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Ep 109- Seth K talks Volcano Bay

In this Volcano Bay grand opening celebration of an episode we have a trip report from Kevin Brewer who was at the grand opening celebration. He tells us about the early morning ceremony and gives us his first impressions on the rides at the new park. Then Seth Kubersky stops by to talk about the media event earlier in the week. He reviews the new Cabana Bay rooms, Sapphire Falls, and, of course, Volcano Bay.


Recording Date- May 26, 2017, on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park (10AM-Noon)

Special Guest:  Seth Kubersky

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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

Old Town

Kevin Lyman

Grandview Aquarium

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Ep 33 – May’s Big Rewind with Epcod, Elvenage and Sir Owen Disney

After a whirlwind month of announcements and news we gather some theme parks fan to break it all down. Sir Owen Disney, Epcod and Elvenage join Jake, Richie and Ken to discuss their takes on all of this past month’s news. The future of SeaWorld, the chances of Skyplex actually ever happening and the role of Value Resorts at the modern Walt Disney Role all come up. Hot takes on the latest news, reviews of Tomorrowland, gambling’s impact on Florida, and a lot more in the news round-up episode.


Show Info

Special Guests
Recording Date
  • May 30, 2015


Show Notes

News Round-Up from May
I-Drive and Surrounding Area-


Additional Notes

Wisconsin Dells- Noah’s Ark Water Park (with non-tube rides)

Ken’s M&M Star Wars treats

Camden Park

Darien Lake

Little Amerricka in Wisconsin

Epcod’s Tomorrowland rampage One | Two | Three | Four | Five

OTR’s tweet regarding Volcano Bay stucco work

Mr Brian in Orlando’s sad trip to I-Drive 360 (Broken exhibits at SEALife One | Views from The Orlando Eye One, Two)

Ken Recommends- Tin Roof at I-Drive 360

Florida Citrus Tower

Jack Recommends- #OrlandoEye on Instagram

#AskSeaWorld’s utter failure on Twitter

Sir Owen Disney Recommends- Christmas at SeaWorld

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Ep 29 – Mid-Atlantic Fender Bender with a Big Pile of Dirt

On today’s show we have an incredible interview with a Dawn Sabato of 7220 I-Drive (Home of CSI: The Exhibit, Consumed by Art and the new Leonardo da Vinci exhibit). She shares the latest details on the new da Vinci exhibit plus what it took to get the exhibit here all the way from Austria. She also shares her experiences with being one of the local attractions in the shadow of the Big 3.

On the Punch List today Ken and Kyle talk about the latest SWO rumors, give new details on the Sand Lake Road McDonalds that just announced a major update and give insights what they think of the latest Disney rumors. The cruise industry, scuba diving and the I-4 Ultimate Project are all included as well.

Show Info


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Special Guest- Dawn Sabato

Recording Dates
  • Punch List – 4-23-2015
  • Interview – 4-21-2015

Show Notes

Punch List

DoubleTree by UOR is for sale

I-4 Ultimate Makeover

Florida is #1 in Cruise Industry

Norwegian Cruise Lines to offer free drinks on select cruises

Disney Cruise Line’s announce major new additions (Star Wars, Wreck-It Ralph, etc.)

Orlando United’s SWO restaurant rumor

OU’s SWO giga-coaster rumor

Deerfield Beach’s very odd artificial reef

Man pees in Hard Rock Hotel ice machine

Kobe Scorpion Bowl

Main Event

Interview with Dawn Sabato of EMS Exhibits (CSI: The Experience, Consumed By Art, Our Body, etc.)

5 Takeaways from the Interview
  1. All the exhibits at 7220 will be evolving and changing over the next few years
  2. EMS plans to stay in the Orlando market and is willing to change to do it
  3. Special events will play a role in 7220’s future
  4. Options for multiple ages and demographics are important in the Orlando market

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to retail on I-Drive

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