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What is your favorite "non-park" activity?

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    Clearly, if it were up to me, I'd be in the park (as they say) "e'er day, all day" (yeah, I'm not sure who says that either, except my daughter :rolleyes: but I digress...)

    But for Jon, the constant park going sometimes wears a bit thin. So, we're looking at taking an "adult" trip during the F&W Festival this year, but possibly only visiting EPCOT. I have no IDEA how I'm gonna stick to that. I can see myself drugging him with Benadryl at night and sneaking over to the other parks before he wakes up in the morning and then rushing back and pretending I've been sleeping all along!

    ANYWAY! I know there is much to do outside of the parks, both at Disney and beyond, so what is your favorite non-Park activity?

    Considerations:
    It will be adults only
    We will have a car
    We don't mind driving
    Jon has a MUCH better sense of direction than me (but then again, I'm sure Kate's new Eva has a better sense of direction than I do!)

    I'll be here making a list....
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    Celebration is a nice place to visit and maybe have dinner....The Columbia restaurant is recommended. :yes:
    If you feel like going further afield, then have you considered spending a few days at the Keys? It is fabulous down there and far removed from the hustle and bustle of the parks.
    There`s also KSC if you are into that sort of thing.

    That`s one thing that keeps me going back to Florida. There is so much to see and do outside of the parks.
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    Thanks, Terry, all good ideas! I think Jon would LOVE the Keys...

    Have you (or anyone else) ever done one of the "boat tours" (the kind of boat escapes me, or perhaps I'm blocking it out?). The "boat" that skims through the swamps and whatnot. He is FOREVER mentioning doing that...
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    We did an airboat ride several years ago Becca.
    We were en-route from Naples [where we stayed for a few days], and were heading down to the Keys when we saw a sign advertising the rides in the Everglades.
    It was a great experience although a tad noisy, especially when the driver gave it some "welly". :lol:
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    YES! That's it! An "airboat." And, the Everglades is exactly where he wants to go! Thank you! Perhaps I'll look into booking it as a bit of a surprise for him! Do you by chance remember who you used? And more importantly, would you recommend them?
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    Sorry Becca, I can`t for the life of me remember the name of the company....I would recommend them though [that`s not much use to you though! :lol:]
    I`m told that there is a company near to Orlando though [Boggy Creek Airboats ?] that has had some good reviews, although it`s obviously not in the Evergaldes.
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    HAHA! No worries, Terry, thanks anyway! I'll look into the other as well...let me know if it happens to come to mind!
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    Take a drive over to the Gulf Coast and visit the town of Tarpon Springs. It is a Greek community. Great food, lots of little places to visit.
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    Have you been to St. Augustine? That's a beautiful place to visit.
    I think KSC is fab, if that sort of thing is of interest to you.
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    Is St. Augustine the one that's called the oldest city in America? I would love to visit there I think.

    I have never visited KSC, as it does seem rather boring to me, but Jon would probably LOVE it...and maybe I would be pleasantly surprised. :yes:
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    I`m sure that you would enjoy KSC Becca. There are loads to do there....how about getting Jon to do an Astronaut Training Experience there if he is into the space programme?
    This is a full day course though so you would be alone all that day.
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    OOOOH! Or maybe I could ship him off to KSC for THAT whilst I spend the day in the other parks!! :wink:

    ...I told you I didn't think it would be possible to stay away!
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    Have a look here:
    http://www.oldcity.com/

    KSC is fascinating, I've been several times. It's definitely worth a visit if you haven't been before b
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    We're going to hopefully taking a drive up to mount dora this time round. I dont know if its a full day but looks like a nice few hours out. They do segway tours there but we probably wont do that as we'll have zac

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    Well the name certainly sounds intriguing!!! Of course, we're going to have to come and stay for a month just to see and do everything on this list!
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    St Augustine is beautiful. I've driven through and explored very briefly. I'd love to visit for a few days. Seems too far for a day trip though.
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    We're actually considering (as in, not opposed to) staying in a few places along the way before we "land" in Disney...it's all up in the air right now, but you know me (because I'm just like you!), I always have something brewing :)
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