Child Returns Heart-shaped Rock from National Park: A child took and then mailed back a heart-shaped rock from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. See the article here.This is something I can see my kids doing without knowing it’s illegal. But, that’s a cool rock!
D23 Expo This Weekend: The D23 Expo has already started and continues over the weekend. The annual expo for the D23 Disney fan club always comes with major announcements from Disney. Already, Disney has announced a new Moana attraction coming to Epcot (more details will be coming on Sunday). I expect that DCL will announce updates about its new ships that are nearing the start of construction. Check out D23’s live streaming to hear news as it breaks.
New Promotions from Hyatt, IHG and Marriott: World of Hyatt is offering 25% points back on select hotels as well as 25% off the Points + Cash rate at certain hotels. IHG also announced its 4thquarter IHG Rewards Club Accelerate offers. You can see more details on this post from Miles to Memories. Not to be left out, Marriott recently announced a promotion for 20% off plus 2000 points for staying at any of the 16 properties in the Orlando area. See this post from Frequent Flyer Bonuses.
Freedom of the Seas Next Up for Royal Amplified Program: Royal Caribbean just announced enhancements scheduled for Freedom of the Seas. The 13-year-old ship will get a $116 million makeover. Do these new bells and whistles entice you to book a cruise on this ship?
The Critical Points Column About Entitlement: I always enjoy reading blog posts that share critical thoughts and opinions about a topic instead of just a data download or news bulletin. This post by Richard Kerr on TPG is one such post.
Enjoy your weekend!
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.