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185: 20 Animal Kingdom Facts We Love

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is turning 20 years old! To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of 20 of our favorite fun facts about Walt Disney World’s youngest park, from hidden details we love, to engineering feats that set the park apart from all other theme parks.

But that’s not all. Animal Kingdom takes center stage in our other segments as well, including “Munchies & Merch” and “Take Five.” It’s our wildest episode yet. 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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126: Top 5 Cast Member Uniforms

Whether it’s a pair of striped socks, a flashy Hawaiian shirt, or a fashionable plaid vest, sometimes even the smallest aspects of a cast member’s uniform at Walt Disney World can immerse you in a theme. On our latest episode, special guest Marshal Knight helps us count down our five favorite cast member costumes at the Walt Disney World Resort.

In the segment “Munchies and Merch,” we chat about the food and merchandise items we have our eyes on. Plus, we go head to head in another round of Disney debates, pitting water features, restaurant experiences, and bad attractions against each other. All that and more goes down on episode 126 of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

Special thanks to Marshal Knight for joining us this week. Go find Marshal online on Twitter (@Marshal_Knight) and Instagram (@marshalknight). To connect with us, 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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93: Overlay or Over-nay? – Evaluating Disney’s Shoehorning Strategy

What used to be Maelstrom is now Frozen Ever After. The original show Rivers of Light has been put on hold, and a “Jungle Book” show has debuted in its place. Now, rumors are flying that attractions like Mission: SPACE and Tower of Terror will be given “Guardians of the Galaxy” overlays. Is the age of original attractions over?

On this week’s show, we dive in to the topic of Disney overlays and share our thoughts on this latest trend. Then, with our tongues firmly in our cheeks, we each give five ideas for how to either improve or ruin current Walt Disney World attractions by overlaying them with Disney films and characters.

In the segment “Munchies and Merch,” we discuss the food items and merchandise at the parks that have our attention. Plus, we play “Take 5,” a game in which we use just five words to express our feelings on categories such as the weather in July and what the Maelstrom trolls are up to now. A bit of fun and a whole bunch of silliness await on episode 93 of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

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76: The Smells of Walt Disney World

It happens all of a sudden and in the most unexpected places. You get a whiff of something familiar and you are instantly transported to Walt Disney World. This week’s show is all about those unmistakable Disney scents, from musty attractions to tantalizing food and beyond.

We also pack in a fair share of fun with two Mad Chatter games. In the first, Matt and Derek try to guess Disney movies based on reviews by Amazon users. Then, the three of us try to stump each other in the game “Where in Walt Disney World Am I?” Plus, we dish on the Munchies and Merch we have our eyes on. Come awaken your senses on another episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

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57: Mad Q Party: Halloween Edition

Our favorite hypothetical extravaganza is back, and this time it’s all things Halloween. We try to plus Halloween Time at Walt Disney World by answering questions like, “If you could hide somewhere in Walt Disney World and scare people, where would you do it?” and, “If you had to add a fall or Halloween ‘twist’ to a classic Disney snack, what would you do?”

In the segment Munchies and Merch, we each share about a fall snack and a spooky piece of merchandise we’d like to get our hands on, and in another Mad Chatter game, Matt and Derek try to match movie quotes with the villains who said them. Plus, the latest news includes a Tower of Terror film and some interesting gourmet hot dogs at Grand Floridian Resort. Lots of creepy fun awaits you on episode 57 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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