There are planned communities, and then there are planned communities. Celebration Florida, built by the Walt Disney Company, is the latter, with schools, parks, places of worship, shops and restaurants that all evoke a small-town America feel and hearken to a time and place that may or may not have existed, but through force of will and careful planning, does now. It is technically a town, but it’s all of such a sensibility that it feels like one big neighborhood. And though visitors have been divided on the sometimes-supernatural beauty of the place, there’s no denying Celebration’s charms. “This is a slightly ‘Twilight Zone’ neighborhood,” says Mark Sedenquist, publisher of Roadtrip America.com. “It’s Norman Rockwell in the gator swamps, and the houses are beautiful!”
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