Remembering Florida Tourist Attractions
Today, we are familiar with the large theme parks, which charge families hundreds of dollars a day to wait in line for moments of thrills on technologically amazing rides. Florida, however, has been drawing tourists for over a century with simpler attractions, and for far fewer dollars to view the animals or exhibits, or commune with nature. In Remembering Florida Tourist Attractions, Steve Rajtar takes us back to the simpler ways visitors of yesteryear enjoyed their time in the Sunshine State.
With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book, Historic Photos of Florida Tourist Attractions, Steve Rajtar provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the development of tourism throughout the great state of Florida. Journey with the writer to see the sunny state in photos of the tourist attractions here before Walt Disney World, in the days when a row of antique cars enthralled visitors. See the wax figures which amazed onlookers long before the invention of audioanimatronic mannequins. See the curiosities that brought in the tourists and their dollars decades before today’s theme parks dominated the billboards and themselves became worldwide vacation destinations.