In this wrap up to IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014 Ken, Kyle and Viktor talk about what news of the week they are most excited about. Kyle and Ken discuss these new Wanda plans to enter the UK market. Viktor talks about the Brass Ring Awards BGT won and why SeaWorld didn’t get any of that Brass Ring love. In the final floor interview of IAAPA Kyle sits down with Simworx Managing Director Terry Monkton to discuss their new ride concepts.
Today the OTR crew is joined by Robert from Mickey Updates. Together they talk about the new AirSurfer attraction system, who’s been spotted on the trade floor, the latest on the arcade games and other news from around Orlando. The latest news from Pointe Orlando is mentioned. Artegon, Aquatica and that new parking structure at Disney Springs all come up as well. Then Kyle sits down with the CEO of Dynamic Attractions for a special interview focused on Orlando’s Big 2 and the future of themed entertainment.
Today we begin our Day 2 summary with an exclusive interview with the Wanda Group, the single largest entertainment company in China, then Jen and Bob cover all of Merlin’s activities including the hard hat tour of I-Drive 360. The guys talk about some of the awards given out today and specific booths on the floor that stood out to them. Some info on coming attractions for Orlando, Myrtle Beach and even the Jersey Shore are all shared.
IAAPA is here. In our Day 1 of the Trade Show plenty of news came out. We have plenty of coverage with Bob covering the news at I-Drive 360, Kyle getting exclusive interviews with Goddard Group and Vortex, while Ken and Viktor are joined by Jen Vargas who calls in live from the show floor.
We’re back with another episode of our hospitality podcast. This week the guys are getting ready for next week’s massive IAAPA convention that’s coming to town.
The OTR crew gets ready for IAAPA with a round-up of all the recent news including: #OtterGate, Construction at SEAS parks, Downtown Disney, Flamingo Crossing, I-Square, I-Drive 360. Kyle’s wardrobe choices are questioned, Ken calls 80% of IAAPA monotonous and then the guys get confused talking about Christmas at the Magic Kingdom.