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86: Countdown to Parkstinction – Millennium Celebration (1999-2001)

This week we board our Time Rovers once again to travel back to the past, and this time our destination is the Millennium Celebration that overtook Epcot from October 1, 1999 to January 1, 2001. We reminisce about the Mickey wand on Spaceship Earth, the construction of Leave a Legacy, the World Showcase parade “Tapestry of Nations,” Millennium Village, and much more.

In the latest round of “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” we discuss the best and worst restrooms at Walt Disney World. Plus, the segment Take Five returns as we use just five words to describe categories such as the future Hall of Presidents and the arrival of FastPass+ in Disneyland. It’s all happening now on episode 86 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.

Have you connected with us online? Find us on Twitter and Instagram (@MadChatters) and Facebook (/madchatterspodcast). Send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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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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78: On the Scene With First-Timers

This week we sat down with a few of our listeners who recently visited Walt Disney World for the first time, their minds full of the facts, tips, and recommendations they had heard on our show, and we talked to them about the parts that lived up to their expectations and the elements that surprised them most. While Brittany told us about her extensive planning and when it did and didn’t pay off, Dustin and Emily gave us their take on whether or not nine hours in Magic Kingdom is enough to get a real taste of Disney magic.

In a week full of curious news and crazy rumors, we also discuss some of the topics that had the Disney Twitterverse abuzz, including a fire in Animal Kingdom, a 3-hour event with a $150 price tag, and an overlay for Tower of Terror. Plus, in “Armchair Imagineering” we set our sights on Easter, and in the game “Disney Hashtags” we talk about #LiesDisneyToldMe. The ridiculousness awaits on the latest episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

Have you connected with us online? You can find us on Twitter (@MadChatters) and Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), and you can send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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