Orlando Tourism Report
By Orlando Tourism Report
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Orlando locals obsessed with tourism talk about the industry in a way only locals can. Interviews, news and trip reports fill the episodes along with the occasional fight or random guest. Listen live on WPRK 91.5FM every Friday 10AM-Noon
||CleanEp 154 – Weeki Wachee mermaids Turnover Walt’s Frozen Head||In this jam-packed episode, we have tons of guests and interviews. A Weeki Wachee mermaid joins us in the studio to talk about their stint this month at Orlando’s Sea Life Aquarium. A representative from SeaLife Orlando also joins in.||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 153 – Deena Beana talks Halloween||Denna Beana joins Ed, Jake, and Ken to discuss all things Halloween. Jake and Ken review HHN and Howl-O-Scream. Denna discusses her picks for this October and where she sees the haunt industry headed. Recording Info- Recorded on Sept 28,||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 152 – Mark Baratelli and Global Peace||Mark Baratelli of The Daily City joins us in studio to talk Orlando Flea, food trucks, small businesses, and the future of Orlando’s food scene. We’re also joined by a local filmmaker, Chris Gebhardt, to discuss why he chose L.A.||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 151 – Drew the Intern talks SeaWorld and Ken talks Feld||SeaWorld, Disney on Ice, Meow Wolf, Unions, and more||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 150B – Jake talks HHN and college dorms, Skywalker Brian talks Star Wars and the future of UOR||Today is a double whammy of news and goodness. In the first hour, Jake surprises us by stopping by between classes to talk about what he’s most hyped for at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights and what he thinks the future holds for SeaWorld.||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 149 – Dolly Parton and Jack Nicholson Celebrity Impersonators talk Sunburst Showcase||On this special episode of #OTRonFM we’re joined in studio by two celebrity impersonators visiting town for one of the biggest celebrity impersonator conventions in the nation; the Sunburst Convention and Showcase.||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 148- Orlando Parks Rover reports on a accident at SeaWorld plus the latest on Artegon, SeaWorld, WDW, and Gatorland||Orlando Parks Rover’s Kevin Sweeney calls in to tell us the about the animal accident he witnessed at SeaWorld Orlando. Then we take a deep dive into the latest news from Artegon, Gatorland, WDW, Orlando’s history museum.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 147 – Ozark Meth heads, Ripleys, and SeaWorld’s Big Blue World||Rumors say SeaWorld is about to go all in with its San Antonio park. Ripley’s looks to be in a not so good place after the accident in Branson. And Feld’s newest venture might be a ray of hope for America’s dying malls. Recording Date – July 27,||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 146 – Alicia Stella talks Universal’s Future||Alicia Stella, known for her site, Orlando Park Stop, and for her regular column on Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, joins Ken and Ed in the studio to discuss the future of Universal Orlando. Land by land,||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 145 – Jake’s epic trip to Columbia, Tokyo, and San Diego||A minion in attacked, a armless man stabs a tourist, and Jake visits Tokyo DisneySea||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 144 – A Recording Breaking Gift Shop, the new buses about to be all over Orlando, and Ed has two foodie reviews||New offerings announced for Hollywood Studios, a blogging legend calls it quits, and a Florida theme park guest gets shot while in the park. Plus two big foodie trip reports and all the latest news from Orlando. Recording Date: July 6,||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 143 – Orlando Comedy Festival with Matt Gervia||Matt Gervia comes on the show to talk about this weekend’s Orlando Comedy Festival. 90 mins of laughter, stories of how comedy theater is used in local theme parks, and some interesting insights into his work at local attractions such as Fun Spot,||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 142 – DJ Elliot talks Star Wars mixes and movie star cars||DJ Elliot remixes Star Wars, Myst vs Indiana Jones, and Bernie Sanders really doesn't like Bob Iger||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 141 – Eric Oh’s Big Orlando Trip||Live shooter scare locks down a Disney hotel. Disney agrees to $15 minimum wage, but there’s a catch, SeaWorld parks have one of their best weeks in years, and a local attraction design firm confirms two top secret projects that are in the works||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 140 – Madame Tussaud’s Orlando talks Justice League||Todd Andrus, Merlin’s Head of Marketing for its’ Orlando attractions, joins Ken, Ed, and Jake in the studio to discuss Madame Tussaud’s Orlando museum’s new Justice League attraction. The conversation includes details on the development of the n||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 139- Monarchs and Movies||The Monarch Initiative with Full Sail's Jacob Kaplan and Orlando's film industry with Orlando Film Commissioner Sheena Fowler||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 138 – The Queen of Medieval Times||We’re joined in studio by one of the Medieval Times queens and a show designer. They share their behind the scenes stories from over the years at Medieval Times, including the incredible work that went into the latest show.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 137 – Holly V Kapherr talks the future of travel agents, Marineland, and Florida tourism||Tourism writer Holly V. Kapherr talks about her recent Marineland article in Travel Weekly, her work with boutique hotels, and the future of casinos in Florida. Recording Date- April 20, 2018 in Studio B at WPRK Studios in Winter Park,||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 136 – The disturbing trend of chaos at The Florida Mall + poetic justice on Kirkman||Ken points out a disturbing pattern of safety concerns at The Florida Mall. Then Ed and Ken discuss the latest news from both the Pirates Dinner Theater and the Main Street Theater. SeaWorld’s latest issues with the SEC might actually have a silver l||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 135 – Disney security, Disney labor shortages, and Disney housing||Breaking news of the Pulse shooter’s wife has use discussing safety at WDW. We look back to a 2015 episode where we discussed it in detail. We also talk about the questionable future of Vista Way. And the latest on a big increase in CMs headed to WDW||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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Love the concept of SideChats
I'm enjoying the Orlando Tourism Report for its discussion on all entertainment aspects, not just Disney or Universal, but what I really like is the introduction of SideChats where the crew gives us shorter shows focused on a single topic. Sometimes I find it daunting that every single podcast in my queue takes an hour comittment or more, so it is refreshing to see a take on a subject that can be listened to in 15-20 minutes. An all star panel of contributors, Orlando Tourism Report also lets us put voices to the names of people I have been reading for a while (so THAT'S what Bob Wadd sounds like.) A worthy addition to the theme park podcast universe.
Great podcast for all things Orlando!
A great podcast for Orlando if I say so myself...