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.
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Florida authors from Hemingway to Dave Barry have loved and written about Florida.
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SunFest is the largest annual waterfront music and art festival in Florida. It takes place every year the first week in May and attracts more than 270,000 visitors.
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The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour has been entertaining and educating guests since 1938.