Finished In Georgia

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As I cruised south on I-75 near Cordele, Georgia, billboards like this — one after another — caught my attention.

No, I wasn't interested in discount Disney passes. I was interested in asking the staff how business has been. With vacation travel down, I thought they could have some insight, from their perch 300 miles north of Orlando.

That is, if they were still in business at all.

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All that was left of the Orlando Ticket Outlet is an empty trailer, sitting in a BP gas station parking lot. An employee at BP, Jonathan Portman, explained what became of the ticket outlet.

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Portman said the ticket outlet still hasn't taken down its billboard signs. Maybe this picture explains why:

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Around here, at least, billboard space isn't exactly sought-after real estate.

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