Tag Archives: Holiday Destinations

Behind The Scene Of The Upcoming AVATAR-Themed Park At Disney

Director James Cameron had this crazy idea known today as AVATAR as far back as 1995 but back then technology wasn’t available to make it without breaking the bank. Now, not only AVATAR was made and screened in 2009, already sequels (yes, sequel, as in more than one) have been planned. Fast forward 7 years and technology is available to allow a theme park based on James Cameron’s AVATAR to be created and it will be throwing its door open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in summer 2017. That’s just a few months down the road! Continue reading Behind The Scene Of The Upcoming AVATAR-Themed Park At Disney

Spamusement Is where You Get To Soak In Hot Spring On A Roller Coaster

Vacationing is all about opportunity cost. Meaning, you have to chose one activity over another at any one time. For example, if you want to relax at a hot spring, you will have to forgo the excitement and thrill of amusement park. But soon, in Beppu city on the island of Kyushu, you can have the cake and eat it as far as spa and amusement park is concerned. This means that you can enjoy the relaxing hot spring, AKA onsen, Beppu city is known for while screaming your lungs out on a roller coaster ride. To be clear, we are talking about doing both things simultaneously, not one activity after another. And that, folks, is the ingenuity behind the idea of Spamusement which, as the name suggests, is a spa and an amusement park hybrid that will be realized in the city of Beppu city. Continue reading Spamusement Is where You Get To Soak In Hot Spring On A Roller Coaster

Believe It Or Not, This Double Bed On The Mountain Is A Hotel Room

When we talk about minimalistic hotel, you can’t get any more minimal than Null Stern Hotel, which literally translates to zero star hotel. And when we say ‘you can’t get any more minimal’, we do mean you can’t, well, not unless you can beat a room that has no walls and only has a double bed with side tables. There’s no wardrobe in sight, neither is a bathroom, and it is right smack on the mountains of Graubünden, Switzerland, up on a slightly air-deprived altitude of 6,463 feet. In other words, if you are looking for a hotel room with unobstructed, panoramic view, this is it. Continue reading Believe It Or Not, This Double Bed On The Mountain Is A Hotel Room

Universal Unveiled A New Pacific Isles-themed Water Theme Park For 2017

Good news, water-loving folks. Universal will have a new water theme park to help beat the sweltering summer heat and Orlando, Florida is where you will find it come 2017. I know. We heard of the tragic incident over at Disney’s resort, but rest assure, wildlife won’t be there to greet you; it will be just you, the majestic manmade volcano and the Pacific isles-style setting. Set amongst a lush greenery, this 28 acres theme park, aptly called Volcano Bay, is creative by the Universal Creative, the same folks behind crowd favorite theme park experiences like The Wizard World of Harry Potter, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and like many of Universal’s parks, it is setup to please thrill seekers and chill seekers alike. Continue reading Universal Unveiled A New Pacific Isles-themed Water Theme Park For 2017

pentahotels Introduces Gamer Hotel Rooms With Playstation 4 Console

It looks like gaming is a phenomena that no businesses can ignore, even for those seemingly unrelated businesses. How else do you explain why there are hotels that are ‘gamer-centric’. Earlier this year, we wrote about the world’s first gamer-centric hotel, The Arcade Hotel in Amsterdam and now, as it appears, another hotel, or rather a hotel chain, is hopping onto the bandwagon to please traveling gamers. Are there really so many folks who travel to somewhere else to play games in their hotel rooms? Anywho, the hotel chain in question is pentahotels, who have already differentiate itself as hotels with a stylish and comfortable setting – starting with room keys collection at the designer bar, where guests can also choose to pick up a drink, if desired. Continue reading pentahotels Introduces Gamer Hotel Rooms With Playstation 4 Console

Disney’s Star Wars Experience Includes Piloting The Millennium Falcon

Star Wars is growing big with Disney and as some of you may have read, Disney is in the process of constructing Star Wars-themed additions to the two U.S. theme parks. However, little was known beyond it is doing something. Then on this past Sunday, Han Solo aka Harrison Ford, himself revealed what those intergalactic experiences consist during ABC Disneyland 60 Special. The revealing show off some of the concepts of the various lands that made up the entire Star Wars Experience, including two anchor theme park rides. Continue reading Disney’s Star Wars Experience Includes Piloting The Millennium Falcon

This Old Subterranean Salt Mine In Romania Hides An Amusement Park

Set in a picturesque area somewhere to the southeast of Romania town of Cluj-Napoca, Salina Turda used to be a salt mine that dates back to nearly a millennium. But today, instead salt miners, the subterranean enclaves are bustling with exciting visitors, hitting up the bowling alley, tranquil underground lake, and a 20 meter Ferris Wheel. There are a host of other amenities, including a mini golf game, a 180-seat amphitheater, children play area, a Terezia Mine with floral and some fauna, as well as sports facilities catering to handball, football, and badminton, along with table tennis and billiard tables. There’s a boat rental there too, so you can choose to admire the majestic underground structure as you row across the aforementioned lake. Continue reading This Old Subterranean Salt Mine In Romania Hides An Amusement Park

Amsterdam Is Where You Can Find The World’s First Gamer-centric Hotel

When we travel, we travel. Meaning, we don’t coop ourselves up in the hotel room. We explore the city where we are at. There’s no reason for anyone to lock themselves in a room, really. However, if you are a die-hard gamer looking to get out of your parent’s basement and game on in a vastly different environment (definitely, not below-the-ground), then you might want to consider hitting up Amsterdam’s The Arcade Hotel, located just opposite of the Saphartipark. Formerly, Aalborg Hotel, the 36-room hotel was taken over by one Daniel Salmanovich and given a new lease of life with the aim to please gaming travelers by mixing cosiness and gaming. Continue reading Amsterdam Is Where You Can Find The World’s First Gamer-centric Hotel

Meet Four Seasons Private Jet Experience, the Hotel Industry’s First Fully Branded Jet

Not everyone has the the luxury of owning a private jet, which means folks who want a little more opulence when jet setting will have to settle for First Class seat. Those with more spending power can also opt for private jet for hire by the hour, or one could also drop like 20 grand for a hotel room-in-air and now, you have another option: Four Seasons Private Jet Experience. Touted as the world’s first hotel-branded flying service, Four Seasons Private Jet is packaged with the same service level and commitment as its earthly counterparts. And so, yes. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is now also in the business of air travel. We must say it is a brilliant progression and a very bold one too, but only time will tell how well it will be received by the power spenders. Continue reading Meet Four Seasons Private Jet Experience, the Hotel Industry’s First Fully Branded Jet

Travel: Disney Cruise Line’s Star Wars Day at Sea Lets You Rub Shoulders with Darth Vader and the Gang

Is there a relation between Star Wars and the open water? Hardly. In fact, we hardly see anything remotely larger than a tub full of water in the first few episodes, but here on Earth, we do celebrate their ‘existence’ on open water. Well, at least that’s what the hugely popular movie franchise’s new owner Disney will be doing. So what’s the occasion that calls for such celebratory cruise? Nothing in writing from Disney actually, but we’re going to guess it is to mark the studio’s first Star Wars flick, which is set to hit the theaters later this year, after the acquisition. But I am sure the ‘why’ doesn’t really matters if you are a super fan. Right? Slated to happen, starting in January 2016. Disney Cruise Line guests will be able to set sale to the Western Caribbean with their favorite characters from the last six episodes of Star Wars. Continue reading Travel: Disney Cruise Line’s Star Wars Day at Sea Lets You Rub Shoulders with Darth Vader and the Gang