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 16, 17 12:14 PM
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, though born a Yankee, spent much of her life in Florida. Her books of Florida people and customs have become classics and she is one our favorite Florida authors.
Dec 16, 17 12:01 PM
Florida authors from Hemingway to Dave Barry have loved Florida and written about it. These authors have written books that will help you enjoy your Florida backroads travel..
Dec 16, 17 10:57 AM
There are 200 Florida day trips and one tank trips on this web page and 100 maps. Most are in Old Florida.