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Ep 99 – The Seth Kubersky Dinner Show

Seth Kubersky stops by the studio and tells stories of his years working in the local dinner theater scene. He talks about how those early years in local dinner theaters helped shape his views of Orlando today.

Then in the second hour we talk about the latest news including new details on OPD’s new headquarters, the Panda Express on I-Drive closing, and a nighttime show at USJ.

Hosts

Special Guest- Seth Kubersky

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

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Ep 96 – Kings Bowl, Florida Sports Expo contest, and James Gray in the closest

This episode we start off with announcing a new contest we’re running over the next 24 hrs. Then we sit down with Robert Morris of Kings Bowl to discuss bowling in Orlando, managing an attraction on I-Drive, and the future of local tourism. After Morris leaves we have an extended Punch List where we go through a ton of local news including new details on Volcano Bay, info on Avatar, and a State Senator shares the latest on gondolas in Orlando.

Hosts

Special Guest- Robert Morris, Director of Sales & Guest Systems Development at Kings Bowl

Recording Date- Feb 24, 2017 on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park

Punch List

Universal-

  1. Mark Woodbury Becomes Vice-Chairman of Universal’s Parks
  2. Universal Parks and Resorts Launch National Advertising and Brand Campaign
  3. Halloween Horror Nights 27 Vacation Package On Sale Now
  4. ProSlide teases new ride, could this be the one Ken announced in May of 2016?

Disney-

  1. Celebration at the Top with Fireworks Viewing at California Grill
  2. Shutters, Old Port Royale, and More Closing in 2017 at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  3. PI Update: Edison Blueprints
  4. Price increase for the 2017 Disney Dining Plan
  5. New D-Tech On Demand Station in ESPN Wide World of Sports (more coming to Pandora)
  6. Walt Disney World adds retro RV food truck to Fort Wilderness Resort with new takes on campground grub
  7. Dusty on MiceChat brings up the old rumor of $2 billion in new investments in MK/Epcot including Brazil coming to World Showcase

SEAS-

  1. SeaWorld reports decline in attendance
  2. Rumor- SWO to get new round raft ride

Other Attractions

  1. KSC to give visitors 6 seconds to Mars…err, weightless
  2. LEGOLAND Florida to Host Batman Movie Days in March 2017
  3. Breaking: Skyplex adds another heart-stopping thrill to ride portfolio
  4. Florida Mall adds 3 first-to-market specialty concepts

News

  1. American Maglev tells us new news within 90 days
  2. After last week’s show Florida State Senator told Ken that she “I still like the idea for going east and west hook up to sunrail” (with gondolas).
  3. After 52 years Cocoa cancels the Easter Day Surf Competition
  4. Senate pushes gaming deal
  5. Rick Scott fumes as House tourism bill moves ahead
  6. Florida’s Siesta Beach named best beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor
  7. 138th Silver Spurs Rodeo brings out families, critics (20,000 to 25,000 people showed up)
  8. Phillips Center’s second phase to break ground next month
  9. Bank to take over Fashion Square Mall on Thursday
  10. Orlando to vote on $975M in OIA bonds and debt to build new terminal, more
  11. Metro Orlando hotels see increase in room rate, slight dip in January occupancy
  12. National tour operator seeks tax incentives to make Orlando its co-headquarters
  13. Chicago investor pays $6M for 26-acre resort on W192
  14. ContraVest buys land on Universal Blvd for second-phase apartments ­­­­
  15. Madame Tussauds London getting its own giant-sized King Kong animatronic in new “Skull Island” experience
  16. Merged economic development/chamber group announces new name
  17. Jimmy Buffett community coming to Daytona
  18. iFly reveals opening date for new I-Drive location(two all-glass wind tunnels on April 27)  What happened to the Skydiving museum that was announced for next door?
  19. Bass Pro opens in Daytona, more of the One Daytona project open this year

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Ep 89 – Otronicon, Virtual Adventures and Tilly

Robots, rockets, and video games take over the Orlando Science Center January 13-16, 2017. We have Orlando Science Center’s VP of Communications, Jeff Stanford, stop by the studio to tell us about Otronicon, KidsTown, and much more. Ed geeks out about gaming celebrities that will be at Otronicon and Ken tells stories about citrus.

