Madame Tussauds collaborated with Marvel to create the new film Marvel Universe 4D. The all-new, 4-D film experience invites guests to feel the power of their favorite Marvel superheroes at Madame Tussauds locations in New York, Hollywood and Las Vegas. Wind-chilling, water-soaking and face-flinching special effects bring the audience close to Captain Marvel, Thor, Black Panther, Rocket, Spider-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, all battling Loki to save the city from his invasion.
Madame Tussauds is also shining a spotlight on strength and hope by recognizing real-life hero Jeremiah from Make-A-Wish. Jeremiah is 8 years old, from Brooklyn and fighting sickle cell. His wish for an online shopping spree was granted earlier this spring, and he and his family were also invited to Madame Tussauds New York for a private viewing party of Marvel Universe 4D. The 85,000-square-foot space was reserved exclusively for the family to explore.
On behalf of Merlin’s Magic Wand, the children’s charity from Merlin Entertainments, Madame Tussauds is also donating tickets to Make-A-Wish to recognize other heroes battling life-threatening illnesses.
“Wish kids like Jeremiah, kids with critical illnesses, are in treatment and going through uncomfortable procedures. It wears them down, taking both a physical and emotional toll. They fight through the pain and strive to just be kids again and part of their family,” said Brittany DiDonato, manager of the alumni program for Make-A-Wish Metro New York. “A hero to look up to gives kids the opportunity to see a hero who models the behavior that they see in themselves, battling against all odds and winning!”
Destinations / North AmericaJun 1, 2023
3 Summer Festivals to Experience in New Orleans This Summer
If you think a New Orleans vacation means walking the streets of the French Quarter, eating beignets and drinking chicory coffee, you are only partially right. The city is ripe with fun activities that make it one of the most fascinating destinations for all types of family travelers, including what seems like a never-ending calendar of festivals where visitors can experience fun, food and culture year-round. If you plan to head to the Big Easy this summer, be sure to check out these great festivals that should definitely be on your must-do list.
United Airlines Celebrates its First Class of United Aviate Graduates
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
SlideshowJun 1, 2023
8 Tel Aviv, Israel, Destinations for Family Travel
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Destinations / North AmericaMay 31, 2023
The Desert of Maine: A Natural Wonder Great for Kids
The Desert of Maine, near the shopping mecca of Freeport, has been an icon since it opened in 1925. Children of family travelers along Maine’s coast were fascinated by road-side signs showing camels, sand dunes and colorful Arabian tents. At times, live camels were added to the desert landscapes.
DestinationsMay 31, 2023
Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations
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Destinations / North AmericaMay 31, 2023
WalletHub Reveals Best Summer Travel Destinations for 2023
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