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Ep 39 – John Frost Talks Orlando

John Frost of The Disney Blog stops by to talk Disney, Marvel and the future of Orlando’s theme parks. Living wage initiatives, SeaWorld, Gatorland and, yes, even casinos are all brought up in the conversation. During The Punch List Lissa and Ken get into it over parking at Disney World. Mr Brian weighs in on the new interactive shots bar coming to downtown Orlando and asks ‘are food trucks still a trend?’ LGBTQ rights in Osceola County are discussed ahead of an important vote there. Old Town announces a redo. Plus we recommend some upcoming events around the region.

Show Notes

Hosts

Song One (Punch List)

Song Two (Main Event)

Song Three (Closing)

Recording- The Main Event July 30, 2015 | The Punch List Aug 3, 2015

 

The Punch List

OCSC unveils new stadium. 25,500 capacity, fan plaza next door, canopy covering every seat, $155 Million fully privately funded.

New renderings and details for iSquare megamall.

Skyscraper changes ride manufacture: S&S out, Intamin in.

Old Town gets $10 Million in improvements.

Osceola County looks to add sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression to protection from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Orlando celebrates being a Paper Town and proves they didn’t read John Green Day’s book (now a movie!)

Lissa was correct. Some scenes were filmed in Orlando.

Busch Gardens shuts down because of the rain

Gatorland hatches 19 Nile Crocodiles.  First time in 2 years.

World’s 5th largest cruise ship – Norwegian Epic – to sail from Cape Canaveral in November 2016

Swan & Dolphin gets into the food truck game

WDW gets new Director, Parks Arrival Experience, Program Management and Park Support. Valeria Bunting was the GM of Port Orleans and has worked previously at both MK and DAK.

DTD maps now list it as ‘Transforming into Disney Springs’ and districts are using new names finally. Save PI pointed out The Tunnels are being worked on.

Figment comic Series 2 heads to Epcot

The Main Event

The Disney Blog

Summary of rumors for SW at DHS in 2016

400 acres near the OCCC being sold

Disney and More article referencing possible SWO buyout

Caesars Magical Empire

Titanic Orlando experience

Fun Spot

Florida Resident Deals at Gatorland

This Week Around Orlando

Main Street Restaurant Week $5 – $30 prix fixe meals at 49 local restaurants

Mango’s hosting job fair August 7, 8

Taste of the Nation is Aug 8. GO!!

Florida Kids and Family Expo – August 29-30

The 21st Annual Harvest Grape Stomp is Aug 15 at Lake Ridge Winery

He Says, She Says. A Disney talking podcast. Follow along on Twitter @DisneyTalking

Next week we have BriMan from Orlando United joining us to talk HHN 25.  OU Radio had Robert Niles on last week.

KLStorey

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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