Narnia in the Top 3 Fantasy Worlds to Visit

Posted May 26, 2010 12:59 pm by fantasia_kitty

Narnia took third place in a recent poll asking which fantasy worlds people would like to visit most. First place went to Pandora, the world in the recent movie Avatar, and second place went to Hogwarts in Harry Potter. You can see the remainder of the top 10 fantasy worlds people wanted to visit here.

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  • narnian1 says:

    My choices would be: Narnia, Middle Earth, and Hogwarts, Wonderland (book).

  • Temlakos says:

    They didn’t ask my opinion. I’d have voted for Narnia, all the way. Even if it meant serving in the army–in fact, *especially* if it meant serving in the army. Long live King Peter! Long live King Caspian!

  • Movie Aristotle says:

    I like Narnia, but actually going there seems…unsafe.

    • NarniaCrazy says:

      yes… it is most definitely unsafe. that’s why i loved it so much! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Puddleglum says:

      I must say things would be rather slow around here without the occasional owl flying in with children set on an adventure.
      But of course I have been told I am far too excitable at times.

    • -centaur- says:

      ‘course it isn’t safe. But it’s good. πŸ™‚

    • NarniaQueen411 says:

      I’d like to go there because its unsafe! – totally different from everything that i’ve ever done.
      and I know that i could probably just sick around the good guys anyway – so i’d have back-up if something happened πŸ˜‰

  • narniahp4ever says:

    My choices: Narnia(always first:), Hogwarts and Naboo:D

  • Dr Elwin Ransom says:

    I probably could have guessed before reading this that "Pandora" would take first place only because it’s the most recent "world" in people’s minds.

    Take the same poll in about 20 years and Middle-Earth, Narnia and Harry Potter’s wizard world will be back on top. The worlds of classic literature (even the newer "Potter"), with their echoes of Biblical truth and redemption, will long outlast the "Avatar" fad and pagan overtones.

    • Movie Aristotle says:

      I agree that Pandora is only on top because of timing. Take the poll right after VDT comes to DVD and Narnia would probably be on top. I am encouraged that Narnia took third though, despite the relative failure of the movie PC. I am surprised that Wonderland was not higher on the list. Maybe in the poll they should have called it "Underland" instead!

    • Neverland Child says:

      Did you just say Scary Potter had Biblical truth? That insane!

      • jag says:

        yes unfortunately alot of ppl seem to think that harry potter is a story written in the same sence as narnia! this cld not be more further from the truth… harry potter is the complete oppesite of narnia, God, and christianity, it is sad to see ppl confused bu this but thats how satan works i suppose, we shld just pray for them, and let ppl know of the real truths behind things like harry potter!

      • Shasta of Archenland says:

        I must say I respecfully disagree with Jag and Neverland Child….

        Harry Potter, although written from a secular worldview in many senses and without any "God character" etc, has many echoes of truth and redemption. Rowling herself, who is a member of the church of Scotland, admitted that she had hidden a lot of spiritual truth in her work. Just because it is not as obvious as Aslan in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe does not mean it isn’t there. Sometimes spiritual truths buried deep are the best way to communicate with people.

        One of the big objections to Harry Potter in Christian circle is the element of magic. Many don’t think about the amount of magic that is in the Narnia and Lord of the Rings series. The issue is that Narnia and Lord of the Rings were written by two overtly Christian writers while Rowling did not make her Christian beliefs known because she did not want to make the ending to her series obvious and turn off a score of readers.

        I challenge you to actually read Harry Potter yourself, and think about it, before you begin making assumptions about the books.

      • Dr Elwin Ransom says:

        Whatever Christian beliefs Rowling had, I do not see them reflected as directly in her work — and some other beliefs she’s outlined belie a wholly Christian worldview.

        Nevertheless, I agree with Shasta above that though Satan may use "Harry Potter" to work in some people, 1) Satan can corrupt anything (even the Bible), and 2) If someone indeed sins, it is his own fault, and having read the whole series (almost twice) and seen all the films, I can assure those concerned that it is not "demonic" or a dispenser of real witchcraft or any of that.

