Old Town Theme Park, Florida
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Built during the early Eighties, Old Town is the old Florida amusement park that isn't Disney World. Originally intended to be more of a playful shopping experience – among other things, the place is an outdoor mall – the park was largely ride-free until this century, when the Windstorm Roller Coaster, Wave Swinger, and Super Shot were installed. Visitors tend to stay at the Seralago Hotel and Suites (which is owned by astronaut John Glenn) and come back for Saturday night classic car rallies and family fun. The place has a definite southern twang and is more fun for it.