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Ep 123- Wallack World Rises, SeaWorld Sinks, and Universal Goes All In

In this news round-up from one of the most eventful fall seasons Orlando has seen in years we talk about those awful new attendance numbers coming out of SeaWorld, we review Mango’s new menu and talk Skyplex, we cover all the new hotels and attractions heading to Disney, and try to read the tea leaves on what the future holds for Universal Orlando.

Recording Date- November 7, 2017

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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 85- Wallack Weighs In

Today we take a bit more of a serious tone when Joshua Wallack, of Mango’s and Skyplex, stops by to talk about the recent news. He dives into all of the news in a one-on-one interview with Ken. Trump’s impact on tourism, how the Pulse shooting helped design Skyplex and what the next big trend is in tourism are all discussed. IAAPA predictions, Star Wars at DHS, the epic McDonald’s and more are brought up in this heartfelt post-election interview.

Hosts

Special Guests

Recording Date- Originally aired on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Important Links

WPRK

Mango’s Orlando

Skyplex

 

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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

Hosts

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

 

Other Important Links

Fox Fest

WPRK

Orlando Science Center

Otronicon

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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Ep 54 – Joshua Wallack Talks Mangos, Skyplex and More

Today we have a special interview with Joshua Wallack, the visionary behind Skyplex and Mango’s Orlando. He sits down with us to talk about the struggle to build Skyplex, the benefits to the community, the new parking garage plaza, and Mango’s (which will be the largest Latin club in the U.S.).

During a shortened Punch List Jay, Jake and Ken talk Universal, I-Drive and Mummies.

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow through Friday for the latest IAAPA coverage.

Show Notes

Hosts

Recording Date: FM- 11-12-15 | Punch List 11-15-15

Music

 

Trends With Jake
  1. Trackers take a break after creepy message includes their private info
  2. Theme Park Review Robb mocks runDisney fans, twitter goes nuts (mention the OTR twitter poll)
  • He later on sneaks’ beer bottles onto Rockin Roller Coaster
  1. An Epcot guest gets drunk, scales the Mexican pyramid
  2. The mainstream media tries to cover SEAS, gets its comically incorrect
Punch List

Mummies of the World exhibit at Orlando Science closing end of November

Rosen Shingle Creek announces 640 rooms, other new expansions

Beetlejuice at USF confirmed for Dec 3 permanent closure

UOR confirms parking for Volcano Bay will be in existing garages, guests will be shuttled to the water park

Pets attraction coming to UOR?

Legoland Florida may soon be within the city limits if Winter Haven has its way

Ken thinks the SeaWorld Rescue ride is coming to Key West at SWO

B Resort rebrands American Q restaurant

Disney focused men’s clothing boutique Twenty Eight & Main opens at Disney Spring’s Marketplace Co-Op

Famed Disney imaginer Marty Sklar stopping by Disney Spring/DHS Nov 17, 18 for a book signing

DHS’s Jedi Training gets updates, new characters

Main Event

Mango’s

Mango’s Hollywood parking garage gets the green light after 2 year feud with nearby Golden Corral owner

WARNING- Static occurs 01:37:30 – 01:45:00 but still listen because it’s very good insights!

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