Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Posts Tagged ‘florida’

Aug

11

2014

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Awesome photos of Walt Disney World from the early ’70s

A treasure trove of family snapshots from our visits to the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in 1973 and the mid-1970s. The place has changed so much it'll blow your mind.

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Aug

3

2014

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I’m the guest on this week’s Amateur Traveler podcast about Orlando

Tweet The award-winning travel podcast Amateur Traveler invited me to talk about Orlando’s past, present, and future and to share some of my best tips for visiting the theme parks. As usual, I have a lot to say about the place, some of which may ruffle some feathers. It made for an interesting episode. My […]

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Dec

17

2013

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A Walt Disney World guidebook for the rest of us

Most of the other Disney guides seemed to be crypto-valentines. The market was missing a guide to Walt Disney World written for the way most of us react to the resort.

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Mar

25

2013

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Are Disney’s Magic Kingdom Google Maps images fake?

What's the deal with these bird's-eye photos of Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando? They appear on Google Maps when you click "Satellite." They look fabricated. Why?

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Jan

24

2013

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Congress demands answers on privacy from Disney: the letter

Tweet Today, Edward Markey (D-Mass.) wrote The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger demanding answers about the new MyMagic+ “magic bands” RFID-based wristbands that are being implemented at the Orlando theme parks. “As a Co-Chairman of the Congressional Bi-partisan Privacy Caucus, I am deeply concerned that Disney’s proposal could potentially have a harmful impact on […]

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Aug

30

2012

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Jutta Levasseur, Epcot’s egg painter, has died

Tweet I was at Epcot in Walt Disney World last week, and I learned the sad news that Jutta Levasseur has passed away. The German-born Levasseur had hand-painted egg  ornaments in the Germany pavilion since the park’s opening day in 1982. She was such a fixture that the park gave her the great honor of […]

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