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Month: June 2015

OTR Special – Happy 25th Anniversary to Universal Orlando

In this special episode dedicated to Universal Orlando’s 25th Anniversary we are joined by an old JAWS skipper, a guest who took in family throughout the 1990s, a local who spent much of their free time there in the ’90s and a current fan boy. Jake hosts this round-table discussion on what makes Universal Studios Florida so special. Jaws, Kongfrontation, Hitchcock, Hanna-Barbara, and more are discussed in the special edition of the Orlando Tourism Report.

Show Info

Recorded- June 3, 2015

Opening Song

Hosts & Guests


Today we’re talking about old school Universal. If you aren’t familiar with 1990s Universal check out this cool videos from 1990

Also check out this great collection of interviews and details from the gone but not forgotten attractions of Universal Studios that Orlando Park Pass recently published.

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Ep 33 – May’s Big Rewind with Epcod, Elvenage and Sir Owen Disney

After a whirlwind month of announcements and news we gather some theme parks fan to break it all down. Sir Owen Disney, Epcod and Elvenage join Jake, Richie and Ken to discuss their takes on all of this past month’s news. The future of SeaWorld, the chances of Skyplex actually ever happening and the role of Value Resorts at the modern Walt Disney Role all come up. Hot takes on the latest news, reviews of Tomorrowland, gambling’s impact on Florida, and a lot more in the news round-up episode.


Show Info

Special Guests
Recording Date
  • May 30, 2015


Show Notes

News Round-Up from May
I-Drive and Surrounding Area-


Additional Notes

Wisconsin Dells- Noah’s Ark Water Park (with non-tube rides)

Ken’s M&M Star Wars treats

Camden Park

Darien Lake

Little Amerricka in Wisconsin

Epcod’s Tomorrowland rampage One | Two | Three | Four | Five

OTR’s tweet regarding Volcano Bay stucco work

Mr Brian in Orlando’s sad trip to I-Drive 360 (Broken exhibits at SEALife One | Views from The Orlando Eye One, Two)

Ken Recommends- Tin Roof at I-Drive 360

Florida Citrus Tower

Jack Recommends- #OrlandoEye on Instagram

#AskSeaWorld’s utter failure on Twitter

Sir Owen Disney Recommends- Christmas at SeaWorld

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