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Bok Tower Gar­dens of­fers a peace­ful re­treat for trav­el­ers.

AN­I­MAL KING­DOM, WALT DIS­NEY WORLD ‒ From live an­i­mals to di­nosaurs and an­i­mal char­ac­ters, your imag­i­na­tion runs wild in this beau­ti­fully de­signed park. Hop aboard a sa­fari in Africa for close an­i­mal en­coun­ters then head to Asia’s Mount Ever­est coaster. The pet­ting zoo, Di­noLand U.S.A. and the themed-play­ground will win over the kids, along with Find­ing Nemo and The Lion King mu­si­cals. www.dis­ 407.824.4321. DIS­COV­ERY COVE‒ Swim with dol­phins, wade with rays, snorkel among thou­sands of ex­otic fish and hand-feed trop­i­cal birds in a free-flight aviary. Dis­cov­ery Cove’s full-day, all-in­clu­sive ad­ven­tures in­clude all meals, drinks and gear along with ad­mis­sion to SeaWorld or Busch Gar­dens. www. dis­cov­ 6000 Dis­cov­ery Cove Way, 888.800.5447. EP­COT, WALT DIS­NEY WORLD ‒ Dis­tin­guished by its glis­ten­ing geo­sphere, Ep­cot of­fers vis­i­tors a look into the world’s tech­nol­ogy. Don’t miss Mis­sion: Space, Soarin,’ Test Track and the aquar­ium. World Showcase de­picts 10 coun­tries around a scenic lake so guests can dine, drink, shop and be en­ter­tained from a global per­spec­tive. www. dis­ 407.824.4321. HOL­LY­WOOD STU­DIOS, WALT DIS­NEY WORLD ‒ This theme park dives into Hol­ly­wood with live stage shows and movie-themed rides. Must-stops are Tower of Ter­ror, Star Tours, Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster, Toy Story Ma­nia and the Dis­ney Jr. live show. Let the kids loose in the Honey I Shrunk the Kids play­ground or sign up your young Jeti to fight Darth Vader. www.dis­ 407.824.4321. IS­LANDS OF AD­VEN­TURE, UNIVER­SAL OR­LANDO ‒ Ev­ery­one has fun with six uniquely-themed is­lands: Seuss Land­ing, The Lost Con­ti­nent, Juras­sic Park, Toon La­goon, Mar­vel Su­per Hero Is­land and The Wiz­ard­ing World of Harry Pot­ter. Each high­lights ad­ven­ture, sto­ry­telling and the most tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced rides, attractions and shows. Best bets are The Amaz­ing Ad­ven­tures of Spi­der-Man and In­cred­i­ble Hulk Coaster, along with Harry Pot­ter and the For­bid­den Jour­ney at Hogsmeade. www.uni­ver­sa­lor­ 1000 Univer­sal Stu­dios Plaza, 407.363.8000. LE­GOLAND FLORIDA‒ This 150-acre theme park and wa­ter park of­fers more than 50 rides, shows and hands-on attractions geared for fam­i­lies with chil­dren ages 2-12. The new Du­plo Val­ley at­trac­tion fea­tures in­ter­ac­tive play­grounds, a train and a trac­tor ride de­signed just for tod­dlers. Save time for ex­plor­ing the beau­ti­ful Cy­press Gar­dens on the lake. www.le­ 1 Le­goland Way, Win­ter Haven, 877.350.5346.

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