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Once upon a time, those modern touch-screen seat-back TV screens seemed like a pretty great and high-tech bit of luxury for coach flying, but these days, most people board a plane with at least one device that offers them their own personalized viewing screen, which leaves the touch screen in front of them untouched. So it's not entirely surprising to hear that these screens are being phased out of many new long-range jets.
Disney World is known for going out of their way to make their parks clean, accessible and an enjoyable experience for all of their patrons - from secluded but accessible designated smoking spots to baby stations where parents can feed and change their young ones away from the hustle and bustle of the parks. There are also special entrances at the attractions for disabled visitors...
Those looking for the opportunity to experience the world of Harry Potter as presented by Universal Studios will eventually be able to do it in California. NBCUniversal announced today that they're going start construction on the first projects in their 25-year Evolution Plan, which includes The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood.
An Italian tourist was taught a harsh lesson about paying his restaurant bill when he dined at a pricy New York steakhouse and realized when the check came that he forgot his wallet at the hotel. Rather than letting the man leave his phone for collateral while he ran back to the hotel to get his wallet, the restaurant called the police and he was arrested, after which he spent the night in jail.
There are some people who always take the stairs when going up a single flight, and there are others who will always take the escalator. Iím an in-between guy. If there arenít that many stairs and the incline isnít terribly steep, Iíll usually take the stairs. That puny effort usually makes me feel like I have my act together. That being said, if I ever find myself in Kawasaki, Japan, I will definitely take the escalator inside Moreís Department Store.
Vacationers typically spend cruises working on their tans and hitting up the buffet a comical number of times. Unfortunately for many aboard the Queen Mary 2 and the Emerald Princess this week, they had to add another activity to that itinerary: giving stool samples to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It's a big day if you're a Star Wars fan! Disney made the announcement today that they've acquired George Lucas' LucasFilm LTD and will be getting started expanding the Star Wars franchise with three new movies. That in itself is exciting news, whether or not you're optimistic about the prospect of more Star Wars. But what else does this mean for Star Wars and Disney?
Bill and Giuliana Rancic are busy people. So busy, in fact, Giuliana has spent the last several weeks worrying about the possibility she might be in the middle of covering the Olympics when her baby is born. Her husband, Bill recently admitted the couple are ďin rush modeĒ trying to get moving decisions and parenting lessons accomplished before the baby is born, but from the other comments the couple have been making it seems like they really have everything under control.