        The story is well-done fantasy and thus can be enjoyed as that, even the parts that don’t reflect Christianity (i.e., valuing love for its own end, rather than as a means to the God Who is love).

        What has also helped me is Jesus’ reminder to the You-Know-Whats (the Pharisees) in Mark 7. Contrary to myth, He did not condemn them for following the Law but for swapping it out for made-ups laws. And in response to their made-up laws, Jesus said (from verses 14-23):

        "Hear me, all of you, and understand: There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him. … Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?. … What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

        Application: I can read a series like "Harry Potter" and if they are not a real sin for me, making me stumble (cf. Romans 14), I can do this without being guilty of sin or giving the Devil a foothold. Reason: because real sin comes from within. It is not one’s environment that makes me sin, but my own sin-shrapnel that still resides in me (Romans 7). How do I deal with the sin? Not just by avoiding Bad Stuff, but by looking to Christ my Lord and Savior. πŸ™‚

        For more on this and other issues, visit http://www.yehaveheard.com/2010/05/stretching-scripture-yoga-opposition-and-sins-real-source . That column is specifically about Christians who think "yoga" is always bad, but applies to this issue as well.

        And I’m always around to PM if anyone is curious to learn more. There is Biblical balance between trying to avoid tempting influences and not discerning at all — but from what I’ve seen and read, most Christians tend to fall into the trap of only emphasizing one or the other.

      • Ariel_of_Narnia says:

        Dr Elwin Ransom,
        First, it’s good to know that there is yet another Christian on this site! It’s a very encouraging thought.
        Now, true, it is what comes OUT of a man that defiles him. But the question is WHY does what comes out of him happen at all? I once heard of two boys (twelvish, I think) who had this "thing" for violent video games. They played them so much that one day, they went to a playground and ended up killing a little girl, thinking that real life was like the video game: namely, she’d just be able to get up again, which, of course, didn’t happen. I’m not trying to contradict my Saviour or anything, but what you put IN could very well come OUT.
        I hope you read this as a respectfully-written comment and not as an argument.

      • jill says:

        Dr. Ransom, i would have to agree with everything u said, but if u dont mind my asking, r u a lawyer? u seem 2 hav all the facts and refrences 2 support evrything ur saying.
        Ariel, this verse is refering to what comes inside a man’s stomach, not mind!

  • boke_wyrm says:

    I’d probably get killed, but Narnia would be first, then the Shire, then the Silverlock world (from the novel by John Myers Myers).

  • Liberty Hoffman says:

    awesome! though it’s annoying to see that Harry Potter second over Narnia…..why not Middle Earth? argh. oh well…..

    • Elf Maiden Archer of Rivendell says:

      Yeah, Middle-Earth is sooo much better than Hogwarts! No offense! πŸ˜‰ You have over a gazillion places to choose from! If I took the poll: The Shire, Narnia, and Camelot.

      • DLF says:

        I take offence anyway. I LOVE Harry Potter. My top 3 places would be Hogwarts, Narnia, then mabye Wonderland.

  • Kate says:

    I’d definitely choose Narnia first, then probably Hogwarts, Middle Earth seems like it would either be really boring or way too exciting. And Wonderland would definitely be too exciting.

  • kirstP. says:

    Middle Earth and Narnia are definitely my top two – in either order.
    Yay that Narnia placed in the top three! And I agree that Middle-Earth will probably place higher again one day.

    • Elf Maiden Archer of Rivendell says:

      Yeah. Middle-Earth will probably be in on the top once The Hobbit movie comes out! ;D

  • GlimGlum says:

    Narnia for me. πŸ™‚

  • Melody says:

    Narnia. Middle-earth. then…well, I’d like to visit the worlds I have made up. πŸ˜‰ The Star Wars universe is neat – though I would probably get into duels over philosophy & theology pretty easily… πŸ˜€

    Safety is of no concern. We are between the paws of the true Aslan.

  • Aslan's Meadow says:

    I would love to visit Narnia, any probobly the Star Wars universe.

