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OTR Ep 27 – Skeletons and Presidents

On today’s extra long episode Ken and Kyle start off with huge news coming out of SeaWorld. Then Lissa joins in for rest of the Punch List. The wave of recent hotel announcements is covered along, yet more announced for Skyplex, the new bus-only lanes coming to I-Drive, and the latest on Miami’s megamall.

Then Mark Brisson, Executive Director of Skeletons: Animals Unveiled, calls in for a discussion on I-Drive 360, the future of the region and much more. The conversation focuses on safety, the future of the SLR-I-Drive intersection and what it takes to be successful in the most intense tourist district in the nation.

Show Info
Recording Info
  • SEAS President Reactions Recorded – Mar 21
  • The Punch List Recording – Mar 17
  • Mark Brisson Interview – Mar 13

Song One | Song Two


Show Notes
::Punch List::



Tourist District and Related News


Outside of the region


::Main Event::

Interview with Mark Brisson of Skeletons: Animals Unveiled  

5 Take-Aways from the Interview

  1. Skeletons: Animals Unveiled is working with Boy and Girl Scouts to have badge programs at the museum
  2. They’re aiming for attendance in the 100K-400K range
  3. Special Events will be a central funding source for Skeletons: Animals Unveiled
  4. Mark predicts a day when parts of I-Drive will be pedestrian plazas
  5. He doesn’t seem to expect the Tourist Development Tax distribution plan to change anytime soon


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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