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OTR – Episode 18 – MallPlasty Bay

On today’s episode Viktor, Bob and Ken talk about all the recent news and rumors including that amazing new Jurassic World trailer, a new coaster possibly coming to Fun Spot, the Great Movie Ride’s new sponsor, those Avatar aerial shots that ThemeParx posted, #OtterGate at BGT, and One Daytona.

Then Ken and Kyle are joined by Mark of Orlando Mall Guide and Jason of Orlando Fun and Food for a detailed discussion on the future of retail in the tourist district with an extended focus on the brand new Artegon Marketplace that recently opened. Jason shares insights into what he sees as the future of Pointe Orlando being while Mark talks about the new megamall and its impact on the tourist district. American Girl’s new store, Hooters and I-Drive 360’s new Irish pub McFadden’s are all brought up as well.

The conversation ends with a quick discussion on the very latest regarding the Magnet Levitation train proposal with Ken giving details of why he thinks it might be extended to all the way to Universal Studios.


Bob from Pixels at the Parks
Ken Storey
Viktor from The BGT Buzz
Kyle (Our host and reporter live on I-Drive)

Special Guests

Mark from Orlando Mall Guide
Jason from Orlando Fun & Food


Episode Producer- Ken & Bob
Recorded- News Segment – Nov 30, 2014 | Interview Segment – Nov 22, 2014

– Show Notes –

Interview with Mark and Jason-



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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