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Ep 125- Orca sex being ban, guests blamed for broken monorails, and slavery themed dinner shows

On this episode of Orlando Tourism Report, Ed and Ken discuss the latest news including the closing of Green Meadows, the law making its way through Tallahassee that could hurt SeaWorld’s future, the future of beer advertising inside Florida’s theme parks, and the latest fight over Florida’s tourist tax. Plus Ken rants about the awful cast member response to broken monorails, Ed gives a trip report from Edison, and both discuss SeaWorld Orlando’s first Three Kings Day festival.

Recording Date: January 11, 2018

Punch List

Disney

Epcot Monorail doors break, placing guests a danger, then the guest get screamed at for being on a broken monorail

Runoff Rapids Reopens at Disney’s Blizzard Beach After an Extended Refurbishment

Harley-Davidson Motor Cycles opens in new location at the Town Center in Disney Springs

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Debuts New Background Music Loops

New Multi-Use Arena to Open at ESPN Wide World of Sports today

Minnie Mouse Gets Her Own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Club-Level Guests Can Buy More FastPasses, 90-Day Booking Window, & Preferred Nighttime Show Viewing with New Theme Park Extra Offering

Norway Pavilion Bakery Set to Undergo Refurbishment

 

Orlando Tourism

Green Meadows Petting Farm closing while it looks for new location

Orca breeding bill might end entertainment shows, breeding in Florida

Holy Land Experience announces free day

 

Florida Tourism

Key Lime Festival coming to Merritt Island

Allegiant Air coming to Sarasota-Bradenton Airport

Elite Airways cancels Pittsburgh service to Sarasota-Bradenton

The Villages inks deal with robotaxi startup

Controversial beer bill moves forward that will allow beer advertising inside Florida theme parks

Legoland Gives LEGO trophy To Last Project X Roller Coaster Rider

Dixie Stampede dropping ‘Dixie’ to become ‘Dolly Parton’s Stampede’

Brightline’s ‘higher speed’ train service will begin this weekend in Florida

Carnival Cruise Lines hires Shaq as new Chief Fun Officer

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Ep 124- We’re back!! 2018 News Summary

Ken and Ed are back in the studio and back on the radio. In this episode, the guys talk about the highlights of 2017 and what they’re looking forward to in 2018.

Ken Storey’s Twitter

Ken’s OW articles

Ed Bearden’s Twitter

Orlando Tourism Report’s Twitter

 

Recording Date- January 5, 2018

Ken’s OW 2018 Preview article

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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 121- We’re back!

On this much-anticipated return of OTR Ken Storey addresses the controversy regarding his tweet about Texas. Then Ed and Kevin join the show and discuss all the news we’ve missed over the past month including Fashion Square Mall, T2 closing, a $20 million cash deal on 192, and much more. At the end of the show, we review the tourism industry’s response to Irma.Here i

Recording Date- September 24, 2017

Punch List

Slinky Dog testing at DHS

DHS Xmas Plans

Braves leave WDW

Flamingo Crossing update

Union push for $15 per hour at WDW

T2 closing at UOR

Legoland VR

Magic Place pays cash for Old Town project

SW AD to be indoors

JYP Days Inn sold for $6.05 mill

Fashion Sq for sale

I-Drive launches study on street car system

Old Spanish Mill staying open

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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.

Hosts

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

IMPORTANT LINKS

TASTE! Central Florida

Tickets to TASTE! Central Florida

Ace Café Orlando

Orlando Park Pass

WPRK

Adventures in Charity Adventurer’s Club reunion

Joel Manby’s Tampa Bay Times interview

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