Gas Stations – Which is your favourite?

On 1 December 1913 the first drive-in fuel station in America opened in Pennsylvania.  Located at the intersection of Baum Boulevard and St. Clair Street in Pittsburgh. The simple structure had cantilevered pagoda style roof to provide shelter the pumps, cars and station attendants. USA Today are having a vote on your favourite gas station. For a list of nominees click here When I am in … Continue reading Gas Stations – Which is your favourite?

Las Vegas – First ‘Ground-up’ Resort Opens in Over a Decade

Las Vegas’s newest casino resort hotel opened 24 June 2021. It is the first ‘ground up’ casino to open on the strip for over ten years. At a cost of $4.3bn the mega Asian themed resort has been built on the site of the Stardust on the northern end of the strip. Resorts World is 66 stories high and spreads over 3,500 rooms that feature … Continue reading Las Vegas – First ‘Ground-up’ Resort Opens in Over a Decade

Disney World Florida – More Info on 50th Anniversary Plans

Walt Disney World has announced more of it’s plans to showcase it’s 50th Anniversary celebrations later this year. “World’s Most Magical Celebration” commences across all four Walt Disney World theme parks from 1st October 2021 and runs for 18 months in line with previous themed celebrations and anniversaries. Previous information  DisneyWorld celebrates 50 in 2021 outlined proposed plans for the parks but more information has … Continue reading Disney World Florida – More Info on 50th Anniversary Plans

Coronavirus – When You Next Fly!

Sometime in the near future the UK will turn the Amber light to Green and the mass exodus will begin. Knowing that the next time I fly I will be in close proximity to many others and putting my safety in the hands of strangers but with the confidence that my chosen air carrier has protocols in place to keep the aircraft cabin as sanitised … Continue reading Coronavirus – When You Next Fly!

Coronavirus – US/Canada Land Border Still Closed

All non-essential travel by land between USA and Canada has been closed since the Global Coronavirus Pandemic took hold in March 2020. It was due to open again on 21 June 2021 but once again has been pushed back by at least another month. Apparently double vaccinated Canadians might be allowed to cross into America if they can show their vaccine status by way of … Continue reading Coronavirus – US/Canada Land Border Still Closed

Disneyland – CA $100 Sandwich!

Due to welcome Disney guests early June, Avengers Campus will open with one ride. ‘Web Slingers’  a Spider-Man Adventure will be the first ride at any Disney Theme Park to feature a super-hero. The Avengers Campus is an extension to Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim California. It is the cuisine choices that are making the news though as the Avengers Campus world features an Ant-Man … Continue reading Disneyland – CA $100 Sandwich!

New York – Little Island @ Pier 55

Visitors to New York now have a new attraction to visit on what will be an already packed itinerary. Constructed on the Hudson River, New York has unveiled it’s newest park. Little Island @ Pier 55 is a 2.4 acre playground with trails and an ampitheatre called the ‘The Amph’ that can seat 687 guests. Little Island boasts over 350 species of trees, shrubs and … Continue reading New York – Little Island @ Pier 55

Disney World & Universal Studios, Fl- no Masks Outdoors

As the world still is still juggling with the grip of Covid-19 some semblance of normality is being announced in some of America’s theme parks. Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are allowing guests to be outside without wearing a face covering. The wearing of masks is still enforceable in lines, on rides and anywhere inside. Daily visitor capacity is going to increase as well. … Continue reading Disney World & Universal Studios, Fl- no Masks Outdoors

MGM Resorts Return to Capacity

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has granted permission to MGM Resorts to operate their Casino floors at 100% capacity with no further social distancing rules. Outside of the gaming areas the 80% capacity restriction will still apply. This includes restaurants and pool areas. It seems that at last Las Vegas is bidding farewell to Covid-19. MGM Resorts was granted the waiver after it agreed to … Continue reading MGM Resorts Return to Capacity