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Radio Guest List—The Waldorf Astoria, Orlando, Florida—July 8, 2017

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This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Waldorf Astoria Orlando in Orlando, Florida. This 498-room luxury hotel is nestled in the 482-acre Bonnet Creek nature preserve near the Walt Disney World Resort. This week, Seth Kubersky, Author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2017 and contributor to the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, drops by to reveal some of Disney’s dark secrets, the importance of fast passes, and why visitors should always show up to parks early. Craig Pittman, Author of Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country, talks about all things Florida—shark bites, sinkholes, and cloud formations in the lightning capital of the western hemisphere. Pamela Landwirth, President and CEO of Give Kids the World, discusses the impact of organizations like Make-A-Wish which give families a chance to travel together, many for the first time. There’s all of this and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Waldorf Astoria Orlando.

Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

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George Hobica, Travel Expert, Journalist, and President of Airfarewatchdog.com, discusses hurricane season and travel insurance, including many situations that travelers assume are covered but may not be.

Seth Kubersky, Author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2017 and contributor to the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, reveals some of Disney’s dark secrets, the complexity of theme parks, and the keys to the kingdom. He also spills the importance of fast passes and why visitors should always show up to parks early.

Craig Pittman, Author of Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country, dispels the misconception that Florida is just theme parks. He discusses the state’s dense national park system, shark bites, sinkholes, and Florida’s little-known claim to fame as the lightning capital of the western hemisphere.

Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic, gets into the role of politics within the cruise industry, paying specific interest to Cuba and the future of vacationing at this Caribbean hot spot.

Scott Reidenbach, Founding Principal of Reidenbach & Associates, explains the rules and regulations governing renters and why credit card companies are a private landlord’s greatest ally. He also talks about the increase in landlords, due to a surge in private citizens buying investment properties.

Faiyaz Kara, Restaurant Critic for Orlando Weekly, dishes about rapidly growing culinary trends like street food and gluten-free dining. He’s noticed an increased diversity in the Orlando food scene with greater availability of items like Korean fried chicken and falafel on local menus. He also cautions diners to be prepared for spicier meals!

Pamela Landwirth, President and CEO of Give Kids the World, discusses the impact of organizations like Make-A-Wish, which give families a chance to travel together, often for the first time. Many kids in her program want to go to central Florida and most of the parks step up and give back when they are needed the most. She also mentions how helpful it is to have over 1,800 active volunteers in a 186-room resort.

Bernard Fiemeyer, Executive Chef at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, talks about the continued demand for classic meals. He shares the Waldorf Astoria twist on fried chicken and drives home the significance of quality ingredients and freshness, which often delight his guests.

By Mara Marski and Diana Kirkorian for PeterGreenberg.com

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