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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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