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.

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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

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

 

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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

Interview With Philip from Kennedy Space Center

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Tell Me Tuesdays is back (well duh it is Tuesday) i’m now aware Tell Me Tuesdays might be just as bad as Jamie’s ‘Interview Tuesdays’ buy hey, lets just roll with it.

This week we’ve got a cracker from our mate Philip from Kennedy Space Center, Philip is a top bloke and if you haven’t seen the Kennedy Space Center special OAT Live episode with myself, Gavin and Philip then why not? Watch it… now!!!!!

Name:  Philip Britton
Company:  Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Position: UK Account Manager

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

What did you want to be when you grew up? A pilot

If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life what would it be and why? Love a full English, (no fried bread or black pudding), scrambled egg with grilled bacon & sausage and brown bread ……So its good for you!

What movie title best describes your life? Apollo 13…… It nearly all goes badly wrong but somehow it all works out in the end…..

If you were stranded on a Desert Island and could only take 3 items what would they be and why? A football – so I could try and beat my keepy up record of 259. A massive box of matches as trying to start a fire by rubbing 2 sticks together would drive me mad! A combined compass and atlas – so when I built my escape boat I would know where to go……

Would you rather be able to time travel into the past or the future and why? The past, the future should be a surprise!

How would you describe your theme park / attraction using only 3 words? Past….present…..future

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What was the highlight of 2017 for your company? A record number of launches from KSC & Cape Canaveral, numerous satellites, resupply missions to the International Space Station and  so much more!

What are you most looking forward to in 2018? Hopefully the first test flight of the SLS Space Launch system, the largest rocket ever built which will one day take man to mars and beyond!

Favourite Theme Park ride/attraction of 2017? The Shuttle Launch Experience has remained ever popular this year, it’s a 7 ½ minute rocket ride to space!

What is going to be BIG for your company in 2018? New Mars Exhibits and the Mars Rover Concept Vehicle on Display at the Visitor Complex!

Best Theme Park/attraction tip? Always get to KSC early (Gates open at 9) as it gets very busy especially in the summer months and make sure you jump on one of the KSC buses to the Saturn V Center and see the rocket that took 12 men to the moon!

Tell us something we don’t know about Florida… South of KSC is Fort Lauderdale which is known as the Venice of America because the city has 185 miles of local waterways!

Of course the movie title answer was going to be space related, we can always count on Philip to get involved! You can purchase your Kennedy Space Center tickets here for as little as £36.00.

Smiles Included…

Abby

Interview with Sandy from Gatorland

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Next up for ‘Tell Me Tuesdays’ is Sandy Sweatt from Gatorland. Sandy and Gatorland are personal favourites of ours here at OAT towers.. Lets get to know Sandy a bit better…

Name:  Sandy Sweatt
Company:  Gatorland
Position: Senior Sales Manager

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

What did you want to be when you grew up?  A model

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

What movie title best describes your life?  Never ending story ….

If you were stranded on a Desert Island and could only take 3 items what would they be and why?  Well … food, water and my husband!

Would you rather be able to time travel into the past or the future and why?  Into the past to experience more time with the loved ones that have passed on.

How would you describe your theme park / attraction using only 3 words? Such an adventure!

 

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What was the highlight of 2017 for your company?  The best summer attendance in Gatorland history!

What are you most looking forward to in 2018? Continuing to watch Gatorland grow and share special memories with guests!

Favourite Theme Park ride/attraction of 2017?  Our Adventure Hour that is only sold in the park!  Feed the huge gators in our breeding marsh!

What is going to be BIG for your company in 2018?  The new swamp buggy ride – The Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure!

Best Theme Park/attraction tip?  Go to parks even it is raining, it will most likely stop within 30 minutes.

Tell us something we don’t know about Florida… Gatorland was one of first attractions in Florida, we opened in 1949!

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions Sandy it is much appreciated! I can’t wait to have a go on The Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure!!

Don’t forget that you can purchase your Gatorland tickets for as little as £20.00 for an adult and £15.00 for a child from us!!

Smiles Included,

Abby

Interview with Renee from Fun Spot

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Tell Me Tuesdays is BACK!! … Well it is Tuesday after all. 😉 This time we welcome back Renee from Fun Spot. Renee is A great lady and one of our faves here at OAT.

Lets get to know her even better! 😀

Name:   Renee Ambos
Company:  Fun Spot America Theme Parks
Position:  Director of Sales

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

What did you want to be when you grew up? Dr. Dolittle – who doesn’t wish they could talk to animals.  Plus I grew up on the farm, so that skill set really would have helped!

If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life what would it be and why? I would say stuffed cabbage, because I’d never have to cook a meal again!  Thanks to my partner!

What movie title best describes your life? Tarzan – I love the outdoors and getting away from the concrete jungle, but I clean up ok too!

