Celebration, Florida

Celebration, Florida

Celebration is a purpose built community near to Disney World in Florida and the moment you arrive, you know there’s something different about it. Partly because everything is new and partly because it was initially developed by the Walt Disney Company, the whole place is a bit like a stereo-typical “perfect” American town. It’s like Main Street USA on speed!

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Disney Epcot

Disney Epcot

The EPCOT theme park is based on an idea that Walt Disney had to build an “experimental prototype community of tomorrow” which is what EPCOT actually stands for.
The idea evolved though and the park is now a combination of two main elements – a “World Showcase” where different nations are represented around a large central lake and then a collection of attractions with a science and technology theme.

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CN Tower, Toronto

CN Tower Glass Floor

The CN Tower is one of the tallest free standing structures in the world and has been Toronto’s biggest tourist attraction since it opened in 1976. It was the world’s tallest for tower for more than 30 years, but lost that crown back in 2010. The tower dominates the city of Toronto and you can see it not just elsewhere in the downtown area, but also from miles away.

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Ellis Island, New York

Ellis Island, New York

Ellis Island, just off the southern tip of Manhattan, was the gateway to a new life in the USA for immigrants arriving between 1892 and 1954. Despite the closure of the complex many years ago, the grand buildings still remain intact, including the huge welcome hall and the whole place is now a national immigration museum. Many original features remain so you get a real taste of what it would have been like to arrive as an immigrant.

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Downtown Disney, Orlando

Downtown Disney, Florida

Downtown Disney is a collection of restaurants, experiences and shops lining a long walkway on the edge of a lake. It really comes alive at night when the atmosphere is brilliant and it’s pretty normal to find street entertainers offering music and comedy. There’s also a Cirque de Soleil theatre here presenting a show called La Nouba and a cinema.

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