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201: The Many Signs of Magic Kingdom

Come take a stroll with us! This week we’re taking a virtual tour of the Magic Kingdom in order to take a closer look at the signage scattered throughout. Join us and special guest Marshal Knight as we discuss the often overlooked attraction signs, restaurant signs, directional signs, and more that can be seen in every land at the Magic Kingdom. As we chat about our favorite signage throughout the park, we shed light on why the magic really is in the details!

Also on show 201, we create a Mad Chatters Playlist featuring our favorite “Weird Disney Songs.” Plus, we predict a few headlines that might be big news items “In the Year 2071.” Tune in now!

Be sure to find Marshal on Twitter, Instagram, and his website (disneybop.com) and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show!

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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146: Magic Kingdom and Disneyland – What’s the Difference?

Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, It’s A Small World – Many of the classic attractions for which Disney parks are known can be found on both U.S. coasts. The assumption, therefore, is that Magic Kingdom is simply a replica of Disneyland. In reality, though, the two parks are different in many ways. On this week’s show, special guest Jeff Birou (@jetsetterjeff) helps us take a closer look at these two parks and highlight the attractions, food, and landscapes that make each of them unique.

Also on this week’s show, we look ahead to the D23 Expo and discuss the panels that sound most interesting to us. Plus, we play the 20 Questions-style game “Where in WDW Am I?” Play along and join the fun now!

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138: The Lights of Walt Disney World

At last we see the lights, and it’s like the sky is new! On this week’s show, join us for a closer look at the best lamps, light bulbs, and spotlights throughout Walt Disney World. We go park by park, “highlighting” the best lighting techniques used by Imagineers to bring that special touch of magic to our favorite parks, from the fiberoptic lights below our feet to the popcorn lights that dangle above our heads.

In the new segment “The Windows of Main Street,” we showcase the contributions of those men and women whose names adorn the windows along Main Street. This week we place the focus on Walt’s older brother Roy. Plus, we play the game “Take Five” and share our thoughts on Magic Kingdom’s new fireworks show “Happily Ever After.” All that and more awaits you on show 138!

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121: Putting the “Magic” in Magic Kingdom

What makes Magic Kingdom worthy of its name? Is it the rides? The smells? The Cast Members? The music? Is it a mixture of all of the above? Or is it different for every person?

On this week’s show we open up (read: gush) about what makes Magic Kingdom so “magical” to us. From single moments to breathtaking views to the smallest of details, we talk about what puts the “magic” in our favorite park.

In the latest news, we discuss the opening weekend of Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts, two new hard-ticket Star Wars events, and the brand new MaxPass at Disneyland. Plus, we put on our creative hats for another round of Armchair Imagineering, and we try to stump each other in the game “Where in WDW Am I?” All that and so much more awaits on this week’s episode!

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103: The Music of Magic Kingdom

It’s a small world filled with grim, grinning ghosts. But hey, there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow, so put on your Sunday clothes, queue up The Mad Chatters Podcast, and drink up, me ‘earties. Yo ho!

This week we take a musical tour of Magic Kingdom to discover the background loops that play in the park’s six themed lands, as well as the many original songs written for Disney attractions. We discuss our favorite tunes, dig into their backgrounds and authors, and talk about why music is such an integral part of Walt Disney World.

In “It’s the Small Things, After All,” we each share a hidden gem or often under-appreciated aspect of the Disney universe that we love. Plus, we introduce the hashtag #MisheardDisneyLyrics. Come join the fun now!

We’d love for you to connect with us online. 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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84: Mad Chatter Mishmash | Reports, Rants, and Randomness

This week we dive into the Mad Chatter mailbag to read trip reports from three of our listeners. Letters include thoughts on the Star Wars Half Marathon, opinions about Disneyland from a Disney World regular’s perspective, and fun memories from the parks.

Other segments on this week’s hodgepodge show include 11-Second Rants, Love Letters to Disney, current news, the biggest headlines, and our new segment “Behind the Magic” in which we do a deep dive into Main Street, U.S.A. to discuss its backstory, details, and more.

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62: Do This, Not That (Magic Kingdom)

It’s hard to do everything at Magic Kingdom in one day. That’s why it’s important to prioritize ahead of time the attractions you don’t want to miss. We’re here to help you out. This week we share our tips for the must-do shops, restaurants, and rides at Magic Kingdom, as well as the elements of the park we think you can skip if it comes to that.

In our first of four Very Merry “Chatmas” Moments, Jeremy reports on Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. He breaks down the highlights (and the low points) of this year’s ticketed event. Plus, we get transparent in the segment “Disney Confessions.” Come join the fun on another episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

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