212: 60 Years of Disney Roller Coasters

2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the very first roller coaster to open at a Disney park: the Matterhorn Bobsleds. Disneyland was open for four years before it got its first coaster, and when the mountain-themed attraction debuted, it was anything but your average, off-the-shelf ride. In fact, it was the first tubular steel coaster in the world! That attraction was the first in an iconic lineup of roller coasters that would eventually be introduced at the U.S. Disney parks, and on this week’s show we work our way chronologically through all 12 of them. Join us and special guest Courtney Guth as we discuss the impact and legacy of the Disney coasters and how we feel each one succeeds as a Disney attraction.

Also on episode 212, we review some of our recent meals at Ale & Compass, Liberty Tree Tavern, and Olivia’s Cafe. Plus, we have some fun with the hashtag #DisneyfyDisney by adding Intellectual Properties to original Walt Disney World attractions and restaurants. Come join the fun!

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195: Mad Q Party

Our favorite Disney questionnaire is BACK! For this week’s Mad Q Party, friend of the show Jonathan Harvill joins the discussion as we answer ten questions related to all things Disney. Some of this week’s questions include:

  • What’s a panel you’d like to see take place at next year’s D23 Expo?
  • Name something from a Disney movie that you wish were real so you could own it or use it.

And more!

Also on episode 195, Jeremy and Jonathan go head to head in the game “The Common Dis-nominator,” in which they must figure out what a list of clues have in common. Plus, we get a bit silly with the hashtag #BoringDisneyAttractions. Come join the madness!

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190: 47 Years of Magic Kingdom Fireworks

The most magical day at a Disney park deserves the most magical finale, and we can’t think of a better conclusion than a Disney fireworks spectacular. This week we look back at the numerous fireworks shows that have been part of the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, from Fantasy in the Sky, to Happily Ever After, to some of the limited-time shows that have graced the skies over Cinderella Castle. Join us for this blast of a retrospective!

In another Mad Chatter game, we try to guess the attraction based on its official description on the Disney website. Plus, we introduce the hashtag #DisneyBands and have some fun creating our own ridiculous bands with a Disney twist. Come join the fun!

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181: Flops and Failures – 8 WDW Attractions That Underwhelmed

Not every idea is gold. On this week’s show we look back at eight specific ideas implemented at Walt Disney World that had less-than-stellar results. From attractions guests loathed to audio-animatronics that didn’t quite live up to what Disney promised, we discuss Walt Disney World’s biggest flops and bombs over the last four decades.

In a round of Armchair Imagineering, we present our ideas for what Disney might be planning in the former location of River Country, where some construction seems to be taking place. Plus, we introduce a new Disney hashtag (#DisneyfyAMovie) and discuss the latest price increases for WDW Resort hotel guests. Come join the conversation!

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175: Top 5 Foods I Ate at Walt Disney World (Part 2)

What foods do you still dream about when you return home after a Walt Disney World vacation? What Disney treats make your mouth water the most when you think about them? That’s the very question we answer on this week’s show! Join us as we each count down the top five foods we’ve eaten at Walt Disney World. (We don’t recommend listening on an empty stomach.)

Also on our 175th episode, we share our picks for the good, bad, and ugly meet-and-greet experiences in the parks, from the most top-notch settings to the most pathetic. Plus, we have some romantic fun with the hashtag #DisneyValentines. Tune in now!

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158: Food, Wine, and EPCOTiversaries

Epcot takes center stage once again on this week’s show as we do a deep dive into the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Join us for a tour around World Showcase as we share highlights from the festival, discuss the items that sound the best to us, and list the pros, the cons, and our own helpful tips for this fan-favorite event.

In our latest trip report, Derek provides coverage of Epcot’s 35th anniversary celebration that took place on October 1, including a special presentation, long lines for merchandise, and more. Plus, we have some fun submitting our ideas for the hashtag #RuinADisneyRestaurant. Tune in now!

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144: Top 5 Worst Attractions Ever

No theme park is perfect. In its 45 years of bringing us magical moments, breathtaking environments, and technological breakthroughs, even Walt Disney World has stumbled once or twice. On this week’s show we count down our picks for the top five worst attractions Disney has ever given us, from boring shows to loud cars to rides that left us wondering what the Imagineers were thinking. (And yes, biases and personal experiences play a LARGE role.)

Also on this week’s show, to get in the 4th of July spirit we introduce the hashtag #AmericanizeDisney. Plus, we highlight the career of Disney legend Dorothea Redmond in another edition of “The Windows of Main Street, U.S.A.” Come join the conversation now!

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