The poll released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation found 48 percent would be uncomfortable traveling to U.S. Zika infection areas. Up to 61 percent felt that way about traveling to Puerto Rico or other Zika zones outside the U.S.
“It’s very, very nice. Better than I imagined,” he said. “We wish for this in Saudi Arabia — the rides, the cinemas.”
“Maybe this experience, maybe this place isn’t familiar to me,” says Lagasse, “but always there’s a story and there’s pieces of knowledge, and that’s what I’m trying to deliver for the folks at home, along with an adventure.”
Adult tickets are as low as $39 each way, and two children ages 2-12 can ride for half-fare with each adult ticket
“We hope people emotionally connect to this story, to these environments, and we hope that it elicits within them a desire to visit national parks,” said Felix Lajeunesse, the “Felix” in Felix & Paul. (“Paul” is his partner, Paul Raphael.)
“The entire set … how close it is to the actual TV show, you feel like you’re really there,” said 16-year-old Tiffany Schubert of Peru, New York. “It makes you just want to be in the show and have the same experience — being attacked by aliens, as bad as that is.”
The regional tourism office reported figures for the first half of 2016 this week showing that the drop was especially high among Japanese, Russian and Chinese visitors.
“But it seems like every travel destination we picked is on the Zika list,” she says.
For the spring, fall and winter seasons, vehicle fees would increase from $10 to $15 and individual fees would rise from $5 to $8