January 27, 2015
OTR – Ep 22 – The 43.7 Million Dollar Question
In the first episode of 2015 Kyle and Ken are joined by Jay of Orlando Tourist Blog. The guys cover all the news they’ve missed over the past month including Artegon’s Christmas Eve death, Gwazi’s closing, the coaster rumors at SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa, Universal Orlando’s non-stop construction, restaurants at Disney Springs and more before sharing their thoughts on pay at Walt Disney World compared to that of Bob Iger’s.
Recorded Jan 22, 2015
Family hired Mark Nation in Wrongful Death lawsuit against SkyTrail at Artegon
Are Artegon’s lights too bright? Jay thinks so.
Cricketer’s Pub closed. Around since 1991. Mercado -> Festival Bay -> Dr Phillips
Crayola Experience getting paint, ramping up to opening. First event with local schools happened.
Napa at Hyatt Regency I-Drive closed Dec 31, now its Urban Tide. Seafood focus with local produce and seafood.
Kyle Recommends- The Spa at Hyatt Regency
Hyatt at MCO signed for another 20 years
What does the leadership shakeup really mean?
Ken Recommends- Food & Wine, Flower & Garden festivals at SeaWorld Orlando
Ken Recommends- Food & Wine, Flower & Garden at SWO
Gwazi closing. Surprised? Any idea what will replace it?
New coaster rumors at both SWO (Hospitality House) & BGT (Tut’s Tomb area)
Ken – “I’m a big fan of buffets.”
Allah is behind walls– new museum on the way?
What is Project 611?
OTR’s coverage of Star Trek at UOR – SideChat 1 June 6, 2014
Kongstruction is full steam ahead. Will it open this year?
Does the current coaster rules point to a future where Dragon Challenge will dull? (UUOP Ep #126)
Poly bungalows- Too costly? 4 Seasons has a $14,000 room!
Bob Iger gets compensation package. Increase of 34% since 2013. $23,335 an hour. That’s a disparity of 2500 to 1 compared to average CM
Disney World starting pay increased to $10 per hr in 2016
Disney Springs might get a ‘Le Cirque’ How high-end is to high-end for Disney World?
Ken Recommends – Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven
Ken Recommends- Passport 2 Dream’s Year In Review
Peter Pan queue gets interactive (now with AC!)
Kyle- “When Disney actually builds something under Iger its actually good.”
2015 Hours = only 41 days closed. Will it ever become 365 like Florida’s other parks?
Hotel announces opening date- May 15.
Heartlake City area- Whats the deal with those face characters?