OAT Live Epsiode 25

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Episode 25 of OAT Live hit Facebook last week and it was full of fun, facts and funky hair.

This episode Abby & Gavin discuss Disney, Universal and reveal the winners of our Halloween Horror Nights competition.

All 25 episodes are available on our Facebook pageso if you fancy binge watching something then get on this asap.

Next episode will be available on the 28th March at 4pm.

Smiles included…

Jamie

Interview with Kevin from KEF & Shop and Dine 4Less card

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Guess what? It’s Tuesday which can only mean one thing… Tell me Tuesdays is back!! (let me hear you say woop woop)

We’ve saved the best until last, this week it is the turn of Kevin who is the managing director of  Kids Eat Free Card / VIP Shop & Dine 4Less Card… and now i’m craving crispy parsnips 🙁

Name:  Kevin Brett
Company: 
Kids Eat Free Card / VIP Shop & Dine 4Less Card
Position: 
Managing Director

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Doctor – until I discovered I was scared of the sight of blood whilst I was in sixth form!

If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life what would it be and why?

Sunday roast with Yorkshire Puds and crispy parsnips as a “must have”!

What movie title best describes your life?

The Bucket List – life is a wish list of things to do

If you were stranded on a Desert Island and could only take 3 items what would they be and why?

Hat for my bald head, my iPod (still have one!) and of course my VIP Shop & Dine 4Less Card.

Would you rather be able to time travel into the past or the future and why?

Future – so many things to look forward to, and I’m impatient to know their outcomes

How would you describe your theme park / attraction using only 3 words?

Best savings value

 

WORK

What was the highlight of 2017 for your company?

Record breaking sales for our savings cards – thank you UK market!

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?

Even more UK customers benefitting from the savings they can make on eating out, shopping and attractions in Orlando, New York and Las Vegas

Favourite Theme Park ride/attraction of 2017?

Too many to mention, but the “real Florida attractions” outside of the major theme parks really are a “must do for everyone” – Gatorland, Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, WonderWorks, Old Town, Mucky Ducks, Orlando Magic……..to name a few

What is going to be BIG for your company in 2018?

The addition of our newly launched SIM card to our Kids Eat Free Card and VIP Shop & Dine 4Less Card offering 5 days of FREE data, international texting and domestic US calls.

Best Theme Park/attraction tip?

Get to see the “real Florida attractions” beyond the major theme parks, and eat off site for best value.

Tell us something we don’t know about Florida…

Whilst Texas is usually recognised as the No.1 state for cowboys, cattle were first introduced to North America in Florida in 1521 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon.

Don’t forget that when you spend over £500.00 you can select a Kids Eat Free or VIP Shop and Dine 4Less card to add on to your order for FREE!

PLUS new to Kids Eat Free and VIP Shop and Dine 4Less cards… you will receive a free Smart Sim USA when adding one of the above cards on to your order. 🙂

Smiles Included,

Abby

Interview With Teresa from Orlando Attraction Tickets

Hey Thrill Seekers,

This weeks ‘Tell Me Tuesday’ is all about our own Teresa who works (very hard) here at OAT towers. Now I must add a formal warning here… skip the second question if you want to avoid shouting EWWWW at your screen. 😉

Name: Teresa
Company:  Orlando Attraction Tickets
Position: Reservations Agent

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

What did you want to be when you grew up? A Secret Agent

If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life what would it be and why? Mash potato, tinned Macaroni cheese and egg all mixed together. The only reason I have as to why is that it is YUMMY and it contains all 3 of my favourite foods.

What movie title best describes your life? Super Mom

If you were stranded on a Desert Island and could only take 3 items what would they be and why? A Bikini (if I’m stranded I can at least get a tan), a pop up bed and a boat to get me off 😊

Would you rather be able to time travel into the past or future and why? I think I would like to travel back in time to the 60’s/70’s when big hair, flares and flower power was all the rave. I think I could rock the big hair 😉

How would you describe your theme park / attraction using only 3 words? Now this is a tough one I would have to say… Thrilling, Fun & Variety.

WORK

What was the highlight of 2017 for your company? Winning two awards. We have worked so hard as we do every year and things like this makes it all worth while.

What are you most looking forward to in 2018? Winning Gold at the British Travel Awards.

