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FTBG / February 11, 2006 and April 14, 2006 : <a href="http://www.fairchildgarden.org/l" target="_blank"> Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden</a> in Coral Gables, Florida is one of the world's preeminent botanic gardens, with extensive collections of rare tropical plants including palms, cycads, flowering trees and vines. Established in 1938, the 83-acre garden is among the region's most popular visitor attractions and offers a variety of programs in environmental education, conservation and horticulture. An international leader in tropical plant research, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden plays an important part in preserving the biodiversity of the tropical environment.

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Updated: May 15, 2006 6:30pm PST

Edison & Ford Winter Estates / January 22, 2005 and April 7, 2006 : When you visit <a href="http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/" target="_blank"> <b>Edison & Ford Winter Estates</b></a>, you enter a world unlike any you have ever seen. The furnishings and architecture of these gracious, rambling buildings are reminiscent of a bygone era; yet there are many innovations which we do not have in the most modern of homes.

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When you visit Edison & Ford Winter Estates, you enter a world unlike ...

Updated: May 14, 2006 3:38pm PST

Downtown Disney/Pleasure Island - April 8, 2006 : Come together to indulge in big-city fun in an area alive with excitement, unique shops, restaurants and entertainment! Explore Downtown Disney® Marketplace, home to the largest Disney character store in the world; Downtown Disney West Side, with its top-notch restaurants, theaters, shows and amusement; and Pleasure Island, a partier's paradise of live performances and nightclubs.

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Updated: May 14, 2006 2:14pm PST

Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter / April 7 - 12, 2006 : <i>Laissez les bonnes temps roulez!</i> Bring your carnival attitude to this lively quarter of the Big Easy and "let the good times roll." In this New Orleans-themed Disney Resort, activities await you at every turn! Stroll cobblestone walkways and gaze down ornate iron railings as you imagine a jazz backdrop and the sweet smell of magnolia blossoms in the air. Have a rollicking good time among the colorful characters, relish wonderful food, and enjoy some watery fun at Doubloon Lagoon.

The rooms are situated along quaint little "streets" decorated with mini wrought iron fences, cascades of bougainvillea and fountains. Strolls along the Sassagoula River pathways add to the charm of this resort.

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Laissez les bonnes temps roulez! Bring your carnival attitude to this ...

Updated: May 13, 2006 6:04pm PST

Miami Beach / April 6, 2006 : <b>Miami Beach</b> has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts for almost a century.  It is an exciting and fun place to visit.  The <b>Art Deco District</b> is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and comprises hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures erected between 1923 and 1943.  <b>South Beach</b> (also known as SoBe, or simply The Beach - the area from 1st street to about 25th street) is one of the more popular areas of Miami Beach.  <b>Lincoln Road</b>, a nationally known pedestrian mall, is a great spot for outdoor dining, bicycling, rollerblading and shopping.

Miami Beach / April 6, 2006

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Updated: May 13, 2006 3:56pm PST

Miami and Vicinity / April 5 and 14, 2006 : <a href="http://www.baysidemarketplace.com/" target="_blank"> <b>Bayside Marketplace</a></b> - Indulge yourself at Bayside - the best food, fun, and shopping Miami has to offer.  Wether you are interested in the vibrant marketplace, exotic restaurants, daily live entertainment or national brand name stores, Bayside's wealth of activity offers something for everyone. Come experience Miami, visit Bayside!

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Bayside Marketplace - Indulge yourself at Bayside - the best food, fu ...

Updated: May 13, 2006 3:19pm PST

Sanibel and Capitva Islands / April 7, 2006 : <a href="http://www.sanibel-captiva.org" target="_blank"> <b>Sanibel and Captiva Islands</a></b> are in the heart of Southwest Florida with over 15 miles of beautiful Florida shelling beaches.  

Isolated and picturesque, <b>Bowman's Beach</b> is probably the most popular beach on Sanibel.

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Sanibel and Captiva Islands are in the heart of Southwest Florida wit ...

Updated: May 13, 2006 2:52pm PST

Animal Kingdom® Theme Park / April 11, 2006 : Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park opened to the public on Earth Day, April 22, 1998. The slogan "Nahtazu" is clearly evident from the moment that you enter this unique destination. It's so much more than a traditional zoo. Great care has been taken to transport guests to exotic locales within it's lush confines. You'll encounter wildlife from all the corners of the earth, enjoy exciting shows, experience the thrill rides that you've come to expect as part of your Disney vacation, and leave with a renewed respect for this planet and its inhabitants. 

The underlying theme of the Animal Kingdom Park is conservation and preservation. As Walt Disney once said: "I have learned from the animal world, and what everyone will learn who studies it is, a renewed sense of kinship with the earth and all its inhabitants."

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Updated: May 06, 2006 3:41pm PST

Magic Kingdom® Park / April 10, 2006 : It has often been said that the true essence of Disney magic can be experienced simply by stepping foot inside the Magic Kingdom. Opened in 1971, the venerable theme park has withstood more than three decades of changing cultures, a constantly shifting social climate, and an explosion of technology that has left lesser places outdated and obsolete. Yet, somehow, the Magic Kingdom continues to remain the undisputed king of Theme Parks, drawing more yearly visitors than any other.

The Magic Kingdom is divided into five distinct areas (lands), arranged in a spoke-like formation, all meeting at the top of Main Street USA right in front of Cinderella Castle. The five lands consist of Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Square and Adventureland. Each land is themed to its appropriate title and maintaining that theme is paramount to the parks operation. A vast network of underground tunnels connect all sections of the Magic Kingdom, thus preventing guests from seeing any of the necessary "behind the scenes" operations, and preventing cast members from one land from having to walk through another.

Magic Kingdom® Park / April 10, 2006

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It has often been said that the true essence of Disney magic can be ex ...

Updated: Apr 29, 2006 2:24pm PST

Chihuly at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden / February 11, 2006 and April 14, 2006 : Chihuly at Fairchild was on exhibit throughout <a href="http://www.fairchildgarden.org/" target="_blank"> Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden</a> from December 23, 2005, to May 31, 2006.

Dale Chihuly is most frequently lauded for revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement by expanding its original premise of the solitary artist working in a studio environment to encompass the notion of collaborative teams and a division of labor within the creative process. However, Chihuly's contribution extends well beyond the boundaries of both this movement and even the field of glass: his achievements have influenced contemporary art in general.

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Chihuly at Fairchild was on exhibit throughout Fairchild Tropical Bot ...

Updated: Apr 16, 2006 2:45pm PST