SHAINA SINGERI live in the coolest neighborhood, says Shaina Singer, 17, whose home backs up to SeaWorld in southeast Orlando. Singer grew up with Shamu the Orca and has visited Disney World at last count over 100 times. What attracted her at different ages? When I was tiny, it was the characters: Oh my gosh, its Tinker Bell. Later I insisted on seeing Beauty and the Beast at Hollywood Studios every time we went. My brother was, like, Do we have to?
Then it was the rides. Singer likes Expedition Everest in the Animal Kingdom park: You ride to the top and encounter the Yeti [Abominable Snowman] (www.disney.go.com). She sends hard-core thrill seekers to Universals Islands of Adventure theme park (www.universalorlando.com), and reserves her highest accolades for SeaWorlds Manta(www.seaworld.com). Its awesome. You hang facedown from your stomach and it feels like youre flying. She saves by bringing her own food to the parks and buying her Disney souvenirs at area Super Wal-Marts. Can the long lines be avoided? Once I was there during a hurricane. The tourists cleared out and there was no wait at all. Otherwise, no.