Ed and Ken go through a run down of the latest hotel news from around Central Florida. From Sanford, to UCF, to Apopka, to 192 there’s plenty of new hotels going up. One of the biggest projects is the new $750 million Margaritaville Resort on 192. Jim Bagley, the Project Manager of Margaritaville Resort Orlando, calls in and talks about all the huge projects that are a part of the new Margaritaville Resort, including a massive new water park.
Today we have three guests on #OTRonFM. First up is Tony with the latest news on the Dreamfinders documentary that will be screened at the Orlando Film Fest today. Then we have Eddie Hammon of Andretti Indoor Karting & Games and Rick Wilson of Foundry come on to talk about the brand new, flagship Andretti Indoor Karting attraction that broke ground this week on Universal Blvd.
We also cover all the big news this week including new Magic Kingdom parade rumors, KidsTown opens at the Orlando Science Center and the latest Star Wars land rumors.
This week Banks Lee of Attractions Magazine calls in to chat about the sudden closure of 7220 I-Drive, safety at HHN, the future of DHS and more. During the FM segment Robert and Ken talk I-Drive NASCAR’s new partnership with the Orlando Magic, the new Orlando Pride soccer team and the James Beard chef who’s headed to Disney Springs.
Jake talks about Bill & Ted, a new indoor snow ski simulator center in town and Tiffany’s crazy concert at Epcot’s Food & Wine.
During the Aftershow Mr. Brian joins the show to talk the future of iFly and Pointe Orlando. What’s happening at the corner of I-Drive and Universal Blvd also comes up. And the latest details from Port Canaveral are discussed. Then Ken gives the very latest on the World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s.
Seth Kubersky stops by to talk about his new Universal Orlando guidebook. The local art scene, the future of 192, casinos, and California theme parks are all discussed. Plus what type of shoes Seth loves to wear to theme parks and his favorite district in town to go out for a night on the town. During the Punch List we talk about all the new hotel rooms announced for the area (over 2,000 in the past week alone!), our private conversation with the Maglev company, the future of museums in St Pete and Central Florida’s new cat café that’s about to open. News from Tampa, Daytona, Port Canaveral, Skyplex, iSquare, and SeaWorld is also included.
Safari Mike of Jambo Everyone/Radio Harambe stops in for a chat about the future of Animal Kingdom and the history of live animals at Walt Disney World. Ken is let down when Safari Mike tells him a monkey island in the Seven Seas Lagoon is unlikely. Jake asks about the role of the conservation message in the future of the park. Both SeaWorld and Busch Gardens are also brought up in the discussion. During the Punch List Brian, Jake and Ken talk about wine on 192, booze at a gun range, that odd leak from Universal Orlando and their favorite parts of IAAPA. Ken tells the guys about some bad news regarding the Mag-Lev train and some good news regarding Orlando International. A quick discussion on Monday’s insane stock market drop and what it means for Orlando is also included.