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223: The Attraction Vehicles of Magic Kingdom

Come with us to a magical land where you can ride a pirate ship, an elephant, a rocket, and a double-decker omnibus, all on the same day! On this week’s episode, special guest Jonathan Harvill joins us for an in-depth look at every attraction vehicle in Magic Kingdom, from its theming to its comfort to its ornate details and beyond.

Also on show 223: we play a round of Mad Chatter Jeopardy, share our picks for the good, bad, and ugly doors at Walt Disney World, and more. Come join us!

If you want to interact with us online, we’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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222: The Disney Dark Ride

From Snow White’s Scary Adventures to Frozen Ever After, this week we’re discussing a type of ride that has had deep roots with the Disney Parks ever since Disneyland opened in 1955: the DARK RIDE. Join us for a discussion about the history of dark rides, the evolution of dark rides at the Disney Parks, and the reason dark rides have become such an essential element of theme parks today. Plus, we do some Armchair Imagineering by sharing our own ideas for the Disney films that would make good dark rides.

In another Mad Chatter game, we bring back a fan favorite, “You Get a Star,” in which we try to guess the Walt Disney World experience based on its Yelp reviews. That, our thoughts on the new Aladdin, and so much more. Tune in now!

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201: The Many Signs of Magic Kingdom

Come take a stroll with us! This week we’re taking a virtual tour of the Magic Kingdom in order to take a closer look at the signage scattered throughout. Join us and special guest Marshal Knight as we discuss the often overlooked attraction signs, restaurant signs, directional signs, and more that can be seen in every land at the Magic Kingdom. As we chat about our favorite signage throughout the park, we shed light on why the magic really is in the details!

Also on show 201, we create a Mad Chatters Playlist featuring our favorite “Weird Disney Songs.” Plus, we predict a few headlines that might be big news items “In the Year 2071.” Tune in now!

Be sure to find Marshal on Twitter, Instagram, and his website (disneybop.com) and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show!

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146: Magic Kingdom and Disneyland – What’s the Difference?

Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, It’s A Small World – Many of the classic attractions for which Disney parks are known can be found on both U.S. coasts. The assumption, therefore, is that Magic Kingdom is simply a replica of Disneyland. In reality, though, the two parks are different in many ways. On this week’s show, special guest Jeff Birou (@jetsetterjeff) helps us take a closer look at these two parks and highlight the attractions, food, and landscapes that make each of them unique.

Also on this week’s show, we look ahead to the D23 Expo and discuss the panels that sound most interesting to us. Plus, we play the 20 Questions-style game “Where in WDW Am I?” Play along and join the fun now!

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103: The Music of Magic Kingdom

It’s a small world filled with grim, grinning ghosts. But hey, there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow, so put on your Sunday clothes, queue up The Mad Chatters Podcast, and drink up, me ‘earties. Yo ho!

This week we take a musical tour of Magic Kingdom to discover the background loops that play in the park’s six themed lands, as well as the many original songs written for Disney attractions. We discuss our favorite tunes, dig into their backgrounds and authors, and talk about why music is such an integral part of Walt Disney World.

In “It’s the Small Things, After All,” we each share a hidden gem or often under-appreciated aspect of the Disney universe that we love. Plus, we introduce the hashtag #MisheardDisneyLyrics. Come join the fun now!

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. Thanks for listening!

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98: Opening Day Attractions – How Untouchable?

Now that Maelstrom has been gone for over a year, Tower of Terror is down to its final few months at Disney California Adventure, and rumors are swirling that Great Movie Ride will be no more by 2018, the question becomes: Is anything safe?

On this week’s show, we list the 16 opening day attractions that are still part of Magic Kingdom, and we rank them on a scale of 1-5 based on how crucial they are to Walt Disney World at large. Which ones are expendable, and which ones, if removed, would completely change the tone of Magic Kingdom?

In another round of Disney Debates, we argue about topics like princess medleys, undesirable jobs at WDW, and restrooms. Plus, we talk with listener Brian, who had the unique opportunity of treating both of his grandmas to a day at Disneyland. Come join the fun now!

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62: Do This, Not That (Magic Kingdom)

It’s hard to do everything at Magic Kingdom in one day. That’s why it’s important to prioritize ahead of time the attractions you don’t want to miss. We’re here to help you out. This week we share our tips for the must-do shops, restaurants, and rides at Magic Kingdom, as well as the elements of the park we think you can skip if it comes to that.

In our first of four Very Merry “Chatmas” Moments, Jeremy reports on Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. He breaks down the highlights (and the low points) of this year’s ticketed event. Plus, we get transparent in the segment “Disney Confessions.” Come join the fun on another episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

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