Gaylord Palms Announces The Polar Express as Theme for ICE! 2019 Season

It may only be July, but you can JUUUUUUST start to smell a tiny little bit Christmas in the air. The 2019 Hallmark ornaments have just gone on sale. QVC just had their Christmas In July event. And earlier this week, the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL announced their theme for the 2019 season of ICE!, their annual indoor winter wonderland…THE POLAR EXPRESS!

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Japan Is Getting A Disney Mickey Mouse Themed Shinkansen Bullet Train This Spring

If you’re traveling from one city to another in Japan, the Shinkansen bullet train is the way to go. Fast, clean, easy and efficient, it’ll get you from Kyoto to Yokohama, Tokyo to Sapporo, Nara to Hiroshima, and just about anywhere else.

The operator of the Shinkansen, JR (Japan Railways) occasionally adds a little bit of fun to its bullet trains by giving them an overlay of popular Japanese animated series. In past years there have been Shinkansens adorned with Evangelion and Hello Kitty…

…but the next bullet train will be decorated in homage to the beloved Mickey Mouse…

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The Really Bad Harry Potter Ripoff In A Weird Viet Nam Theme Park

We’ve seen a few theme parks around the world that rip off Disney parks. There’s the one in Japan that we visited in 2005 (OMG, the videos!!!). It closed in 2006, but this one in Beijing, China is still up and running and still with Disney knockoffs galore. But we had never seen a theme park that had blatant copies of Harry Potter stuff.

Well, until now…

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JetBlue Announcement, Devaluation Of Credit Cards, Disney Haunted Mansion Wedding & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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SeaWorld’s Aquatica Orlando Water Park To Debut Inaugural Parkwide Celebration This September

Riding on the happy news that SeaWorld’s latest quarterly earnings showed that attendance, annual pass sales, revenue and in-park spending all increased, Aquatica Orlando, part of the SeaWorld family of theme parks, recently announced the upcoming debut of Fiesta Aquatica, which will be a new Latin-inspired celebration at the famed water park.

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