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Ep 128 – Viva la Mexico

In this Mexico focused special episode Ken and Ed take the first hour to discuss all the latest news, including the latest on SeaWorld Orlando’s Sesame Street plans, the rumors on the return of Ringling Brothers, and the retail tenants of Margaritaville.

Hour Two is filled with news and reports from one of Orlando’s biggest competitors, Mexico! An exclusive interview with officials from Mexico’s new resort Amikoo gives never before shared details on what this massive complex will include. Then Robert calls in and gives a trip report from his recent vacation at one of Mexico’s all-inclusive resorts.

Recording– Feb 9, 2018, in Studio B at WPRK 91.5 Winter Park, FL

Show Notes

New details on SeaWorld Orlando’s Sesame Street

BGT closes Jungala but has a great summer concert line-up

Margaritaville Resort Retail Village, Sunset Walk, lists the retail tenants

Epcot might be getting a new name

Vivo planned for Universal Studios Hollywood


Amikoo Resort

Travel and Leisure

Dreamworks replaced by new IP

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Ep 126 – Artegon Cars, Deadly Trains, and Artsy food

Artegon has a new owner with Trump connections and tons of cars, the Convention Center Wars heat up with Caribe Royale announcing plans to double their convention space, and Brightline has a deadly first week in operation. Ken talks about the good news and not so good news Haitians were given this week. Plus trip reports from Marvel Universe Live and Epcot’s Festival of the Arts.

Recording Date– January 19, 2018 live on WPRK 91.5

Show Notes

Artegon has a new owner and he’s talking big

The Convention Center Wars heat up with two major new announcements,

Brightline has a deadly first week in operation,

Haitian workers gets an extension, future still very uncertain-


Hit List-

Orlando declares intent to bid to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic marathon trials

Wyndham buys La Quinta

VooDoo Doughnuts confirmed for CityWalk

Starwood’s Le Meridien coming to new hotel beside OCCC

Drone saves swimmers in Australia

New Disney patent combines merchandise and interactive experiences, putting “magic” into the hands of guests, hints at Frozen interactive experience

Will Talking Mickey Mouse in the Magic Kingdom be losing his voice?

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates Hippo Birth

PR executive leaving Carnival for Travel Leaders Group

Drone saves swimmers


Trip Reports:

Marvel Universe Live

Epcot’s Festival of the Arts

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#OTRatIAAPA #IAE17 Day 4- 4DX, Triotech, and Seth Kubersky reviews all those VR experiences

Seth Kubersky joins Ed and Ken to review the VR on display at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017. Seth and Ken review MediaMation’s new 180-degree motion theater. Seth shares his thoughts on what makes a great VR experience and talks about some of his highlights from this year’s expo.

Recording Time Stamp: 7PM November, 16 2017

Today’s Guests-

Guest Co-Host- Seth Kubersky

Interview Guests-
  • June Hyuk Yu- Sr. Manager, Brand Marketing Team at CJ4Dplex 
  • Christian Martin- VP of Marketing at Triotech
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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 120- Steve Glum of Ace Cafe and the odd story of the fertility statues

Steve Glum, the Chief Marketing Officer, Ace Cafe North America, joins us in the studio to talk about his role at the motorcycle-focused café in downtown Orlando. He shares stories from his time at Ripley’s including a run-in with the famed fertility statues, his time at Hard Rock, and what it was like being part of the opening staff at WDW’s Pleasure Island.

We also discuss TASTE! Central Florida. The annual event that helps raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank and Coalition for the Homeless. Taking place August 19, 2017, at the World Center Marriott on 536 TASTE! is the premier foodie event of the year and this year is no exception. We also get new details on BOTH Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ joints coming to Central Florida and hear new details on future of the Ace Café brand.


Recording Date- August 18, 2017, on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park (10AM-Noon)


TASTE! Central Florida

Tickets to TASTE! Central Florida

Ace Café Orlando

Orlando Park Pass


Adventures in Charity Adventurer’s Club reunion

Joel Manby’s Tampa Bay Times interview

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