The LG Travel News Roundup: Disney Grows Up

Weekly Travel News — By on September 21, 2012 at 6:00 am

By Heather Brennan
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…

Disneyland Starts Serving Wine and BeerHappy Hour at the Happiest Place on Earth
In the new Be Our Guest restaurant in Disney’s Magic Kingdom alcohol will be on the menu. This is the first time in the history of the Magic Kingdom that wine and beer will be served. Alcohol beverages will only be sold at dinner at the Beauty and the Beast based restaurant. Source: Huffington Post

Terrified Villages and Intrigued Tourists
There have been a series of very powerful eruptions from a volcano right near many of Guatemala’s tourist attractions. The eruptions forced thousands from nearby communities to evacuate. However, while the natives are horrified, tourists are flocking to the site to take photos and videos. Luckily, The Red Cross has set up shelters around the area to help relief efforts. Source: Gadling

Airport Auction
Several airlines are seeking the flight rights for Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Hawaiian Airlines is bidding, proposing nonstop flights from Kona. The US has reopened the bid after taking Delta off the route when they changed their Detroit route. Along with Delta, Hawaiian, American and United are all vying for the spot. Source: USA Today

History Uncovered
Hurricane Isaac has uncovered a shipwreck in Alabama that that has been undiscovered since it ran aground in 1923. The schooner, Rachel wrecked near Fort Morgan and the men aboard survived. The Rachel was burned later and eventually was buried and moved around by the sand and parts of the Rachel have been uncovered periodically during storms since 1969. However, since Isaac, more of the ship has been exposed than ever before. Source:  USA Today

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