Seeking psychic guidance in Cassadaga

Most tourists who visit Central Florida are seeking the quintessential, happy-go-lucky day with Mickey.

But there’s another tourist mecca tucked away in the woods less than an hour northeast of Disney that offers a vastly difference vacation experience: the Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp.

Known as “The Psychic Capital of the World,” the 57-acre camp was established in 1894 as the winter home of spiritualists from Upstate New York. Today the quaint town, a mixture of Victorian-era homes and cute cottages, is populated by nearly 50 psychics, healers and mediums. Daily ghost tours, a haunted hotel, a bookstore, classes and lectures attract a stream of visitors to Cassadaga seeking other-worldly guidance.