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209: Magic in the Air: Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — to be at Walt Disney World! (Or at least we think it is.) Last week we packed in as many of WDW’s Christmas offerings as we could in four days, including Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, the Candlelight Processional at Epcot, the gorgeous decorations at the deluxe resorts, and much more! On this week’s show, guest Teri Deel helps us break down all of the limited-time experiences the parks and resorts have to offer this time of year, from the so-so to the cant-misses. Tune in for this on-the-scene report of what it’s like to celebrate the holidays at Walt Disney World! Warning: Not suitable for those averse to Christmas cheer.

Also on show 209, we do some Armchair Imagineering by coming up with our own ideas for limited-time holiday overlays, new floats for the Christmas parade, and more. Plus, we play a festive holiday edition of Mad Chatter Jeopardy. Come join the fun now!

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168: The Mad Chatters Visit Walt Disney World!

After 3+ years of podcasting, the three of us finally visited a Disney park TOGETHER! On this week’s show we give a full report of the things we saw, ate, and experienced on our trip to Walt Disney World, including the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail, two different viewings of Candlelight Processional, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, and much more! Come join us as we reminisce, swap stories, and laugh about our favorite moments of the past week.

Also on episode 168, we discuss the latest Disney news, including the buyout of 21st Century Fox, the end of Flights of Wonder, and The Last Jedi’s big box-office haul. Tune in now!

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162: Christmastime at Walt Disney World

Goodbye, Halloween, Hello, Christmas! Whether you’re ready for it or not, the holiday season is about to be in full swing at Walt Disney World. On this week’s show, we give a preview of the holiday offerings you can expect to find at the four parks so you can be sure not to miss a thing if you happen to be planning a trip in November or December.

In a holiday edition of Armchair Imagineering, we provide ideas for holiday overlays we think should come to Walt Disney World attractions. Plus, we play some Disney trivia and discuss the latest news coming out of the Disney parks. Tune in now!

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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!

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115: Christmastime at Walt Disney World

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas, the Mad Chatters experienced as many of Walt Disney World’s holiday offerings as they possibly could in two and a half days, and then they reported on it. On episode 115, join us for a closer look at Christmastime at the parks as we experience Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Candlelight Processional, Holidays Around the World, Jingle Cruise, and much more!

In another round of Armchair Imagineering, we present our ideas for what an appropriate overhaul of Future World should look like. Plus, we discuss the latest upcharge events being offered at WDW. Come join the festive fun now!

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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!

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113: Table Service at Magic Kingdom + Destination D: On the Scene!

It wouldn’t be The Mad Chatters Podcast if we didn’t talk about food, and our latest episode is no exception! This week we kick off a new series devoted to the table service restaurants throughout Walt Disney World. First up: Magic Kingdom. From hot tickets like Cinderella’s Royal Table to less sought-after eateries such as The Plaza Restaurant, we highlight the park’s eight table service options, discuss every menu, and provide our own reviews.

Also on this week’s show we’re joined by guest Guy Selga (@guyselga), blogger and researcher for touringplans.com, who takes us inside last weekend’s Destination D event at Walt Disney World. We hear about Guy’s favorite panels and get the scoop on the biggest news that was announced over the long weekend.

Speaking of news, we break down all of the latest announcements from The Walt Disney Company, including a new Cars 3 teaser, huge changes for Hong Kong Disneyland, a brand new festival coming to Epcot, and much more! It all goes down on the latest episode. Tune in now!

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111: Top 5 Immersive Environments at WDW + A Chat With Voctave’s Jamey Ray

“It’s the spirit of the season. Can you feel it in the air?” Or rather, can you HEAR it? If you’re the kind of person who cranks up the Christmas tunes as soon as November rolls around, have we got a treat for you! On this week’s episode we sit down with Jamey Ray, musical arranger of the a cappella group Voctave, to chat about the group’s new Christmas album “Spirit of the Season,” their collaborations with Kirstin Maldonado and Jody McBrayer, and more. Plus, Jamey takes us inside the American Pavilion at Epcot for a closer look at Voices of Liberty and what it’s like performing at Walt Disney World.

In another Mad Chatter Top 5, we count down our favorite themed, immersive environments at Walt Disney World. Tune in now to see if your favorite spots and lands made our lists!

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Be sure to check out Voctave’s website, their YouTube channel, and their Christmas album, out now!

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108: Hotels 101

What makes a deluxe resort deluxe? How do I possibly choose the right hotel for my family when there are so many options? What does beehive hair have to do with Walt Disney World? These are some of the questions we (attempt to) answer as we chat about all things hotels. We break down the three levels of WDW resort hotels, talk about our personal preferences, and weigh the benefits of staying either on property or off.

In the news this week, we share more details about Hollywood Studios’ brand new nighttime show for the holidays, the return of the Muppet Mobile Lab in Epcot, and more. Plus, we review dinner at Boma in Animal Kingdom Lodge and get into some friendly Disney debates.

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65: Mad Q Party

Our favorite party has returned, just in time for the holidays. But for this party you don’t need to wrap presents or bake cookies. It’s a Mad Q Party! You know the drill: ten hypothetical questions and ten hypothetical answers, all related to the Walt Disney Company. This week’s questions involve special holiday offerings at Walt Disney World, new ideas for deluxe resorts, live entertainment in World Showcase, attraction-themed restaurants, and more.

In this week’s Very Merry Chat-mas Moment, we complete the sentence “All I want for Christmas from Walt Disney World is…” Plus, we pen a few Love Letters to Disney. Hang the stockings and light the fire. A very festive episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast awaits!

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