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.
On today’s show Kyle and Ken talk about all that has been happening recently in the parks, from mine train fires to Universal 3rd gate rumors. They give new details on what they think is happening with Wanda and SEAS before talking about what the future holds for Pointe Orlando. They get side-tracked a few times with conversations about Tokyo Disneyland’s and Disney Springs recent announcements.
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.