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204: Voicing Disney Attractions: An Interview With Mike Brassell

If this week’s guest sounds familiar, it might be because you’ve ridden one or both of the Walt Disney World attractions he currently narrates! Joining us is voice actor Mike Brassell, who lends his voice to both the PeopleMover in the Magic Kingdom and Living With the Land in Epcot. We spoke to Mike about the events that led to these roles, what it’s like hearing his own voice when riding these attractions, and the other Disney projects he’s been part of.

Also on episode 204, we’re joined once again by Mad Chatter Matt! Our OG cohost joins us for a deep dive into the many news items coming out of The Walt Disney Company. Plus, we share our own ideas for what kind of show should replace IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, and in another Mad Chatter game, we listen to one-star Yelp reviews and then try to guess the attraction, hotel, or restaurant for which each review was given. Come play along!

Be sure to find Mike online and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show: https://twitter.com/mikebrassell

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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171: IllumiNations: Reflections on 30 Years

We’ve gathered here tonight around the fire, as people of all lands have gathered for thousands and thousands of years before us, to share the light and to share a story — the story of how one nighttime show is turning 30 years old this month!

Join us as we look back at three decades of IllumiNations, the fireworks/laser/fire spectacular that takes place every night on World Showcase Lagoon. On this week’s episode, we reflect on what this show has meant to Disney fans and why the current show, Reflections of Earth, is significant. Plus, we discuss where nighttime entertainment at Epcot should go from here.

Also on show 171, we answer a few listener emails, share our Disney resolutions for 2018, and review our recent lunch at Restaurant Marrakesh. Come join the fun!

Are you on social media? 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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105: Countdown to Parkstinction – WDW’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

With Walt Disney World turning 45 years old this weekend, we thought it would be fun to go back in time and take a look at one of Magic Kingdom’s biggest birthday celebrations of the past. As we discuss the park’s 25th anniversary, we take a closer look at the Remember the Magic Parade, Illuminations 25, and the infamous, love-it-or-hate-it Cakestle.

But first, we do a bit of Armchair Imagineering as we create our own ideas for how Walt Disney World and its guests should celebrate 45 years. Plus, we pen Love Letters to Disney. Strap in and hang on tight: this Time Rover is ready for departure!

If you’d like to connect with us online, come 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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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!

Come join the conversation online! You can find us on Twitter (@MadChatters), Instagram (@madchatters), and Facebook (/madchatterspodcast). We welcome your emails at comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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