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191: Quick-Service Dining at Disney Springs

In this week’s culinary tour of Walt Disney World we turn our attention to the counter service restaurants in Disney Springs. We browse the menus at places like The Daily Poutine and Earl of Sandwich, and we share our own thoughts on the offerings at D-Luxe Burger, Cookes of Dublin, and much more!

In another round of “Where in WDW Am I?” we are given 20 questions to help us find where our fellow chatters are “hiding” in Walt Disney World. Plus, we discuss the cast member positions we’d most like to have for a day. Come join the discussion!

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180: Let’s Talk About World Showcase

With few characters, only two rides, and not a single show that requires you to arrive early, World Showcase is unlike any other area in Walt Disney World and remains an enigma to many vacationers. On this week’s show, we take a close look at the 11 pavilions that make up World Showcase and discuss what it is that makes this area worth a visit, from the hidden gems we love to the can’t-miss dining experiences to the smallest details you might have missed. Come with us on a deep dive into one of Walt Disney World’s most beautiful regions.

Also on episode 180: 11-Second Rants, a dinner review of Ale & Compass, the latest Pixar Pier updates, and more! Tune in now!

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179: Dining at Disney’s BoardWalk and Yacht and Beach Club

This week our series on the table service restaurants at Walt Disney World takes us to the BoardWalk area, where we visit nine dining locations at three different Disney resort hotels, including Beaches & Cream, Flying Fish, Yachtsman Steakhouse, and the new Ale & Compass. Join us for another culinary tour as we read these menus and give our own takes.

In another Mad Chatter game, we try to guess the Disney movie based on the film’s dialogue at the 30-minute mark. Plus, we host another zany round of Chatter Jeopardy, in which we provide ridiculous questions to off-the-wall answers. Come join the fun!

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165: Dining in Disney Springs – The Landing and Town Center

For our latest episode, come hungry and come often. This week we’re eating our way through The Landing and Town Center, two of the newest areas at Disney Springs. Join us as we read the menus and provide short reviews of new restaurants such as STK, The BOATHOUSE, and Frontera Cocina, as well as classics like Raglan Road.

Also on this week’s show, we play “Once Upon a Line,” in which we try to guess the film based on its opening line of dialogue. Plus, we pen a few Love Letters to Disney, discuss the latest Star Wars news, and more!

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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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156: Dining at Walt Disney World’s Monorail Resorts

All aboard the Walt Disney World monorail, your highway in the sky and your direct access to the ten delicious table-service restaurants at the three deluxe resorts near Magic Kingdom. On this week’s show, we take a grand circle tour around the Seven Seas Lagoon in order to highlight the sit-down offerings at Disney’s Contemporary, Polynesian Village, and Grand Floridian Resorts, including Chef Mickey’s, Kona Cafe, Citricos, and Victoria & Albert’s. Join us as we read the menus and take a closer look at what these dining locations have to offer.

In another Mad Chatter game, we try to guess the Disney Legend based on one-word clues. Plus, we do some Armchair Imagineering by providing our own ideas for how the Walt Disney World parks can emulate Cars Land’s Haul-O-Ween takeover and get into the Halloween spirit. Come hungry and come often!

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141: Dining in Epcot – Part 2

Our culinary tour of Epcot concludes this week as we visit the table service restaurants in Japan, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom, and Canada. We read the menus and give our personal thoughts on places like Teppan Edo, Chefs de France, and Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room. (Be sure to check out episode 136 if you didn’t catch Part 1.)

Also on this week’s show, we do some Armchair Imagineering by coming up with ideas for new table service restaurants at the current World Showcase pavilions. Plus, we play our favorite 20 Questions-style game, “Where in WDW Am I?” Come join us!

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139: 5 WDW Add-Ons: Worth It or Not?

While planning for a WDW vacation is exciting and magical, it also can be stressful and burdensome, especially for first-timers who aren’t sure which added expenses are worth the cost and which are unnecessary. While there is no “right” answer when it comes to money and Disney, on this week’s episode we discuss five optional add-ons and give our two cents on whether or not they are worth the cost:

  • Park Hopper
  • Disney Resorts
  • Food (Dining plan, table service, etc.)
  • Dessert Parties and Dining Packages
  • Memory Maker

Also on this week’s show, we share some of our favorite hidden gems in the segment “It’s the Small Things, After All.” Plus, we have some friendly debates on topics such as sweet treats, theming at quick service restaurants, and WDW’s best mountains. Come join the fun!

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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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124: 5 Disney Couples We’re Shipping

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day, and over on The Mad Chatters Podcast we’re getting in the holiday spirit by discussing the Disney characters we’d love to see pair up. From preshow personalities at Walt Disney World to our favorite characters in the animated films, we open up about who we’re shipping. It’s zany, ridiculous, and oh so romantic.

In another round of Take Five, we use just five words to share our thoughts and feelings on categories such as wall carpet, Pizzerizzo, and the title of Joe Rohde’s future autobiography. Plus, Matt and Derek give a full rundown of their weekend at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, including new food items and a Disney on Broadway concert. Tune in now!

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