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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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OTR at IAAPA #IAE16 Day 4 – accesso, Strike Force, and The Producers Group with Michael Muldoon

For our final wrap-up episode of OTR at IAAPA we have Michael Muldoon of Coaster Nation stop back by to share his thoughts on this year’s show. Ed and Ken review the VR experiences on the floor this year and we talk about the highlights from the various exhibitors. Michael talks about his first time trying a Nathan’s hot dog and Ken talks about Russian cotton candy.

We have three interviews to round out the week with. First up is accesso, a Lake Mary-based digital queuing and ticketing company famous for its Qbot. accesso has a brand new smart wearable, known as Prism, that will likely be seen in theme parks across the country in the coming years.

Then we have the Founder and Co-CEO of The Producers Group talk about their new dinner theater concept and why it might be successful when others are struggling.

And our very last interview of #IAE16 is with the VP of Sales at laser tag company Delta Strike. We’ll see our first local Delta Strike laser tag arena open next year as part of the Andretti Orlando entertainment center.

Hosts

Special GuestMichael Muldoon of Coaster Nation

 

Recording Date- Nov 18, 2016

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Interviews Today-

Tara Morandi – VP of Marketing at accesso

Edward S Marks – Co-CEO and Founder at The Producers Group

Shane Zimmerman – VP of Sales at Delta Strike 

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Ep 76 – A Gator Wedding and Holy Land Dreams

We have trip reports galore on today’s show. Ken visits the Holy Land Experience, Mr. Brian checks out Animal Kingdom after dark and Jim sees what Legoland Florida has in store for summer. The Punch List includes HUGE news coming out of Fun Spot Kissimmee, an odd story regarding China’s Wanda Group, less booze at Epcot, and fun facts about a serial killer who spent time in downtown Orlando.

During the Main Event, we have a wedding planner stop by the studio to give us details on some of the wildest weddings ever seen in Orlando including one that involved a Joan Rivers lookalike and a live alligator. Dawn of ComeSeeOrlando calls in to give us a live report from MegaCon. Plus, we talk about the odd new bus routes that WDW just rolled out.

All of that and plenty of tacos on today’s Orlando Tourism Report!

 

Show Notes

Hosts

Recording Date: Punch List 5-31-16 |#OTRonFM 5-27-16

MusicSong One | Song Two

 

Punch List

Disney

No more margaritas stand at Epcot

Gone Mad Party happening daily at Grand Flo

WDW makes getting to a water park more difficult

Muppets pizzeria at DHS

China’s Warren Buffet (Wand Jialian- he owns Wanda Group) says Disney isn’t ready to compete there, says he has a pack of wolves ready

 

Universal

Raises day of ticket prices

Auditions for two characters (Penolope and Jaques) happening June 6 for Toothsomes

Kong preview on NBC

 

Other

Old Town/Fun Spot announce partnership

Brevard Zoo offering $5 day on June 3

Tacky Tourist Party at History Center June 9

3 Florida beaches named best in U.S.

Serengeti Overlook restaurant opens at BGT (for other SEAS news make sure to check out the SEAS News Wire)

 

Trip Reports

Mr Brian – DAK at Night

Jim – WildGravity at Legoland Imagination Zone

Ken – Holy Land Experience Part 1 | Part 2

 

Other Important Links

Just Marry

Wedding at MegaCon

ComeSeeOrlando

Nick Ilasi

Tom Morrow’s Mouse

WPRK

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Ep 57 – Derek Burgan Goes All Out(let)

On today’s show we discuss Fun Spot’s new long-range plan then Derek Burgan stops by to talk about the latest from the Disney outlets. He also talks about dinner theatres, Disney bloggers and Cabana Bay parking.

Show Notes

Hosts

Date of Recording:  Jan 13, 2016

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Punch List

Tree

Feld announces earlier than expected plan to retire elephants (this May)

Fun Spot announces HUGE new expansion, Falcon’s Creative overseeing long-term growth plan

Height balloons spotted at Fantasia Gardens

Pizza Planet to close, will it become a Muppets restaurant?

Are projection mapping, flame throwers coming to DHS fireworks?

Disney files paperwork with FAA for drones at Epcot

DVC announces new perks for 25th Anniversary, including a lounge in the old ImageWorks

New lounge coming to DAK   (pre-2000s Kungaloosh possibly available for insiders at Jock’s)

Frontier Airlines expands at MCO

WestJet adds MCO to Vancouver service

Nude Nite Orlando to be hosted at Artegon

New Splash pad announced for Florida Aquarium

MOSI presents downtown proposal to City Council

Miami-Dade announces interest in ferry service to Cuba with terminal in downtown, F&F 8 may film in Cuba

Alton Towers gets VR coaster, could LLF be next?

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Ep 56 – Thanksgiving for Holy Land, ICE and random UOR news

On this special extra long holiday show Robert and Ken are joined by Jake in the studio. The recording took place on Thanksgiving and includes a rundown of different local holiday events, plus a trip report to Holy Land Experience, ICE! At Gaylord and the latest news from Universal Orlando.

Show Notes

Hosts

Date of Recording: Nov 26, 2015

Other Important Links

ICE! at Gaylord Palms

Holy Land Experience

He Says, She Says Podcast

WPRK

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