August 4, 2015
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.
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
New renderings and details for iSquare megamall.
Skyscraper changes ride manufacture: S&S out, Intamin in.
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.
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
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.
The Main Event
Disney and More article referencing possible SWO buyout
This Week Around Orlando
Main Street Restaurant Week $5 – $30 prix fixe meals at 49 local restaurants
Florida Kids and Family Expo – August 29-30
The 21st Annual Harvest Grape Stomp is Aug 15 at Lake Ridge Winery
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