Roam Notes

100 Years of Disney: Disney will be celebrating its 100th anniversary, starting in late January 2023. Visitors will find new rides, land expansions, hotel updates and two new nighttime shows. The “World of Color One” show will pay tribute to the storytelling legacy Walt Disney founded at Disney California Adventure park. The show “Wondrous Journeys” will honour all 60 Disney Animation Studios films to date at Disneyland park.

Orient Express Relaunches in 2024: Almost 140 years after the first Orient Express luxury trains changed rail travel forever, the legend continues with the official announcement of the upcoming launch of the new Orient Express. Beginning in 2024, Orient Express will invite travellers to relive the legend aboard 17 original rail cars dating back to the 1920s and 1930s, adorned with exceptional décor – a set of cars formerly known as the Nostalgie-Istanbul-Orient-Express.

New Nordic Spa in Whitby: Want a spa getaway but short on travel time (or plane tickets)? The new Thermëa spa village in Whitby is a luxurious wellness hideaway that offers guests a wide range of experiences dedicated to the wellbeing of body and mind. The setting will allow you to reconnect with the elements, others, and yourself. Various dining options and a sommelier-curated wine list await.

Eiffel Tower’s Lights Out Earlier: The Eiffel Tower will now turn its lights off at 11:45 p.m., an hour earlier to conserve energy. It’s part of a citywide energy savings plan. The new lights-out time coincides with the time the tower usually closes to visitors, ceasing admission at 10:45 p.m. and closing an hour later.

Best 25 Beaches of 2022: Trip Advisor released its Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best list of the Top 25 Beaches in the world for 2022. The top five places for blue water and beachy vibes: Grace Bay Beach in Grace Bay, Providenciales, Varadero Beach in Varadero, Cuba, Turquoise Bay in Exmouth, Australia, Quarta Praia in Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Eagle Beach – Palm in Eagle Beach, Aruba.