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.
May 26, 18 05:12 PM
The Fort Gates ferry crosses the St. Johns River near Welaka. Paul Newman was one of the passengers.
May 26, 18 01:23 PM
A Land Remembered is an epic story by Florida author Patrick Smith about three generations of Florida Crackers. If you know Florida, you will recognize the authenticity of these characters.
May 26, 18 11:01 AM
Most Florida snakes are no threat to human beings or other animals. There are exceptions,however, and it is smart to know what to look for as you enjoy your Florida backroads travel.