Favourite Theme Park ride/attraction of 2017? My favourite theme park ride would have to be Mako (I was lucky enough to ride up front on my very first go).

What is going to be BIG for your company in 2018? Everything we do here at Orlando Attraction Tickets is BIG, we are very passionate about everything we do – so I guess time will tell… 😉

Best Theme Park/attraction tip? Top up your sun lotion before waiting in line for rides, even when it doesn’t feel that warm as it is very deceiving.

Tell us something we don’t know about Florida… The Florida Everglades are the only place on the planet where crocodiles and alligators live together.

I’d love to see Teresa rocking the 60’s / 70’s look 😉

Smiles Included…

Abby

Universal Launch a new skill for Amazon Alexa

Hey Thrill Seekers,

So Universal have recently launched a new ‘set of skills’ for Alexa which will provide information such as;

 

  • Wait Times
  • Show Times
  • Park Hours
  • Points of Interests (Restrooms, Restaurants, Guest Services, etc)

It is definitely the way forward for holiday planning, if you’re at home planning out your days and you can’t remember what time Volcano Bay closes then all you’ll have to do is ask Alexa ‘What time does Volcano Bay close on…..’

To enable the skill on Alexa, visit the skills section of your Alexa App or Amazon.com or say, “Alexa, open Universal.” Once enabled, Alexa will be ready to assist. All you have to do is say, “Alexa, open Universal” and you’ll have access.

Pretty cool huh?

Smiles Included,

Abby

Top Doughnut Picks from Voodoo Doughnuts coming to City Walk this Spring

Hey Thrill Seekers!

It’s not long now until Voodoo Doughnut opens at City Walk. Voodoo Doughnut have built a very large following around the U.S and the world due to their doughnuts being very unique, yummy and their use of weird and wonderful ingredients in each doughnut. From the unusual names like Grape ape to Oh Captain, My Captain you’re bound to find one to suit your taste, especially as there are more than 50 types to pick from.

To help you plan ahead, Universal have constructed a list of their top 5!

1. Voodoo Doll

This doughnut has become synonymous with Voodoo Doughnut. The idea for the signature creation was thought of well before the first Voodoo Doughnut shop opened its doors, but it took a while to find the right “doll pin.” Once the creators found the perfect pretzel, the rest was history. Filled with raspberry jelly, covered with chocolate frosting and topped with a pretzel stake, this is the perfect doughnut to post to Instagram to make all of your friends and family jealous.

2. Portland Cream

Not only is this one of the first doughnuts that Voodoo Doughnut created, but it is also a tribute to the city of Portland, the shop’s first location. This creation is filled with Bavarian cream and topped with chocolate and two frosting eyeballs.

3. Grape Ape

This doughnut was almost cut from the original Voodoo menu but after customers made an impassioned plea, it quickly became a fan favourite. A few fans have even gotten a tattoo in honour of the vanilla frosted doughnut covered with grape dust and lavender sprinkles.

4. Bacon Maple Bar

Covered with maple frosting and bacon on top, this doughnut is perfect for those who love savoury mixed with sweet.

5. Oh Captain, My Captain

For the cereal lovers out there! This doughnut is covered with vanilla frosting and sweet and golden breakfast cereal with a fruity twist.

If none of the above tickle your fancy then check out all of the Doughnuts that can be found at Voodoo Doughnut: (i’ve put our favourites in bold)

Cake Doughnuts
Raised Doughnuts – Rings

OAT Live Episode 24

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Yesterday Abby & Gavin (plus producer Teresa) braved the snow and ice to shoot Orlando Attraction Tickets Live episode 24.

They spoke about Disney, Universal and SeaWorld plus announced a new competition and showed off our brand new trophy.

OAT Live is a bi-weekly show. As the show is aired live and not edited in anyway there’s always a risk of offence… Gavin’s choice of jumper does not count as offensive! 😉

Next show will be the 16/03/18.

Smiles included…

Jamie

Interview with Nohemi from WonderWorks

Hey Thrill Seekers,

It’s Tell Me Tuesdays Time! ‘YAY’ I hear you shout. 😉 (still aware that this isn’t catching on but i’m gunna continue to roll with it anyway) This week it’s the turn of WonderWorks very own Nohemi Romero who is an absolute blast and extremely fun to be around. 🙂 Lets get to know her better..

