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Ep 102 – Boats, Coffins, and Bands

You’ve seen them speeding around Bay Lake with parasailers, tubers, and others. We sit down with Julie of the Sammy Duval Water Sports Center at the Contemporary resort. We hear about what it takes to run Disney World’s famous parasailing experiences. Second half of the show we begin with an interview with Van’s Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman. We discuss the entertainment – social awareness balance that edutainment is trying to find these days.

We talk chickens, tubing, coffin experiences, and Kava.


Special Guest- Julie of Sammy Duval’s

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

Important Links

Sammy Duval’s Water Sports Center

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Kevin Lyman

Grandview Aquarium

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Ep 100 – Rick Singh and the Coffin Simulator

On this episode we have local haunt expect Benjamin O’Conner of Old Town’s new Mortem Manor. He talks about what it takes to do Florida’s only year round haunt. He also shares details on the new coffin simulator at the attraction.

We also have Rick Singh, Orange County Property Appraiser, call in to address a recent AP article about his fight against local theme parks. He shares tons of great insights and calls Orange County the birthplace of fake news.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and tweet at us using #OldTownOTR to win tickets to Mortem Manor and the coffin simulator. Contest runs through 11AM, Friday April 21, 2017.

This is an episode not to be missed!


Special Guest- Benjamin O’Conner of Mortem Manor

Recording Date- March 24, 2017 on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park (10AM-Noon)

Important Links

AP article about theme parks vs Rick Singh

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Mortem Manor

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Ep 82- The Fat One

This is show is highlights from the 4-hour long #OTRonFM episode from Sept. 23. We review Kennedy Space Center’s new HoloLens attraction, we talk about tons of WDW news and N*SYNC’s Joey Fatone calls in to talk about his brand new hot dog stand in the Florida Mall. We also talk about the rocky week SeaWorld had on the stock market and we #SkipAMeal to help support Second Harvest.


Special Guests

Recording Date- Originally aired on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park on Friday, September 23, 2016.


Muppets in MK schedule revealed

Could passholders be blocked from visiting Star Wars land?

Sanaa adds breakfast service

Rivers of Light rumored to be opening by end of the year

Celtic rock band coming to Epcot’s Canada

Universe of Energy closing date info released to CMs

ABC’s Blackish visits WDW

Citizens of Hollywood returning to DHS

Writers Stop closing at DHS

FuelRod expands at WDW

Havaianas kiosk opens inside Blizzard Beach

DAK gets new monkeys

Central Florida Zoo adds cotton top tamarins

Garcia added to FRLA Hall of Fame

Gary Oerther passes away

IAAPA moves to Orlando

Crayola Experience Halloween event

Haunt at Old Town

Legoland opens bookings Beach Retreat

Hard Rock Heals Suite opens at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

SeaWorld halts dividends

Universal Studios rumored to be getting DreamWorks update to the parade, + more in park

Dynamic Attractions, who designed Disney’s Soarin’ ride, confirmed manufacture for Miami’s new flying theater

Other important Links

Destination: Mars opens at KSC

Joey Fatone’s Fat One’s Hotdogs

Skip a Meal Challenge



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Ep 43 – Kubersky’s Art Night At The Cat Cafe

Seth Kubersky stops by to talk about his new Universal Orlando guidebook. The local art scene, the future of 192, casinos, and California theme parks are all discussed. Plus what type of shoes Seth loves to wear to theme parks and his favorite district in town to go out for a night on the town. During the Punch List we talk about all the new hotel rooms announced for the area (over 2,000 in the past week alone!), our private conversation with the Maglev company, the future of museums in St Pete and Central Florida’s new cat café that’s about to open. News from Tampa, Daytona, Port Canaveral, Skyplex, iSquare, and SeaWorld is also included.

