On today’s show we hit 88 MPH and unthaw another one of our Winter Break shows. This one is a New Year’s Eve 2016 Special with Rockit Man. We chat with him as he prepares for it 10,000th ride on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. Jake, Robert, Ed, and Ken are joined by Rockit Man and his girlfriend for a chat about all the wild thrill rides in Orlando. Richie ends up on the phone by the end of the interview correcting Ken’s incorrect info regarding ABC. During the Punch List, Ken tries to hide the fact that he’s at work but a loud buzzing gives it away. Gatorland, the Sanford Airport and Old Town are all discussed during the Punch List.
FM content begins at 01:30:00 mark. Ashley Nickell of Restaurant ASH stops by the studio to talk about her time on Hell’s Kitchen, Orlando’s foodie scene and the struggle of helping operate a locally owned restaurant on I-Drive. We talk about eating guinea pigs, meeting Gordon Ramsey and why Orlando has so many reality TV stars. During the Punch List Brian calls in from Disney Springs to give us an on-location report of the newest addition to Orlando’s shopping scene. We also have an on-location interview from I-Drive’s new Zombie Outbreak laser tag experience. Quarterly earnings from the area cruise lines and Disney are discussed. ‘News’ from Busch Gardens, One Daytona and the Brevard Zoo are all discussed as well.
In this first episode of the SEAS News Wire Brent, Jim, Andy and Ken cover all the news from SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment including the latest from Cobra’s Curse, Mako, the Seven Seas Food Festival, Abby’s Magic Weekends and more.
The Punch List is filled with I-Drive news items including the latest on the sky-high proposal for Artegon. During the Main Event I-Drive hotelier, Micah Bass stops by to talk about the good and the bad of owning I-Drive’s only LGBT hotel and nightclub. News from Disney Springs, SeaWorld and Port Canaveral all comes up. Oh yeah, and showers in the VIP rooms. It’s a wild day on OTR
We focus on three big announcements at OTR on today’s show before Jake gives trip report from his trip to Italy. Jim gives up the update from the Town Hall meeting at SeaWorld Orlando and Robert talks about the crazy new wedding option at Walt Disney World. Brian also gives us the latest on Kong while Ken and Andy talk about all the news from I-Drive and the area attractions.