It was somewhen between Henry Ford's mass production of the Model-T, which made automobile touring a commonplace, and Walt Disney's mass production of the tourist experience, which made the road trip a mere way to get there, instead of the there itself. It was the age of the roadside attraction.
Tourist attractions have a way of springing up on the Florida roadside like wildflowers -- or litter: bright, shiny and full of hope to begin with, only to wither and die when they just can't quite sustain the magic. You will find no historical marker to mark their passing, no footnote in the history book, only the occasional exotic plant, or shopping center, or oddly named road. Memory soon dims and they are forgotten, lingering only as a trace of a reminiscence. Until now.
Attractions now featured:
Never Never Lands: proposed parks that were never opened.
Looking for information on currently operating theme parks? See Theme Park City.http://lostparks.com/index.html