Jim Deberry, Senior Manager of North America for Arihant Water Park Equipment talks about the future of water parks, the evolution of the industry up to this point, and even shares some details of what to expect at this year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo.
At the end, a few news stories are touched on during the quick hits. Ed and Ken weigh in on the Pirates controversy, a Disney blogger’s shocking news story, and the hot new beach bar headed to Daytona Beach.
The guys chat about their latest adventures with trip reports on everything from jet skiing in Bay Lake to beach rave in St. Pete. Then Matt Roseboom of Attractions Magazine gives us an insider look into the Pandora media preview at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Orlando is home to the longest running Fringe Festival in the nation. We sit down with a local art expert, Denna Beena, to discuss Fringe, the local art scene, and how it all ties back into the larger tourism community.
Robert and Ken visit the famous I-Drive NASCAR indoor karting experience and then have the crew stop by for a special episode of OTR. This episode includes a full hour of exclusive podcast content never heard before + one hour of #OTRonFM content from the April 21st episode. Hear as everyone talks about their favorite memories of old school I-Drive, what makes NASCAR such a huge brand, and why I-Drive NASCAR is here to stay.
Nick Ilasi (@DadonDisney) stops by the studio to talk about his Florida Plunge story, what excites him the most in the next few years at WDW, and how he began podcasting. Callers join the show to talk about Fallon and SeaWorld’s Food & Wine Fest. And during the news the guys discuss the latest rumors coming out of Disney Springs.
(On the local food truck front, there has been a major backlog for truck build-outs as one of the main food truck builders has a supposed mystery client who has rush ordered 10 highly themed food trucks. The new trucks will be ready by mid-summer)