling your life with something you hate to do. What’s the sense in this?

                                                                Instead, why not focus on doing something you love? When you’ve found what you’re passionate about, you get the motivation to keep you moving. Success at this means the fulfilment of your dreams.

                                                                Not sure what your passion is yet? You should learn about this Motivation Engine first.

                                                                Even if you’re not successful, you still filled your time with something you love to do. Many successful musicians spent years of their lives doing unpaid performances, the only reason they kept playing was because they loved to perform.

                                                                3. Learn how to balance life.

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                                                                  From Phil Knight, CEO of Nike Inc.:

                                                                  “There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.”

                                                                  All too often, people think that to be successful, they need to make the object of their success their life.

                                                                  If a person thinks their job will lead them to success, then they may spend countless hours per day, and well into the evening working hard.

                                                                  However this comes at the cost of rest, your health and having an enjoyable life. Ultimately they may burn out and cease to be successful at their job anyway.

                                                                  If success comes from having a strong social life and a good group of friends, their job may suffer; meaning that they may lose their job, and then be unable to afford going out with friends.

                                                                  In these ways, success, as Phil Knight says above, is helped by balance. Think of it as a balance between rest and work, or work and play.

                                                                  To achieve that balance, this Ultimate Guide to Prioritizing Your Work And Life can help you.

                                                                  4. Do not be afraid of failure.

                                                                    From Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motors:

                                                                    “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

                                                                    There is a story, it’s unconfirmed whether it actually happened, yet the message within is none the less true:

                                                                    Thomas Edison inventing the lightbulb was the result of several hundred failed attempts. In an interview, he was asked “How do you feel after all of your failed attempts?”

                                                                    His response was great, “I didn’t fail, I learned hundreds of ways not to invent the lightbulb”

                                                                    He saw each “failure” as a lesson. From that lesson he learned what won’t work, and also might work instead.

                                                                    Each failed attempt, each rejection, were key steps on his path to success. It is easy to feel like you should give up after a failure. But perhaps in that failure is a lesson.

                                                                    Pay attention to your failures, study them. Perhaps then you’ll learn how to succeed.

                                                                    5. Have an unwavering resolution to succeed.

                                                                      From Colonel Sanders, Founder of KFC:

                                                                      “I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.”

                                                                      This, in many ways relates to the above quote about learning from your failures.

                                                                      It’s the easiest thing in the world to give up from a failure. The only way to push on is if you have the true burning desire to succeed, to not be moved or dissuaded from your goals.

                                                                      If you are not truly dedicated towards success, then each failure will hurt more, each set back will slow you down.

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                                                                      Success is hard; without the unwavering desire to succeed, this difficulty may seem insurmountable. With the desire, it is merely an obstacle to go through.

                                                                      6. Be a person of action.

                                                                        From Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Genius:

                                                                        “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

                                                                        Though it was said hundreds of years ago, it works just as much today as it ever had. It applies to literally any successful person.

                                                                        Think about it, picture someone like William Shakespeare:

                                                                        When we think of the time he lived in, we think of the time in a way shaped by him. When we think of Renissance era Italy, we think of Michaelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci.

                                                                        Or think about the present day:

                                                                        Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. Our current way of life would simply be incomparably different if they didn’t accomplish what they did.

                                                                        You’re probably reading this article on a device by a company that they either founded or companies influenced by them.

                                                                        All these figures were proactive, they saw ways to do things differently and did them. If they let the world shape them, then they’d simply fit into the background. Instead they shaped the world.

                                                                        Applying this to you?

                                                                        Don’t be afraid of going outside the norm. If you can think of a better way to do something, do it that way. If you fail, try again.

                                                                        7. Avoid conflicts.

                                                                          From Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of America: “

                                                                          The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”

                                                                          The best leaders and some of the most influential people (and Theodore Roosevelt is one of the best leaders and one of the most influential people to have lived) were not those who caused commotions, who fought with people or disregarded people; but were people who were friendly to those around them.

                                                                          People liked them. They wanted them to do well.

                                                                          This is key to good leadership.

                                                                          It’s logical. If someone likes you, they want to help you; if you give them a suggestion, they’ll gladly follow through with it.