If you were stranded on a Desert Island and could only take 3 items what would they be and why? String, Cup  with a lid and a Hatchet. I think the hatchet itself makes loads of sense.  The string would be to tie up any loose ends around the place.  The cup would ideal hold the rain water for me to drink.  With that said, hopefully I’d make it out alive!

Would you rather be able to time travel into the past or the future and why? Future,  Keep moving forward!!!!

How would you describe your theme park / attraction using only 3 words? Four story go-karts!

 

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What was the highlight of 2017 for your company? In 2017 our Fun Spot Kissimmee location, next door to Old Town opened up Mine Blower!  It’s our newest Wooden hybrid Roller Coaster that drops you 80 ft and takes you straight into a barrel roll!  In case you missed that, YES this wooden roller coaster goes upside down!

What are you most looking forward to in 2018? 2018 is going to be an interesting year.  We are going to be focusing on our in park guest experiences.  We know that “you” have a choice when you are booking your Orlando Vacation.  What sets Fun Spot apart is our guest experience once you are in the park.  We treat you like family, not a customer.   Fun Spot may not have any characters or castles, but we do offer that perfect half day experience at a price that doesn’t break the bank.  If  you have not been to the park yet. I’m telling you, you won’t make that same mistake after the first time you’ve been.  I  promise you.

PLUS we just purchased our 3rd park location in Fayetteville, Georgia just 20 miles south of the Atlanta airport.  The park is currently under renovations, and is looking to open Spring 2018.

Favourite Theme Park ride/attraction of 2017? Mine Blower will knock your socks off. It’s high intensity, with a smooth ride. There is nothing better than dropping 80ft and going straight into a barrel roll. It really is a Roller Coaster for the adrenaline seeker.  With the dips and turns the ride is unexpectedly amazing.  This ride is a beauty that packs a punch.

Best Theme Park/attraction tip? I highly recommend visiting Fun Spot on your arrival or departure days.  The key here is you want to have fun, but still take it easy.  With virtually no queue and free admission for none riders.  Stay for as little or as long as you like. Did I mention that we are open until midnight 365 days a year.  If you are lucky enough to visit during non-peak season.  The major Theme Parks close earlier in the off season.  You can just pay for the children to go on the rides, and the adults can enter the park for free and enjoy themselves a pint.

Tell us something we don’t know about Florida… Over in the Cocoa Beach area, during the summer time. It is bioluminescence season.   If you don’t know what I’m talking about, think of putting your hand in water at night, and the water glows everywhere you move!  I have a stand up paddle board, and you can watch all the little and BIG fish swim under your boards and around you. Remember the water glows, so you can get an idea of how amazing mother nature really is. It’s spectacular to see, and remember no flash with your cameras!

A cracking interview from Renee and I’d like to take the opportunity to thank her for getting involved. Our own Teresa has visited Fun Spot this year and absolutely loved Mine Blower! You can purchase Fun Spot tickets directly from Orlando Attraction Tickets.

Smiles Included,

Abby

Interview with Tori from Grayline

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
Company:  EVP
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

 

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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!

Smiles Included,

Abby

Interview with Larry from Eat & Play Card

Hey Thrill Seekers,

It’s that time of the year, where we get to know our suppliers a little better and ask all the important questions that everyone else is too afraid to ask.. 😉

Last year Jamie tried to make ‘Interview Tuesdays’ a thing, it’s not a thing and will never be a thing so here goes the launch of… Tell Me Tuesdays – creative huh?

First up is Larry Raubach from Eat & Play Card.. (this obviously isn’t Larry below but you’ll see why i’ve put this photo later 😉 )

Name:  Larry Raubach
Company:  Eat and Play Card (Orlando/NYC)
Position: Director

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

What did you want to be when you grew up? The co-founder of a destination pass.

If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life what would it be and why? Tacos. C’mon need I say more?

What movie title best describes your life? It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

If you were stranded on a Desert Island and could only take 3 items what would they be and why? Sunscreen, sunglasses and an “Eat and Play Card Desert Island.” My mom always says, “protect yourself from too much sun and paying more than you have to.”

Would you rather be able to time travel into the past or the future and why? The past most definitely. I’d like to spend more  time with the people who really matter.

How would you describe your theme park / attraction using only 3 words? Saves People Money!

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What was the highlight of 2017 for your company? Welcoming some awesome power brands like Chili’s, Earls and Carrabba’s into the Orlando program.

What are you most looking forward to in 2018? That’s top secret.

Favourite Theme Park ride/attraction of 2017? Pandora! I’m a huge Avatar fan.

What is going to be BIG for your company in 2018? That’s top secret.

Best Theme Park/attraction tip? Eat offsite. The food’s better and so are the prices.

Tell us something we don’t know about Florida… His breakout single “Low” was #1 in the US for 10 weeks back in 2008. 😉

The last answer genuinely made me belly laugh, thanks Larry – some top answers there! Stay tuned for more Tell Me Tuesdays (bigger and better than Interview Tuesdays, I promise)…

Smiles included…

Abby