During the conversation news breaks that Tilikum has passed away at SeaWorld Orlando.

Then Robert calls in with an interview from Virtual Adventures, the new virtual reality attraction at the Florida Mall.

Hosts

Special Guest – Jeff Stanford – VP of Communications, Orlando Science Center

Recording Date- Jan 6, 2017 – Live on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park

Music- Song 1

Important Links

Otronicon

Orlando Science Center

 

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Virtual Adventures

SeaWorld’s statement on Tilikum’s passing

News

Leadership changes at SeaWorld, Busch Gardens

Universal Orlando worker’s death ruled accidental electrocution

Single day meal plan announced for MK

Joffery’s Coffee coming to Tomorrowland

Armed Forces History Museum to close

What’s going on with The Tunnels at Disney Springs

International Palms Resort on I-Drive sold, update planned

 

 

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Ep 82- The Fat One

This is show is highlights from the 4-hour long #OTRonFM episode from Sept. 23. We review Kennedy Space Center’s new HoloLens attraction, we talk about tons of WDW news and N*SYNC’s Joey Fatone calls in to talk about his brand new hot dog stand in the Florida Mall. We also talk about the rocky week SeaWorld had on the stock market and we #SkipAMeal to help support Second Harvest.

Hosts

Special Guests

Recording Date- Originally aired on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park on Friday, September 23, 2016.

News

Muppets in MK schedule revealed

Could passholders be blocked from visiting Star Wars land?

Sanaa adds breakfast service

Rivers of Light rumored to be opening by end of the year

Celtic rock band coming to Epcot’s Canada

Universe of Energy closing date info released to CMs

ABC’s Blackish visits WDW

Citizens of Hollywood returning to DHS

Writers Stop closing at DHS

FuelRod expands at WDW

Havaianas kiosk opens inside Blizzard Beach

DAK gets new monkeys

Central Florida Zoo adds cotton top tamarins

Garcia added to FRLA Hall of Fame

Gary Oerther passes away

IAAPA moves to Orlando

Crayola Experience Halloween event

Haunt at Old Town

Legoland opens bookings Beach Retreat

Hard Rock Heals Suite opens at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

SeaWorld halts dividends

Universal Studios rumored to be getting DreamWorks update to the parade, + more in park

Dynamic Attractions, who designed Disney’s Soarin’ ride, confirmed manufacture for Miami’s new flying theater

Other important Links

Destination: Mars opens at KSC

Joey Fatone’s Fat One’s Hotdogs

Skip a Meal Challenge

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Ep 64 – WWoHP East vs West with Universal Core

Today Ben of Universal Core stops by to share his thoughts on Wizarding World of Harry Potter East versus West. He talks about his trip to Universal Orlando resort and then chats about what it means to be a local covering Universal Hollywood. Disneyland, California Adventure and CityWalk are also discussed. During the Punch List Ken, Jim and Andy talk about the spying program SEAS announced it’s ending. News coming out of Merlin is also discussed. UCF Downtown is touched on and that massive crowd that came out of Fall Out Boy is talked about in detail.

Show Notes

Hosts

Date of Recording: Main Event – 2/24/2016 | Punch List – 3/2/2016

Music: Song One | Song Two | Song Three

Punch List

Heroin ring busted near I-Drive

SEAS Conference Call

Secret Spies of SeaWorld

Cobra’s Curse video

Finding Dory trailer

Merlin buys stake in Big Bus Tours

Legoland News Announcement

Kongstruction Hello Kitty shop

Fall Out Boy fills USF

Downtown UCF approved

Seminole compact fails in Tallahassee

Flights from MCO to Cuba being pursued

 

 

Other Links-

Mighty Men of Mouse’s coverage of the DCL problem cruise

Wizard World of Harry Potter West 

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