Show Notes


Recording Dates: Main Event- Aug 26, 2015 | Punch List- Aug 31, 2015

Punch List Intro

Main Event Intro

Closing Song


Punch List

  1. UOR announces 400 more rooms in two new towers.
  2. Rosen announces 1,200-1,500 more rooms, spread across three OCCC area hotels (Shingle Creek, Centre and Plaza)
  3. New 365 room hotel announced for Universal Blvd (beside the Imagine Westin, across OCCC)
  4. Bike lanes, bus lanes discussed at I-Drive meeting
  5. New details on the SLR/I-Drive pedestrian bridge
  6. New renderings of Skyplex released
  7. Maglev chat- Groundbreaking by end of year, Phase 1 is OIA to I-Drive, Phase 2 I-Drive Circulator
  8. iSquare announces first retail tenant…a Subway
  9. Falcon’s to start licensing Turtle Trek for attractions world-wide
  10. Brevard Zoo plans an aquarium
  11. The Florida Aquarium partners with Florida Museum of Photographic Arts on new exhibit
  12. New $75 million western and native American art museum planned for St Pete
  13. Escapology announces a new room
  14. A Cat Café planned for Clermont (near 192/27 interchange)
  15. Daytona Lagoon sold to United Parks, $2 Million upgrade planned


The Main Event



Magical Dining Month– Now through Sept 30

M.C. Escher at Dali Museum now through Jan 3

The 4th Annual Great Irish Hooley – Sept 4-7 @ Raglan Road

O-Town Mac Down for GKTW – Sept 12

The Pineapple Ball – Oct 17


Next Week on OTR – Tim Grassey of WDW Theme Parks and E-Ticket Report

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Ep 39 – John Frost Talks Orlando

John Frost of The Disney Blog stops by to talk Disney, Marvel and the future of Orlando’s theme parks. Living wage initiatives, SeaWorld, Gatorland and, yes, even casinos are all brought up in the conversation. During The Punch List Lissa and Ken get into it over parking at Disney World. Mr Brian weighs in on the new interactive shots bar coming to downtown Orlando and asks ‘are food trucks still a trend?’ LGBTQ rights in Osceola County are discussed ahead of an important vote there. Old Town announces a redo. Plus we recommend some upcoming events around the region.

Show Notes


Song One (Punch List)

Song Two (Main Event)

Song Three (Closing)

Recording- The Main Event July 30, 2015 | The Punch List Aug 3, 2015


The Punch List

OCSC unveils new stadium. 25,500 capacity, fan plaza next door, canopy covering every seat, $155 Million fully privately funded.

New renderings and details for iSquare megamall.

Skyscraper changes ride manufacture: S&S out, Intamin in.

Old Town gets $10 Million in improvements.

Osceola County looks to add sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression to protection from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Orlando celebrates being a Paper Town and proves they didn’t read John Green Day’s book (now a movie!)

Lissa was correct. Some scenes were filmed in Orlando.

Busch Gardens shuts down because of the rain

Gatorland hatches 19 Nile Crocodiles.  First time in 2 years.

World’s 5th largest cruise ship – Norwegian Epic – to sail from Cape Canaveral in November 2016

Swan & Dolphin gets into the food truck game

WDW gets new Director, Parks Arrival Experience, Program Management and Park Support. Valeria Bunting was the GM of Port Orleans and has worked previously at both MK and DAK.

DTD maps now list it as ‘Transforming into Disney Springs’ and districts are using new names finally. Save PI pointed out The Tunnels are being worked on.

Figment comic Series 2 heads to Epcot

The Main Event

The Disney Blog

Summary of rumors for SW at DHS in 2016

400 acres near the OCCC being sold

Disney and More article referencing possible SWO buyout

Caesars Magical Empire

Titanic Orlando experience

Fun Spot

Florida Resident Deals at Gatorland

This Week Around Orlando

Main Street Restaurant Week $5 – $30 prix fixe meals at 49 local restaurants

Mango’s hosting job fair August 7, 8

Taste of the Nation is Aug 8. GO!!

Florida Kids and Family Expo – August 29-30

The 21st Annual Harvest Grape Stomp is Aug 15 at Lake Ridge Winery

He Says, She Says. A Disney talking podcast. Follow along on Twitter @DisneyTalking

Next week we have BriMan from Orlando United joining us to talk HHN 25.  OU Radio had Robert Niles on last week.

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