The LG Travel News Roundup: Angry Birds Inspire Theme Park In China

Weekly Travel News — By on September 23, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Susmita Baral
LG News Intern

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…

Angry Birds Theme ParkAngry Birds Spread Their Wings to China
China’s Hunan province opened up an Angry Birds theme park at the Window of the World theme park in Changsha that allows visitors to play the game in real life! Don’t fret–real birds and pigs were not harmed in the making of this park! However, visitors do get to catapult real-live plush birds at evil green pig balloons.

Brazil Arrests Man With 2 Pounds of Cocaine at Airport
A 20-year-old Irish man was arrested as he tried to board a flight in Sao Paulo with nearly two pounds of cocaine in his gut. Authorities were suspicious since the man seemed nervous and upon questioning, he admitted to swallowing cocaine capsules. At the hospital, doctors removed 72 capsules containing 1.8 pounds (830 grams) of cocaine.

Coming Soon To New York: Low Line
After the success of the High Line Park in New York City, located on an elevated railway, a new Low Line park might be coming to the city. According to NY Mag, three urban ­entrepreneurs have suggested mining two acres of  space under the city streets for a park. Specifically, a trolley terminal in the Lower East Side that is no longer in use.

Copenhagen’s Kultorvet Square Sits On Latrines
Archeologists have found two 300-year-old latrines filled with well preserved 300-year-old feces under Kultorvet Square in Copenhagen. Analysis of feces reveals that people ate ate cherries, figs and flax seeds and suffered from intestinal worms.

Also, this week’s travel deal:

American Express Miles Can Be Redeemed for Travel
If you have an American Express card, you’ll be able to transfer your membership reward points to a Virgin America flight starting October 5th. The reward points can be used for any unsold seat (with no blackout dates) on any Virgin America flight!

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    1 Comment

  • Mark Benson says:

    Angry Birds, the game has been very famous since its world wide launch. Now this virtual angry birds simulation in China is a treat for the game lovers. I wish I had taken a flight to China and was there playing angry birds live.