Name:  Nohemi Romero
Company:  WonderWorks Orlando
Position: Sales Manager

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

What did you want to be when you grew up? A corner store owner, so I could eat all the candy and junk food I wanted. 😊

If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life what would it be and why? White rice, beans, and chicken; It’s what I ate almost every day growing up.

What movie title best describes your life? Madea Family Reunion; My family is always together, crazy, but in the end we all love each other.

If you were stranded on a Desert Island and could only take 3 items what would they be and why? Soap, I like to smell good. Blanket, for comfort. Rubbing Alcohol; for wounds, which I am pretty sure I will have tons of.

Would you rather be able to time travel into the past or the future and why? I would rather time travel to the past. I would like to go back to a time where there were no phones or Facebook.

How would you describe your theme park / attraction using only 3 words? Interactive, Educational, & Fun

 

WORK

What was the highlight of 2017 for your company? 2017 was the year of WonderWorks getting revamped. We changed all of our trivia stations, added three elements to the ropes course, added multiple movies to the 4D theatre, and added awesome arcade games.

What are you most looking forward to in 2018? A lot of new exhibits are coming; including Google Mars & Google Moon.

Favourite Theme Park ride/attraction of 2017? The 4D Motion Ride- The Great Wall of China Movie; This 4D experience takes you through the great wall on a pedi-cab where you will see cherry blossoms, a dragon, and fireworks all while having a bumpy ride.

What is going to be BIG for your company in 2018? WonderWorks is having its 20th year anniversary. Lots of new things are in the works.

Best Theme Park/attraction tip? Bring a jacket; the air con is really cold.

Tell us something we don’t know about Florida… Florida has some great springs that you can tube, kayak, and swim in.

I would like to thank Nohemi for taking the time out of her busy schedule to answer our questions and I cannot wait to see what’s in store for WonderWorks 20th Anniversary! Don’t forget you can purchase your WonderWorks admission and Comedy Dinner Show  tickets or both from Orlando Attraction Tickets.

Smiles included,

Abby

UP! A Great Bird Adventure will debut on April 22nd!

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Disney have just announced that UP! A Great Bird Adventure will debut in Animal Kingdom on the 22nd April 2018, in exactly 2 months time!

Back in December as part of their 12 days of Disney parks Christmas Disney announced that an all new show was coming to Animal Kingdom that will feature Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s film ‘UP’ and will take place at the Caravan Theater in Anandapur village. At the time it didn’t have a name but we now know that it is going to be called ‘UP! A Great Bird Adventure’.

It will start just in time for Animal Kingdoms 20th anniversary and will be a family friendly experience where you will be able to see Russell and Dug discover species of birds from around the world in an adventure around Anandapur Village with ‘UP’ close encounter every day with lots of winged creatures!

Who’s looking forward (or up) to this?

Smiles Included

Abby

Disney Release New Images of their Star Wards Inspired Resort

 Hey Thrill Seekers,

Last week on OAT Live we spoke a bit about the new Star Wars Hotel coming to Walt Disney World in the future. It is definitely going to be a one of a kind resort  with a groundbreaking concept which will combine luxury with complete immersion putting customers straight in to a Star Wars story throughout their stay.

Today, Disney have released some more visuals of the resort..

https://www.facebook.com/orlandoattractiontickets/videos/1879709088707532/

 

“The immerse experience offered at this hotel will stand out among all of our resorts around the globe. As you can see, families visiting this resort will board a starship alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during their voyage through the galaxy – and every window has a view of space!”

Disney state that the resort will be ‘seamlessly connected’ to Star Wars: Galaxy’s edge which is coming to Hollywood Studios in 2019 (we think) and guests will also be able to wear Star Wars attire to really fit the part!!

I’m not personally a huge Star Wars fan but even I can’t wait for this!! Especially with the rumour of interactive lightsabers flying around.. 😉

Smiles Included,

Abby

 

OAT Live Episode 23

Hey Thrill Seekers,

In case you missed the live show last week here’s your chance to catch up with Abby and Gavin as they chat about all things Disney, Universal and SeaWorld.

There’s still time to enter the #GavsYellowJumper competition just head over to our Instagram page, find the SeaWorld pic and comment with the hashtag above.

Abby and Gavin are back on the 1st March for episode 24.

Smiles included…

Jamie