The Emergence of Theme Parks in Orlando: Orlando’s First Theme ParkPosted by The Orlando Real on
Orlando, Florida is the theme park capital of the world and it is easy to see why. There is so much to do here that it almost seems impossible to do it all. With Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and so much more, this city is jam packed with fun around every corner. It is hard to think of a time before theme parks came to Orlando. Many people don’t know that there were theme parks here before Walt Disney World and Universal and one of them still exists today!
Orlando’s First Theme Park
Way before Disney and Universal came to Orlando and started the dawn of the big theme park era, there was Gatorland. In 1949, Owen Godwin founded this 110 acre theme park/wildlife reserve. Gatorland is aptly dubbed the “alligator capital of the…
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