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Navigating Florida's Walt Disney World Resort   by Isla Campell

Florida is home to wealth of holiday attractions, from trendy South Beach in Miami to the Everglades National Park. However, for most families on vacation, Florida means one thing: Walt Disney World. Since its inception in 1971, Disney World has had to contend with a number of competitors - most notably, the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2010. However, it has managed to maintain its reputation as one of the world's most exciting family holiday destinations, largely thanks to the sheer number of Disney-themed attractions that are on offer.

The major component of the Walt Disney World resort is its theme parks, the oldest of which is the Magic Kingdom. It's here that visitors will find the iconic Cinderella Castle, which stands at the end of the primary thoroughfare of Main Street. Famous rides in the Magic Kingdom include Big Mountain Thunder Railroad, Splash Mountain and the Pirates of the Caribbean (the inspiration behind the successful film series starring Johnny Depp). What's more, the Fantasyland section of the Magic Kingdom is especially tailored towards younger visitors, with classic rides like Peter Pan's Flight, It's a Small World and the Mad Tea Party (which involves giant spinning tea cups) being particularly popular.

Although the Magic Kingdom was the first theme park in Walt Disney World, it was quickly followed by Epcot. Rather than child-friendly rides, Epcot focuses on showcasing international culture and technology and is characterised by a 50m tall silver geodesic sphere, known as Spaceship Earth. On the other hand, Disney's Hollywood Studios - a theme park which opened on the resort site 7 years after Epcot - takes Mickey Mouse's Sorcerer

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