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154: Trip Report – Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and More!

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

Release Date: 09/06/2017

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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228: Disney Game Night IV show art 228: Disney Game Night IV

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

It's all fun and games on this week's episode. No, really! For the fourth year in a row, we've brought together a slew of our former guests—members of The Mad Chatters Podcast Universe—to compete in a series of Disney games. Tune in and play along as we laugh, battle, and stumble our way through Disney-themed rounds of Family Feud, Password, Movie Trivia, and more! This marathon of Disney games would not have been possible without our INCREDIBLE guests. Go check out their social media accounts and the awesome projects they are part of, and let them know you enjoyed hearing them on the...

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227: The Signs of Epcot show art 227: The Signs of Epcot

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

Join us for a virtual stroll around Epcot as we take a closer look at the many signs throughout the park. Attraction signs, restaurant signs, directional signs—they're all up for grabs as guest Marshal Knight helps us break down the best and worst signage in Future World and World Showcase, from our favorite fonts to the best designs to the most questionable shape choices. In another Mad Chatter Top Ten, we celebrate the Haunted Mansion's 50th anniversary by listing ten facts we love about the classic attraction. Plus, we preview the D23 Expo and we share some Disney Confessions. Come join...

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226: Space Travel and The Walt Disney Company show art 226: Space Travel and The Walt Disney Company

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

50 years ago a manned space shuttle touched down on the moon for the first time. But 15 years before that giant leap for mankind, Walt Disney was already working with scientists and engineers in order to communicate to the general public that space travel was not just science fiction; it was a possible reality. On this week’s episode we trace The Walt Disney Company’s connections with space travel, beginning with three documentary shorts produced by the company in the 50s, and ending with a closer look at the many space-themed attractions that have made their way to the Disney parks over...

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225: 25 Years of The Lion King show art 225: 25 Years of The Lion King

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

We can't guarantee no worries for the rest of your days, but our latest episode delivers plenty of "Lion King" chatter and will have you feeling the love tonight for the classic Disney film. Join us and guest Courtney Guth as we look back on 25 years of The Lion King, including its huge response at the box office, the Broadway show it spawned, the ways it has shown up at the parks, and the lasting legacy it has created. Also on show 225, we discuss some of the latest happenings at Walt Disney World and play a round of "Where in WDW Am I?" Come join the fun! Be sure to find Courtney online and...

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224: Top 10 Attraction Soundtracks at Walt Disney World show art 224: Top 10 Attraction Soundtracks at Walt Disney World

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

Patriotic anthems, eerie waltzes, soaring ballads, Broadway-style musical numbers—music plays a key role in making our favorite attractions what they are. Join us on this week's show as we count down our top ten favorite soundtracks and musical moments in Walt Disney World attractions. Plus, hear our thoughts on Toy Story 4, check out our reviews of Jiko and Bongos, and play along in our latest round of Disney Hashtags. It's all happening now on episode 224! If you want to interact with us online, we’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast),...

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223: The Attraction Vehicles of Magic Kingdom show art 223: The Attraction Vehicles of Magic Kingdom

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

Come with us to a magical land where you can ride a pirate ship, an elephant, a rocket, and a double-decker omnibus, all on the same day! On this week's episode, special guest Jonathan Harvill joins us for an in-depth look at every attraction vehicle in Magic Kingdom, from its theming to its comfort to its ornate details and beyond. Also on show 223: we play a round of Mad Chatter Jeopardy, share our picks for the good, bad, and ugly doors at Walt Disney World, and more. Come join us! If you want to interact with us online, we’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook...

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222: The Disney Dark Ride show art 222: The Disney Dark Ride

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

From Snow White's Scary Adventures to Frozen Ever After, this week we're discussing a type of ride that has had deep roots with the Disney Parks ever since Disneyland opened in 1955: the DARK RIDE. Join us for a discussion about the history of dark rides, the evolution of dark rides at the Disney Parks, and the reason dark rides have become such an essential element of theme parks today. Plus, we do some Armchair Imagineering by sharing our own ideas for the Disney films that would make good dark rides. In another Mad Chatter game, we bring back a fan favorite, "You Get a Star," in which we...

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221: On the Scene! Reports From Disneyland and Moonlight Magic at Epcot show art 221: On the Scene! Reports From Disneyland and Moonlight Magic at Epcot

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

This week guest Aaron Wallace joins the show to help us break down some of the Disney-Parks fun we've been able to experience over the last two weeks. First, he and Jeremy discuss the after-hours event Moonlight Magic, which they had the chance to attend at Epcot. Then, he and Derek report on the new attractions they experienced and the big changes they noted during their weeklong trip to Disneyland, including Galaxy's Edge construction, Pixar Pier, a new space for Mickey's PhilharMagic, and much more. Also on show 221, we discuss some of the biggest news that has come from the Disney universe...

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220: World of Emotion: The Fear, Disgust, Laughter, Sadness, and Joy We Experience at Walt Disney World show art 220: World of Emotion: The Fear, Disgust, Laughter, Sadness, and Joy We Experience at Walt Disney World

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

Anyone who has visited Walt Disney World knows that a trip to a Disney park can take you on a roller coaster of emotions. On this week's show, special guest Vincent from Vincent Vision joins us as we each share the moments, attractions, and places that, for us, spark joy, sadness, fear, laughter, and disgust. From the highest highs to the lowest lows, we discuss the elements of the parks that stir up our emotions the most. Also on show 220, we share our picks for the good, bad, and ugly gift shops at the Walt Disney World Resort. Plus, we put together a playlist of our favorite covers of...

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Even though it's only the first week of September, Halloween Time and the fall season are in full swing at Walt Disney World. On this week's show, Matt and Derek give a full report of their visits to the Disney parks last week, including a neat VIP experience at Festival of the Lion King, a ride on the revamped Mission: SPACE, and a spooky good time at the first Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party of 2017.

In another round of "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," we share our picks for the best and worst Pixar representations at Walt Disney World. Plus, we go Behind the Magic as we take a closer look at the design and hidden gems of Frontierland. Come join the fun on episode 154 NOW!

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