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Ep 70 – It’s a Great Big Beautiful Space

On today’s show we’re joined by Brendan Byrne, 90.7 WMFE’s Space reporter. He shares his experiences from reporting on Kennedy Space Center and talks about the future of space tourism in the Central Florida market.

During the Punch List Andy and Jim talk about big news coming out Busch Gardens plus Clearwater Aquarium’s massive new expansion plans.

Show Notes


Recording Date: Main Event- 4/6/16 | Punch List- 4/13/16

Music: Song 1 | Song 2

Punch List

Adam Sandler IS NOT moving Melbourne Florida

I-Drive Bazaar (SW corner of SLR and I-Drive) could be rebuilt (Rich at OBJ reporting based on discussion filings)

Orlando’s hotel supply to increase by 2.8% in the next two years (45.6 mill room nights available in 2017)

Clearwater Marine Aquarium goes on the defensive about new expansion plans

 Florida HQ’d Carnival Cruises to use reality shows, game shows to promote cruising

Legacy Florida money approved for Lake Apopka ($5 Mill per yr), Everglades ($200 Mill per yr)

North Florida’s Apalachicola River named the most endangered river in the nation

BGT closes Tidal Wave, is something new coming to Stanleyville?

Mako gift shop readies to open



Grand Florida gets new carpet, new $15 tour

Ample Hills Creamery coming to Disney’s Boardwalk resort

Olaf to begin meeting guests at DHS

Tower of Terror might be getting a bar and/or a Guardians of the Galaxy overlay

Disney Springs Town Center to open May 15



Other Important Links

Kennedy Space Center



Are We There Yet space podcast

Colin Byrne


Ken Storey has been blogging about life in Central Florida for the past 12 years. As a 2nd generation Central Floridian he has a passion for and connection with the region. In his spare time he enjoys visiting low budget roadside attractions, Taco Bell, and typically plans road trips with as little interstate time as possible.

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