2008 Fun List

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AUSTRALIA The Edge is a cube that slides out from the Eureka Skydeck 88 observation deck of Melbourne's Eureka Tower. When the cube is fully extended, the walls and floor turn transparent.
Courtesy Eureka Skydeck 88
PANAMA Cox & Kings USA's canopy crane tour raises four guests and a naturalist guide 112 feet up through the treetops—and as much as 160 feet out in any direction in Panama's Metropolitan Natural Park.
Illustration by mariowagner/agoodson.com
TENNESSEE The popular New Zealand activity of Zorbing—in which you tumble down a slope while inside a plastic bubble—has arrived in the U.S., at Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Jeremy Cowart
FLORIDA The star attraction of SeaWorld Orlando's new water park, Aquatica, is Dolphin Plunge—a pair of 300-foot-long transparent tube slides that weave through an actual marine-mammal habitat.
Illustration by mariowagner/agoodson.com
MAINE Made primarily of local Freshwater Pearl granite, the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory is one of only three cable-stayed bridges in the world to also have an observation tower.
Illustration by mariowagner/agoodson.com
SINGAPORE The 541-foot-tall Singapore Flyer has 28 gondolas; each one holds up to 28 passengers and rotates 360 degrees over Marina Bay. Halfway through the 30-minute ride, you're up high enough to see Malaysia and Indonesia.
Jonathan Drake

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