Have a scream in Orlando

Oliver Callan gets new kicks on a trip to Florida, where chainsaw-wielding clowns, gargantuan candy floss and houses of fresh horror are all part of a walk in the park

29th October, 2017

Orlando is basically Las Vegas for the kids. It’s a wonderfully artificial escape where they get strung out on sugar and bucket-sized snack portions and no one will judge them for behaving badly. The mafia put an adults playground in the Nevada desert, but Mickey Mouse’s auld fella built a dream in a Florida swamp.

If all tourism is an endless search for authenticity, Florida offers the tonic. There’s something perversely...

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