Summertime Fun All Summer Long!

June 16, 2019

What are you doing this summer? Sipping away at a nice cool drink, relaxing around the house, discovering new things at camp, traveling, or visiting relatives? There are so many things that you can do in the summertime! At Xyza, we’ll be sharing some fun and interesting summertime things to do that you may or may not know about! Check out our first in a series of posts about things to do in the summer!

Mickey’s On A Bullet Train
You heard that right! No trip to Japan is complete without riding the bullet train. It’s a technical marvel in itself, but Japan Railways (the company who runs the bullet trains in Japan) just kicked it up a notch. In mid-May, some of their bullet trains became Mickey Mouse-themed. Guests of the train are surrounded by Mickey Mouse decorations, and of course, they have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs like washcloths for when they visit an onsen, or traditional Japanese bath. But if you think this bullet train will take you to Tokyo Disneyland or Disney Sea, think again. Similar to the theme of the train where Mickey looks like he’s headed out on vacation, the train does not stop at Mickey’s hometown—he’s not taking a staycation after all! Mickey-themed trains will make stops throughout the island of Kyushu.

Interesting Fact: If you think that this is Japan Railways’ first foray into a fully themed bullet train, think again. They’ve done this for other beloved characters as well, like Hello Kitty.

National Parks Are Blooming!
We said it before and we’ll say it again: National parks are a-bloomin’! A good healthy amount of rain in the winter months means beautiful blankets of wildflowers in the spring and summer. So why not check out a national park this summer. Plus, if you haven’t heard, national parks have activities for Junior Rangers. Check out these activities at the park’s visitors centers and discover all the things national parks have to offer.

 Star Wars Fans … This One’s For You!
The long-anticipated Star Wars Land officially opened in Disneyland on May 31st—just in time for summer! So get your lightsabers ready, because we think the force is strong in you.

What are you doing this summer? Share your summer plans with us by emailing editor@xyzanews.com.