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Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle is the Magic Kingdom's most widely recognized symbol and it's almost impossible to pass it by without taking a look--or shooting a photo or two. The fairytale castle's 189-foot Gothic spires tower over Main Street, USA, taking center stage from the minute you enter the park.

Gary Bogdon Photography

Get Up Close with an Alligator at Gatorland

Thousands of alligators and other reptiles occupy Gatorland's 70 acres of wetlands, marshes, and swamps--allowing you to safely see many of these fearsome creatures in their natural habitat. For a real adrenaline rush, zip line across the park, passing just above the jaws of a jumping Cuban crocodile!


Go Globe-Trotting at Epcot

Hundreds of vibrantly landscaped acres spread out across Epcot, whose huge, iconic geosphere can be seen for miles. Among the park's myriad attractions, you can travel around the world in an afternoon, rocket through space on a mission to Mars, or explore deep below the sea. There's so much to do, it's no wonder some maintain the park's name stands for "Every Person Comes Out Tired."

Gary Bogden

Get Soaked Aboard the Kali River Rapids

The roiling water of the Kali River Rapids mimics real white water. After a gentle start, you'll soon be dipping and dripping as your tiny craft is tossed and turned. If the rapids themselves don't drench you, the kids manning water cannons along the route will.

Gary Bogden

Lose Yourself in the Fantastic Landscapes of Islands of Adventure

This collection of cleverly themed "islands," allows you to wander through the wobbly angles and Day-Glo colors of Seuss Landing, gaze at the foreboding carvings of the Lost Continent, and to cast a spell or two in the meticulously designed Wizarding World of Harry Potter. And there are also thrill rides--this is the park in Orlando for adrenaline junkies.


Ride into the Wild West on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

This oldie but goodie is one of Orlando's best introductory roller coasters thanks to its fun details, hairpin turns, and dark descents. The runaway train careens past animatronic characters and critters, through the ribs of a dinosaur, under a thundering waterfall, past spewing geysers and over a bottomless volcanic pool.

Gary Bogdon

Salute Mickey's Sorcerer Hat at Disney's Hollywood Studios

The movie-themed attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios are laid out around the iconic 122-foot-tall Sorcerer Mickey Hat, inspired by the classic Disney film, Fantasia. Other park highlights include the pulse-quickening Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, the delightful Voyage of the Little Mermaid show, and the spectacular Fantasmic! laser-light show.

Gary Bogden

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