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227: The Signs of Epcot

Join us for a virtual stroll around Epcot as we take a closer look at the many signs throughout the park. Attraction signs, restaurant signs, directional signs—they’re all up for grabs as guest Marshal Knight helps us break down the best and worst signage in Future World and World Showcase, from our favorite fonts to the best designs to the most questionable shape choices.

In another Mad Chatter Top Ten, we celebrate the Haunted Mansion’s 50th anniversary by listing ten facts we love about the classic attraction. Plus, we preview the D23 Expo and we share some Disney Confessions. Come join the fun!

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214: EPCOT Center ’82-86 and the Lost Art of Original Songs

Feel the flow, spread your golden wings, and just make believe you’re a tiny little seed, because we’re taking a look back at the original songs that debuted throughout Epcot when the park first opened in 1982. On episode 214, guest Guy Selga joins us for a discussion about songs like “Universe of Energy” and “Listen to the Land,” why these songs are so fondly remembered by fans today, and why the practice of giving attractions original songs seems to have become a lost art. Come along on our musical tour!

Also on this week’s show, we host another wacky edition of Mad Chatter Jeopardy. Plus, we break down some of the new-to-us experiences we tried at Walt Disney World last week, including the Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot and Trivia Night at Port Orleans – Riverside.

Be sure to find Guy on Twitter (@guyselga) and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show! Also, check out The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland for your Disneyland travel needs.

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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166: The Music of Epcot

Join us for a musical tour of Epcot! On this week’s show we take a virtual walk-through of Future World and World Showcase, stopping along the way to discuss the background music and original songs you’ll hear in each area. From the classically Epcot loops at The Land Pavilion and Innoventions to the soaring patriotic anthems “Golden Dream” and “Canada (You’re a Lifetime Journey),” we highlight the sounds that make Epcot the park it is.

Also in the category of music, it’s time for another Mad Chatters Playlist. In this week’s edition, we each provide three Disney-related songs we like to listen to at Christmas, including tunes from The Muppet Christmas Carol and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Plus, we review Coco, chat about the latest Pixar scandal, and much more. Tune in now!

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157: Epcot 35 – From Walt’s “Community of Tomorrow” to EPCOT Center and Beyond

This week we’re celebrating Epcot’s 35th birthday by looking back at how this unique park came to be. From Walt’s original concept for the “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow” to 1982’s “EPCOT Center” and even into the future, we’re doing a deep dive into Epcot’s legacy and what there is to love about it.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss the “Munchies and Merch” at Walt Disney World that have caught our eye. Plus, we look back at three years of The Mad Chatters Podcast. Join us!

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136: Dining in Epcot – Part 1

Bienvenidos! We invite you to join us as we continue to make our way through the table service restaurants at Walt Disney World. This week our series takes us to Epcot, where we read the menus and give our thoughts on the restaurants in Future World and the Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, and Italy pavilions. Eateries featured in this episode include Biergarten, Nine Dragons, Via Napoli, and more.

In another round of “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” we put the spotlight on resort pools. Plus, we play the game “Who Said It: A Disney Villain or Adolf Hitler?” Play along now!

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115: Christmastime at Walt Disney World

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas, the Mad Chatters experienced as many of Walt Disney World’s holiday offerings as they possibly could in two and a half days, and then they reported on it. On episode 115, join us for a closer look at Christmastime at the parks as we experience Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Candlelight Processional, Holidays Around the World, Jingle Cruise, and much more!

In another round of Armchair Imagineering, we present our ideas for what an appropriate overhaul of Future World should look like. Plus, we discuss the latest upcharge events being offered at WDW. Come join the festive fun now!

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86: Countdown to Parkstinction – Millennium Celebration (1999-2001)

This week we board our Time Rovers once again to travel back to the past, and this time our destination is the Millennium Celebration that overtook Epcot from October 1, 1999 to January 1, 2001. We reminisce about the Mickey wand on Spaceship Earth, the construction of Leave a Legacy, the World Showcase parade “Tapestry of Nations,” Millennium Village, and much more.

In the latest round of “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” we discuss the best and worst restrooms at Walt Disney World. Plus, the segment Take Five returns as we use just five words to describe categories such as the future Hall of Presidents and the arrival of FastPass+ in Disneyland. It’s all happening now on episode 86 of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

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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!

To connect with us online, be sure to find us on Twitter (@MadChatters) and Facebook (/madchatterspodcast). Send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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77: Quick-Service Restaurants at Epcot

Come with us on a culinary tour of the quick-service dining options in Future World and World Showcase. On this week’s episode, we share the menu highlights of every casual dining location in Epcot and give our own thoughts about what’s worth trying and what should be avoided.

In “Take 5” we use just five words to share our feelings on topics like the new tiered ticketing system, FastPass+, and autograph books, and in “It’s the Small Things, After All” we dish on some of our favorite under-appreciated gems. Plus, latest news items include purple MagicBands, the online March Magic tournament, a new finale in It’s A Small World, and more. Come for the food and stay for the fun on the latest episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

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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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