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OTR – Ep 19 – Interviews with Eric Davis and Frank Torres

On today’s show political analyst Frank Torres calls in from the Orlando City Council meeting where rideshare, like Uber, is being discussed.  Then Kyle and Ken talk about some of the other big stories around town, including the leadership shake up at Wet ‘n Wild and the new home for the Arabian Nights horses.  Eric Davis then joins the show to discuss recent news regarding SEAS, what he would like to see changed in Orlando and what he thinks the future of the company will be. Viktor gives details on the new Express Dine feature plus the latest from Christmas Town at BGT.

Show Info

  • Recorded- Monday Dec 8, 2014.
  • Episode Producer- Ken Storey

Show Notes

City of Orlando City Council Meeting Dec 8, 2014 Video

Frank Torres Twitter

The Orlando Political Observer

Record year for international travelers at OIA, 4.17 million international travelers

Wahlbergs announce new Orlando Wahlburger restaurant

Rock & Brews opens in Ovideo

Sleuth’s actor on new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race (Ginger Minj)

Mills BrewPub turning into drag queen dinner theater, Divas Orlando  (Will Pointe Orlando’s Bananas follow suit?) $25 for dinner, $20 for brunch, open for late night snacks Wed-Sat

Arabian Night horses move to their new permeant home this Sunday “Al-Marah Arabians “Homecoming of Horses””  – 78 acre farm in Clermont, Fl

Orlando Sentinel’s video covering Christmas at the Citrus Tower

Artegon Announces new General Manger, former area manager for Simon. Thearon Scurlock, part of grand opening team.

Wet ‘n Wild replaces top leadership. Is this paving the way for WnW’s next big move?

Permits and action on UOR southernmost plot. Is WonderSea on the way

Waves of Glory at WnW dates announced

SWO announced 2015 Calendar

  • Praise Wave®– Saturdays, Feb. 14 & 21
    • Experience a day of fellowship and fun at SeaWorld’s all-new Praise Wave. Enjoy SeaWorld’s thrill rides and amazing shows and attractions, and mingle and meet in an atmosphere filled with Christian friendship. Catch live performances by the hottest names in Christian music. The evenings close with an extraordinary, uplifting Shamu show, created just for Praise Wave.

Jay’s video of Ken’s first ride on Falcon’s Fury


DAK is updating its Gibbons habitat right now as well

Stand With SeaWorld Facebook Group

Blue World Project

California Orca Welfare and Safety Act

Animal Care Center at BGT

Ken Recommends- Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Dolphin Island Singapore

Early Antarctica rendering that features the outdoor penguin/puffin habitat

SWO’s former Puffin exhibit

Explorer’s Reef at SWSD

SEAS – Village Roadshow agreement for international parks

The Wanda report that Ken referenced

Wanda’s announcement that they’re moving into the European market on our Day 2 IAAPA Coverage

Eric Recommends- Aquatica Orlando Adding Island Nights

The SWO Makahiki Luau closed Sept 30, 2012

Christmas Town 2014 at BGT

Kyle Recommends- Visiting Shamu’s Happy Harbor during One Ocean shows

Shamu’s Happy Harbor

Express Dine at SWO

Viktor Recommends- Make sure to skip the regular line when using the Express Dine feature


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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