  • QueenLucy12 says:

    1.Narnia(Duh) 2.Alagaesia. for #3 would be the world that I madeup.

    • HighQueenofNarnia says:

      What’s Alagaesia?

    • Elf Maiden Archer of Rivendell says:

      Oh, yeah I forgot Alagaesia.(it’s sort of like Middle-Earth,except smaller,and has good and bad dragons. Look it up on google or wikipedia.)So I choose Middle-Earth(plus Beleriand and Valinor),Narnia,Alagaesia. πŸ˜‰

    • Talvi says:

      ha, yes yes! another Eragon reader! that would be on my list too! (Alagaesia… love the books, but I can never spell the world right. @_@)
      but I seriously can’t decide. Narnia all the way for first, of course, but then how to decide between Berk (I loved How to Train your Dragon!), Alagaesia, Harry Potter land, Pern, and of course my endless worlds that I made up??
      xD
      but Narnia’s first, and that’s what truly matters, lulz.

  • HighQueenofNarnia says:

    Narnia!!! Obviously. Then, I’m not quite sure. Middle-Earth, maybe- I was shocked that it wasn’t in the top three! Not anything having to do with Harry Potter, though- I don’t approve of that series.

    @Movie Aristotle: Ditto! Or after LWW.

    I’d love to visit a world that my friend made up! Or one that I did… except mine doesn’t have a name.

  • HighQueenofNarnia says:

    I wonder why the poll questioned the uneven number of 1,739 people? Why not make it 1,740?
    Polls are getting weirder and weirder these days. πŸ˜‰

  • Glenstorm the Great says:

    Narnia should have totally been first. Or at least Middle Earth.

  • LL says:

    Narnia!!! Our home away from home…lol!

  • Lillyput90 says:

    Middle Earth all the way…..and then Narnia, the real Narnia, not the shadowlands.

  • Braden Woodburn says:

    1-Narnia, 2-Hogwarts, and 3-Wonderland.

  • Aslan's my homeboy says:

    I would have to say Narnia then middle earth and then I’m not sure what else

  • Neverland Child says:

    I would say Pandora, Narnia, Middle Earth and Wonderland.
    But I never say HOGWARTS!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Neverland Child says:

      I would all so like vist POTC the How to Train Your Dragon place and a land I made up.

      • Haggith Tarkheena says:

        I made up a land of my own too. It’s actually a book I’m trying to write. (But I’m taking FOR EVER :P) It’s called Lurtz, and it has unicorns, pegasus’ sea creatures, gryphons, and faries in it. And the King is a GIANT eagle.

        My book is Christain based. πŸ™‚

      • Dr Elwin Ransom says:

        Haggith Tarkheena, "Lurtz" is the name of an ugly Uruk-Hai Orc chief in the film version of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." You might want to change your created-world’s name! πŸ™‚

      • QueenLucy12 says:

        me too mine is called "Paradawn" (PAIR-A-DAWN) Made it last year! it is awesome! and im princess Maria (not my real name) and me too is trying to make a book out of it!

      • Neverland Child says:

        That’s awesome Haggith Tarkheena!! I writing a book of my own. It’s called "Tyrainus"

      • Ariel_of_Narnia says:

        Sweet! I’ve already written a book involving another world! (It’s just not published yet.)
        I don’t recall any "Lurtz" in LotR, but I’m assuming you like LotR far more than me (for me, it’s just a mild interest) so I’ll take your word for it, Dr Elwin Ransom!

  • NarniaHannah says:

    I would say Narnia, Odyssey(the town from adventures in odyssey),Alleble,the Star wars universe, Middle Earth, River Heights(where Nancy Drew lives), Bayport(where the Hardy Boys live), and some various lands I made up.
    And who cares about getting killed? I know where I’m going. Heaven.

