Join us for episode 06 of the Theme Park Trader podcast in our longest episode to date!

This week we discuss:

  • An end to the breeding of Killer Whales at SeaWorld
  • Nighttime safaris at Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • New Reign of Kong Details
  • Five new experiences coming to Legoland Florida
  • Premium Parking at WDW
  • Toothsome Chocolate Factory at Universal Orlando
  • Two new food kiosks coming to Disney Springs

Show notes:

SeaWorld Ending Killer Whale Breeding at Parks

This was huge news for theme parks across the world this week and on the podcast we are upfront and honest about how we feel about the news. We talk in detail about how this could impact SeaWorld moving forwards as well as putting the point across that hopefully this is the end for all Blackfish related news and that everyone, including SeaWorld can get back to taking care of the creatures of our seas.

More on SeaWorld ending killer whale breeding in our blog post here.

Nighttime safaris at Kilimanjaro Safaris

We discuss news that Kilimanjaro Safaris could be staying open for up to 4-5 hours after the current closing time of sunset. We chat through how this experience could differ during the evening hours and get onto the subject of guests who take flash photos when they shouldn’t be!

More on Kilimanjaro nighttime safaris here.

Reign of Kong Ride Vehicles

We chat through our thoughts on the sheer size of the vehicles that have been revealed for Reign of Kong and Universal’s Islands of Adventure as well as talking through the trackless ride system and the five potential guides that will take guests through the ride.

More on Reign of Kong ride vehicles here.

Five new experiences coming to Legoland Florida

To celebrate five years, Legoland Florida has announced five brand new experiences coming to the resort. We chat through each of them and mention our thoughts on people who choose to stay on property.

More on these new experiences here.

Premium Parking at Walt Disney World

We don’t hold back with our thoughts on Disney offering premium parking at the mental price of $35 to park a bit closer to the parks. We also read out listener feedback on what you guys think of this offering, hint… nobody likes it!

More on the $35 offering here.

Toothsome Chocolate Factory at Universal Orlando

We chat through our initial reactions to the new restaurant announced last week that is coming to CityWalk. We also go through the menu items that have been revealed so far including the awesome sounding key lime pie milkshake!

More on Toothsome here.

Two Character Food Kiosks Coming to Disney Springs

Finally, we chat through the two announced character food kiosks coming to Disney Springs and I struggle to say the word crepe.

More on these food kiosks here.

Thanks for joining us this week, if you have any suggestions for future podcasts then please do hit us up in the comments or over on Twitter or Facebook. Also be sure to check out our podcasting friends over at Dis After Dark.