Visit USA 2022 Travel Planner TA

XXXXXXX Visitors to New York can now literally live life on the edge. City Climb, a new adrenalin rush, features the highest external building climb in the world atop the 103-storey 30 Hudson Yards skyscraper. Thrillseekers begin their adventure above the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor viewing deck, Edge, making the tethered and guided ascent up the outside of the tower to a platform called The Apex - where they lean out and hang almost 1,300 feet above the Big Apple’s streets. Still on a high in New York, also new is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, a four-floor immersive experience and observation deck on top of the One Vanderbilt tower with mirrored walls and floors, exterior glass elevators and glass-floored booths jutting out more than 1,000 feet over Madison Avenue. More thrills than ever before will be on offer in theme parks across the U.S. New at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando is The Jurassic World VelociCoaster, the Sunshine State’s fastest and tallest launch rollercoaster. Walt Disney World is marking its 50th anniversary with a series of celebrations, events and openings across its four Florida theme parks. Launched in late 2021 and running for 18 months, these include the new Disney Enchantment fireworks and music show in the Magic Kingdom. In Virginia, Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Pantheon, will open in March 2022 as the world’s fastest multilaunch coaster, with a 73mph top speed. The opening of the world’s first Peppa Pig Theme Park in spring 2022 is bound to bring squeals of delight from little ones. Located in Central Florida’s Winter Haven, attractions include themed rides, coasters and a Muddy Puddles Splash Pad play area. Culture vultures have plenty to get excited about too. The new Neon Museum of Philadelphia is home to more than 120 historic neon signs and artworks to celebrate America’s 20th century roadside heritage. Also in The City of Brotherly Love, Harry Potter: The Exhibition, featuring original props, costumes and immersive experiences from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, opens on February 18 2022 at the Franklin Institute and will run until September 18. The new Revolutionary War Visitor Centre at Camden in South Carolina tells the story of the state’s key role in turning the tide of the American Revolution. The First Americans Museum has opened in Oklahoma City, paying homage to the traditions and history of the state's 39 American Indian tribal nations. Later in 2022, the International African American Museum will open on a Charleston waterfront site that was once a major port for the transatlantic slave trade, with a focus on the untold stories of the African American journey. Also dedicated to educating visitors about slavery, as well as racism, the Equal Justice Initiative has expanded its Legacy Museum with a move to a larger building in Montgomery, Alabama. New at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles is an experience offering insights into movie making. Atlanta’s new $30 million Illuminarium attraction offers immersive experiences in a sight, sound and scale sensory environment, including an African safari. Houston's Museum of Fine Art has a new Kinder Building gallery showcasing the museum’s international collections of modern and contemporary art. Nature lovers will love the Gatlinburg SkyTrail at Tennessee’s SkyLift Park. Opened in August 2021, it features rope bridges, elevated viewing platforms and a walking path giving views of the Gatlinburg SkyBridge and panoramic Smoky Mountain vistas. New rail journeys are making travel in 4 USA is on a high New attractions will guarantee a memorable holiday WITH a line-up of exciting new visitor experiences in 2022 the USA is ready to put the welcome mat out to visitors Pictured Main image: above Edge at City Climb, New York City; Middle: First Americans Museum, Oklahoma City; Right: Neon Museum of Philadelphia; Opposite page, top: Peppa Pig Theme Park, Central Florida; middle: Gatlinburg Skytrail, Tennessee