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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