Hey Thrill Seekers,
It’s that time of the week again.. it’s Tell Me Tuesday ;). I’m aware that it is just as bad, if not worse than Jamie’s ‘Interview Tuesdays’ but i’ve put it out there now so I have to roll with it.
This week it is the turn of Tori from Gray Line who are a trusted provider of traveller experiences and sightseeing tours. We haven’t worked with Gray Line for very long but we are really excited for the future and being able to offer lots of different tours and Tori’s responses to some of our more random questions are just lovely. 🙂
Name: Tori Sullivan-Eaton
Position: Gray Line Orlando
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
What did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to work overseas in travel! I’m from South Wales so I guess that worked out 🙂
If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life what would it be and why? A Lamb Sunday Roast – reminds me of home
What movie title best describes your life? Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
If you were stranded on a Desert Island and could only take 3 items what would they be and why? Family, iPod & Kindle (in my imaginary island they can be solar powered devices) :). With music and stories in my life, and my family close by I can be happy.
Would you rather be able to time travel into the past or the future and why? Future to get a cure for Type 1 Diabetes and bring it back for my daughter 😉
How would you describe your theme park / attraction using only 3 words? Fun Sightseeing Tours
What was the highlight of 2017 for your company? We became # 1 on TripAdvisor for Tours in Orlando from over 90 companies – this was a pretty sweet achievement! Upgraded vehicles and knowledge fun tour guides helped us reach this goal. It was a whole team effort. Whilst its a constant battle to hold our spot, staying consistently in the top spots of the charts is an awesome achievement.
What are you most looking forward to in 2018? We can’t wait for Kennedy Space Center to open the new Astronaut Training Experience. We have been lucky enough to have a hard hat tour of the facility and we know our guests are going to super enjoy training to be Astronauts – its a major upgrade on the old facility, simply out of this world! We will for sure have some packages featuring this facility.
Favourite Theme Park ride/attraction of 2017? Whilst of course Pandora in Disney Animal Kingdom is awesome, and cannot be beat for special affects – personally my favorite attraction this year I experienced just last week, ICE at the Gaylord Palms. This year the theme is ‘Holidays Around the World’ – I loved walking around in the freezing air looking at all the displays showing holidays traditions made out of ice carvings, and the huge ice flag baubles were really cool! This is included on our Snow, Ice and Gingerbread Holiday tour and is something different to see here in Orlando.
What is going to be BIG for your company in 2018? Rocket Launches!! Whilst NASA are preparing for the return of launching humans to space 2018 is going to bring a lot of test flights of the Orion Rocket, and we are excited to help guests view them unclose in 2018.
Best Theme Park/attraction tip? Whilst I LOVE the big theme parks, be sure to take some time away from them, otherwise you will need a holiday to recover from your holiday. Join Gray Line on a day to Clearwater Beach to relax on the white sands, or on a trip up to historic St. Augustines where you can meander the day away in the cobblestone streets and sidewalk cafes. Be sure to spend some days away from the lines and the rides, you will be thankful that you did- it will recharge your batteries during your holiday in Orlando.
Tell us something we don’t know about Florida…. Outside from the Orlando area, Florida is a small town laid back State just aching to explored. We have the oldest permanent settlement in the USA (St. Augustines), world renowned blue flag beaches (don’t miss a trip to Clearwater Beach) and we have many underground rivers that bubble up to make some of the cleanest spring water in the world!! Come and snorkel on the Crystal River with us that flows from the Three Sisters Springs. There is so many things to do away from the Orlando region – be to leave town and visit some of the other wonders of our State.
Thank you Tori for taking the time to answer our questions!