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Ep 121- We’re back!

On this much-anticipated return of OTR Ken Storey addresses the controversy regarding his tweet about Texas. Then Ed and Kevin join the show and discuss all the news we’ve missed over the past month including Fashion Square Mall, T2 closing, a $20 million cash deal on 192, and much more. At the end of the show, we review the tourism industry’s response to Irma.Here i

Recording Date- September 24, 2017

Punch List

Slinky Dog testing at DHS

DHS Xmas Plans

Braves leave WDW

Flamingo Crossing update

Union push for $15 per hour at WDW

T2 closing at UOR

Legoland VR

Magic Place pays cash for Old Town project

SW AD to be indoors

JYP Days Inn sold for $6.05 mill

Fashion Sq for sale

I-Drive launches study on street car system

Old Spanish Mill staying open

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Ep 118 – Restaurant Round-up and Reviews

In this restaurant news round-up, Ed and Ken discuss all the latest rumors and news about area tourism foodie news. We discuss everything from Meg Crofton joining Cracker Barrel to new Arby’s and much more. Plus reviews from Satu’li Canteen, Planet Hollywood, and many more.

Hosts

Recording Date- August 4, 2017, on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park (10AM-Noon)

Restaurants in the Tourist District  

TASTE! Central Florida

Meg Crofton joins Cracker Barrel

Taste! Saturday, August 19, 2017 6:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

2 WDW pastry chefs on Dessert Professional magazine list of Top 10 pastry chefs in America

IAAPA flyer, gourmet doughnuts

Lucky’s Market will open four new Central Florida locations

 

North I-Drive

Simon Premium Outlets I-Drive ($1,100 sales revenue per sq ft) and Taubman Mall at Millenia ($1,360 sales revenue per sq ft)

Grand National– Starbucks, Mission BBQ, Bahama Breeze and LongHorn Steakhouse (plus 2 hotels)  http://www.cityoforlando.net/city-planning/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/04/MPBStaffReport2017-04_MPL2017-00007.pdf

BB opened at The Loop in May

Street name change http://www.cityoforlando.net/city-planning/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/08/MPBProjectOverview2017-09_SNC2017-10003.pdf

Pollo Tropical at Artegon (7/11 going in beside it) http://millenia-partners.com/wp-content/uploads/OM-6.12.17.pdf

Andy’s Frozen Custard- Beside Sonic, looks like the Sanford one except for ice cream cone thru roof instead of on the wall. Both under 1,500 Sq ft

Arby’s on Kirkman

(Boot Barn moving across the street from here)

Waffle House at Dowdy

http://www.cityoforlando.net/city-planning/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/08/MPBProjectOverview2017-09_MPL2017-10005.pdf

Circo at Hollywood Plaza

Mango’s Tropical Café Orlando Touts Major Dining Awards Streak – Plus New Dinner Show Features and The Arrival of Chef Angel Ramirez

Uncle Julio’s at 360

Flamecraft bar at SWO

 

WDW

DS- Wolfgang, PH review, HoB rumors, star wars vr

Grand Ave, BaseLine Tap House at DHS

 

Wdw tower restaurants

Edible cookie dough shop coming to Celebration this August

New hooters east of JYP near The Loop

Magic place breaking ground on 192

PDQ- Winter Park, Hunter’s Creek

Habit Burger coming to WP, SoDo,

Dragon Challenge = Project 942

HP sit down

Brewery Hops Boss in Winter Park

Fuddruckers coming to Mills50

Shots Bar coming to downtown

Nightlife Czar appointed in downtown

Parramore’s soccer stadium bar district is shaping up

Spanish Mill at the springs

Cocina 214, Landshark opening in Daytona Beach

5 breweries, hard cider

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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 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

 

WPRK

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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