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Disney gives away DVDs for Toy Story Land training


Flora Ioannou Walt DisneyWorld, Florida


Disney is to reward the first 1,000 agents to complete its new training module for the soon-to-open Toy Story Land by giving away DVDs.


The module on Disney Stars


goes live on March 1 and the first 1,000 agents who complete it successfully will receive a copy of Toy Story 3. The incentive comes as further details of Toy Story Land, which opens this summer at Walt Disney World in Florida, were released. Giant versions of characters such as Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and Rex will welcome visitors to the 11-acre park. The attraction will be set in the backyard of Andy, Woody and Buzz’s owner, with guests surrounded by “enormous” features including characters from the film. Guests will be made to feel as


though they have been shrunk to the size of a green toy soldier, like those in the Pixar film series. Toy Story Land’s two main


Club Med Kani adds kids’ club and family overwater suites


Club Med’s Kani resort in the Maldives is adding a new kids’ club and opening 27 family overwater suites this summer. The resort’s Mini Club for four


to 10-year-olds will offer sports activities including surfing, paddleboarding and snorkelling. In May, the resort will add 27


overwater suites to accommodate families of three. There are


CLUB MED KANI: Family overwater suites have new security fencing


currently eight. The suites will also accept families with children aged eight and above (previously 12) following the addition of new security fencing.


18 travelweekly.co.uk 8 February 2018


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Sicilian resort Chia Laguna starts football camps


Chia Laguna is offering football camps with ex-Premier League players as coaches and dance academies for children. The five- star resort in Sardinia has dates for May half-term and the school summer holidays. Its Campioni football class is coached by former England internationals Wes Brown and Andy Johnson. chialagunaresort.com


Comfort Suites Paradise Island offers free kids’ meals


SLINKY DOGDASH: The rollercoaster will be a feature of Toy Story Land


attractions will be The Slinky Dog Dash, an 18-seat rollercoaster, and Alien Swirling Saucers, a “modern- day teacup ride” featuring the alien toys from the claw machine at Pizza Planet. The new land, at Disney’s


Hollywood Studios, will also be home to quick-service restaurant Woody’s Lunch Box. Made to look like Andy’s Tupperware lunch box, it will serve meals and old- fashioned soda floats. Dave Minichiello, executive creative director of Walt Disney


Imagineering, said: “We worked very closely with the Pixar team to create rich visuals using the same colour palette from the award‑winning film Toy Story.” Disney has yet to reveal the opening date for the attraction. The new land, which has been


three years in the making, will be followed in 2019 by the opening of the 14-acre Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which is currently being built. Toy Story 4 is due for release


in June 2019. disneytravelagents.co.uk


From September, La Pointe aux Canonniers will be relaunched following a refurbishment. This will include a new family area with a dedicated pool with water games and an adult-only Zen Zone with an oceanfront infinity pool. Renovations at Club Med’s Cancun Yucatan resort will include a new luxury and wellness area, an area for its Club Med Passworld Club for 11 to 17-year-olds. From this summer, the resort also plans to open 60 extra family rooms and


a family-friendly pool. clubmed.co.uk


Children aged 11 and under can dine for free at Crusoe’s Restaurant at Comfort Suites Paradise Island in Nassau in the Bahamas when accompanied by paying adults. All guests have access to the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort next door, which has 11 pools, three beaches and one of the largest water parks in the Caribbean. comfortsuitespi.com


Book a bargain Easter family holiday with Haven


Haven is offering Easter breaks from £232 per family at its 36 parks nationwide. The parks are offering a range of children’s activities from egg decoration and Easter bonnet making to a parade to an Easter Egg hunt. New activities include learning to track unusual animals and foraging for edible forest food, part of the Nature Rockz programme. bourneleisuresales.co.uk


Raise funds for Just a Drop with Affordable bookings


Agents who book Affordable Car Hire and Affordable Xtras can help children in Africa gain access to safe water by offering clients the option to donate £1 when they book. Money raised will go to Just a Drop’s project to build a rainwater harvesting tank at Tutini School in Kenya. affordablecarhire.com


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