An interactive ship-shaped playground for children lies just beyond the Barges’ entrance; there’s also a slide and some fun to be had with a piano in the cabin (play the notes on the sheet music for an orchestral surprise). One of my favorite things to do in Orlando is to spend a while on the bridge beside the Olive, which overlooks Barge boats as they drift helplessly under a leaky boiler’s funnel. Watching the gleeful alarm on people’s faces, hearing the peals of laughter—the sublime delight of amusement park togetherness is repeated, again and again, from the vantage point of that bridge. We could stand there all day. We also love the shore of the lake nearby, which is private and peaceful almost all the time.