Weekly travel agenda: Luna Park Coney Island Opens
Friday 28 May 2010
New York's historic Coney Island gets a boost this weekend with the reopening of Luna Park, a park that closed its doors in 1944. Cruise3sixty, a meeting dedicated to all things new at sea, begins June 2 in Vancouver.
Luna Park Coney Island Opens
Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City, USA
The new Luna Park digs deep into the area's history, with some of the rides based on the concepts used at the original amusement park on Coney Island, which opened in 1903 and closed in 1944. The theme park is intended to kickstart a renaissance for Coney Island, once the jewel in the crown of America's amusement industry.
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Seabourn Sojourn Maiden Voyage
London, United Kingdom
Sojourn's season begins in Northern Europe, cruising the Norwegian Fjords and up to Iceland. She features a "spa villa," four restaurants, six bars and suites that include a private solarium and forward-facing veranda.
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This year sees centenary celebrations of the Berlin Air Show, the world's oldest such exhibition. Approximately 1,100 exhibitors are expected to show their products to a quarter of a million visitors, with new aircraft debuts and spectacular airshows on the agenda.
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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opens
Universal Studios Orlando, FL, USA
Harry Potter fans around the world have been waiting for the Harry Potter theme park to open, complete with specially filmed clips featuring the actors and faithful replicas of the impressive movie sets. Attractions include the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride, Ollivander's Wand shop and the Hogwart's Express.
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Although partially open already, the rest of the enormous Marina Bay Sands will complete Singapore's second "integrated resort." An additional 2,560 guest rooms, more shops, restaurants and nightlife options and the Sands SkyPark will open.
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New York City, USA
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