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148: Fantasmic! Celebrating 25 Years of Mysteries, Magic, and Visions Fantastic

Dreams are make believe . . . But could they all come true? To discover the answer to that question, we’re going deep inside Mickey’s imagination, where we’ll encounter princesses, a fire-breathing dragon, and all the forces of evil, all while searching for the true reason Fantasmic has been such a popular show since it debuted in Disneyland 25 years ago. Celebrate this epic nighttime spectacular with us as we dive deep into the show’s history, its changes over the years, and what the future might hold.

Also on this week’s show, we look more closely at some of D23 Expo’s biggest announcements and toss in our own ideas for how to plus them. Plus, in another round of the Mad Chatter Top Ten, we present the Top Ten Uses for the Great Movie Ride Audio-Animatronics After the Ride Has Closed.

We now invite you to join Mickey and experience Fantasmic!—a journey beyond your wildest imagination.

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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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47: D23 Expo Extravaganza

Now that the whirlwind known as D23 Expo is over, it’s time to decompress and digest all of the exciting news that came out of Anaheim. On this week’s show we discuss the biggest announcements from the Expo, including upcoming films, attraction refurbishments, and entire park expansions. Get the scoop (and our unedited opinions) on Pixar sequels, a new restaurant in Magic Kingdom, and the HUGE changes coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Plus, hear from Disneyland regular and Touring Plans blogger Guy Selga (@guyselga), who was on the scene to experience the informative panels and impressive exhibits for himself.

Also this week, in a special round of Munchies and Merch, we share our ideas for the food and merchandise we’d like to see come to Walt Disney World’s three new lands: Pandora, Star Wars Land, and Toy Story Land.

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46: Previewing the D23 Expo

Disney nerds . . . Assemble! On August 14-16, the fourth D23 Expo will be held in Anaheim, featuring special speakers (John Lasseter!), celebrity guests (Ellen DeGeneres? Chris Evans? George Lucas?), anniversary celebrations (Happy 20th, A Goofy Movie!), and informative panels on everything from Disney films to Disney parks to Disney’s earliest merchandise. On this week’s show, we preview some of the buzziest panels, talk about which ones we wish we could attend, and share our hopes for the big announcements that are bound to come out of the expo.

But first, in the segment The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, we critique the best and worst parade floats at Walt Disney World. Plus, we go another round of 11-Second Rants.

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