Photos: The Indispensable Guide to Disney World

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The 16-year-old statue of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney, titled Partners, which sits at the center of the Magic Kingdom.
— Stephanie Adams
Magic Kingdom's Astro Orbiter, which takes in some of the park's best views.
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The 400-plus new Vinylmation figurines, such as Sorcerer Mickey, are a fresh take on the tried-and-true Disney toy.
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It's an unspoken rule that if you blow your Fastpass time window, you can still show up late and use it until day's end.
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Fun Fact: Epcot's iconic Spaceship Earth is made up of exactly 11,324 individual silver triangles. (For math geeks: Geometrically, the sphere is a variation on a pentakis dodecahedron. Got it?)
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Five African elephants have been born in Animal Kingdom since the park opened in 1998.
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Animal Kingdom's TriceraTop Spin is modeled after Magic Kingdom's renowned Dumbo ride.
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The soda fountain at Epcot's Club Cool has flavors from apple to watermelon.
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Mickey and Minnie are two of more than 200 topiary sculptures in Disney World.
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Fun Fact: Anyone can grab a photo with Winnie the Pooh or Tigger. But we tip our Mickey Ears to visitors who can score a shot with Hercules or Robin Hood. Of the 150-plus characters roaming the parks, they're among the hardest to find.
— Stephanie Adams
— Stephanie Adams

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