Did You Know: 7/7/14 The Florida Project

Jason with some cool info about the Florida Project for today’s did you know!

photo provided by the Walt Disney Company
photo provided by the Walt Disney Company

When Walt Disney was purchasing land for Project X, other wise known as the Florida Project he made fake companies to buy up the land. These companies are immortalized as company names on businesses down Main Street USA. Each of the businesses were chaired by a business man named Mr. M. Mouse! When Walt Started buying land for the Florida Project (Walt Disney World) he purchased the land for as little as 180 dollars an acre until the Orlando newspaper broke a story that Walt was buying land for another theme park. When the story broke land prices jumped to 1,000 an acre. The last piece of land bought for Disney World cost Walt 80,000 dollars! Cool huh?

 

My name is Jason Mayhew, and I am the owner of OFF On The Go. When not traveling with the website, I own my own marketing and PR company, J Mayhew Marketing. I have the best job where I get to travel the world and showcase the most amazing and unique experiences!

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Jason Mayhew

My name is Jason Mayhew, and I am the owner of OFF On The Go. When not traveling with the website, I own my own marketing and PR company, J Mayhew Marketing. I have the best job where I get to travel the world and showcase the most amazing and unique experiences!