PODCAST: Mixed views on Disney Genie, new rides coming to Legoland and Aquatica and “Fear Factor Live” to close for good (Ep. 116)

From Disney Genie guest reaction to new rides coming to Legoland and Aquatica, Orlando Sentinel tourism reporters Dewayne Bevil and Katie Rice address a whole lot of floor in this…

PODCAST: In with the new and out with the ogre — Disney launches Genie and Universal bids farewell to Shrek 4-D (Ep. 115)

Disney Genie, Walt Disney World’s new park setting up company, is established to start Oct. 19. Orlando Sentinel tourism reporter Katie Rice breaks down what is absolutely free and what…

PODCAST: Disney World 50th anniversary celebration — Spectaculars, VIPs and the future of the park (Ep. 114)

The celebration has finally begun. Walt Disney World welcomed guests on Oct. 1 to mark the 50th anniversary of the day that the Magic Kingdom opened. Orlando Sentinel tourism reporters…

PODCAST: Disney World golden statues shine bright for 50th anniversary (Ep. 113)

As part of its 50th anniversary, Walt Disney Globe has installed 50 golden character statues. Orlando Sentinel tourism reporter Dewayne Bevil and photographer Joe Burbank focus on the figures —…

PODCAST: 2 severed thumbs-up for Universal’s HHN treats; Epcot’s Space 220 elevates dishes (Ep.112)

Like an entree paired with the ideal wine, Orlando Sentinel tourism reporter Dewayne Bevil and food items writer Amy Drew Thompson occur together to explore the menu at Universal’s Halloween…

PODCAST: SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream enters Halloween fray. What you can expect (Ep. 111)

The extremely 1st SeaWorld Orlando’s Howl-O-Scream debuted sporting a sea topic and other haunting components. Tourism reporters Dewayne Bevil and Katie Rice discuss the elaborate haunted homes, scare zones and…

PODCAST: Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 30 brings iconic moments, pandemic precautions and pumpkin guts (Ep. 110)

It is time to get your spook on. It is the 30th 12 months for Halloween Horror Nights at Common Studios. Orlando Sentinel tourism reporters Dewayne Bevil and Katie Rice…

PODCAST: Disney annual passes return and theme parks balance Halloween & COVID-19 (Ep. 109)

Orlando Sentinel tourism reporters Dewayne Bevil and Katie Rice discuss this week’s theme park news. Walt Disney World will resume selling annual passes — at an increased price — for…

PODCAST: Behind the construction walls at Peppa Pig Theme Park (Ep. 108)

Orlando Sentinel tourism reporters Dewayne Bevil and Katie Rice dive into the preschool environment of “Peppa Pig,” a British animated collection noticed in 180 international locations. Peppa has landed her…

PODCAST: Goodbye FastPass+ and hello Disney Genie+ (Ep. 107)

“People have complained about Disney World’s FastPass/FastPass+, I’m likely to say, for a lot more than 20 many years. And now we’re likely to have something new to complain about,”…