    • QueenLucy12 says:

      oh yeah sista! (about the going to heaven part)

    • TheScribblingScribe says:

      Ooh I’d love to go to Odyssey πŸ™‚

    • The Batman says:

      Yeah, Odyssey for me, too! And Narnia, and a few Star Wars places πŸ™‚

    • Ariel_of_Narnia says:

      I’m not sure I’d go to Odyssey… but did you know that some kids in Odyssey had adventures in another world called Marus? Check out Paul McCusker’s "Passages" series! They are AMAZING! Not as close to Narnia as one may think, but I think they are so COOL! (even though the backs of the books say "ages 10-14" and I’m not in that category!)
      I’d totally go for Narnia and Marus!

    • Omac the centaur says:

      to true my friend. πŸ™‚ about going to heaven. I liked C. S. lewis’ idea about all the worlds combined and all. probably my favorite thing he put in the books!

    • Puddleglum says:

      Ah, Heaven. To finally go to the Greatest of all countries.

  • kittengirl says:

    I would go to Narnia and Naboo.

  • Omac the centaur says:

    narnia, star wars, and, um, dinotopia? and a made up land of my own.. were the is always fighting. Oh! and earth! Earth would be soooo cool to go to. if only..

    • Karnia says:

      lol Earth would be pretty interesting to go to, if only….. πŸ˜›

      • Omac the centaur says:

        they have the weirdest two-legged things there. i think they call themselves humans.. i think.

    • Puddleglum says:

      Strangly, I understand that among humans when behaives badly they say the person is acting like an "animal".

      • Omac the centaur says:

        Indeed. i’v had to explain this to some of the bad tempered mammals near my home.

  • Queen of The Western Woods says:

    The real Narnia all the way! Probably coz King Edmund’s there πŸ™‚

    • Ariel_of_Narnia says:

      I’m going to the real Narnia someday. And it’s not to see King Ed (though I admit he’s pretty cool). I’m going to praise Christ (who is depicted by Aslan) for the rest of eternity. And THAT is something to look forward to!

  • Omac the centaur says:

    Oh! ijust remembered, the wood between the worlds! that would be my first. then i could find narnia AND still go to other worlds. πŸ˜€

  • Haggith Tarkheena says:

    Ah, Man! Why didn’t they make Narnia 1st place? It’s a WHOLE lot better then stupid, idiotict, witch craft teaching Harry Potter!!!!! And my family and I rented Avatar on TV, and I do admit that the Avatar people are pretty cool, but the whole worshiping the "Willow tree" is DUMB!!!!! NARNIA SHOULD BE FIRST!!!!!!!

  • Haggith Tarkheena says:

    OH! And I can’t forget Middle-Earth in the Lord of the Rings! That place is awesome too! I would stay in Rohan for 6 months, and ride their awesome horses, and then I would go to the Shire for a whole year!!!!! I LOVE HOBBITS!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Ariel_of_Narnia says:

      Ooh! Horses! (Yesterday, I was reading about Shadowfax. And I’ve decided that I want him!) ;D

  • Eustace says:

    I excepted that the three top fantasy worlds to visit would be Middle Earth, Narnia, and Hogwarts. I am surprised that Middle Earth was so low in the list. I personally, would have picked Narnia, Middle Earth, and Starwars. But Avatar, Pandora world didn’t look all that nice to visit.There are big blue creators about six feet tall and they act like part animals part humans, what are they you wonder.

  • ernesto says:

    because they remained in third place third place that hurt me because you are the best movie of Narnia, and ps are chida his movies but I miss you more adventurous or magic or something like a penalty but nimodo good bye.

  • Pippin/Merry/Gimli/all hobbits and dwarf lover says:

    Cool! Mine would be Middle Earth, Wonderland (alice and wonderland land) and I think it may be Narnia or something that I forgot the name of.

  • Feather~Light~Heart says:

    Sweet! Way to go Narnia! I’m very surprised Middle Earth isn’t in the top 3 though…

  • MurtaghLuv says:

    My list would be;
    Alagaesia,
    Amara,
    Narnia,
    The Shire,
    Wonderland,
    and then all the others

  • PrincessRosario says:

    Mine would be a toss-up between Middle Earth, Narnia, and Azeroth (from World of Warcraft…yes I’m a nerd :P)

  • Milady of Narnia says:

    It’s Narnia all the way for me!! πŸ™‚

  • Fire vein says:

    I would put it Narnia Middle earth then Harry Potter at the very, very, very bottom. (If you haven’t noticed I hate Harry Potter’s gutts!)

  • Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Funny how Middle-Earth is #6. I thought LotR was more popular than Narnia…. (Not that I care, because I believe Narnia is oodles better than Middle-Earth (which is how it turned out in the poll anyway)!)

  • pselpevensie says:

    that’s so cool!
    (but, in my opinion, Narnia sooo should’ve been first)

  • Ranger says:

    Pfft, Pandora? Booooring compared to Narnia or Middle-Earth!

  • silverPhoenix says:

    Camelot and Middle Earth sound nice…but Narnia rules.

  • alice jadis says:

    Now, I’m not familiar with all the magical worlds out there.. but I would much rather go to Wonderland than Narnia.. I put Wonderland over top of all of them, it’s got so much more magic and fantasy in it, plus I’ve loved Wonderland my whole life – it’s very special to me, which is not something I’d say about Narnia.. I’m not saying I dislike Narnia, but I’d rather be in Wonderland.. and no, I don’t find the Harry Potter series to be a sin, I beleive much differently..

  • martinthewarrior says:

    my chices would be pandora, then narnia

  • Peter the Magnificant says:

    My three would be NARNIA then NARNIA and NARNIA haha

    • Omac the centaur says:

      Woe wait.. U would have Narnia AFTER Narnia??!!! I cant believe that! I would SO have Narnia, THEN Narnia. then after that u r so right: NARNIA. πŸ™‚

  • Puddleglum says:

    I just cannot understand why someone would rather go to this Pandora place rather than Narnia.
    From what I have been told there are these floating pieces of land all about. I would be in constant worry of one of them landing on me. Or even being on one, (my head spinns at the thought).
    No. Better to keep my webbed feet in a good "solid" Narnian peat swamp.
    As for this Hogwart, or whatever they call the place. Such big buildings are usually too cramped inside. Give me a wide open fenn any day, with a good view of the stars at night.
    Star Wars? Why would they be fighting in the first place?

    • Omac the centaur says:

      I see ur point. flying landmasses dont seem very stable for hooves. i’d probably just slide off. O.O and then i had the same question about the stars.

    • Puddleglum says:

      Now this "middle earth" place sounds interesting.
      But I must admit they spend much to much time underground. I have seen enough of that already.

  • Queen Emily of Narnia!! says:

    My choice would definetely be Narnia, Middle Earth and Hogwarts. I don’t understand how somebody could compare Pandora to these places which will go down in history because they are so magical. Nobody can beat them, just because some film came out that has attracted loads of attention because it’s modern and cliche, doesn’t mean that other films with magical places like: Underworld, Middle Earth, Narnia and even Harry Potter world… It’s ridiculous and totally absurd… but then again everyone has their own taste…!

  • LOTRFREAK says:

    as much as like narnia i would go to middle earth and Alagaesia before going to narnia

  • narnian resident says:

    harry potter? ewww! i would choose Narnia as #1, Middle-Earth as #2, and #3 would be my world of Gillidiad in my books πŸ˜€

  • Aslan's Girl says:

    Huzzah for Narnia!! My top 3:
    -Narnia

    -Middle Earth

    -Elyon
    πŸ™‚

  • Aslan's Girl says:

    And I don’t understand why ANYONE would go to Pandora. Using a quote from the movie-"everything out there wants to kill you and eat your eyes for ju-ju beans".-Army Chief Guy

    Or something along those lines ^^

    I mean, I know that Narnia and Middle Earth are dangerous, but at least they’re a little hospitable! =]

    Yeesh. Avatar hype. Makes me sick >.<

  • Aravis Narnia says:

    Definitely Narnia. Pandora is more sci-fi than true fantasy. And Hogwarts is low fantasy, since it is located in the UK after all. But Narnia is truly the quintessential high fantasy world- complete with medieval elements and all.

