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A 'Never-Ending' Story For Kids In the Poconos

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September 27, 2011 at 2:13 PM | by | ()

In the era of complimentary iPads and electronic check-ins, it is the job of certain people to ensure that kids—as well as adults—benefit from all the newfangled gadgetry adorning hotels. And over in the Pocono Mountains, PA, Great Wolf Lodge has unveiled a new interactive video game called Great Wolf Story Explorers, in which the kids themselves become the main characters of the story.

Here's how it works: the little tykes are first paired off with an RFID-tagged stuffed animal. Interestingly, this was the same technology used by hotels to track stolen linens. But instead of catching criminals, the RFID wristbands here "unlock" each successive part of the interactive story. As they travel from one video screen to the next, the young "explorers" are slowly written into the story they are being told. Neat-o!

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Seven Foot Champagne Glass Jacuzzi Suites

September 19, 2005 at 3:34 PM | by | ()

Last month The Sunday Times Travel listed Caesars Pocono Resorts Champagne Tower rooms as one of the "25 most seductive places in the world."

That's right, New Yorkers are only a 90 minute drive from a four-level suite featuring a 7-foot tall champagne glass whirlpool bath for two. This suite also features a Bose sounds system, a couple of fireplaces, and a heated, heart shaped pool.

So what do the British think of this over-the-top romantic suite?

I simply cannot believe--without photographic evidence, anyway--that even the Americans could (or would) create such a ridiculous Jacuzzi.

See photographic evidence above.  Oh, and please never doubt our ability as a nation to over kitsch.

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