Next up? A kick-around on the soccer and basketball court. As we play, Selena Gomez comes blasting from the PA. Dammit, is there anything this ship can't do? "It can't fly," Rosa (12) deadpans. Touché. Maybe next year, Royal Caribbean will crack that. But for now, we'll have to content ourselves with the the floating theme park that is Symphony of the Seas - a spanking, Oasis-class behemoth fresh from the shipyard. At 362m, Symphony is the largest cruise ship on the planet, and she's spending her first summer on the Med before setting sail for the Caribbean. It's the perfect opportunity to try out a cutting-edge family cruise... without long-haul flights. The kids are first-timers, so I'm letting them lead the discovery. Beforehand, questions ranged from 'How much taller is it than our house?' to 'What if we hit an iceberg?' It's only when we catch sight of the beast outside Barcelona, however, that its scale fully hits home. 18 decks tower above us. The ship is over twice … [Read more...] about Symphony of the Seas: What’s it really like on the world’s biggest cruise ship?
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YOU can now buy a Disney Classic Monopoly board, just in time for the festive season.The thimble may have been given the boot earlier this year – but now Disney fans can play with Cinderella’s shoe, the Genie’s lamp from Aladdin, or Snow White’s poisoned apple instead.There’s also a stack of teacups from Beauty And The Beast, Hook’s ship from Peter Pan or the circus tent from Dumbo to choose from.The game follows most of Monopoly’s normal rules but prepare to buy castles and cottages, rather than the standard red and green houses, with your Disney dollars.You can earn extra cash with nifty tricks like teaching Bambi to ice skate, which will get you $150 in Mickey Mouse money.Or you may be forced to fork out for Bear Necessities, like spending $50 on spaghetti for Lady and the Tramp, if you pick another card.The game is limited-edition and is in high demand – already selling out in some shops – but you can pick one up on Amazon … [Read more...] about Monopoly are launching a Disney Classic edition – and you can use Cinderella’s shoe as a counter
THREE Disney cruises have been cancelled and others cut short as Hurricane Irma roars towards Florida - prompting fears Disney World will have to close.The category five hurricane – the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm ever – is set to reach the US by the weekend after lashing the Caribbean with 185 mph winds.Mass evacuations in Florida are expected to start today after a state of emergency was declared.Holidaymakers have been left disappointed after three cruises on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream ships were cancelled.Guests on a Disney Fantasy trip that set sail on September 2 have been forced to return to Port Canaveral two days early.And other Disney fans on a September 4 cruise had the final day of their trip cancelled.Brit holidaymakers fear the raging storm may force Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando to close.Disney World allows people to reschedule or cancel their vacation packages and most room-only … [Read more...] about Three Disney cruises CANCELLED as Hurricane Irma roars towards Florida – and Disney World may also be forced to CLOSE
STAR Wars fans are already polishing their light sabres at the thought of the two new themed lands at Disney’s California and Florida theme parks, opening in 2019.New details were released about the attractions and also a brand new Star Wars themed hotel at a Disney exposition this weekend and it has sent certain areas of the internet into meltdown.At this week’s Disney fan event, the D23 expo, Walt Disney Parks and Resort Chairman Bob Chapek teased fans with more facts about the two new 14-acre attractions, which has now officially been named “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge”.At the two new signature attractions at both theme parks, guests will face encounters with characters including BB8, Chewbacca, Rex and Kylo Ren.On one of the rides, guests will pilot the Millennium Falcon with the mission of entering into hyperspace, with the ride letting teams of visitors take the controls of the starship.Unlike other theme parks, a plotline can follow guests throughout … [Read more...] about Disney’s Star Wars theme park revealed: You’ll pilot the Millennium Falcon, drink blue milk and your hotel windows will look out into SPACE
Not exactly known as a Mecca for classical music, Hamburg could well be on the way to changing that image with its approval of ambitious plans to build a sleek new philharmonic hall along the lines of the Carnegie Hall in New York or the Disney Hall in Los Angeles. Both the governing Christian Democrats and the opposition Greens gave the green light Wednesday for the new architectural highlight to be built atop an old cocoa storehouse in the port city on the banks of the Elbe river. Spectacular design Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron will build the new concert hall. Computer stimulated pictures of the project show a shimmering wavy glass roof set atop the dull brown bulky storehouse. With the Elbe river lapping around it, the structure resembles a gigantic ship. The planned auditorium hall inside the new philharmonic The structure will house a chamber music hall for 600 spectators and an auditorium where 2,200 visitors can be seated in curved rows all … [Read more...] about Hamburg to Get New Music Temple