  • narnianerd says:

    Narnia, Middle Earth, Star Wars Galaxy, Star Trek Alagaesia, Amara, Shannara, Camelot, Neverland, Wonderland

    There you go, My top ten… *wonders why Star Trek wasn’t on the top list…

  • narnianerd says:

    Oh wait, Its not tecnicly a different world, I don’t care. It still is on my list.

  • Puddleglum says:

    Just out of curiosity,
    Has anyone a way of contacting Warwik Davis?
    I would think that if anyone were an authority on the subject( from an actore’s point of view ), it would be he.
    Think about it, he played The title character in "Willow".
    He played the "original" Reepacheap, in the BBC’s Prince Caspian, as well as VODT. Then Glimfeather in The Silver Chair.
    I believe he also played a "giant-dwarf" in "Gulliver’s Travels". Then a leprican in a movie of the same name.
    Finally the role of Nicabrik in Prince Caspian.
    I would say, give the fellow a call.

  • Puddleglum says:

    Oh yes. I almost forgot he also played the little fuzzy fellow from "The Return of the Jedi".
    I do believe that covers Mr. Davis’s credentials. Please feel free to add to them anyone.

    • Omac the centaur says:

      he played in a lot off things. on his wiki page at the bottom there is a list of movies. he also played yoda and somthing in harry potter, evan though i dont care 4 the movie.

      • Puddleglum says:

        Yoda?
        I though he was played by Fozzy Bear.

      • Omac the centaur says:

        i think he was just a stand-in. on the phantom menace where Yoda tells Obi he can train the future darth vador.

      • Puddleglum says:

        I guess I will have to watch that part again with the young wiggle. (Embarrassed to admit he enjoys that series.)

      • Omac the centaur says:

        it is fine, i enjoy it myself.

      • Puddleglum says:

        Just remembered.
        Mr. Davis was in "The Phantom Menace" as well. Bit part really. He was one of the fans cheering on you Anakin during the pod race.
        Not sure but he might also have played a young version of the race that "Greedo" fellow from the original movie. You know, the poor guy who Han Solo fried in the cantina.

      • Puddleglum says:

        I was hoping you would get the bear reference.
        Frank Oz, the voice for Fozzie, (I must correct my spelling) was also the puppiteer, and voice for Yoda in the original series.

      • Puddleglum says:

        I looked up the reference to wiki.
        His Yoda was a "walking" part.

  • ALYSSA says:

    I hate it i hate that movie narnia is gayy, we had to watch it in English and do 5 assignments on it!!!

    • Omac the centaur says:

      narnia is not gay. if u hate it than why r u on a narnia website?

      • QueenLucy12 says:

        O My Gosh!! Narnia Is SOOO Not gay! where did you get that from!???

      • Puddleglum says:

        Now hold on a moment.
        What do you mean by "gay"?
        Now if you are refferring to the original meaning, simply put happy, joyful, etc. I must aggree.
        But if you are meaning some derogatory slang, I must dissagree.
        I can only hope that the message in the story is a seed that will in time germinate.

    • High Queen Emily the Valiant says:

      What are you saying? Narnia is sooooooo not gay!!! Omac the centaur definetely has a point why are you on a Narnia fansite?

  • dominiclovesnarnia says:

    1 . NARNIA – 2 . ARCHENLAND – 3 . CALORMEN !!!! ALL NARNIA WORLD !!!

  • Casue says:

    her is my top ten-

    1.) Narnia
    2.) The Realms (from Libba Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty)
    3.) The Shire (lord of the rings)
    4.) Wonderland
    5.) Pandora
    6.) Puddingworld
    7.) Dairyworld
    8.) Naboo (star wars)
    9.) Fairyworld
    10.) the magic place in Spiderwick Chronicles( dont know what it’s called)

  • GeorgeG18 says:

    For me:
    1. Hogwarts (that includes Hogsmeade too) πŸ˜‰
    2. Narnia
    3. Middle-Earth
    I love the three series very much!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚
    I’d love to visit Pandora too, but i don’t want to be with a mask on my face…

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