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To the North is a fortress containing a rose.
To the West is a place that may leave you aghast.
To the South stay on track to see where it goes.
To the East is a place you won't find in the past.

My buddy and I welcome you.

Where and what am I?

Hint #1: (pasting here for visibility):

At least three of the clues are plays on words.

Hint #2:

Borealis missing from what's to the North

Hint #3:

You could be at all five places in less than an hour, though definitely not through them all!


Earlier parts in the series: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8

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    $\begingroup$ Hint #1: rot13(Ng yrnfg guerr bs gur pyhrf ner n cynl ba jbeqf.) $\endgroup$ – MetaZen Oct 2 '18 at 20:13
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These are all locations within the

Disneyland amusement park in Anaheim

To the North is a fortress containing a rose.

Sleeping Beauty Castle, home of Princess Aurora aka Briar Rose

To the West is a place that may leave you aghast.

Haunted Mansion Holiday

To the South stay on track to see where it goes.

Disneyland Railroad

To the East is a place you won't find in the past.

Tomorrowland

My buddy and I welcome you.

The statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse at the centre of the park.

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  • $\begingroup$ That's it! Nice work! :) $\endgroup$ – MetaZen Oct 5 '18 at 18:14
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You are in (partial and working on answer)

Croatia

North

Fortress Medvedgrad, which contains Rose Windows

West:

Working on this one

South:

One of the rails, working out which one

East:

Serbia, which is East of Zagreb, didn't exist in the past. It was founded in 2006.

I'm thinking the what is:

The Zagreb Cathedral, the tallest Cathedral in Croatia, which also has two steeples (my buddy and I)

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  • $\begingroup$ This is not correct, but I like the matches to the clues. In particular, the clue for South is the right idea. $\endgroup$ – MetaZen Oct 2 '18 at 16:22
  • $\begingroup$ @MetaZen dang okay. Time to think deeper $\endgroup$ – SolveLikeBeaker Oct 2 '18 at 16:24
  • $\begingroup$ @MetaZen I have updated my answer $\endgroup$ – SolveLikeBeaker Oct 2 '18 at 18:11
  • $\begingroup$ Still not the place. Your original South answer was along the right track (so to speak) as far as the idea, though not the location. I will add a hint that may be helpful $\endgroup$ – MetaZen Oct 2 '18 at 20:09
  • $\begingroup$ @MetaZen Man.. okay. I figured they were your clue, going to keep thinking. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – SolveLikeBeaker Oct 2 '18 at 20:27

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