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235: Disney and the 2010s – From A to Z

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

Release Date: 12/18/2019

259: Objects in Disney Movies That We Wish Were Real show art 259: Objects in Disney Movies That We Wish Were Real

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

If you've ever wanted a bottomless carpetbag like Mary Poppins or dreamed of rubbing a magic lamp and having three wishes of your own, have we got the episode for you! Tune in as guest Jeff DePaoli helps us list fantastical objects, magical places, and just plain practical items from Disney movies that we wish existed in real life. Also in this episode, we play a virtual game of hide and seek with a round of "Where in Walt Disney World Am I?" Plus, in our continuing countdown to WDW's 50th anniversary, we shine a spotlight on the Electrical Water Pageant, an underrated but always delightful...

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The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

The show must go on, as they say. And that is why we are BACK this week to close out our two-part series on the ABC sitcoms that filmed episodes at the Disney Parks. This week we kick things off with the 1998 episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch that coincided with the opening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and we make our way all the way to 2019, when The Goldbergs spoofed National Lampoon’s Vacation with an episode that followed the family on their cross-country trip to Disneyland in the late 80s. Join us as we talk about the best hidden gems, the most magical moments, and the most...

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257: 90s Sitcoms at the Disney Parks show art 257: 90s Sitcoms at the Disney Parks

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

Has there ever been a more magical example of corporate synergy than when our favorite ABC sitcoms filmed episodes at the Disney Parks? On this week's episode we travel back to the 90s—before DVR and streaming were part of everyone's vocabulary—and we talk about six episodes of classic 90s sitcoms that take place in Disneyland or Walt Disney World. Join us and our guest Teri Deel as we catch up with Cory and Topanga at The Living Seas, check out Steve Urkel's latest gadget at Innoventions, watch Danny Tanner get spit on during Aladdin's Royal Caravan, and much more (0:31:48)! In this...

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256: It’s Time for an Upgrade – 10 WDW Experiences We’d Love to See Updated or Enhanced show art 256: It’s Time for an Upgrade – 10 WDW Experiences We’d Love to See Updated or Enhanced

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

In light of the recent news that Jungle Cruise is about to be enhanced, we thought we'd take this opportunity to highlight other attractions and experiences at Walt Disney World that we think could use some TLC. From stale rides to dated resorts to embarrassing uses of technology, we each talk about ten areas we'd most love to see get updates and enhancements (1:02:33). In this week's Countdown to the 50th, we share ten facts about Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, one of three resort hotels that opened with Magic Kingdom in 1971 (0:00:50). Plus, we test our Muppets and Disney Channel...

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The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

Join us for a musical tour of the Hollywood that never was and always will be: Disney's Hollywood Studios! Years ago, we launched a series in which we discussed the background music and the original songs that play in each Walt Disney World park. At the time, Disney's Hollywood Studios was mostly a construction zone, but now that the park has completed its glow-up, we figured it was high time we close out that series and talk about the background loops and original songs in areas like Sunset Boulevard, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and more! If you missed our other "The Music of..." episodes,...

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254: 20 Years of Disney California Adventure – 10 Ways It Changed the Game for Theme Parks show art 254: 20 Years of Disney California Adventure – 10 Ways It Changed the Game for Theme Parks

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

On February 8, 2001, Disney's California Adventure opened to the public as Disneyland Resort's long-awaited second gate . . . and fell flat. However, after some initial misfires and long-lasting growing pains, the park was able to turn things around and bring us some truly original and inspired experiences. This week, on the park's 20th anniversary, guest Guy Selga helps us count down ten ways in which Disney California Adventure changed the game for Disney theme parks. Join us as we look at ten attractions and experiences we might not have if DCA had not done them first. Also on this...

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The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

What better way to ring in the new year than with a party? After a long hiatus (sorry!), we are back this week with one of our favorite segments: the wacky, hypothetical Disney questionnaire we call a Mad Q Party. Join us and special guest Aaron Wallace as we pose and then answer ten questions on topics ranging from Muppet remakes of Disney films, to LEGO sets we'd like to see Disney release, to Disneyland attractions we're going to view differently once the pandemic has ended. Also on this week's show, we kick off a new segment called "Countdown to the 50th," in which we will take a...

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252: It's Good to Be Bad – The Best Disney Villains Onscreen and at Walt Disney World show art 252: It's Good to Be Bad – The Best Disney Villains Onscreen and at Walt Disney World

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

They're rascals and scoundrels. They're villains and knaves. They're devils and black sheep. They're really bad eggs. They're the infamous crew of misfits and evildoers known as the DISNEY VILLAINS! On this week's show, guest Marshal Knight helps us take a closer look at the deep well of villains in Disney's catalog, from the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the can-you-believe-they're-actually-the-villains of so many of the Disney films of the 2010s. On this episode we discuss what makes a great Disney villain, how the Disney villain has evolved over time, which Disney...

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The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

Last week we got to spend a few days in the parks—and we have thoughts! On this mini episode we give our take on the current state of the parks, what it's like experiencing the parks with so many precautions in place, what to know and how to prepare before visiting, why a Disney trip might or might not be best for your family right now, and much more! We had a lot of listeners reach out with questions about what it's like navigating the parks right now. If we didn't answer a question of yours, feel free to connect with us on , , and . Or, send your emails to...

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The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe

This week we are joined by friend of the show Reuben Gutierrez (pastry chef at Amorette’s Patisserie and all-around expert on WDW food) as we discuss 15 of the most iconic theme park treats and look at them through the lens of Walt Disney World. Join us as we hop around the parks and resorts in search of classic items like hot dogs, ice cream, popcorn, funnel cakes, and more! Want to know if and where you can find these foods at Walt Disney World (and where you should avoid them)? We've got the "scoop"!   In another Mad Chatter game, we try to guess the Disney experience based on its...

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Blockbuster franchises, immersive theme park expansions, revolutionary nighttime spectaculars, an all-access magic bracelet — the 2010s gave us all of these and more. On this week's episode, special guest Courtney Guth helps us look back at the biggest moments, themes, and cultural shifts that defined The Walt Disney Company over the past ten years. As we close out another decade, join us for this nostalgic journey through the most iconic news items of the 2010s!

In another edition of The Disney Fix, we chat about Bob Iger's new book, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and a noteworthy souvenir from Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Plus, we have some festive fun with the hashtag #DisneyChristmasMashups. Tune in today!

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