Today In Disney History ~ July 11th

Today In Disney History ~ July 11th


From the Orlando Sentinel about the “Magic Masters” opening, the shop closed September 25 2011.

“Another partner in the venture, and the president of Masters of Magic, is Octavio Gomez, a veteran Orlando hotelier. He is the former general manager of a number of major area hotels, including the Dolphin at Walt Disney World and the Sheraton World Resort.

The star of the magic show, Typhoon Lou, 42, is a retired Navy chief petty officer who was born in California and grew up in Hawaii. A lifelong magician, he did professional stage shows part time during his 22-year Navy career.
He has worked full time as a magician and illusionist since 1998, entertaining primarily at corporate retreats and product launches. He moved to Orlando about two years ago and is a partner in the magic venture as well as its director of operations.
“This is going to be very visual,” Maran said of the act he is now polishing in a local warehouse. Special effects, stage fog and high-tech lighting will blend with custom music piped through a surround-sound system. As part of the act, Maran said, he will do at one point what most illusionists do in their stage shows: “I’ll disappear in midair.”
Maran and his business partners are counting on keeping the whole business from performing the same stunt.”

TMSM Today in Graphic by Sherry Rinaldi DeHart; Orlando Sentinel

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