Monday, April 12, 2010
No news to report today from Pleasure Island so I thought I'd post this filler story about something Disney-related that I've always found intriguing.
What do the following Orlando area roads have in common: Apopka-Vineland Road, Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Kissimmee-Vineland Road, Taft-Vineland Road, Orlando-Vineland Road & Vineland Road? Well, what they have in common of course is Vineland. But what is Vineland and why does it have so many roads named after it?
Well, Vineland is actually a small unincorporated community in south Orange County that dates back to around 1920. For whatever reason, a number of roads happened to come together there historically and still do. If you know where Apopka-Vineland, Kissimmee-Vineland and Winter Garden-Vineland meet, you know where Vineland is. I can give you some hints. There's a 7-11 there, a Circle K/Shell, an Orlando Ale House. And spreading out, lots of hotels and restaurants. You see, this all comes together just north of where I-4 now crosses State Road 535. The area goes by a newer name nowadays: Lake Buena Vista.