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Intersection: Tourism


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As the big theme parks compete for the attention of the millions of tourists that hop off the plane at Orlando International Airport each year, they’re turning to technology to help them get an edge.

Walt Disney World has just launched a fleet of drones that fly in formation for a nighttime light show. Meanwhile, virtual reality was one of the themes at the annual theme park industry association conference in Orlando this week.

So are virtual roller coasters the way of the future? Are they a substitute for the thrill of tearing around an actual roller coaster track?

With the ever-growing number of tourists descending on Orlando, what role does technology play in keeping them entertained and keeping them coming back? 

90.7’s Matthew Peddie talked tourism with Caitlin Dineen, tourism reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, and Jon Busdeker, entertainment reporter for WESH TV.


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