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218: Mad Q Party

It’s our 20th Mad Q Party! Join us and guest Brandon Hawkins for the 20th edition of our favorite hypothetical questionnaire. This week’s questions have us creating challenges for a Walt Disney World edition of “The Amazing Race,” discussing the theme park characters we think should have meet and greets, dreaming up the perfect spot in the parks to have a movie night after park closing, and much more!

Also on this week’s show, we spout off some 11-Second Rants and share some stories from the parks that made us ask, “Did that just happen?” Plus, we share our thoughts on Tim Burton’s Dumbo, review Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, discuss the latest WDW news, and more!

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180: Let’s Talk About World Showcase

With few characters, only two rides, and not a single show that requires you to arrive early, World Showcase is unlike any other area in Walt Disney World and remains an enigma to many vacationers. On this week’s show, we take a close look at the 11 pavilions that make up World Showcase and discuss what it is that makes this area worth a visit, from the hidden gems we love to the can’t-miss dining experiences to the smallest details you might have missed. Come with us on a deep dive into one of Walt Disney World’s most beautiful regions.

Also on episode 180: 11-Second Rants, a dinner review of Ale & Compass, the latest Pixar Pier updates, and more! Tune in now!

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129: Pirates of the Caribbean – Celebrating 50 Years

On March 18, 1967, Pirates of the Caribbean opened in Disneyland and instantly changed the game for theme park attractions, forever affecting how all future attractions would be measured. This week we honor the legendary ride’s 50th anniversary by diving deep into its conception by Walt and a team of trusted Imagineers, the attraction’s transformation throughout the years, our favorite scenes and characters, and the legacy the ride has built over the last five decades. Join us for a virtual ride-through and a passionate discussion about what makes Pirates of the Caribbean so iconic and magical, 50 years after its debut.

As our Munch Madness tournament reaches its halfway point, this week we reveal which restaurants made the Edible Eight. Once you’ve listened, be sure to vote for your favorites on our Munch Madness page, and then tune in next week to see which eateries will move on to the Flavorful Four.

Also on this week’s show, we let off steam in a round of 11-Second Rants. Plus, we try to guess where the other Chatters are hiding in the game, “Where in WDW Am I?” There’s plenty of fun (and a bit of treachery) on this week’s show, so listen up, me ‘earties. Yo ho!

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114: Fantasy Draft – Attraction Wait Times

If on any given Saturday you had to guess which attractions would have the longest wait times, which rides or meet-and-greets would you list? That’s our challenge this week as we each “draft” ten picks and create our teams of attractions, hoping to have the highest combined wait time based on actual numbers this past Saturday, November 26. Play along! You just might be surprised who comes away the victor.

Also on this week’s show, Derek gives a brief review of Moana and shares about his Walt Disney World audition experience, Jeremy breaks down “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” on ABC, and we go a few rounds of 11-Second Rants. All that and more awaits you on our latest episode!

To connect with us, find us on Instagram (@madchatters), Twitter (@MadChatters), and Facebook (/madchatterspodcast). Send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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97: Touring Walt Disney World Solo

Party of one? No problem! On this week’s show, we break down the pros and cons of touring the Disney parks on your own. Being the frequent solo travelers we are, we also provide tips for how to get past the awkwardness, use your time wisely, and make the most of your one-man or one-woman vacation.

In this week’s Resort Roundup, we turn our attention to the three All-Star Resorts. Plus, we let off some steam in 11-Second Rants and dish on the latest Disney news, including new attractions for Guardians of the Galaxy and the Muppets. All that and more awaits you on episode 97 of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

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84: Mad Chatter Mishmash | Reports, Rants, and Randomness

This week we dive into the Mad Chatter mailbag to read trip reports from three of our listeners. Letters include thoughts on the Star Wars Half Marathon, opinions about Disneyland from a Disney World regular’s perspective, and fun memories from the parks.

Other segments on this week’s hodgepodge show include 11-Second Rants, Love Letters to Disney, current news, the biggest headlines, and our new segment “Behind the Magic” in which we do a deep dive into Main Street, U.S.A. to discuss its backstory, details, and more.

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74: Mad Q Party (With Guest Aaron Wallace)

Our favorite hypothetical extravaganza has returned, and this week we’ve added a fourth number to the party. Podcaster and author Aaron Wallace (aaronwallaceonline.com and @aaronspod on Twitter) joins us as we answer ten ridiculous hypothetical questions related to Walt Disney World and the rest of the Disney universe. Topics this week include a 2010s section of Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney baby names, and touring the parks with the elderly.

We also share our thoughts on last week’s ABC special, “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,” including special announcements about the upcoming Star Wars-themed lands. Plus, we spout off some 11-Second Rants. Come join the party now on another episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

To connect with us, follow us on Twitter (@MadChatters) or Facebook (/madchatterspodcast). Send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

Be sure to check out Aaron’s book, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom. You can find it on his website and on Amazon.

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