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141: Dining in Epcot – Part 2

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

Release Date: 06/07/2017

238: Chatting Runaway Railway With Composer Chris Willis + A 'Rise of the Resistance' Deep Dive show art 238: Chatting Runaway Railway With Composer Chris Willis + A 'Rise of the Resistance' Deep Dive

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

We’re back! And so is composer Christopher Willis, who created the soundtrack and the original song for the upcoming attraction Mickey and Minnie‘s Runaway Railway. Now that the ride is just weeks away from opening, we checked back in with Chris to hear more about the Imagineering process, the new Mickey cartoon coming to the Mickey Shorts Theater in Hollywood Studios, and more! Also on this episode, guest Teri Deel helps us break down Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance with a spoiler-filled review of the groundbreaking attraction. We nerd out about the amazing details, our favorite...

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237: 2020 Coming Attractions – What's Ahead for Disney show art 237: 2020 Coming Attractions – What's Ahead for Disney

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

On our first show of the new decade, we look ahead to what The Walt Disney Company has in store for 2020. From upcoming films like Mulan, Black Widow, and Onward, to exciting attractions and experiences debuting at the parks such as Remy's Ratatouille Adventure and Regal Eagle Smokehouse, to the original content premiering on Disney+, we do a deep dive into the many exciting things coming from Disney in the coming year. Plus, we share our spoiler-filled thoughts on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. If you want to interact with us online, we’d love for you...

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236: The Sixth Annual Chatties show art 236: The Sixth Annual Chatties

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

It's time to pop the bubbly and roll out the red carpet as we honor 2019's biggest moments: the highs and lows, the hits and misses, the surprises, the changes, and much more! Join us for the sixth annual Chatties, our special awards show that celebrates (and bemoans) the moments that most defined 2019. Special guest Marshal Knight helps us bestow honors on the Best Addition to Walt Disney World, the Biggest Surprise, the Weirdest Moment, and more. Help us ring in the new year with our 2019 wrap-up! Also on this week's show, we put together a Mad Chatters Playlist featuring our favorite songs...

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

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

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...

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234: Mad Q Party show art 234: Mad Q Party

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

Our favorite Disney questionnaire is BACK! In our latest round of 10 ask-and-answer questions, we brainstorm themes for a new miniature golf course at Walt Disney World, share the items we wish were banned from the parks, discuss the live-action movies we'd like to see head to Broadway, and much more! In another Mad Chatter game, we try to guess which of two Disney Twitter accounts has more followers. Plus, we chat about what we've been streaming on Disney+. Tune in! If you want to interact with us online, we’d love for you to connect with us on , , and . Or,...

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233: WDW Resort Hotels – History, Theming, and More show art 233: WDW Resort Hotels – History, Theming, and More

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

More than 20 resort hotels sit on Walt Disney World property, and in typical Disney fashion, each resort has its own unique theme, executed with style and incredible attention to detail. On this week's show, we take a closer look at the three hotels that have been part of Walt Disney World since the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, and then we work our way through the many more that have opened their doors in the years since, all the way to the nearly completed resort: Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge. Join us as we discuss the unique theming at each hotel, how Disney hotels have evolved...

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232: Let's Talk About Disney Springs show art 232: Let's Talk About Disney Springs

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

The restaurants, the live entertainment, the immersive experiences, the nightlife, the pretty atmosphere — Disney Springs is much more than a glorified outlet mall. On this week's show we take a closer look at what this unique complex at Walt Disney World has to offer, from our favorite dining spots to our top reasons to spend a few hours there. Plus, we look back at the many former iterations of Disney Springs/Downtown Disney, share our must-do's, and more! In another edition of Behind the Magic, we shine a spotlight on the many gingerbread constructions on Walt Disney World property. Plus,...

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231: The Magic of Disney Streetmosphere show art 231: The Magic of Disney Streetmosphere

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

From a barbershop quartet to a crew of drumming janitors to a pair of Stormtroopers on patrol, characters and performers help bring magic to the streets and lands that make up Walt Disney World. On this week’s show we take a closer look at Disney “Streetmosphere,” discuss why it’s essential to the parks, and talk about our favorite acts on property. In a special round of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, we look back at five years of The Mad Chatters Podcast and share our picks for our favorite moments as well as our lowest lows. Plus, we share stories from the Disney Skyliner, give our...

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230: The Sounds of Walt Disney World show art 230: The Sounds of Walt Disney World

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

The screams! The explosions! The whistles! The sounds of Steven Tyler! On this week's show we talk about some of the most notable noises and sound effects at Walt Disney World. Special guest Aaron Wallace joins us as we go park by park to discuss the sounds you'd be left with if you stripped away the background music and the attraction soundtracks at the Disney parks. To kick off the show, we do a deep dive into Walt Disney World's newest land: Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Hear our first reactions and overall thoughts on the newest addition to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Plus, we each pick three...

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229: Disney Legends and the D23 Expo show art 229: Disney Legends and the D23 Expo

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

For The Walt Disney Company, August went out with a bang! At this year's D23 Expo, Disney fans received a ton of information about the Disney+ streaming service, upcoming park attractions, new Marvel movies, and much more. On this week's episode Jeff DePaoli is here to help us break it all down, from news of Epcot's huge transformation, to sneak peeks of Pixar's upcoming films, to big expectations for the original content coming to Disney+. We also take a closer look at the Disney Legend award, what it is, who we'd love to see be named a Legend in the future, and more. For a fun and nerdy...

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Our culinary tour of Epcot concludes this week as we visit the table service restaurants in Japan, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom, and Canada. We read the menus and give our personal thoughts on places like Teppan Edo, Chefs de France, and Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room. (Be sure to check out episode 136 if you didn't catch Part 1.)

Also on this week's show, we do some Armchair Imagineering by coming up with ideas for new table service restaurants at the current World Showcase pavilions. Plus, we play our favorite 20 Questions-style game, "Where in WDW Am I?" Come join us!