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Ep 62 – February News Roundup

As violence rings out across Central Florida we stop to ask what more needs to be done to keep tourist safe. We then talk about the Anthem of the Seas and its storm damage. A new 34-story tall guitar, fish tanks at Rainforest Café and street view at Magic Kingdom are discussed. Legoland, Brevard Zoo and Epcot all come up as well. Today’s show is a 2 hour roundup of the recent news.

Show Notes

Date of Recording: 2/10/16

Song One 

Punch List

News of violence fills the tourist district. 2 dead at Florida Mall, 2 dead in mass shooting at nightclub on Universal Blvd (with another mass shooting in a Tampa strip club)

Storm with 100+ mile an hour winds hit Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, after wild night at sea the rest of the itineraries are cancelled and the ship sails home early, RV gives all aboard a full refund and 50% off a future cruise.

Seminoles propose $1.8 Billion in new development for their casinos including a 34 story guitar shaped tower in Hollywood, Florida.

Google Street View spotted walking around Magic Kingdom

Cheerleading confirmed for WWOS, is this the end of Indiana Jones Stunt Show?

Circle of Life movie abruptly closes for lengthy rehab at Epcot. Will it return?

DAK’s Rainforest Café fish tanks closed for rehab, will the local Rainforest Cafés become fish-less like the Mall of America location recently did?

Brevard Zoo to offer 2 new behind the scenes tour

Legoland files plans for new development across the street from current resort

4 Points on I-Drive to gets new owner, $4M update

Sports complex beside Artegon asks for 6 month extension on permits

Wallack’s Hollywood Garage requests to add to more floors, 200 more spaces


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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