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Who else is excited for Wonder Park to make it to theaters? It’s all my boys have been talking about! Wonder Park officially comes to theaters this Friday! We’ve been watching the new trailers as they’ve come out. The movie looks like so much fun! My boys and I love roller coasters and look forward to hitting a theme park any chance we can.
Wonder Park has us all excited for warmer weather and upcoming summer vacations to enjoy time together as a family at the theme park. Until that time comes, though, we can spending a fun evening together thinking about all our favorite family trips with the Wonder Park movie in theaters.
I really love how June’s big imagination pushes her to not give up on her dreams and to continue to dream big despite obstacles. I’m always trying to encourage my children to use their imaginations more and not hold their creativity back. What a perfect message this film sends to kids in such a digital age that they can be creative and imaginative!
See the Latest Wonder Park Trailer
If you haven’t seen the latest Wonder Park trailer, check it out! It’s so fun to see the latest sneak peek into the film. I loved the secret sneak peek of her straw roller coaster creation coming to life!!
To tide your family over until the big release, check out all the fun resources on the Wonder Park website including coloring pages that come to life and a Maze Mania game!
Get your tickets for Wonder Park in Theaters Here!
How to make a Roller Coaster with Straws
June’s big imagination and this scene from the movie inspired my family to make our own Wonder Park coaster! I love the big thick twisty straws she has. I wish I found straws big enough to fit a marble or even a small bead. But either way, we had so much fun making our own replica version with bendy straws!
Supplies for Making a Straw Roller Coaster:
- Bendy Straws
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Marble or bouncy ball
- Empty cardboard box
Once we had our supplies, we just hot glued straw supports and bented and twisted the straws to make a unique track! In places the corners were too steep, just glue on another straw as a siderail support.
You can connect straws by cutting a small slit on one straw which will let you overlap the two.
In some spots, we added a small cut piece of a straw to add a little bit of strength and height, when needed.
Our Straw Roller Coaster has been a big hit! And now, we’re even more anxious to check out Wonder Park in person and see her creative roller coaster come to life!