Posts Tagged ‘USA’
Legoland Theme Park.
Have we all gone Legoland crazy? First I read about a new Legoland Theme Park opening in Florida, in October 2011. Then I read about that a new Legoland Discovery Centre in Tokyo, Japan, due to open next June 2012.
The Legoland Theme Park in the UK, is located in Winsor (yes, as in Winsor Castle). The attraction is aimed at children under 12 years. Personally, I think theme parks are interesting for all ages. Mostly a fun day out can be had by all. I don’t think I’ve actually been to Legoland in Winsor, I should go!
I guess if I were going to put a new theme park anywhere. Florida would be one of my first choices. With the Disney attractions already stable. Who knows, Florida could soon become the theme park capital of the World – if it isn’t already.
The Florida Legoland theme park location will spread across 150 acres. And, much like the one we have here in the UK. It will feature many Legoland miniture towns and famous places. Plus family shows, and rides. Of course it will – it’s a theme park.
The Tokyo Legoland Discovery Center location will be at the Decks Tokyo Beach Mall, Japan. It is due to open next June 2012, and include attractions such as miniland, Lego Factory, rides, Lego Studios with 4D cinema experience and much more. Wouldn’t it be nice if some of the money generated from the theme park was donated to the Japanese Relief Fund by the Merlin Entertainment Group?
By the way, the same Entertainment Group, (Merlin Entertainment) plan to build a temporary Madame Tussauds, also at the Ecks Tokyo Beach Mall. I like visiting Madame Tussauds, although I haven’t been in recent years. I generally only go when I have visitors over for a holiday. It’s a good tourist spot.
The soon to be available attractions is great news for all theme park lovers, especially the kids. There’s nothing like a great day out. And if you can take the kids along, hear the excitement in their voices and see their smiling faces. all the better!
There are currently four Legoland Theme Parks around the World. Located in the California, USA, Denmark, Germany and the UK. The two new theme parks will bring the total to six.
Why not go even further and enjoy a funfilled Legoland Holiday. Family-friendly local attractions, with tons of Theme Park activities. Or luxurious hotels with swimming pools and spas.
Photo by Cherryguy93; http://en.wikipedia.org
Visitors To Orlando.
It’s no big suprise to hear that Orlando is one of the most popular US States. What might suprise you is that visitors to Orlando are the highest of any other US State. Orlando is popular for many reasons. The climate, the beaches and of course Disneyworld.
More Than 50 Million Visitors To Orlando.
When the Tourist Board, tallied up the number of visitors to Orlando, they released the figures. It was a total of international and US visitors, that contributed to the more than 50 million.
The most famous theme park in Orlando is Disneyworld. Other attractions like Magic Kingdom theme park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is an animal theme park and the Epicot is another. The climate, and beaches and good value for money doesn’t hurt either. There’s no doubt all these major family attractions helped boost the number of visitors to Orlando, every year.
I’ve yet to experience Disneyworld, but hope that I will do so in the next year or so. I can say, that everyone I know who has been to Disneyworld. Raves about just how great it is, and how much there is to see. All of them agreeing that they didn’t have time to see everything.
If you plan to add to the 50 million visitors to Orlando. Perhaps this Summer a fun family holiday would be a good choice.
Photo by Brian Kendig http://en.wikipedia.org
New Entertainment In Las Vegas.
If you plan to Visit the USA anytime soon. There is lots of new entertainment in Las Vegas this Summer.
Caesars Palace is hosting a new show which consists of venues and canival tents in their Roman plaza. You can enjoy entertainment such as a beer garden, a secret speakeasy, drinking games. (surely for the adults).
The Mandalay Place has recently opened an official Guinness store. Which I am understand is the very first of its kind in the USA. I think I read that it opened on St Patrick’s Day, which makes sense.
Other New Entertainment in Las Vegas.
There is live music from the Grammy award-winning singing artist, Gladys Knight. Ms Knight is headlining a special show at the Tropicana. She has a live band and dancers and performs her classics as well as new material. The most well known of all entertainment past times in Las Vegas. Is of course the casinos and the gambling. The Poker tables, Roulette, Slot Machines, Keno (whatever that games is). It never stops, you can gamble at 4:00am in the morning or 11:00pm at night. That’s Entertainment!
I have friends who traditionally visit Las Vegas every year. I’m beginning to catch on why, there is not shortage of things to do. Plus there is always a selection of new entertainment in Las Vegas to choose from.
Las Vegas is such an entertaining tourist spot. It joins the ranks of destinations, you can visit anytime of the year. And still have a great time enjoying shows, casinos, music shopping and more.
Photo by Matthew Field, http://en.wikipedia.org.
Cocoa Beach Florida.
Cocoa Beach Florida is Known as the perfect beach town. It is approximately a one hour drive east of Orlando, on Florida’s amazing Space Coast. A refreshingly pleasant drive and almost as beautiful as the beach, that offers you endless ways to enjoy your leisure and recreation.
Whether you are going on a family beach vacation, leisure travel, business trip, or just a day at the beach, you’ll find exactly what you’ve been looking for at Cocoa Beach Florid. The coast area will make your stay one you’ll never forget.
Things To Do At Cocoa Beach Florida.
Cocoa Beach Florida is one of the most affordable beach vacations in Florida. There is never a lack of things to do or see in and around Cocoa Beach. Along with enjoying fun in the sun. The Space Coast offers you the chance to go para-sailing or deep sea fishing.
You could take a river tour admire the extraordinary wildlife of Florida. (Watch out for the Crocs). If none of those activities suit you, there is always a casino cruise ship to have fun on. More activities at Cocoa Beach Florida include, the Brevard Zoo, (fun for the kids), the Kennedy Space Center, or a shopping spree.
A short driving distance to all of the Disney World Orlando attractions. Have during the day and drive back to Cocoa Beach in the evening to enjoy a fabulous dinner in one of the many dining spots on the beach.
When night sets in, you can kick back and enjoy the nightlife on the beach, that ranges from cool jazz clubs to beach side cafes. Later, you can decide to stay the night with perfect accommodations, and wake up to the breathtaking sunrise on the beach.
With plenty to offer you and your entire family, Cocoa Beach Florida provides an excellent beach vacation or getaway. There is plenty to do on the beach, with enough nearby activities to keep you going back for more.
Las Vegas – Top Resort.
Do you know which Las Vegas Resort was named the Top Resort, and receivec the Five Diamond Award?
The Five Diamond Award has been awarded to The Bellagio Hotel and Casino Complex. The prestigious award is the highest accolade in the industry of hotels and restaurants. It’s triple A rating system which ranks the calibre of hotels and restaurants in Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and USA.
The Five Diamond Award.
There are a number of criterias that are considered when attributing the Five Diamond Award to a Hotel or Restaurants. They are; the accommodations, the restaurant, the service provided, the amenities and the printed guidelines for facilities available to the guests. Presumably, the establishmet would have to meet all five criterias. I wounder if a resort could get a 4 out of 5 rating?
The Bellagio has won this award before and this year means they have received the award ten years in a row. The Bellagio also has the distinction of two five Diamond awarded restaurants. Julian Serrano’s Picasso and The Le Cirque.
If you were undecided about a top resort in Las Vegas. Perhaps the Bellagio, would suit your needs. The Complex is definite;y one to be consider, and has lots of entertainment for all the family.
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Las Vegas, sometimes called Sin City, by all accounts is a very fast moving exciting destination. It is hugely popular and receive millions of visitors each month of the year. Known as the gambling capital of the World. It can be a great place to let your hair down, have some fun, then return home with a smile on your face.
Photo by: Tracy Olson.