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Duluth's ship museum, the William A. Irvin, reopens Friday for the first time in three years

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DULUTH, Minn. -- The city's floating maritime museum -- the retired freighter William A. Irvin -- will reopen to the public on Friday after nearly three years away and with new pandemic restrictions in tow.

Masks and gloves will be required during all tours, which will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through ...Read more

Coronavirus fears spook Queen Mary into canceling Dark Harbor haunt

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LOS ANGELES -- Come Halloween, the Queen Mary transforms into a haunted spectacle full of monsters and frightened folks. This year, the old boat will be a real ghost town.

The ship's Dark Harbor 2020 season has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a post on the annual attraction's Facebook page announced.

"With the uncertainty that ...Read more

Coronavirus ruined our family vacation this year. We turned to an RV for a new adventure

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Heading north on the Maricopa Highway toward Wheeler Gorge Campground in Southern California, I was finally comfortable behind the wheel of the 25-foot-long RV.

I'd gotten accustomed to the rental's hulking mass, adjusted to its vague steering and learned to ignore the clanging cutlery and cooking implements, which registered their noisy ...Read more

As museums begin to reopen, they're rebooting the visitor experience

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When museums open again, it won't be the same.

Picture this: Timed tickets. Touch-free doors. Ikea-like signs to direct foot traffic. No more docent-led group tours. And loads of hand sanitizer, of course.

"We are working on creating as much of a touchless journey as possible," said Eric Bruce, head of visitor experience for the Minneapolis ...Read more

Disney: Splash Mountain joining Magic Kingdom's makeovers

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Walt Disney World's theme parks haven't reopened from the coronavirus shutdown yet, but there's a fresh development at Magic Kingdom. Imagineers will revamp the Splash Mountain ride, changing its theme from "Song of the South" to "The Princess and the Frog," it was announced last week.

In the win-win-win category for Disney, it...Read more

 

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