After months of debate over the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, and at an apparent impasse over privatizing air traffic control, Congress has settled on a compromise — with some unexpected benefits for the average air traveler.
Fossil-rich cliffs in Canada from 500 million years ago, sea caves used by Neanderthals, 99 artificial islands in the remote Pacific Ocean and 17 structures designed by the French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier are among 21 new sites inscribed on the World Heritage List.
Permanent late-night hours debuted at Disney’s Animal Kingdom during Memorial Day weekend and included new shows and other entertainment, a different view of the savannah’s animals after dark, and a new ambiance for established attractions.
It doesn't matter what draws you to Stockton's sunny streets. Whether you're Delta bound, wine-country set, or simply headed downtown for a concert or game, you'll need nourishment. Stockton's dining scene has taken off in recent years.
Reign of Kong has the most complex and enthralling story in this year’s crop of new attractions and is populated by terrifying creatures. The new King Kong ride hasn’t officially opened and an opening date hasn’t been announced, although park guests have been admitted intermittently for “technical rehearsals.”
Soarin’, which was closed for six months for an expansion and refurbishment, reopened June 17 with a third screen, a new high-definition laser projection system, new scents and a new show. Soarin’ Around the World tours six continents and replaces the old California-based show.
If your kids love everything Frozen, they’ll probably show uncritical love for Frozen Ever After, which opened June 22 at Epcot. The new ride has the beloved characters and songs from the movie and terrific animatronics.
Cobra’s Curse, Busch Gardens’ new roller coaster, has a backstory involving the Snake King, a team of archaeologists and a curse. The queue passes by an aquarium of sorts holding live, venomous snakes.
Some of the last pieces of the transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs have moved into place, and although a few parts are not completed, the flavor of the redesigned and expanded complex and its new emphasis on its waterfronts are apparent. Town Center, the heart of the redesigned complex, opened May 15 with about 30 new businesses.