You can now say 'I do' at Cinderella's castle

The wedding package costs 180,000 dollars for a reception with up to 300 guests. Credit: AFP     Have you ever dreamed of tying the knot at a Disney princess wedding? The media and entertainment multinational has decided to offer couples an after-hours wedding package at its Florida Magic Kingdom theme park, which could make that dream come true. Imagine Cinderella’s dazzling carriage drawn in style by a team of four horses passing in front of the princess’ castle on the way to the ball. And who’s inside? It could be you. Disney has decided to make a dream for some future brides come true with the announcement of a wedding package that will enable them to say their “I dos” in the world of Mickey and Minnie. Packages for…

'Saddest polar bear' gets new home for now Shown here is a polar bear who has been put on display in Grandview Shopping Mall in Guangzhou, China. The animals in this mall are housed in tiny, inhumane enclosures with no enrichment. Credit: Maizi/Vshine     A polar bear dubbed the "world's saddest" by animal rights activists has been removed from a Chinese shopping mall where campaigners said it was suffering in unsuitable conditions. The Grandview Mall in the southern city of Guangzhou held a farewell party for Pizza the bear at the weekend, it said on social media. A spokesperson for the mall, which set up an "Ocean World" attraction with 500 species to try to draw in shoppers, told AFP: “Pizza left the aquarium with escorts after the farewell party” on Sunday. Chinese media reports said...

Pilot scrawls friendly 'hello' message on FlightRadar24 A pilot has spent 40 minutes flying in loops and circles to create a friendly message from above. The unidentified flyer said "hello" by following a flight path above Germany that was mapped on tracking website Flightradar24. Read more:* Pilot shares his incredible views of the Northern Lights* Pilots sacked for letting model take selfies in cockpit It's not the first time the pilot has had fun with the app that tracks flight patterns around the world. Other particularly creative drawings from the owner of the aircraft, a Robin DR400/180 Regent, include a flower and an aircraft.

8 Secrets You Should Know About Newport, Rhode Island Newport, Rhode Island is one of those destinations that’s oozing with historical significance. You can’t walk down a street without seeing a pub from the 1600’s, a fort from the 18th century, or a mansion from the Gilded Age. That, along with the stunning shoreline, is one of the reasons people have been visiting the coastal town for years. Heck, John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier even got married in the quaint town in 1953. So, as a bit of a history nut, it only made sense that I would add Newport to my list of places to visit. Fortunately, I made that wish come true recently and was in awe of the charming downtown, grandeur of Breakers Mansion and beauty of the famous Cliff Walk. But, it...

Suite Spot: Madeline Hotel and Residences, Telluride What 6-year-old wouldn’t want a candy bar? Not the Madeline Hotel and Residences in Telluride, Colo., which received an outpost of New York’s popular Dylan’s Candy Bar on its sixth birthday last December, just one part of $15 million in upgrades and additions. Setting: Next to the ice rink in the heart of Mountain Village, at 9,545 feet of elevation, known for easy access to ski slopes and memorable mountain vistas. Dec. 20 marks the 20th anniversary of the free, clean-powered gondola service between Mountain Village and its downhill neighbor of Telluride. The appeal: The hotel’s ski-in/ski-out setting, coupled with ski valet service that includes boot warming, has always been ideal for snow lovers, while residential-style accommodations that run as large as four ...

Travelling better than wedding day? Credit: gilaxia/Istock.com     Nearly half of the 17 000 respondents in a global travel survey cited travel as a bigger happiness booster than their wedding day. Both life events require major planning. Both can also take a bite out of budgets. But whereas weddings have often been described as a party thrown for the enjoyment of others, the primary benefactor of the vacation is the planner. It's one of several findings from a Booking.com survey, which polled tens of thousands of travelers in 17 countries including the US, Canada, France, China, Japan, Australia, and Brazil, on travel and well-being. In the global survey, almost half (49 percent) of respondents said vacations bring them more happiness than their wedding day and 45 percent said the same when it came...

Big birthday, but no candles for Sweden's Christmas goat STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden’s Christmas Goat - a giant decorative goat made of straw and wood - is celebrating its 50th birthday, but revelers are being asked to keep the candles away. Every Christmas season since 1966, the city of Gavle in central Sweden builds a giant version of the straw goat - an ancient Scandinavian Yuletide character that precedes Santa Claus as a bringer of gifts. But it also attracts arsonists and seldom survives the season without someone trying to burn it down. To improve its odds this year, the goat set up on Sunday was equipped with closed-circuit TV. After the Gavle goat was torched last year, police arrested a drunken suspect wearing clothes covered in soot and reeking of lighter fluid. Copyright © 2016 The Washington Times, LLC. Please...

Hold The Gravy! These Are The Foods Not Allowed In Carry-On Luggage Grandma’s famous cranberry sauce may have to find a new way to fly. The Transportation Security Administration has released a list in time for the holidays of food items that are prohibited in carry-on luggage. The good news: Turkey is allowed, as well as fresh whole fruit, cakes and pies — though they may require additional screening, the TSA notes. Other items that are in liquid form — including gravy, mashed potatoes, jams and jellies, salsa and maple syrup — will either have to be checked in, shipped, or adhere to the 3.4 oz. (100 ml) rule to remain in your carry-on luggage. One good tip is that if the item can spill, be sprayed, spread, dumped, poured or pumped, it should adhere to the TSA’s...