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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!


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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OTR at IAAPA IAE 2015 Day 3 – Dynamic Attractions, VR Coasters & Bill Kitchen

Today’s IAE Review highlights from our OTR on FM radio show. Today on the radio, we had Robert live from the International Attractions Expo. A few different guests stopped by to chat with us live on the radio. Thomas Wagner of VR Coasters, the minds behind incredible Oculus Rift experience at Fun Spot’s Freedom Flyer, stops in to discuss the role of virtual reality in theme parks. Then we have Guy Nelson, the CEO of Dynamic Attractions, discuss the role of Dynamic Attractions in the rapid growth of amusement parks in Asia. Nelson also chats about the future of Orlando and gives details on the future of the new Dynamic Attractions Amusement Development Center in Orlando. We close out the radio show with a unique phone call from Bill Kitchen, the inventor of the Polercoaster and Skycoaster, where he discusses the latest in the fight between Skyplex and Universal.

Beavertails, inflatables and Fun Spot are all also discussed during today’s show as well.

Show Notes


Date of Recording: Nov 19, 2015


Song 1

Song 2

Interviews Today

VR Coasters

Dynamic Attractions

Bill Kitchen of US Thrill Rides 

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Ep 30 – Summer 2015 Outlook with Banks Lee

On today’s show Banks Lee joins us to discuss the Summer 2015 Outlook. We discuss Legoland, I-Drive 360 and Uncle Lou’s odd Ebay listings. Before Banks joins us Kyle and Ken cover the Punch List with a conversation about area apartments, timeshares and reality shows staring Jackie Siegel.

Show Info

Recording Dates
  • Punch List – 4-23-2015
  • Interview – 4-25-2015


Show Notes

 Punch List

Apartments mentioned on today’s show




Other local tourism news

Main Event

Interview with Banks Lee

5 Takeaways from the interview

  1. Even Banks is getting tired of waiting for Universal to announce Kong
  2. Banks likes how SeaWorld responded to the coaster rumors and believes Universal could learn from it
  3. SeaWorld can become more than a sea life attraction if they build the next coaster properly
  4. Gator Spot at Fun Spot might be the breakout attraction this summer
  5. Locals are going to I-Drive, now the attractions there need to respond with annual passes for locals
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IAAPA 2014 – Day 1 – Interviews with Vortex & Goddard Group

IAAPA is here. In our Day 1 of the Trade Show plenty of news came out. We have plenty of coverage with Bob covering the news at I-Drive 360, Kyle getting exclusive interviews with Goddard Group and Vortex, while Ken and Viktor are joined by Jen Vargas who calls in live from the show floor.


Bob from Pixels at the Parks
Ken Storey
Viktor from The BGT Buzz
Kyle (Our host and reporter live on I-Drive)
Jen Vargas from Central Florida Top 5


Episode Producer- Ken
Recorded- November 18th, 2014

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OTR – Ep 11 – Stine’s Eye Candy

On this episode Bob and Ken interview John Stine, Director of Marketing and Sales at I-Drive 360 and Unicorp National Developments.  Stine gives plenty of details about The Orlando Eye and I-Drive 360. He also talks about how mass transit will help I-Drive and what the future of the area will look like. The usual conversation topics of megamall, Polercoaster and Mango’s make their way into the interview. Bob talks about local restaurants and Ken confesses his love for Wawa and Shake Shack. Then they close out the conversation talking about the Mega-McDonalds that Ken thinks is coming soon.

Show Info


Ken Storey
Bob from Pixels at the Parks
Kyle Gary
Richie (He’s anti-twitter so no link for him)

Show Notes

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