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125: Meeting Characters 101

You can hardly take ten steps in a Disney park without coming across a costumed character (or at least a queue of people waiting to meet one). For some, meeting characters is as much a part of a Walt Disney World vacation as seeing Cinderella Castle for the first time or riding It’s a Small World. So, what’s all the fuss about? And what do you need to know before you dive into the world of character meet and greets?

We’ve got you covered on this week’s episode, as we list the pros and cons of meeting characters, discuss our picks for the best and worst meet and greets in Walt Disney World, and even share a few of our favorite personal experiences meeting characters.

In the news, Disney has announced several opening dates of upcoming experiences. We share our thoughts on coming attractions such as Rivers of Light, Pandora, and the brand new nighttime spectacular “Happily Ever After.” Plus, Matt and Derek review two Disney Springs restaurants (Paddlefish and Boathouse), and in a Mad Chatter game, we test our knowledge of voice actors in Disney animated films. Come play along now!

Have you connected with us online? Come chat 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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117: Christmas Mad Q Party

Haul out the holly, put up the tree, and pop the bubbly (or rather, the eggnog) because it’s time for another Mad Q Party, and this week it’s all about the Christmas season! Our friends Jon and Lindsey join us on our latest show to help us answer ten hypothetical questions related to The Walt Disney Company. This week’s topics include the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail, a retelling of the Nativity story starring Disney characters, a new WDW treat for Christmastime, and much more.

In the latest Disney news, we chat Rogue One, the newly announced DuckTales voice cast, and the introduction of alcohol to more Magic Kingdom restaurants. Plus, we have some fun with the hashtag #DisneyfyAChristmasSong. Come join the festivities!

Have you connected with us online? Come chat 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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112: Games! Games! Games!

It’s not all fun and games on The Mad Chatters Podcast…

Except when it is!

This week we’ve invited former guests of the show to put on their thinking caps, bring out their best game faces, and join us for an episode filled with nothing but games. Our Mad Chatter Game Night includes Disneyfied versions of Password, Outburst, $100,000 Pyramid, and Match Game, as well as a challenging round of “Also a Disney Character,” in which we guess the Disney character based on the definition of his or her name. Here’s the best part: You can play along! Come join the fun now!

Thanks to guests Aaron Wallace, Jeff DePaoli, Ben Lancaster, Mark Willard, Brittany Maddox, and Teri Deel for helping us make this episode possible. If you’re not already following these awesome individuals online, what are you waiting for?

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101: August Trip Report

Fresh off another trip to Walt Disney World, Derek and Matt share about new experiences like Frontera Cocina, an updated Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Preshow, changes in Tomorrowland, and lots more.

Speaking of Tomorrowland, in this week’s round of “Behind the Magic,” we dig deeper into the land in Magic Kingdom that depicts “The Tomorrow That Never Was,” focusing on attractions like Stitch’s Great Escape and Space Mountain and on the smaller details as well. Plus, we play “Where in WDW Am I?” Come join us on episode 101 now!

Thanks so much for listening to our little podcast, whether you’ve been tuning in since the beginning or you’re brand new to the show. We’d love for you to connect with us online! Find us on Instagram (@madchatters), Twitter (@MadChatters), and Facebook (@madchatterspodcast). Or you can email us at comments@madchatters.net.

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87: Top 5 Original Disney Park Characters

We wants the redhead! From lovable audio-animatronics to quirky on-screen personalities to the unseen voices that fill our ears, this week we count down our favorite characters that are original to the Disney parks.

Plus, as promised, Jeremy shares the five films you need to watch during Disney Channel’s epic marathon of their 51 most popular original films from days gone by. As a bonus, we’ve brought on special guest David to share his five picks as well. Then, David joins us for a Mad Chatter game, in which we determine whether or not specific celebrities ever lent their voices to animated Disney characters. The fun awaits on another episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

Come connect with us online! Twitter: @MadChatters | Facebook: madchatterspodcast | Instagram: @madchatters | Email: comments@madchatters.net

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82: By Land, Sea, or Skyway: Transportation at WDW

Buses, railroads, boats, ferries, monorails… When you want to get from one place to another, Walt Disney World has you covered. This week we discuss the many wonderful forms of transportation the Vacation Kingdom of the World has to offer. We list the pros and cons of each one and share our personal tips for when to take each form of travel.

In current news, we chat about the results of the first “Disney After Hours” event, the new Mickey and Minnie meet-and-greet characters, new food kiosks in Disney Springs, and more. It’s also time for another Resort Roundup, and this time we set our sights on Pop Century Resort. Plus, we share personal stories from the parks that made us ask, “Did that just happen?” Join the conversation now!

If you want to connect with us, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@MadChatters) and Facebook (/madchatterspodcast) or send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Look for Matt and Derek on Periscope (@MadChatters) this Friday evening (April 22) as they broadcast live from Skipper Canteen. Thanks for listening!

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61: Fantasy Thanksgiving Draft

If you could invite characters from the Disney films and from Walt Disney World to join you for Thanksgiving dinner, who would you want around the table? On this week’s episode, we “draft” our picks for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner companions.

In the new segment “Armchair Imagineering,” we create Thanksgiving experiences for the Disney parks. Plus, Jeremy reports on his recent trip to Animal Kingdom, including the tastes of Harambe Market and an update on Pandora’s construction. Come gather around the table and feast on another new episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

Have you connected with us online? Follow us on Twitter (@MadChatters) and Facebook (/madchatterspodcast). Send your comments and feedback (or just say hi) to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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