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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

The World Has Google Street View, Faroe Islands Has SheepView 360

With Internet giant Google relentlessly trying to cover every inch of planet Earth, it may surprise you that there are some populated areas, albeit with far fewer people than most cities, that are pretty much uncharted by Google. However, you probably would forgive Google for not dipping its toe in Faroe Islands, cos’ after all, she is a small multi-island nation populated by a little under 50,000 people. But if you think that number residents are quite a bunch, well, it is not quite – especially not when there are actually more sheep then humans. Continue reading The World Has Google Street View, Faroe Islands Has SheepView 360

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

Airbnb Shark Aquarium Stay Literally Lets You Sleep With The Fishes

When Airbnb started, it was an opportunity for cheap accommodation and staying experience typical hotels can’t offer. Since travelers are staying in real people’s homes, they can assimilate into the community where the homes are located. At least, that was the theory. Actual experience may varies. Anyways, that was then. Things have took quite a turn since. Now, Airbnb is more ‘interesting’ with people offering living experience in city igloo, Netflix-themed apartment, ‘Batcave’, and now, the opportunity to spend the nights with sharks. Yup. Sharks. Real sharks. Continue reading Airbnb Shark Aquarium Stay Literally Lets You Sleep With The Fishes

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

Airbnb Pulls Brooklyn Dude’s $200 A Night ‘Boutique Igloo’ Listing

Talked about making the best out of bad situations. One New Yorker by the name of Patrick Horton did just that when Winter Storm Jonas swept through New York City. Instead clearing the unusual amount of snow, he and his friends got to work and made an igloo out of it. Calling it a Boutique Winter Igloo for 2, he listed in on Airbnb for rent at a cool $200 a night. Not only does this guy has the enterprising spirit, but he turns out to be quite a marketer too, describing his handiwork as “dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays the Snopocalypse of 2016’s most desirable getaway. Hand-crafted, and built using only natural elements – we’re offering the experience of a lifetime in this chic dome-style bungalow for you and bae.” It sure sounds pretty enticing to us. Continue reading Airbnb Pulls Brooklyn Dude’s $200 A Night ‘Boutique Igloo’ Listing

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

Travel: You Have Heard of TreeTop Walk, Now Meet the 1KM TreeTop Zip Line Roller Coaster

Zip line, or Flying Fox as it is called is some countries, can only be described as an express, one-way ticket down. But it is a thrill ride of sort and as such ‘express’ is last thing any thrill-seeker wants. Then again, if you were to zip down, say a kilometer or so, straight, your heart will probably pops and even if it doesn’t, it would be a straight up, or in this case, straight-down boring ride. But don’t close your doors to zip line thrill yet, because there is such a thing called TreeTop Crazy Rider that would change the way we look at zip lines. Touted as the world’s longest roller coaster zip line, TreeTop Crazy Rider combines the hanging sensation of a zip line with the twists and turns offered by a roller coaster, letting you zip through the natural environment of the Ourimbah State Forest in New South Wales, Australia, at heights as high as 18 meters or 60 feet. Continue reading Travel: You Have Heard of TreeTop Walk, Now Meet the 1KM TreeTop Zip Line Roller Coaster