Today we open with some remarks about the events of the last week here in Orlando. Then we go to two different #OTRonFM episodes plus we have a never before heard Bigger Picture with Kevin Yee about the 5th gate rumors at WDW. In the first #OTRonFM interview, we sit down with local YouTube celebrity Micah of World of Micah. He talks about his channel, his personal plunge story and tells us about his days at WDW. Then we have Tony, the director of the brand new Dream Finders documentary. We get the inside scoop on what it was like to walk around WDW with the likes of Lou Mongello, Ron Schneider, Ricky Brigante, Kenny the Pirate and JeniLynn Knopp.
In SEAS News Wire Episode 2 (June 1) the crew talks Kids Bop at Sesame Place, Summer Nights at the various SEAS parks and ride construction at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Andy gives a trip report from BGW’s Food and Wine Event and the guys compare SheiKra to Griffon. It’s a news filled episode with plenty of rabbit trails. In the end everyone agrees on the important things; like the Taco Bell near SeaWorld Orlando is the best Taco Bell.
Yiscel, which means “beautiful girl” and is in honor of Yiscel Yanguez, the co-founder of APPC (Panamerican Conservation Association), who personally rescues, rehabilitates, and releases sloths as well as other naïve wildlife in Panama.
SEAWORLD RECEIVES THREE MANATEES FOR CRITICAL CARE: BOAT-STRICKEN MANATEE MOTHER, HER DEPENDENT CALF AND AN ORPHANED MANATEE
After presumed boat strike, manatee mother-and-calf pair is transported to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation along with an orphaned manatee; health improving after just one week
Mako Media Day 6/9
Summer Nights returning 6/18
Notable absence of Light up the night on show schedule
Only noted on one event page of a nighttime shamu spectacular
Length:3,188 ft Height:200 ft Inversions:1 Speed:70 mph Duration:2:20 Max Vertical Angle:90° Elements:200 ft tall Chain Lift Hill 145 ft tall Immelmann 138 ft tall Hill Tunnel Splash Effect
Cost:$13,500,000 USD Trains:3 cars per train. Riders are arranged 8 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.
Length:3,108 ft Height:205 ft Inversions:2 Speed:71 mph Duration:3:00 Max Vertical Angle:90° G-Force:4.0 Elements:205 ft tall Chain Lift Hill Immelmann Hill with a 130 ft drop at 90° Immelmann Splash Effect Capacity:1,400 riders per hour
$15,600,000 USD Trains:3 cars per train. Riders are arranged 10 across in a single row for a total of 30 riders per train.
We have trip reports galore on today’s show. Ken visits the Holy Land Experience, Mr. Brian checks out Animal Kingdom after dark and Jim sees what Legoland Florida has in store for summer. The Punch List includes HUGE news coming out of Fun Spot Kissimmee, an odd story regarding China’s Wanda Group, less booze at Epcot, and fun facts about a serial killer who spent time in downtown Orlando.
During the Main Event, we have a wedding planner stop by the studio to give us details on some of the wildest weddings ever seen in Orlando including one that involved a Joan Rivers lookalike and a live alligator. Dawn of ComeSeeOrlando calls in to give us a live report from MegaCon. Plus, we talk about the odd new bus routes that WDW just rolled out.
All of that and plenty of tacos on today’s Orlando Tourism Report!