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There is more to the Magic Kingdom than rides and characters. We found plenty of adventure that let us move, taste, and explore both inside the parks and outside in the city of Orlando. The thrills they provide may be less obvious, but to us they feel just as sweet.
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4600 World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
Delight the little members of your family with breakfast with Chef Mickey in the Contempo Cafe at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida. There is a grand view of the Bay Lake. The setting is definitely straight out of a movie set as is...
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8496 Palm Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
In the Lake Buena Vista area, try this spot near the theme parks for craft, microbrews from Maine and kids drinks too. Order the sampler with raw oysters or fresh potato chips for a delicious snack. Outside the restaurant, adults and kids can play...
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2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
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Take a seat inside and watch brewmasters in action at the onsite brewery, or settle outside on the waterside patio in the Downtown Disney BoardWalk area. Enjoy a menu of American pub classics at this kid-friendly brewpub. You can even watch the...
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1205 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 32836, USA
Little ones can practice their putt at the Fantasia-inspired mini-golf course, while surrounded by characters such as dancing hippos and Mickey Mouse. Go in the evening, when the statues are lit, and catch the fireworks show from Epcot. The...
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2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
Anyone can take the ride through the Animal Kingdom park to see hippos and lions. For those with a slightly higher sense of adventure, a 3-hour guided hike gets you closer to the habitat and the animals. As perfectly safe as it all is, it still...
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200 Epcot Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
Leave it to Disney to give visitors the chance to travel the world without leaving a theme park. At Epcot’s World Showcase, you’ll find several countries re-created to surprisingly realistic effect, all surrounding a centerpiece...
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1534 Blizzard Beach Drive, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
We didn’t realize how much we wanted to go down slides and lazy rivers that supposedly resulted from a melted ski resort until Blizzard Beach came our way. The cynical might say it’s a positive spin on global warming. We say it’s good...
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2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
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There is a lot happening in the restaurant. Get a front row seat to the best of it by reserving a chef’s tasting menu dinner at the chef’s counter and watch the fresh ingredients make their way to your plate. Take it to a whole other level: book a...
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1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
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There are ice cream sundaes galore at this classic soda shop in Disney’s Beach Club Resort. While the menu is also chock-full of burgers and chili and house-made chicken noodle soup, we prefer the thirst-quenchers like old-fashioned floats and...
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1600 Seven Seas Drive, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
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Fans claims that this iconic Disney treat—banana-stuffed French toast coated with cinnamon and sugar—only tastes as it should when procured and enjoyed in the magic kingdom. Find out for yourself at the Kona Cafe and Capt. Cook's in the Polynesian...
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14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837, USA
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This old-school Florida attraction devoted to the state’s most notorious reptile tends to get lost in the shadow of Orlando’s big-name theme parks. But if you’re looking to see alligators, this is the spot. The self-dubbed...
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Disney Springs, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
If you’re in the market for Disney, this is the mothership. With 50,000 square feet, it’s the largest Disney character store in the world. A giant screen shows classic Disney movies while you browse more than 15,000 souvenirs. Kids can get...
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2101 North Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
It's free, it's more intimate—and manageable—than Downtown Disney, and it's a stunning re-creation of of 1930s Atlantic seashore boardwalk. Rent a two- or four-person bike to make quick work of the quarter-mile stretch, while street entertainers...
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5931, 7782 Winter Garden Vineland Rd # 100, Windermere, FL 34786, USA
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I just have this obsession with cute little cafes—you've seen the pictures of all these beautiful cafes in Paris, Rome, Dublin, and New York. Let's say you don't live in, or just simply can't go to any of these magnificent places. I found a nice...