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Greetings and welcome to Florida-Project.com!
Florida-Project.com is a dedication and visual representation to the history and future development of Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.
Through the usage of hundreds of guidemaps, vacation guides, brochures, and other assorted items, you can see how the theme parks have evolved over the years. But that's not all! Florida-Project.com features a richly detailed photo section that also functions as a tour guide as well as a history teacher. As you browse through the photo pages you'll also learn about the development of the various resorts and attractions, and you'll even receive tips such as when to avoid the crowds. (Photos are returning soon!)
Florida-Project.com is home to one of the Internet's largest collections of vintage and current guidemaps for Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando!
Please visit the "About Us" page to learn more the website, how it was created, and what you can do to help it continue.
Florida-Project.com by the numbers:
Total number of theme park guidemaps: 331
Total number of vacation planning guides: 70
Total number of photos: (Photos are returning soon!)
Florida-Project.com is currently undergoing major construction.
Tons of material is currently in the process of being added back to the website. The general layout may see a few more changes before everything is finished. Some of the links may change.
We ask you to bear with us as we expedite this process and get the website fully operational again.
Friday, January 16, 2015:
- All of the trip reports are back online. It took a little while because I had to basically re-do all of the URLs for the combined 1,429 photos in the reports. Plus there were a few other issues to adjust as well to make the reports uniform and neat. The photo pages are next. I'm planning on using something different on those pages, something that'll (in theory) be faster and fancier.
Monday, January 12, 2015:
- The Universal Orlando pages are back online. There are three separate pages for the brochures & miscellaneous items, the hours & information guides, and the vacation guides.
Saturday, January 10, 2015:
- As you've probably noticed, there's now a menu item for Walt Disney World. That drop-down menu includes pages for WDW brochures, hours & information, newsletters, resort brochures, ticket prices, and a huge page for all of the Disney vacation guides. There's so much content on that page that I had to divide it into smaller pages so it wouldn't be as overwhelming.
Anyway, there's still more Disney content to be added, but that'll come in a little bit. Now I'm working on Universal items before jumping to another section.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015:
- It took a few long days, but *all* of the guidemaps are back online. I actually have a few new ones to scan and add to the website, but that will have to wait a week or so while I get everything else back online.
Sunday, January 4, 2015:
- As you can see, Florida-Project.com is operational, yet it's still missing a LOT of content. I decided to re-open the website anyway and let you visitors see the latest version of the site. It's much more streamlined, better organized, and this version looks great on tablets and large cell phones, something that terribly plagued the previous version of the site.
At the end of December, I did a routine upgrade for the software that operates this website. Unfortunately, there was a critical error during the upgrade and my data became corrupted. Restoring from a copy of the database didn't work, and the website basically became defunct. It was permanently stuck in a limbo between the old and new versions of the software.
I've been planning for a significant overhaul of the website, but not in this manner. That software problem just pushed the issue, and I decided that enough was enough, and it was time to overhaul the website. This is an extremely large website, and basically redoing it is going to take some time. It took me nearly a week just to reorganize my files and update them to my newer system. It then took a couple of days to work on the new graphics for the website's templates (Yes, there are two versions of the website. People using Internet Explorer get one version while everybody else gets a slightly different (a.k.a. fancier) one. Rest assured, the content is still going to be the exact same between the two versions of the website.)
Most of the kinks have been eliminated and, so far, the website seems to be running smoothly and looking pretty good. Now it's time to keep uploading content and building the pages. That'll be a fairly quick process as most of the content will be copies of the previous version, with only a few edits here and there. It's just going to take a little bit of time rebuilding *all* of those pages, especially the photo pages.
The website's design still isn't 100% complete, and the design might change a little over the next few days. I'd wait on bookmarking pages as the URLs may also change if I need to make any changes. That shouldn't happen, but right now nothing is concrete.
So, just like the opening of the Disney-MGM Studios back in 1989, Florida-Project.com is officially open to the public, but there's not much to see and do here. Yet. Just give me a little bit of time and I'll be adding a ton of content.