Walt Disney World opened for business near Orlando in October 1971.
The crowds that have since made it the world's most popular tourist attraction have driven tremendous development in Central Florida and created a network of new highways to handle the traffic.
On a historic note, there were quite a few smaller attractions in Florida that were here before Disney.
Here are some of them that have survived and still entertain visitors in more quiet regions of Central Florida.
Dec 12, 17 07:47 PM
Florida theater has a rich history going back to the Spanish days and still thrives in many communties.
Dec 12, 17 07:32 PM
Florida day trips are the most popular feature of Florida-Backroads-Travel.com. Maps of scenic routes and places to visit.
Dec 01, 17 09:11 AM
Scenic drives in Florida range in location from Pensacola in the panhandle to Key West 833 miles away by road.