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OTR – Ep 23 – Diamond Signals and Settling Dirt

On this grab bag of news Ken and Kyle talk about the latest news from the Disneyland 60th Anniversary with what they expect from it to make its way eastward. Night of Joy and Mardi Gras is discussed. They give an update to Universal’s rumored water park. They touch on some pretty big local hotel rumors and news before finishing out the episode with news on Circus World’s reunion, Enzi at BGT, Aqutica’s $8 tickets and Tin Roof Orlando marketing strategy.


Show Info

Ken Storey


Recorded Jan 29, 2015


Show Notes

UFOs in West Palm Beach

Rick Scott statement from Nov 20 on Florida’s record tourism numbers


Disneyland 60

Foxxy Hooves awesome tweet regarding Disneyland 60

SNAP! Orlando Kress Building projection mapping show

Kennedy Space Center Holidays in Space projection mapping show

Paint the Night Parade

Epcot SBX mug pulled due to purple monorail

Dewayne Bevil’s tweet

Night of Joy lineup announced



4 Seasons named best hotel in Orlando by US News & World Report

Rumor- Mandarin Oriental looking at DPPAC hotel pad

DPPAC Hotel pad info

Holiday Inn – Major Blvd had a major pipe burst

Kyle Recommends- Hotel Impossible tv show

Kyle- “I think the All Stars, that’s going to be gone in 20 years.”



Phillip Phillips, MKTO fill out Mardi Gras line-up

  • 7 — Olivia Newton-John
  • 14 — Jessie J
  • 15 — Barenaked Ladies
  • 21 — Kelly Clarkson
  • 28 — Heart
  • March 7 — Trace Adkins
  • March 13 — MKTO
  • March 14 — Styx
  • March 15 — American Authors
  • March 20 — Becky G
  • March 21 — Yandel
  • March 22 — B-52s
  • March 28 — Phillip Phillips
  • April 4 — All-American Rejects
  • April 11 — The Band Perry
  • April 18 — Trey Songz

Dr. P. Phillips orange grove history

Ken- “These people predicting a 2016 opening of the water park, I think they’re way off.”

Kyle Recommends- The Sam Gennawey interviews – Ep 20 | SC 6



Aqutica offering $8 weekend tickets in February

BGT’s new gorilla is named Enzi, another gorilla is on the way. Born on Dec 16



Emily Ellen Cutthroat Kitchen viewing party at Tin Roof, Feb 15 9pm

The Orlando Eye progress

Circus World Reunion –Mar 7, Tix are $59

Boardwalk & Baseball’s Super Bowl of Sports Trivia gameshow

6 Flags Parent Company at time of local rumors – Note the Arvida section

6 Flags rumor a few years after the original


Closing Song


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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