In this weekly roundup, Togo RV shares the top stories and features that are impacting and shaping the RV community. We cover everything from news and travel updates to gear and gadgets, and all the good stuff in between.
Be Prepared to Pay More for Your Next Disney Vacay
For the first time since 2019, Disney is raising prices for Walt Disney World tickets. The cost for single-day admissions will now vary by park, as will the price for Park Hopper passes. With this new dynamic pricing, single-day tickets will now range from $109 at Animal Kingdom to $189 for peak dates at Magic Kingdom. Annual passes are still suspended for everyone except Florida residents. For current and retired U.S. military personnel, there will be a new discount.Read more from USA Today
Yosemite to Be Reservation-Free in 2023
After 3 years of required timed-entry reservations during peak periods, Yosemite National Park will be reservation-free in 2023. While the reservations were initially required due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the park kept them in place for 2022 due to major construction projects. With those projects complete, the park is returning to open entry. To reduce park congestion, visitors are encouraged to arrive before 10 a.m. or after 2 p.m. during busy holiday weekends, or consider visiting during the shoulder seasons.Read more from Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau
Wheelchair-Friendly RVs Increase Accessibility
While RVs seem like a good way for people with mobility limitations to travel, traditional RVs often don’t have room to accommodate wheelchairs. In recent years, manufacturers have debuted more wheelchair-friendly models with a variety of special features. Winnebago’s Inspire Class A motorhome features an 800-pound lift, while its Class B Roam allows campers to secure the wheelchair inside, creating another seat for traveling. Other rigs, like the Keystone Outback 342CG, feature wider doors and lower countertops, and Newmar’s Mobility floorplans offer adjustable-height beds.Read more from RV Magazine
Take a Trip of a Lifetime in a Vintage VW Vanagon
Have you ever wanted to have an over-the-top vacation without doing any of the planning? Good news, Peace Vans is offering exclusive, curated vacation packages for a limited time. Travelers will explore the Baja Peninsula in Mexico in a vintage VW Vanagon using either a pre-planned itinerary or a custom-created one. Pre-vetted campsites and epic adventures like snorkeling, paddleboarding, or kitesurfing are included. Only 24 packages are available for travel dates between January through April of 2023.Read more from Peace Vans
Will You Be Traveling for the Holidays?
Did you RV over the Thanksgiving break, or will you celebrate one of December’s many holidays with a trip in your rig? If so, you are one of 15 million RVers expected to travel during the 2022 holiday season, representing 12 percent of travelers. Millennials showed the most interest in holiday RV trips, with 29 percent staying in an RV for their vacations. RV stays cost as much as 50 percent less than hotel accommodations, driving some of the interest. Popular spots include warm-weather destinations, mountain ski areas, and locations near friends and family.Read more from RV Industry Association
ULUM Moab Provides an Experience Like No Other
A new glamping destination is coming to the desert landscapes of Moab, Utah. ULUM Resorts, a new venture from Under Canvas, aims to bring elevated experiences to “refined adventure travelers.” The Moab destination opens in March of 2023 and features well-appointed safari tents, on-site culinary and wellness experiences, and accessible outdoor adventures. Take your pick from yoga sessions, dipping pools, stargazing, and live acoustic music. Then, venture into the stunning scenery of Eastern Utah, including red rock arches and the winding trail of the Colorado River. Multiple national parks are also located nearby.Read more from ULUM Moab
National Park Souvenirs You Can’t Buy Online
While the internet brings a wealth of national park souvenirs to your fingertips, you have to actually visit the parks to get some of the best items. National Park Service (NPS) Passport stamps and stickers, as well as the free visitor’s maps, provide unique ways to remember your visits. Pressed pennies are also an inexpensive way to commemorate your trip, but if you have kids in tow, you don’t want to miss the chance to become a Junior Park Ranger and earn the coveted badge (offered at select parks throughout the U.S.). And for a completely cost-free souvenir, the classic park-entrance photo is always a great way to capture the moment.Read more from Outside Online
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