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’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.
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.
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.
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.