Spooky season is here and that means it’s time for monsters, ghouls, goblins and ghosts. Take your family travels to Blue Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains for the thrill and chill of spooky mountainside fun. Every Friday and Saturday night in October, guests can participate in Blue Mountain Resort’s Fright Time Zip & Climb attraction and Halloween parties.
The spooky zip and climb features laser lights, glow sticks and Halloween decorations throughout the park, while the staff sport their best costumes. All five levels of the High Ropes Course rock spine-tingling music, holiday sound effects and a light show. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best costume. (Just make sure it’s comfortable enough to climb in, as well as wear a harness and helmet.) For safety reasons, avoid costumes with loose strings, ties, capes, flowing pieces and headpieces.
Tickets are $59 per person and must be purchased online in advance; the popular event could sell out.
On Saturday Oct. 29, 8 p.m. to midnight, join fellow guests at the Monster Ball Mash! Party-goers are encouraged to dress their best for the costume party. Winners for the most creative, best couple, fan favorite, scariest and sexiest costumes are announced at 11:30 p.m., with prizes for the winners. The fun-filled bash is free and features live music from Toolshed Jack. Enjoy Halloween drink specials, giveaways and prizes. All attendees must be 21 and older, and present a valid ID, driver’s license, state ID, passport or Military ID.
All aboard! A holiday afternoon tea on a vintage train winding its way through lush wine country? If that sounds a lovely to you as it does to us, the Napa Valley Wine Train is on track to offer you a great seasonal experience perfect for sharing with family or loved ones. Tea is served in a holiday-decked vintage Pullman rail car with historic features like Honduran mahogany paneling, etched glass partitions, sumptuous armchairs and gleaming brass accents.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
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