On today’s episode Bob, Ken and Viktor continue their Halloween conversation with Kyle joining the conversation for this Part 2 of all things Halloween. The guys also talk special events at Busch Gardens, IP vs Non-IP houses, launch vs drop towers and cell coverage in Orlando theme parks. It’s a grab-bag of topics that includes Ken talking malls, Bob and Viktor talking BGT while Kyle talks about drive-thru safari parks.
For an extra scary Episode 13 Bob and Ken are joined by Viktor of The BGT Buzz for an in-depth comparison of Howl-O-Scream to Halloween Horror Nights. They talk about previous highlights and what they are most looking forward to this year. They also talk off-property scares in Central Florida. Brief mentions of SeaWorld’s Spooktacular Halloween and Lowry Park Zoo’s ZooBoo are also included.
On this week’s SideChat Ken convinces the guys to talk about malls some more. First the Megamall is covered, then the guys talk about the future of The Florida Mall. Mentions of the outlet malls, Fashion Square and West Edmonton are all included. Then Kyle and Ken talk about their favorite local movie theaters before the inevitable Taco Bell mentions. Then the guys talk Tampa’s hotels, retail and what Tampa needs.
On today’s episode the guys start off with talking about the new revelations about DVC that Jim Hill recently mentioned. They then go into a detailed conversation about off-property hotels, local transit options and timeshares. Downtown growth, Jackie Siegel and (of course) Taco Bell all are mentioned. Downtown and Winter Park area hotels are discussed before they close out of the conversation with Ken going off on adding hotels to malls….
On this episode Bob and Ken interview John Stine, Director of Marketing and Sales at I-Drive 360 and Unicorp National Developments. Stine gives plenty of details about The Orlando Eye and I-Drive 360. He also talks about how mass transit will help I-Drive and what the future of the area will look like. The usual conversation topics of megamall, Polercoaster and Mango’s make their way into the interview. Bob talks about local restaurants and Ken confesses his love for Wawa and Shake Shack. Then they close out the conversation talking about the Mega-McDonalds that Ken thinks is coming soon.