CENTRAL FLORIDA ATTRACTONS THAT PREDATE WALT DISNEY WORLD
We know many of you are limiting travel during these uncertain times. Although we continue to feature trips and places to visit, we are not encouraging you to visit them until it is safe. We want to support Florida's attractions and businesses during this situation, and hope you will plan to visit them when things get better. In the meantime, enjoy them virtually from the comfort of your home.
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.
Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales. Home of the singing carillon tower, beautiful gardens, and tranquility since 1929.
Weeki Wachee Springs one of the most popular Florida attractions. Nature, recreation and beautiful mermaids. Enjoy shows, swim, camp, canoe, and relax.
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