Exploring The Wonders Of Winter Down By Navy Pier
It has been going down for nearly sixteen years. Families from all walks near and far have been flocking the Navy Pier and spend time basking in a perfect happiness without ever giving up. This seasonal affair called the Winter Wonder Festival features more than 24 rides plus attractions, and about 170, 000 square feet set aside for entertainment that is of all types of age.
Some of the amazing attractions that have been featured in this annual event include an all-sided inflatable slide that is also an obstacle course referred to as the Polar Extreme, the Arctic Peaks Climbing Walls that people have fallen in love with because of its interactive nature. Another attraction that has been introduced is the new and expanded Winter Rules mini golf course, which has proved to be more challenging, but at the same providing an extra leaf of friendly competition and a well packed holiday fun.
The décor is so exciting and has been reimagined from time to time to give it an incredible look. There is also a glittering and beautiful forest that has close to five hundred trees with about 25,000 decorations of ornaments that are hung somewhere on a wire. The next attraction site after that would be ever-popular Blackhawks ice-skating rink, which most visitors love gliding across. There is also an excellent Cliff Hanger that extends for close to forty feet, soaring across it can be a nice idea.
There is also a glittering view available right on top of the towering indoor Ferris wheel that is 50 foot high. It’s quite a spectacular view.
One fascinating fact about all these activities is that they are all done indoors. Winter weather should not worry you at all.
The hot cocoa cups are also another favorite attraction of this festival. Once you got your ticket, you can begin your day spinning round and round inside the giant sized teacup that is found right inside the Hot Cocoa Cups.
You can opt for a nice slide down the fifteen-foot high tubing hill, and then later taste the real feeling of the Arctic dive that is readily available on the slide of the polar bear. The wonder whirl also cannot be easily forgotten. It will give you a whole spin. The winter wonders fest provides everything for the entire family, and that’s its beauty.
This holiday event cannot be complete without paying a visit to the Clause Residence- the ‘official residence’ to Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa elves are always there, and one of them will be ready to meet you, after that you can tell Santa what is on the wish list of your holiday. This visit cannot go un-captured on the lens. A photographer will be on standby to capture this special event.
Your kids will have an extraordinary opportunity to decorate and finally eat sugar cookies that are freshly baked, and this is done at the Aquafina Create-A- Cookie Cottage.
The zero gravity event is also available at this festival. It’s a ride that at first spins slowly but adjusts speed until a point where riders are tightly held to the wall a force known as centripetal. You can be easily lifted to the air at a very top speed.
This is a fun activity that you cannot afford to miss. Treat yourself this winter.