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

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 recently, including a new Disney Villains After Hours event, new fireworks for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary, and more. Plus, we test our knowledge of Disney villains in a new game. Come play along now!

Be sure to find Aaron on Twitter (@aaronwallace) and Instagram (@awallnotawol) and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show! Plus, check out his website to find out where you can get his awesome books about Walt Disney World and more.

If you want to interact with us online, we’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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211: The Unsung Heroes of WDW: 15 Attractions and Experiences That Don’t Get the Attention They Deserve

Just about every attraction, restaurant, show, and snack at Walt Disney World has made a Top Ten list at some point, whether it’s the best rides to experience at night, the best ways to use a snack credit, the worst places to take your kids, or something else. But what about the experiences that don’t get talked about at all? What about the offerings that aren’t anyone’s favorite or least favorite but are still worth experiencing? Enter episode 211.

On this week’s show, guest Aaron Wallace joins us as we share 15 Walt Disney World experiences that are almost never talked about but are worth checking out if you take the time to notice them. Hear why offerings like Trivia Night at Port Orleans or Main Street Philharmonic just might give your Disney vacation the extra burst of magic it needs.

Also on show 211, we look ahead to what’s coming in 2019 around the Disney universe, including blockbuster films, new attractions, and more. Plus, we play the game “Which Came First?” in which we try to remember when certain WDW attractions opened. Come play along now!

Be sure to find Aaron on his website or on social media (Twitter: @aaronwallace | Instagram: @awallnotawol) and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show!

If you want to interact with us online, we’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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202: Halloween Time at Walt Disney World

Your Hallowishes have come true: Fall has arrived at the Magic Kingdom! Whether you think Halloween in August is a trick or a treat, the fact is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties have begun, and on this week’s show Mad Chatter Derek, along with special guests Aaron Wallace and Courtney Guth, break down the very first party of the season. With three brand new attraction enhancements, an assortment of fall treats, and a ton of can’t-miss experiences, this year’s party gave us a lot to talk about. Hear our thoughts on episode 202! Plus, we dish on other current happenings at Walt Disney World, including Donald’s Dino-Bash and the brand new Chicken Guy!

In another Mad Chatter game, we test our knowledge of Disney actors and the other well-known characters they have played. And in a twist on the segment Disney Taglines, we assign classic quotes from The Office to various Disney films and attractions. Come join the fun now!

Are you on social media? Be sure to find Courtney and Aaron online and let them know you enjoyed having them on the show:

Instagram: @greatguthsby and @awallnotawol

Twitter: @Courtney_Guth and @aaronwallace

Aaron’s website: http://www.aaronwallaceonline.com/

If you want to interact with us online, we’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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194: Disney Game Night!

Disney Game Night is back! And this time it’s bigger than ever. On episode 194, a slew of special guests and friends of the podcast join us to play some of our favorite game shows with a Disney twist, including Family Feud, Match Game, and more! Play along as we test our knowledge of Disney trivia and compete our way through one Disney game after another.

A HUGE thank you to our guests for coming out to play on this week’s show! Be sure to find them all online and let them know how much you enjoyed hearing them on The Mad Chatters Podcast:

Jeff Birou: @jeffsoubirous on Twitter and on Instagram

Jeff DePaoli: @JeffDePaoli on Twitter | Host of Dizney Coast to Coast (@DizneyCTC on Twitter and Instagram)

Teri Deel: @terideel on Twitter

Courtney Guth: @Courtney_Guth on Twitter | Host of Book of the Mouse Club (@BookOfTheMouse on Twitter)

Matt Parrish: @Thirty20Eight on Twitter | Host of The 3028

Guy Selga: @GuySelga on Twitter | Writer for The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland and contributor for TouringPlans

Aaron Wallace: @aaronwallace on Twitter | Host of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod | Find his books at aaronwallaceonline.com.

Mark Willard: @MarkWillard85 on Twitter | @markwillardphotography on Instagram

We’d love for you to connect with us too! Find us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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186: Magic Kingdom’s Steam Trains and Animal Kingdom’s 20th – On the Scene!

Animal Kingdom’s 20th anniversary featured lively celebrations, fan events, a special presentation, and even the debut of a new attraction. On this week’s show, guest Aaron Wallace helps us break down everything we experienced on the park’s big day. Plus, we report on one of Magic Kingdom’s tours, “The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains.” We take you behind the scenes and discuss what we saw and heard on our guided tour of the Walt Disney World Railroad.

In the segment “You Be the Judge,” we conduct a few friendly debates about park hoppers, themed lands in Magic Kingdom, and Star Wars spinoffs. Also, we play the 20 Questions-style game “Where in WDW Am I?” Come join the party!

Are you on social media? We’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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167: Glimmering, Shimmering, Carouselling – 46 Years of Magic Kingdom Parades

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls – The Mad Chatters proudly present our spectacular(ish) deep dive into Magic Kingdom’s many festival pageants of magic and imagination over the last 46 years. On this week’s show, special guest Aaron Wallace of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod joins us for a detailed look at the parades, street parties, and cavalcades that have traveled down Main Street, U.S.A. since Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, from the grand opening parade to the most current spectacle, Festival of Fantasy. Come with us on a trip down memory lane as we discuss our favorite parade moments, floats, and soundtracks of the last 4-plus decades.

Also on episode 167, we share our picks for the good, bad, and ugly attraction loading areas at Walt Disney World. Plus, we each share one of our favorite hidden gems in the segment “It’s the Small Things, After All.” Tune in now!

Are you on social media? We’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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150: Disney Game Night

Let the games begin! For our 150th episode we invited tons of special guests to join us for an epic game night, and as we suspected, they all came ready to compete (and entertain). Now it’s your turn to play along! Test your Disney knowledge in games like “What Year Is It?” and Disney Buzzword. Try to beat our contestants to the punch in a round of Disney Password. Then, finish it off by listening to the hilarity ensue in a super-sized round of Match Game. It’s nothing but games this week, so come join the Disney fun now!

We especially want to thank the incredible guests who came out to play this week. If you aren’t already, go follow these terrific ladies and gentlemen online and be a part of the awesome work they do. (Tell them The Mad Chatters sent you.)

Jeff Birou – Twitter: @jetsetter_Jeff / Instagram: @jetsetterjeff

Tom Bricker – Disney reviews and blog posts: Disney Tourist Blog / Twitter: @Tom_Bricker / Instagram: @tom_bricker / Travel blog (Disney and non-Disney): Travel Caffeine

Teri Deel – Twitter: @terideel

Jeff DePaoli – Podcast: Dizney Coast to Coast (and on iTunes) / Twitter: @JeffDePaoli and @DizneyCTC / Instagram: @dizneyctc / Daily Disney Decision on Periscope

Stephen Lim – Instagram: @thedailydisney

Guy Selga – Twitter: @guyselga / Instagram: @guyselgaTouring Plans (writer) / Book: The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland (co-author)

Aaron Wallace – Twitter: @aaronwallace / Instagram: @awallnotawol / Podcast: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod / Books: Hocus Pocus in Focus, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to WDW: Magic Kingdom, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to WDW: Epcot / Website: aaronwallaceonline.com

Mark Willard – Instagram: @markwillardphotography / Website: markwillardphotography.com

And you can always find us online as well. We’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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