Archive for May, 2011

Day trips remembered – The Guardian


The Guardian
Day trips remembered
The Guardian
Skegness. 7 years old. Horrible yellow polyester T-shirt that was itchy and sweaty. Bouncing on trampolines. Sleeping in a caravan. That was my only family "holiday" in my first 15 years. Tankerton. Pebble beach, dinghy tied to the breakwater,

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Crafty Traveller: How to squeeze the best value out of a trip to the States – Daily Mail


Daily Mail
Crafty Traveller: How to squeeze the best value out of a trip to the States
Daily Mail
Renting a home on an upmarket suburban estate a short drive from the theme parks is by far the cheapest and most relaxing option for a family. Florida Vacations (01582 469777, www.vacationsgroup.co.uk) offers smart, three-bedroom properties with pools

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Playmobil’s theme park in Malta has captured children’s imagination – The Guardian

Playmobil's theme park in Malta has captured children's imagination
The Guardian
Even though the UK is a small part of Playmobil – it generated sales of just £20m last year out of a group total of €507m (£439m) – there are plans to open a theme park in the south-west within the next five years. "It's a question of when – not if,"

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Crafty Traveller: How to squeeze the best value out of a trip to the States – Daily Mail


Daily Mail
Crafty Traveller: How to squeeze the best value out of a trip to the States
Daily Mail
A good source for deals is the Charter Flight Centre (020 8714 0010, www.charterflights.co.uk). And remember that flights to Miami or Tampa often cost less than those to Orlando. For theme park tickets, Attraction Tickets Direct (0800 975 0002,

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New Idol winner is Paula’s pick, too – AsiaOne


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New Idol winner is Paula's pick, too
AsiaOne
While she hadn't toured the Sentosa theme park, she said she had requested a tour to "experience the whole aspect". A respected dancer and choreographer, Abdul won a Grammy for Best Music Video – Short Form in 1991 for her hit song Opposites Attract

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Danny is kept in the loop in USA by text – Paisley Daily Express

Danny is kept in the loop in USA by text
Paisley Daily Express
Caldwell added: “Danny has asked me so many questions in his texts that I couldn't reply that way and ended up sending him an e-mail instead. “He must be walking round all these theme parks in Florida, texting me questions at the same time.

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Squeezebox band look for final fundraising push – The Paisley Daily Express

Squeezebox band look for final fundraising push
The Paisley Daily Express
The Brian Laurie Accordion Showband have been invited to perform at the famous Disney World theme park, in Florida, by impressed squeezebox fans in the USA. The 32-piece Paisley group – who rehearse their amazing repertoire at their base in East Lane

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Scotty McCreery Celebrates ‘American Idol’ Win at Walt Disney World Resort in … – PR Newswire (press release)

Scotty McCreery Celebrates 'American Idol' Win at Walt Disney World Resort in
PR Newswire (press release)
In addition to their new-found theme park fame, the top vote-getting guest in the finale show receives "The American Idol Experience" Dream Ticket – which allows an eligible holder to schedule a front-of-the-line audition at a future regional audition

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Ticket to Ride: Amusement and theme parks within driving distance of Syracuse … – Syracuse.com (blog)


Syracuse.com (blog)
Ticket to Ride: Amusement and theme parks within driving distance of Syracuse
Syracuse.com (blog)
It's perfect for families of all sizes, they sleep up to eight and for less than $400, are all inclusive, which means tickets to the theme park, water park and all the shows we have." Six new live shows have been added to Darien Lake this season,

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Council credit cards: £700000 bill for theme parks and leisure activities – Telegraph.co.uk


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Council credit cards: £700000 bill for theme parks and leisure activities
Telegraph.co.uk
Paintballing, theme park trips and tickets to musicals are among the leisure activities costing £700000 which councils have paid for using taxpayer-funded credit cards. By Hannah Crocker 8:00AM BST 28 May 2011 Figures obtained by The Daily Telegraph

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