Tuesday, April 11, 2017

DS Update: All Roads Lead To Vineland

What do the following Orlando area roads have in common: Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Apopka-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. You see, this all comes together just north of where State Road 535 now crosses I-4.  The eastern entrance to Disney World is in Vineland, about a mile east of Disney Springs.  Still don't recognize it?  Well the area goes by a newer name nowadays: Lake Buena Vista.   PHOTO CREDIT: SE ROADS


DJMadManRay said...

Had no idea, and I guess I never really thought about it, but makes sense. Thanks for the history education! See, the blog isn't only fun and rumors, it also very informative. ��. Thanks Bob!

Anonymous said...

They should have named Disney springs Vineland.

KingBob said...

You're welcome DJ MadManRay!
Anon, "Disney Springs" is far more exciting!

Anonymous said...

really i thought Pleasure Island was far more exciting