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Ep 105- Ken and Ed Do the News plus some clarifications on Ripley’s

Ken and Ed sit down to do a quick run-through of all the latest news and rumors. Lots of talk about Disney World and what to expect over the next few years. Ken gets emotional over fireworks and Ed asks why Ripley’s has so much land they own in the tourist district.

Hosts

Recording Date- April 28, 2017 on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park (10AM-Noon)

 

  1. Holiday Inn Club Vacations starts $16M expansion to Cape Canaveral resort         
  2. Ritz Carlton planning $6.6 million upgrade
  3. Tampa Bay History Center grows up and out, stays on track with $11M expansion
  4. Ferrari brand to grace Norwegian Joy race track
  5. SeaWorld San Diego’s polar bear dies unexpectedly
  6. Star Wars hotel rumor causes internet frenzy     
  7. No fines issued after OSHA investigation into Cirque du Soleil at Disney Spring performer’s fall    
  8. Freeform Makes Major Announcements at Upfront Presentation
  9. Emirates scales back flights, including Orlando routes, citing Trump policies in part
  10. Character Changes at Walt Disney World including Moana moving to MK
  11. Rumor- Moana themed roller coaster attraction coming to MK
  12. Orlando airport shuttle breakdown impacted 14,000, officials say
  13. BOGO Fun Card Deal Ending Soon at Busch Gardens Tampa 
  14. Disney princesses get drunk, twerk in ‘Disenchanted’      
  15. Disney Ranked as the World’s Most Successful Licensor 
  16. Orca at SeaWorld San Antonio gives birth to last baby
  17. SeaWorld San Diego ending nightly fireworks, neighbors rejoice
  18. First permits for HHN 2017 pulled
  19. Major Tomorrowland update rumored, including up to 4 new rides and new music loops
  20. RUMOR: New Menu Coming to Sci-Fi Dine In Restaurant ~ Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  21. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will have its world premiere at Shanghai Disneyland
  22. Amenities expansion underway at HGVC’s Las Palmeras hotel on Universal Blvd
  23. With Incredibles Dance Party gone Mr Incredible is now meeting guests at MK
  24. Wild rumor of a new haunted mansion themed restaurant coming to MK
  25. Ripley’s moves forward with one of its two local projects
  26. 8 new improvement districts on 192
  27. Tavares might be getting a train after all
  28. Mickey Mouse mouse ears looking celebration cakes debut at WDW
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Ep 104- I-Drive NASCAR and so can you!

Robert and Ken visit the famous I-Drive NASCAR indoor karting experience and then have the crew stop by for a special episode of OTR. This episode includes a full hour of exclusive podcast content never heard before + one hour of #OTRonFM content from the April 21st episode. Hear as everyone talks about their favorite memories of old school I-Drive, what makes NASCAR such a huge brand, and why I-Drive NASCAR is here to stay.

Hosts

Recording Date- March 31, 2017 on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park (10AM-Noon)

Important Links

I-Drive NASCAR

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Ep 101 – Joshua Wallack gives us a sky high update and then talks politics

Joshua Wallack stops by the studio to give us an update on all of his projects. Lots of brand new details on Hogan’s Beach Shop, the Hollywood Plaza entertainment complex, and what’s next for the Skyplex project. We get new details on the funding behind Skyplex and why rooftop hotel was cut from the plans.

Ed calls in from Star Wars Celebration and gives us a trip report from the new dinner theater event at Sapphire Falls.

It’s a great episode for those who love I-Drive!

Hosts

Special Guest- Joshua Wallack

Recording Date- April 14, 2017 on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park (10AM-Noon)

Important Links

Corresponding Orlando Weekly article

Mango’s Orlando

Skyplex Orlando

Miami Herald story referenced

Atlantic City’s polercoaster

Hogan’s Beach Shop Orlando

Hollywood Plaza specs

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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 93 – UUOP goes viral and Ken asks…begs… for Planet Hollywood love

Lee Mallaby of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast tells of how Jim Hill caused UUOP to go viral. Then Lee shares the latest information and rumors regarding Universal Orlando. The show starts with Ken expressing concern over Planet Hollywood getting a fair review. After Lee’s interview, the guys discuss the short-lived ArteGone twitter account.

Hosts

Special Guest – Lee Mallaby of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast

Recording Date- Jan 27, 2017 on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park | Mallaby Interview Jan 25, 2017

Important Links

UUOP Facebook

WPRK

 

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