Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Posts Tagged ‘walt disney world’

Aug

23

2016

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What Will Become of the Home Where Walt Disney Lived When He Was a Loser?

Dreams do come true, and sometimes wilder than anyone could have imagined them, but sometimes they have to lay dormant—or get left behind, or rot, or even be given to someone else—for a long time before they can.

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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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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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May

28

2012

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Disney Legend Bob Gurr on creating his Disneyland rides

"Since Walt wanted the Matterhorn Bobsleds to open in just over a year later, along with a Submarine Voyage, a larger Autopia, and a Monorail, he asked if it could be built faster. He asked me to design a bobsled and two track layouts. He asked Arrow Development, Walt’s favorite outside manufacturer, to find a way. Arrow said bent up pipe would be the quickest way, thus it turned out to be the world’s first steel pipe coaster. See, Walt

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Jul

14

2010

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My video interview: What it’s like to work at Epcot

Tweet Here’s a new video I did (and the link to the original). I’m not actually in it because I felt that it should be about them, not me. But it was me who was asking the questions, and it was me who approached Disney to do this topic. There are actually a bunch of […]

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