- Cannabis Comes To Las Vegas. There was a big celebration held in downtown Las Vegas on Aug. 30 to celebrate the world’s first marijuana museum—the Cannabition Cannabis Museum. Mayor Carolyn Goodman joined city councilman Cedric Crear and Cannabition founder JJ Walker for a hemp rope burning, instead of a ribbon cutting, to celebrate the new attraction. Its founders bill it as an immersive installation of the art, history, and culture of cannabis or marijuana. Right now, there is no place to light up, but people could consume marijuana in a lounge-like atmosphere at the museum. Grand opening for the museum is Sept. 20. Retail ticket prices start at $24.20 per person. For more information, visit: https://cannabition.com/, or call 702.909.0420.
- Disney Opens Oga’s Cantina. For the first time in the 63-year history of Disney parks, there will be alcoholic beverages served next year at the new Oga’s Cantina in the new “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” section at both California’s Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. In a post on the Disney Parks Blog, Disney Imagineer Scott Trowbridge wrote, “Oga’s Cantina is the kind of establishment that attracts some of the most interesting and disreputable characters in the galaxy. Cantina customers can expect drinks concocted through “‘otherworldly’ methods, [and] served in unique vessels.” Whether it was coincidence or some other factor, the new policy coincides with the Anaheim’s hosting of IPW on June 1-5, 2019.
- Candytopia, a festival for the eyes and for the candy lover, has opened in two U.S. destinations, New York and San Francisco. The best way to describe the Candytopia experience is to quote its website:
“What if an eccentric chocolatier and a daredevil pop star had a whirlwind romance, got married while skydiving, and had a glamorous, glittering love child who grew up to rule a small nation? Welcome to Candytopia, where colossal candyfloss constructions meld with a tantalizing taffy twistedness!” Candytopia’s interactive art installation celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of our favorite sugary delights across over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami. Bring your family, your friends, and your sweet tooth for an experience like none other! In San Francisco, you’ll find the attraction at 767 Market Street, next to the Four Seasons Hotel. In New York, it’s located on West 32nd Street, across from Penn Station. Retail ticket prices: $34 for adults; $26 for ages 4-12; and free for 3 and under. For more information, visit www.candytopia.com
- Now in operation is The Observation Deck at CEB Tower in Arlington, Va., just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The attraction offers a 360-degree view of Washington’s skyline and the surrounding area. The deck, which is mostly indoors—takes up the 31st and 32nd floors, and will has a quick service café where guests can order food, wine, and craft beer before they take a self-guided tour. Patrons are able to see as far as Silver Spring, FedEx Field, and MGM National Harbor. Legends, the firm that designed the space, is also the force behind the One World Observatory in New York. Retail ticket cost: $22 per person. For more information, visit www.theviewofdc.com, or call 703.423.0600