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151: Universe of Energy and The Great Movie Ride – A Tribute

On August 13, Disney fans said goodbye to two classic Walt Disney World attractions: Ellen’s Energy Adventure (aka Universe of Energy) and The Great Movie Ride. On this week’s show we honor these two rides by looking back at their origins, discussing our favorite elements of the attractions, and talking about what their closings mean for the futures of their respective parks.

Also on this week’s episode, we answer one listener’s question about the Disney collections we own and we create another Mad Chatters Playlist by sharing three picks for “Songs That Make Us Dance.” Plus, we discuss the latest news regarding Mission: SPACE, DuckTales (woo-oo!), and more. Tune in now!

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134: Hot Topics and Rumors

Does Star Wars Land belong in Disneyland? Will Walt Disney World get its own Club 33? What in the world is happening at Epcot? These are some of the hot topics being discussed within the Disney community, and this week we want to get in on the conversation. Join us as we address these issues and other rumors that have Disney fans buzzing, talking, and debating, including updates on WDW’s rumored gondola system and talk of a contract between Disney and Apple.

In this week’s “Disney Fix,” we chat about the 25th anniversary celebrations that took place in Disneyland Paris, a 1962 film that was shot in Disneyland, and the new virtual queue systems being introduced at Orlando’s theme parks. Plus, we create another Mad Chatters Playlist, this time choosing our favorite non-Disney songs that are featured in Walt Disney World.

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127: 60 Must-Eat Foods at WDW (According to Travel + Leisure)

Travel + Leisure recently posted an article called “60 Foods Everyone Should Try At Least Once When Visiting [Walt] Disney World.” On this week’s show, we break down the 60 food items chosen by the author and discuss what makes Disney food so iconic and blog-worthy.

Keeping with the food theme, we kick off the month of March with our very own Munch Madness tournament, an epic battle of the best restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort. In Round 1, we narrow down the playing field to 32 restaurants. Then, we open up the voting to you, the listener, as we ask you to visit our Munch Madness page and place your votes for your favorite dining experiences in Walt Disney World. Each week we’ll eliminate half of the remaining restaurants until only one winner remains.

In The Disney Fix, we discuss Newsies on the big screen, Disney’s big night at the Oscars, and huge changes coming to Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach resorts. All that and more awaits you on this week’s episode!

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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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110: Liberty Square and the Hall of Fictional Presidents

As election season kicks into high gear in the U.S., we’re putting the spotlight on the land in Magic Kingdom dedicated to all things America: Liberty Square. This week we go “Behind the Magic” to highlight attractions like the Liberty Square Riverboat, eateries such as Columbia Harbour House, and the details and hidden gems that make this land worth visiting. Then, we put on our Imagineer hats and imagine what the Hall of Presidents might look like if it featured the best fictional presidents from pop culture.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss Magic Kingdom’s newest nighttime spectacular, hear about each other’s latest Disney Fix, and play a round of “Where in WDW Am I?” Episode 110 is online now!

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102: Quick Service at Deluxe Resorts

In our ongoing series highlighting the quick service restaurants at Walt Disney World, we head to the deluxe resorts to check out eateries like Contempo Cafe, The Mara, and Roaring Fork. We cover every menu item and offer our own reviews and thoughts.

In “Take Five,” we use just five words to share our feelings on topics like Geir Ness and what exactly Sonny Eclipse does during his breaks. Plus, in “The Disney Fix” we discuss Universal Studios’ ticket prices, LEGO Cinderella Castle, and Pete’s Dragon. All that and more awaits you on the latest episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

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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94: Mad Chatter Mishmash | Trips, Tips, and Instagram

It wouldn’t be The Mad Chatters Podcast without a bit of madness, which is why this week’s show is a grab bag of Disney tips, Disney chatter, and Disney fun.

We check in with a few listeners to get the scoop on their recent trips to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and the Walt Disney Hometown Museum in Marceline, Missouri. Plus, we answer one California listener’s questions about her upcoming trip to Walt Disney World, providing suggestions for how and when to start planning.

In another round of Armchair Imagineering, we tackle Disney’s latest obsession with projection mapping and throw out our own ideas for where the technology could be used next. Plus, Instagram and Pokemon Go pop up in the segment “The Disney Fix.” Episode 94 awaits!

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91: 10 Ways to Enjoy a WDW Vacation Outside the Parks

Did you know you can parasail in Walt Disney World? Or golf? Or sing along with Chip and Dale around a campfire? On this week’s show, we list ten ways you can enjoy Walt Disney World without even stepping foot in a theme park or water park. Our list takes us from the gorgeous resorts to the miniature golf courses and beyond.

Plus, in “The Disney Fix,” we chat about the Duck Tales soundtrack, a new partnership between Netflix and Disney, and Disney Channel Original Movies. Then, we share some of our favorite hidden gems in Walt Disney World.

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85: Mad Q Party

Let’s get hypothetical! The questions on this week’s Mad Q Party have us dreaming up Marvel overlays, pitching ideas for films set in Walt Disney World, imagining worst-case scenarios in the parks, revealing our dream Cast Member positions, and more.

In The Disney Fix, we chat about the newest issue of Life magazine dedicated to all things Walt, Thrillist’s tips for avoiding children in Walt Disney World, and a must-hear Disney playlist. Plus, we get transparent in another round of Disney Confessions. Join the fun now!

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81: Do This, Not That (Epcot)

In our continuing effort to help first-timers know what not to miss and what to skip if crunched for time, this week we set our sights on Epcot. We discuss the highlights and mehs of both Future World and World Showcase, trying to help newcomers make the most of their time in this massive park

In another round of “Where in WDW Am I?” we ask 20 questions to try to guess where in Walt Disney World the other Chatters are. Plus, we chat about a Zootopia documentary, Matt’s latest merchandise obsession, big changes to FastPass+, an update on Rivers of Light, and more!

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