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Disney World's Splash Mountain Will Permanently Close in January for 'Princess and the Frog' Reimagining

The new attraction, Tiana's Bayou Adventure, which is set to debut at Disneyland and Disney World in 2024, will feature zydeco music and a few new critters in the bayou Splash Mountain's reimagining is getting closer! The iconic Disney ride will become "Tiana's Bayou Adventure" in 2024 at both Disneyland in California and at Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida, in a makeover based on 2009's The Princess and the Frog. Now, as Disney prepares to close the Disney World location on Jan. 23, 2023 in order to...
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The 23 Most Anticipated Luxury Hotel Openings of 2023

Though the last few years haven’t been as full of travel and jet-setting as many of us would have liked (pandemic staycation, anyone?), the new year might just change that. Thanks to eased-up travel restrictions in many places, plus plenty of luxurious new hotel openings as well as incredible redesigns and renovations, 2023 seems like it’s going to be a banner year for travel. These well-appointed hotels all boast beautiful design and feature luxe amenities such as world-class spas, golf courses, white sand beaches, and more. Whether you want to fly to Hawaii for some fun in the sun, go glamping in Saudi Arabia, decompress at a spa in Arizona or head to Boston for a rock and roll-inspired weekend, there's something for everyone on this list. Here are the best luxury hotel openings for 2023 to keep on your travel radar.
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Opening day for Jack Frost Mountain Resort

CARBON COUNTY, Pa. — Ski season is officially underway in Carbon County. Newswatch 16 stopped by Jack Frost Mountain Resort near White Haven Friday afternoon, which just opened for its 50th anniversary season. The resort recently installed new chairlifts and renovated its rental and retail shops. Despite the cold...
CARBON COUNTY, PA
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Contemporary vs. Grand Floridian Resort Guide for Disney World in 2023

So, you’re planning a trip to Disney World, and you’ve narrowed it down between two of the most ICONIC Disney resorts in existence (you lucky, lucky person!). But how do you choose between Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa? Well, let’s dive into the deets to see which one is right for you!
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Model Train & Christmas Village Arrive at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

The model train and Christmas village have returned to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort for another year of festive cheer. The village is in a fenced-off area in one corner of the lobby. It includes multiple levels of snow-capped mountains, with the train going in a circle around the base.
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Great Bear sets opening date

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A popular winter destination in Sioux Falls is hoping to open by the end of the month. Officials at Great Bear Ski Resort have selected December 22 as the season opener, weather permitting. They have been making snow for a few weeks, and the low temperatures in the forecast are going to help.
SIOUX FALLS, SD
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JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa celebrates 20 years in the Valley

The group has been performing the show since 1975 and selling out every single year. CitySkate returns to Downtown Phoenix Nov. 28-Jan. 1. The Arizona Lottery presents CitySkate at the CityScape shopping and entertainment complex in Downtown Phoenix. Porter's Western Saloon hosts North Pole pop-up bar in Scottsdale. Updated: Nov....
PHOENIX, AZ

So you want to visit S.F. Which is cheaper, a hotel or an AirBnB?

Traveling around the holidays is a great way to break the bank. The cost of flights goes up, places to stay become tough to secure and expenditures from gift-giving traditions can add some heft to a price tag. Lodging is usually about a fifth of the cost of a vacation. It's also one of the easiest ways to cut expenditures, for the savvy. The question is, what type of place should you book? ...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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Overton Hotel to unveil Lubbock’s largest gingerbread display

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Each holiday season Overton Hotel and Conference Center partners with Texas Girls and Boys Ranch to create Lubbock’s Largest Gingerbread Display. The display opens to the public on Tuesday, December 6th at 4:00pm with an official ribbon cutting hosted by Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. There...
LUBBOCK, TX
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Another Guest Jumps Off Vehicle During Disney Ride

It will be no surprise to some Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and Disneyland Paris Resort Guests to learn that many Disney Park and Disney Resort Guests have been misbehaving on an unprecedented level in recent months — so much so that there is actually a documentary being made to analyze the plethora of bad behavior that has filled the Disney Parks on an international scale.
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Guests Confused By “Empty” Disney Park

It’s rare that the word “empty” can be used to describe a Walt Disney World Theme Park, but that is precisely what a Guest found recently. The holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort are extraordinary. The Disney Resort and its four Disney Parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, are wonderful places to spend the holiday time. From Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the Candlelight Processional to the beautiful Christmas overlay that takes over the Disney Resort, it’s a magical place to spend a Disney vacation during this time of year.
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