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Ep 29 – Mid-Atlantic Fender Bender with a Big Pile of Dirt

On today’s show we have an incredible interview with a Dawn Sabato of 7220 I-Drive (Home of CSI: The Exhibit, Consumed by Art and the new Leonardo da Vinci exhibit). She shares the latest details on the new da Vinci exhibit plus what it took to get the exhibit here all the way from Austria. She also shares her experiences with being one of the local attractions in the shadow of the Big 3.

On the Punch List today Ken and Kyle talk about the latest SWO rumors, give new details on the Sand Lake Road McDonalds that just announced a major update and give insights what they think of the latest Disney rumors. The cruise industry, scuba diving and the I-4 Ultimate Project are all included as well.

Show Info


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Special Guest- Dawn Sabato

Recording Dates
  • Punch List – 4-23-2015
  • Interview – 4-21-2015

Show Notes

Punch List

DoubleTree by UOR is for sale

I-4 Ultimate Makeover

Florida is #1 in Cruise Industry

Norwegian Cruise Lines to offer free drinks on select cruises

Disney Cruise Line’s announce major new additions (Star Wars, Wreck-It Ralph, etc.)

Orlando United’s SWO restaurant rumor

OU’s SWO giga-coaster rumor

Deerfield Beach’s very odd artificial reef

Man pees in Hard Rock Hotel ice machine

Kobe Scorpion Bowl

Main Event

Interview with Dawn Sabato of EMS Exhibits (CSI: The Experience, Consumed By Art, Our Body, etc.)

5 Takeaways from the Interview
  1. All the exhibits at 7220 will be evolving and changing over the next few years
  2. EMS plans to stay in the Orlando market and is willing to change to do it
  3. Special events will play a role in 7220’s future
  4. Options for multiple ages and demographics are important in the Orlando market

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to retail on I-Drive


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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