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.

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194: Disney Game Night!

Disney Game Night is back! And this time it’s bigger than ever. On episode 194, a slew of special guests and friends of the podcast join us to play some of our favorite game shows with a Disney twist, including Family Feud, Match Game, and more! Play along as we test our knowledge of Disney trivia and compete our way through one Disney game after another.

A HUGE thank you to our guests for coming out to play on this week’s show! Be sure to find them all online and let them know how much you enjoyed hearing them on The Mad Chatters Podcast:

Jeff Birou: @jeffsoubirous on Twitter and on Instagram

Jeff DePaoli: @JeffDePaoli on Twitter | Host of Dizney Coast to Coast (@DizneyCTC on Twitter and Instagram)

Teri Deel: @terideel on Twitter

Courtney Guth: @Courtney_Guth on Twitter | Host of Book of the Mouse Club (@BookOfTheMouse on Twitter)

Matt Parrish: @Thirty20Eight on Twitter | Host of The 3028

Guy Selga: @GuySelga on Twitter | Writer for The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland and contributor for TouringPlans

Aaron Wallace: @aaronwallace on Twitter | Host of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod | Find his books at

Mark Willard: @MarkWillard85 on Twitter | @markwillardphotography on Instagram

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150: Disney Game Night

Let the games begin! For our 150th episode we invited tons of special guests to join us for an epic game night, and as we suspected, they all came ready to compete (and entertain). Now it’s your turn to play along! Test your Disney knowledge in games like “What Year Is It?” and Disney Buzzword. Try to beat our contestants to the punch in a round of Disney Password. Then, finish it off by listening to the hilarity ensue in a super-sized round of Match Game. It’s nothing but games this week, so come join the Disney fun now!

We especially want to thank the incredible guests who came out to play this week. If you aren’t already, go follow these terrific ladies and gentlemen online and be a part of the awesome work they do. (Tell them The Mad Chatters sent you.)

Jeff Birou – Twitter: @jetsetter_Jeff / Instagram: @jetsetterjeff

Tom Bricker – Disney reviews and blog posts: Disney Tourist Blog / Twitter: @Tom_Bricker / Instagram: @tom_bricker / Travel blog (Disney and non-Disney): Travel Caffeine

Teri Deel – Twitter: @terideel

Jeff DePaoli – Podcast: Dizney Coast to Coast (and on iTunes) / Twitter: @JeffDePaoli and @DizneyCTC / Instagram: @dizneyctc / Daily Disney Decision on Periscope

Stephen Lim – Instagram: @thedailydisney

Guy Selga – Twitter: @guyselga / Instagram: @guyselgaTouring Plans (writer) / Book: The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland (co-author)

Aaron Wallace – Twitter: @aaronwallace / Instagram: @awallnotawol / Podcast: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod / Books: Hocus Pocus in Focus, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to WDW: Magic Kingdom, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to WDW: Epcot / Website:

Mark Willard – Instagram: @markwillardphotography / Website:

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113: Table Service at Magic Kingdom + Destination D: On the Scene!

It wouldn’t be The Mad Chatters Podcast if we didn’t talk about food, and our latest episode is no exception! This week we kick off a new series devoted to the table service restaurants throughout Walt Disney World. First up: Magic Kingdom. From hot tickets like Cinderella’s Royal Table to less sought-after eateries such as The Plaza Restaurant, we highlight the park’s eight table service options, discuss every menu, and provide our own reviews.

Also on this week’s show we’re joined by guest Guy Selga (@guyselga), blogger and researcher for, who takes us inside last weekend’s Destination D event at Walt Disney World. We hear about Guy’s favorite panels and get the scoop on the biggest news that was announced over the long weekend.

Speaking of news, we break down all of the latest announcements from The Walt Disney Company, including a new Cars 3 teaser, huge changes for Hong Kong Disneyland, a brand new festival coming to Epcot, and much more! It all goes down on the latest episode. Tune in now!

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71: Countdown to Parkstinction – Disney(‘s) California Adventure: 2001

This week we once again hop in our Time Rovers and take a trip back to the past. This time our destination is 2001, when Disney California Adventure first opened to the public. Joining us for our virtual tour of one of Disney’s most scrutinized parks is Guy Selga (@GuySelga) of Touring Plans. Together we walk the streets of DCA 1.0 and discuss extinct attractions and locations like the Sun Icon, Disney’s Eureka! A California Parade, and the infamous Superstar Limo.

Hot topics on this week’s show include one family’s suit against Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s nine Oscar nominations, and a Guardian article about the “problem” with Disney princesses. Plus, we share our ideas for the hashtag #EdibleDisneySongs. Come join the puns… Or rather, come join the fun on another episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

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47: D23 Expo Extravaganza

Now that the whirlwind known as D23 Expo is over, it’s time to decompress and digest all of the exciting news that came out of Anaheim. On this week’s show we discuss the biggest announcements from the Expo, including upcoming films, attraction refurbishments, and entire park expansions. Get the scoop (and our unedited opinions) on Pixar sequels, a new restaurant in Magic Kingdom, and the HUGE changes coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Plus, hear from Disneyland regular and Touring Plans blogger Guy Selga (@guyselga), who was on the scene to experience the informative panels and impressive exhibits for himself.

Also this week, in a special round of Munchies and Merch, we share our ideas for the food and merchandise we’d like to see come to Walt Disney World’s three new lands: Pandora, Star Wars Land, and Toy Story Land.

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