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217: Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 30 Years, 30 Properties

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is turning 30! And if the new logo and the new parking signs are any indication, then characters from Frozen, Toy Story, and Star Wars are to be the official faces of the park, moving forward. But these are just the latest franchises to join the park’s deep well of past properties and characters, and on this week’s show we’re looking back at all of them! Join us and special guest Marshal Knight for a deep dive into 30 properties that have had a presence at Disney’s Hollywood Studios since the park first opened. Think of it as a DHS yearbook…

In another Mad Chatter game, we test our knowledge of which celebrities have handprints in front of the Chinese Theater, and which do not. Plus, Jeremy shares about a park scavenger hunt he hosted, and we discuss the latest Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge news.

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188: Let’s Talk About Marvel

Last week marked the tenth anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which kicked off with the release of Iron Man in 2008. With Avengers: Infinity War currently smashing records at the box office, and with Disney constantly adding more Marvel offerings to both the big screen and the parks, we thought it was the perfect time to do a deep dive into this huge fictional world. We’ve brought on special guest and friend of the show Teri Deel to talk all things Marvel with us, from its history with Disney, to our favorite moments in the movies, to the attractions we’re looking forward to at the parks. Come nerd out with us!

Also on this week’s show, we provide our own ideas for how Disney can bring Marvel to Walt Disney World in a big way. Plus, we chat about the cast recording of Frozen: The Broadway Musical, give a few Magic Kingdom updates, and much more!

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184: Mad Q Party

Our favorite Q&A is back! Special guest Courtney Guth joins us for another Mad Q Party to help us answer ten ridiculous questions centered on all things Disney. In this week’s edition of the wacky questionnaire, we share our ideal Disney lands, the Disney families we’d love to be part of, the characters we want to meet at Walt Disney World, and more.

In another round of The Windows of Main Street, U.S.A., we pay tribute to E Cardon Walker, former president of The Walt Disney Company and man behind the wheel of such projects as EPCOT Center and The Disney Channel. Plus, Derek reviews Frozen: The Musical, which he recently got to see in New York City. Come join the fun!

Be sure to connect with Courtney online and tell her how much you enjoyed having her on the show! You can follow her on Twitter (@Courtney_Guth) and Instagram (@greatguthsby).

And you can always connect with us as well. Find us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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72: Animated Films in the Parks – The 2010s

This week we conclude our series on the movies of Walt Disney Animation Studios and their presence in the parks. As we scour Walt Disney World for signs of Tangled, Frozen, and other hit films of this decade, we also discuss Disney’s overall success in balancing intellectual properties with original attractions and elements in their parks.

In the news this week, we speculate on the closing of Circle of Life in Epcot, hear from Matt about the latest developments in Disney Springs, and get Jeremy’s take on the new Snow White blu-ray. Plus, in “Love Letters to Disney” we present Walt Disney World with romantic Valentines, and we play the sentimental Mad Chatter game “Disney Love Quotes.” Love is in the air on the latest episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast. Tune in now!

To connect with us online, you can follow us on Twitter (@MadChatters), check out our Facebook page (/madchatterspodcast), or send us an email (comments@madchatters.net). You also can help the show by leaving us a review on iTunes. Thanks for listening!

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67: Coming Attractions – Looking Ahead to 2016

When and where will Star Wars Land construction begin? What kind of magic will Disney’s Animal Kingdom have to offer when it’s open after sunset? Just how long will people have to wait in line to ride Frozen Ever After in Epcot? On this week’s episode we look to the year ahead and discuss what’s in store for Disney fans, including films, merchandise, and big changes at the Disney parks.

In “It’s the Small Things, After All,” we describe a few more of our favorite hidden gems at Walt Disney World. Plus, in “Take 5,” we use just five words (or, in Jeremy’s case, six) to express our feelings on topics like the parks’ new metal detectors, the Chewbacca meet and greet, and the current state of Future World. Come ring in the new year with us on another episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

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51: Mad Q Party

Our favorite roundtable hypothetical extravaganza is back! On this week’s Mad Q Party, questions include “What queue would you least want to be trapped in for eight hours?” “If you could create an attraction for Toy Story Land, what would it look like?” and more!

In Disney parks news, we discuss the latest Frozen addition to Disney California Adventure. Then, in the segment “Eating Around the World,” Jeremy reviews The Plaza Restaurant in Magic Kingdom. Plus, we open up and share a few Disney Confessions. Lots of fun is ahead. Join the party now!

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39: Animated Films in the Parks: The 1970s

Nowadays it might be easier to spot a disco ball or jumpsuit than it is to find any signs of the Disney films of the 1970s in Walt Disney World. This week we discuss why movies like Robin Hood, The Aristocats, and The Rescuers have such little presence in the parks . . . and why the classic character Winnie the Pooh has stood the test of time.

In our roundup of the latest Disney news, we talk poop-inspired snacks at Animal Kingdom (really!), Frozen Summer Fun at Hollywood Studios, the latest live-action announcement, and more. Plus, in another round of “It’s the Small Things After All” we gush about our favorite hidden gems in Walt Disney World.

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