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    SheiKra, Busch Gardens Africa
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    Gwazi, Busch Gardens Africa
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  • Definately visit Disneyland...

    by BurgeMan Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Definately visit Disneyland and Univerasl studios. Another new park is Universal Studios Escape, I have not been there but i could see the rides from Universal studios and they look very scary and wild.
    The rides and activities will last you the whole holiday, because Disneyland is so big you need over a week to visit the different parks :- Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and MGM, aswell as the three different water parks.

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    FireWorksThese fireworks -...

    by LysDor Written Sep 12, 2002

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    FireWorks
    These fireworks - both in *Magic Kingdom* and *Universal Studios* - were worth styaing late in the evening after a tirening day jumping from one ride to another, from one stunt show to another, strolling here and there...in other words and to make a long story short:I SAW IT ALL as planned!

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    Amazing Adventure

    by flipflopsandsocks Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    My family and I went to Disney World, an amazing place for everybody,even grownups!!I recommend going to The World Showcase in Epcot.It actually feels like you are in the placeof your choice!Choose from mexico,Germany,Canada,the U.K.,Moroco,Japan and more.Like my fav was France.I've always wanted to go there,but it was really like being there and the French food was great.I also recommend going on the biggest ride in Disney World, Expedition Everest for a thrill filled amazing experience.Go backwards and get scared by the mysterious Yeti.Lastly, i recommend staying in a disney hotel prices ranging from $1,500 a night to $250 a night.You can get bus transportation or take the monorail to theme parks from your hotel.In one part of disney world there is gambling casinos,and romantic dinners.:)

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    Epcot Center

    by goingsolo Written May 16, 2005

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    Epcot Center

    Epcot was the second of the Disney parks to open in the area. It is divided into two sections: Futureworld and World Showcase.

    Futureworld is a series of rides and exhibits organized into separate pavilions which each have a theme: space, the land, the ocean, energy and the human body. All have a theme park style ride or simulated attraction inside. Futureworld also contains two rides geared more towards kids and adventure seekers: Journey Into Imagination and Test Track.

    World Showcase is a World's Fair of different countries which circle the lagoon and is designed to recreate certain aspects of each country being represented. The United States is found at the center and the World Showcase is supposed to represent a league of friendship among the nations. Cast members who work in each section dress in costume, music is played and most have a short film which either tells the history of the country or shows photos of the landscape. Mexico and Norway also each have a boat ride. You won't leave the World Showcase with the feeling of having actually visited any of countries (although, sadly, some visitors feel that they have), but the World Showcase does strive to be authentic in its models of certain landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, its depiction of the streets of Germany and the recreation of the Mexican marketplace. Most of the food is unimpressive and highly Americanized, although the French pastry shop has some great desserts.

    The park is more for adults and older children, although the imagination pavilion has a 3D movie and exhibits that are more child-friendly. In the evenings, there is a laser light show across the lagoon followed by fireworks, which is worth seeing at least once.

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    Busch Gardens - Not strictly Orlando but...

    by kop-queen Updated May 15, 2008

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    Boneshaker!

    About a hour and a half's drive from the hub of the Orlando parks, less if you're staying in Kissimmee. If you have a car or the chance of a shuttle you should make the trip.

    Excellent white knuckle coasters, lovely setting, opportunities to escape from the rides if you wish. Great family day out. We have always been blessed with quiet days there. The atmosphere is more relaxed than at Disney or Universal but for the thrill seekers the rides are definitely more challenging, however there are of course lots of rides that smaller kids can enjoy. If you time your lunch right you can eat in Morroco at the Desert Grill and take in a 25 minute show at the same time.

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    Epcott Center--Space Ride

    by starbreeze7 Written Feb 17, 2005

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    Inside the space training lab

    This is by far the most thrilling indoor attraction at all of Disney's theme parks.

    The equipments are state-of-the-art and the instructions, space-crafts, feeling when you are in the space craft simulates the real thing!

    The good part is, you get a sense of how it must be like for an astronomer going through training and going in a rocket through space.
    The bad part though, is it is one hell of a nasty experience! Most people come out feeling dizzy and nauseous. I was told it was due to the simulations of pressure they exert on you when you were inside the space-craft.

    But if you can't stand the ride, you can always go to the "entertainment room" of this Space Center and send "Space Videos" for free to your family/friends! It's a totally cool feature! And you get to place computer space games too! This is the place for people who still want an experience of space but can't stand the actual ride itself.

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    Disney World, Sea World, Epcot...

    by Liefding Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Disney World, Sea World, Epcot Center, Universal Studio's (better than MGM's), Disney Village Downtown, Church Street station, Helicopter ride and if you do like horses: Arabian Nights. There is also Animal Kingdom, but if you are coming from Europe, you can better travel to a big zoo in your country and save yourself some money.
    Disney World (two days), Sea World (one day), Epcot Center (one day), Universal Studio's (one day), Helicopter ride (10-30 minutes)
    Disney World: you will enter dw at the mainstreet with all the shops. If you like shopping, do that afterwards you have been to all the attractions. Do not miss the Evening Parade!!!
    At Universal the Back to the Future ride, Earthquake, are the best! The others like King Kong, Jaws are great also.
    At Sea World you musn't miss: Shamu!

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    The themeparks! Disney World,...

    by Wenasje Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The themeparks! Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios
    I liked Universal and Disney MGM & Epcot Center the best. Maybe that's because I'm a bit of a movie freak..

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    Disney World, Sea World,...

    by IceRam26 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, Wet N' Wild, Cypress Gardens. Or you can take an hour drive to the coast (Tampa, Clearwater, etc.) If you are in Orlando during Spring Training for Major League Baseball you can attend Spring Training sites for many Major League teams. (Detroit Tigers (Lakeland), Kansas City Royals (Baseball City), Cleveland Indians (Winter Haven), etc.
    Very fun places. Check out their web-sites to find the most detailed information.

    Disney-www.disneyworld.com
    Sea World-www.seaworld.com
    Universal Studios-www.universalstudios.com
    Wet N' Wild-www.wetnwild.com
    Cypress Gardens-www.cypressgardens.com

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    Gwazi - Busch Gardens

    by kop-queen Updated May 15, 2008

    A traditional wooden coaster ride right near the park entrance so you tend to start on this one but it's not for the faint hearted or those of a delicate disposition. Be prepared to have every bit of your body shaken. I felt like my brain had been scrambled!

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    Tidal Wave, Busch Gardens

    by kop-queen Written May 15, 2008

    Most of the family (over 48" tall) will enjoy this one so long as you don't mind getting wet. There is a drop at the end of the ride but it's relatively short. If you want to get really wet, as you exit the ride you cross a bridge - warning... stay behind the glazed section when the next raft comes down the drop specially if you have small children. Bigger kids need to brace themselves if they are up to the challenge as the wave that comes up WILL knock you backwards - and yes you WILL get wetter than you've ever been before!

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    Splendid China (now closed)

    by meteorologist1 Updated Dec 27, 2005

    This theme park offers you a tour of the country of China. It has all the famous, ancient sights of China in miniature models or replicas. This includes the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terra Cotta Warriors, and many more. The park also offers live performances of acrobatics, which is just unbelievably spectacular. These are top entertainers from China.

    This park is for everyone, especially those who are interested in the history and culture of China. If you have children, they may find this park a little boring compared to Walt Disney World. But they definitely won't be bored with the shows. But I enjoyed this place a lot, and the admission price is cheap.

    UPDATE: This park is now closed.

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