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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 28 – Floating Cars Get Across The Pond

First up today is a Punch List with Jay and Lissa plus we’re joined by Jake who is taking the Caption E.O. news pretty hard. After a touchy exchange between Ken and Lissa regarding Disney Jay brings up some UOR news.

Then for the Main Event today we have Part 2 of the interview with Simon and Susan of Veness Travel Media (Part 1 was posted March 16). They give their unique insights into the local British tourism trends and weigh in on all the news including Star Trek attractions, Star Wars and where SeaWorld goes from here.

Show Info

Music

Song 1

Song 2

Hosts

Special Guests

Recording Dates

  • Punch List- March 28, 2015
  • Interview with Simon and Susan- March 5, 2015

 

Show Notes

Punch List

WDW

UOR

Legoland Florida

  • Lego Friends announced as final room theme of LLF Hotel. Is it smart to focus so heavy on a gender specific brand

MAIN EVENT

Part 2 of the interview with Veness Travel Media (Part 1 is here)

5 Takeaways from the Interview

  1. Paramount is bringing an ‘American style’ park to U.K. and it will be interesting to watch how its received.
  2. Simon and Susan think gaming will be a bad mix for Orlando
  3. Tampa, Daytona and Miami have the adults covered, Simon and Susan think Orlando should be family focused
  4. SeaWorld does a great job of conservation but they could do more to focus on it
  5. 192 may have to give up on tourism as the main draw for certain segments of the road, but not the entire road.
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OTR – SideChat 4 – Florida Thrill Parks Journey to Vault 533

In today’s SideChat (Episode SC4) the OTR crew is joined by Matt and Justin from Florida Thrill Parks.  Post-Kong UOR is discussed with Florida Thrill Park’s announcing a project number.  The FTP guys then discuss their thoughts on Jurassic Park/World, Seuss Landing, Kids Zone and the future of Dragon Challenge.

Show Info

Hosts-

Ken Storey

Bob from Pixels at the Parks

Jay

Kyle Gary and Richie

Special Guests- Florida Thrill Parks | Twitter | Instagram Hosts Justin | Matt

Show Notes

  • Project 340 – #Kongstruction
  • Florida Thrill Parks revel Project 533
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OTR – SideChat 1 – To Go Where No Ride Has Gone Before

With any conversation that features numerous people sometimes parts of the conversation don’t make the final cut for the show. Instead of forever losing those (hopefully) interesting tangents we decided to post smaller, bite size podcasts to keep you going between our larger episodes.  Here is our first one.  We wanted to call it random tangents but we also wanted to have at least a few of you listen to it so instead we went with the name SideChat.  Hope you enjoy.

Show Info

Hosts-

Ken Storey
Bob from Pixels at the Parks
Jay
Kyle Gary and Richie

 Show Notes

  • Kyle leads a conversation on Star Trek coming (back) to Universal Studios, Godzilla and Nick get in on the action, then we ended it with hopes for some Japanese zombies moving in.
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