Kids Name “The Moon” as #1 Travel Destination

Travel News — By christinegarvin on February 17, 2012 at 11:43 am

C’mon, who doesn’t want to go to the moon?

Of course it makes sense that kids’ number one holiday destination would be that bright, crater-covered circle in the sky. It’s just about as far away as you can get (well, that astronauts can get, anyway), and then there’s that whole anti-gravity thing happening. Plus, moon dust is clearly way better than regular old Earth dust.

Still, kids second choice for favorite vacation destination might be a bit easier to get to: Disneyland. The Happiest Place on Earth followed The Moon closely as a top travel spot.

The children questioned in the poll were British, and the prompt was to name their top 10 dream holidays. They were also instructed that the destinations could be real or imaginary, so the kids weren’t necessarily as off-the-rocker as it may appear.

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For the rest of the top 10, imaginary places pulled the most weight, with Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia), Hogsmeade and Hogwarts (Harry Potter), Hundred Acre Wood (Winnie-the-Pooh), and Pride Rock (The Lion King) all making the list. In fact, Australia was about the only other “real world” place – besides the moon – to excite the kids. At least they’re well read!

Their parents, on the other hand, want to go places a little closer to home, though not necessarily less exotic. Last summer’s top 5 hot spots included Madagascar and Iraq, according to Skyscanner.

It’s good to know that if the world’s space programs start picking back up, there are plenty of future adults who will be ready to take part in trips.

Tags: Britain, disneyland, Harry Potter, the moon, top travel destinations

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