2007 Cool List

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Aquaventure, a 63-acre water park, opened at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas in February. The centerpiece is the green Power Tower.
Photograph by Jeffrey Salter
Walt Disney World's Expedition Everest—the culmination of six years of work by Disney Imagineers, combined with 1,800 tons of steel and an estimated $100 million.
courtesy the Walt Disney Company/Gene Duncan
The Empire State Building? The ape can have it. Top of the Rock—the newly reopened observation decks atop the GE Building in Rockefeller Center—is superior in every conceivable way.
courtesy Top of the Rock/Paul Warchol
Spiraling like tendrils through the soaring Turbine Hall in London's Tate Modern, the five Test Site slides by German artist Carsten Höller aren't just riveting to look at; they're fun, too.
courtesy Tate photography
Since January 2007, a sleepover program at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City has allowed families with kids ages 8 to 12 to have their own Night at the Museum adventure.
Photograph by Lauren Keenan
People have been lining up to surf onboard a cruise ship since Royal Caribbean launched Freedom of the Seas in May 2006. The FlowRider is a continuous wave created by a six-inch sheet of water that rushes up an incline to keep surfers in position.
Photograph by Jeffrey Salter
You no longer have to go to the southern hemisphere to do a bridge climb like the famous one in Sydney. North America's first bridge climb—up the Purple People Bridge, which spans the Ohio River and connects Cincinnati and Newport, Ky.—opened in June 2007.
Photograph by Jonathan Willis
Close encounters with the cassowary and 6,000 other creatures are a daily occurrence at Sydney Wildlife World, a 75,000-square-foot indoor park that opened in September on Darling Harbour, in the heart of the city. Nine habitats house 130 species unique to Australia, from the cute and cuddly to the creepy and crawly.
courtesy Sydney Wildlife World

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