                                                                          But if someone doesn’t like you, they may either refuse to help or actively get in your way.

                                                                          What’s more, it’s always a good idea to cultivate good relationships. You can never tell who will prove to become someone who’ll be able to help you in a big way, or even be a good and supportive friend.

                                                                          As such, help people and they may help you; and be good to people, and they my be good to you.

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                                                                          8. Don’t be afraid of introducing new ideas.

                                                                            From Mark Twain, Famed Author:

                                                                            “A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

                                                                            It is an unfortunate truth that those with the boldest ideas are often disregarded.

                                                                            Most of us are taught from an early age to think and do things similarly to everyone else. This can be great to fill an existing role. But to truly do things differently (and all successful people did things differently), you need to think differently.

                                                                            If you have a new idea, don’t throw it away because it’s new and different; instead, celebrate it. Your strange new idea might one day be the one that leads you to success.

                                                                            9. Believe in your capacity to succeed.

                                                                              From Walter Disney, Founder of Walt Disney Company:

                                                                              “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

                                                                              Success has to be something you can imagine yourself achieving.

                                                                              It is possible that you will come across those who doubt you and your ability to succeed. You must not become one of these people because the moment you cease believing and dreaming is the moment these dreams fall away.

                                                                              Keep dreaming!

                                                                              10. Always maintain a positive mental attitude.

                                                                                From Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of America:

                                                                                “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

                                                                                Like the above quote says, you need to trust in your ability to succeed. This is the only way to cultivate the right mindset.

                                                                                Replace negative thoughts with the positive ones. You need to approach problems, not as obstacles stopping you, but merely tasks that need to be completed for you to keep going.

                                                                                If you stay positive and think like this, setbacks won’t affect you so much, people’s doubts won’t impact you and even the biggest obstacles will seem like minor problems.

                                                                                However with the wrong mindset of doubt, you’ll be much easier to stop.

                                                                                11. Don’t let discouragement stop you from pressing on.

                                                                                  From Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of America:

                                                                                  “Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.”

                                                                                  It is an unfortunate fact of human nature — all of us in some way, doubt ourselves. This can be made far worse if others doubt us too.

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                                                                                  When surrounded by doubts, giving up can actually seem like a good idea.

                                                                                  Don’t pay attention to the doubts. If you are discouraged, ignore it.

                                                                                  If this discouragement moves into your mind and you begin to doubt yourself. It is important to ignore this too.

                                                                                  Take a look at these 5 Ways to Stop Self Doubt in its Tracks.

                                                                                  12. Be willing to work hard.

                                                                                    From JC Penny, Founder of JC Penney Inc.:

                                                                                    “Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.”

                                                                                    You might have heard the quote that “success is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration” or you may have heard about the 10,000 hours idea.

                                                                                    Whichever way you frame it, they say one thing:

                                                                                    True success comes from work.

                                                                                    You’ll never become successful if you don’t work towards your goal in life and keep working towards it.

                                                                                    Check out this article and you’ll understand Why Hard Work Beats Talent.

                                                                                    13. Be brave enough to follow your intuition.

                                                                                      From Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple Inc.:

                                                                                      “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

                                                                                      In ancient Greece, there was a group of Oracles who lived in Delphi. Everyone who needed advice or to know their future visited them, from the poorest of society to kings. Above the doorway of the temple were the words “know thyself”.

                                                                                      If you strongly believe and desire something, the chances are that you already have an idea how to get there. If not, you may naturally know what things will help you and what things will slow you down.

                                                                                      It’s like how your body can detect danger even when things seem safe.

                                                                                      Ultimately then, you need to trust your own instincts.

                                                                                      Final thoughts

                                                                                      What you might have noticed is that many of the above lessons are similar — most are about developing the right state of mind. This clearly suggests that the key to achieving success, in whatever you wish, comes down to the way you approach it mentally.

                                                                                      Moreover, no matter what stage of life you’re at now, you can still make a difference and pursue success. You can make resetting your life possible when you do this:

                                                                                      How to Start Over and Reboot Your Life When It Seems Too Late

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