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Ep 115 – D23 Predictions with Nick Ilasi

Nick Ilasi, better known as the Dad on Disney, joins Ed and Ken for a discussion on all the latest WDW rumors and what we might hear from each at this week’s D23 event. Jenny calls in for a some small talk and we finally announce the winner of our June giveaway!

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Recording Date- July 7, 2017, on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park (10AM-Noon)

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WPRK

D23

Tom Morrow’s Mouse

Ken’s D23 predictions article

 

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Ep 95 – Seven Seas Food and Wine with a side of Flavortown

In this food heavy episode of #OTRonFM Jim and Ed talk about their recent media review of Planet Hollywood. SeaWorld’s new Seven Seas Food and Wine Festival is reviewed by everyone, including Kevin Yee, who adds some context to this new food and wine festival in his Bigger Picture segment. We also react to the news coming out of Coronado Springs, Jim reviews Rivers of Light, and Ken goes in-depth with what’s happening regarding these rumors of a gondola transit system coming to WDW. It’s a Disney heavy episode but that’s where the news was this week!

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Recording Date- Feb 17, 2017 on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park

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Ep 94 – Dark Nights at CityWalk and a Roadtrip to Hogan’s Beach Shop

In this episode of #OTRonFM we have a news roundup with news from nearly every single corner of Central Florida. We’re extra energetic this week after SoFlo Energy Drinks drops off some drinks for us. We chug the caffeine and dive into the news. We talk with someone who was at CityWalk when the power went out. Jim calls in with a review of Paddlefish. Ken gives a trip report from Hogan’s Beach Shop in Clearwater. We discuss the name of Fun Spot Kissimmee’s new coaster. And we ask if SeaWorld is properly training their employees these days.

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Recording Date- Feb 10, 2017 on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park

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CityWalk goes dark

Fun Spot names its’ new coaster

Hulk Hogan partners with Joshua Wallack for new I-Drive beach shop

Is there an issue with employee training at SeaWorld? We debate if there’s been a recent decline in quality at the park.

Paddlefish is reviewed by Jim

Happily Ever After fireworks announced for Magic Kingdom

Bonnet Creek expands convention center

Is Grand Flo getting a major overhaul? Ken says no.

IAAPA announces new location for Orlando HQ

Holy Land Experience gives details and numbers for this year’s free day

New food association launches in Central Florida

The I-4 Eyesore tower could be finished by end of the year

DisneyQuest is confirmed to be closing, NBA Experience on the way

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Ep 73 – A Hotel Phoenix and Riverboat Nightmares

The Punch List is filled with I-Drive news items including the latest on the sky-high proposal for Artegon. During the Main Event I-Drive hotelier, Micah Bass stops by to talk about the good and the bad of owning I-Drive’s only LGBT hotel and nightclub. News from Disney Springs, SeaWorld and Port Canaveral all comes up. Oh yeah, and showers in the VIP rooms. It’s a wild day on OTR

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Date of Recording: Punch List 5/9/16 | #OTRonFM 5/6/16

Music: Song 1 | Song 2

Punch List

DHS’s new entrance and interchange

New renderings show how Disney Spring’s Empress Lily (Fulton’s) will look when it reopens as Paddlefish

Chinese trash Shanghai Disneyland before it even officially opens

Shanghai Disneyland’s new TRON coaster looks insane

Wolfgang Puck, Bongos rumored to be leaving Disney Springs after Disney supposedly told them they need new kitchens 

Helipad proposed for Artegon. (One of 3 now proposed or under construction on I-Drive)

Andretti Karting indoor go-cart part of proposed FEC next door to Top Golf on Universal Blvd

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The M Hotel

Revere nightclub

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Ep 68 – Big Tourism, Local Science

Jeannine of the Orlando Science Center shares details on how this local educational museum stays relevant in one of the most competitive markets for families in the nation. Details are given on updates to events, exhibits and future plans.

During the Punch List Jim and Ken talk about Disney World’s latest hard ticket events, Legoland’s announcements and rules bloggers should follow. The show starts with a rumor regarding Attractions Magazine and ends with an update to Kong.

Note- There is an unusual amount of static in today’s episode.

Show Notes

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Recording Dates: Jeannine’s Interview – 3/15/16 | Punch List – 3/25/16

MusicSong One  Song Two  Song Three

 

Punch List

I-Drive

Epic McDonald’s Grand Opening

iSquare had 2nd hearing

Uniq hotel seeks entitlements

Hawaiian Rumble mini golf demo begins

DRIP has local art night

 

Around Town

IOA approves 2nd terminal and tram

ASH opening in Mills50, chef de cuisine from Hell’s Kitchen

Legoland has 5 big announcements-

  • Beach Retreat Hotel
  • Ninjago
  • Summer fireworks
  • Waterpark
  • 4D movie

 

Disney

Epcot VP moves to Hong Kong

Haunted Mansion surprise package

Preferred Parking testing at MK, Epcot

Port Orleans gets a pool upgrade

Club Villain extended…again

New Indiana Jones film coming in 2019

Planet Hollywood Observatory renderings

 

Universal

Toothsome Chocolate Factory & Savory Feast Emporium

Rumor- UOR looking at new Xmas entertainment

The Walking Dead coming to USH year-round

 

Other News

Gambling deal died in Florida Senate (Sun Sentinel’s take on it)

Angry Birds inks deal with Madame Tussauds London

Dinosaur Planet theme park coming to Bangkok

 

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Fox Fest

WPRK

Orlando Science Center

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Tampa’s MOSI could be moving away from BGT and to downtown | Hillsborough County MOSI move Study

Daytona Beach opened a new art museum in February

South Florida Science Center’s outdoor expansion with mini golf course | PBP’s article on it

Orlando Museum of Art looking to move to downtown

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