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152: FastPass+, MyMagic+, and Other WDW Tips

If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World and you haven’t been in the last five years, your vacation experience will look a lot different now that Disney has rolled out MyMagic+. On this week’s show we highlight the main features of the My Disney Experience app and give our personal tips for how to make the most of FastPass+, Mobile Ordering, and other MyMagic+ features during your Disney vacation.

In Disney news, we discuss more changes at Hollywood Studios, a stand-alone Star Wars film, and more. Plus, we play another round of Chatter Jeopardy and provide our own ideas for the upcoming Star Wars resort. All that and much more awaits you on Episode 152!

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49: Oh Snap! Photography at the Parks, With Mark Willard

There’s a reason Cinderella Castle is one of the ten most photographed structures on earth. The Disney parks are full of picture-perfect moments and settings. This week we speak to photographer Mark Willard (@MarkWillard85 and @MWillardPhotos) about his favorite spots for taking pictures and the techniques he uses to get that perfect snapshot. After grilling him for tips, we see where he stands on certain Disney World attractions, resorts, and more in the game Frame/Touch Up/Delete.

In a special photography-themed round of My Disney Experience, the Chatters share some of our favorite picture-related moments from our Disney vacations. Plus, we spout off a few 11-Second Rants regarding our biggest pet peeves when it comes to cameras at the parks.

There’s no need to wait for this episode to develop. Zoom in (or rather, tune in) right now!

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34: Mad Q Party

Let’s party! It’s time once again for the Mad Chatters to put on our creative caps and get hypothetical. We pose ten “what if” questions related to the Disney parks and films. On this episode we discuss the attraction vehicles we want in our homes, the Cast Member positions we would love to have, the Disney sidekicks we want to see in starring roles, and more!

In the segment “My Disney Experience,” we share some of our most magical memories from the Disney parks. Plus, Jeremy hosts the game “Which Came First?” Play along now!

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14: The Chatties – Celebrating the Best and Worst of 2014

It’s awards season on The Mad Chatters Podcast, which means it’s time to host The Chatties. On this week’s episode, we celebrate Walt Disney World’s best and worst of 2014. We give awards to the best additions to the parks, the worst changes that were made, the biggest surprises, and more. We also share our favorite personal experiences from the past year. Roll out the red carpet, straighten your bow tie, and make sure your ballot is filled out. The Chatties are about to begin!

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10: The Music of Walt Disney World

Let’s get musical! On episode 10 of The Mad Chatters Podcast, we discuss the songs, scores, and background loops at the parks that especially tickle our ears. We also play the music-themed game “Disney Humdinger.” Plus, Derek and special guest Teri talk about their time on stage in the now extinct attraction The American Idol Experience.

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05: Five Things You Can’t Miss During Halloween Time at Walt Disney World

It’s all things Halloween on episode 5 of The Mad Chatters Podcast. From attractions to snacks to parties, we share the must-dos of Disney World during Halloween time. We also play a few rounds of “Guess the Villain” and do a special spooky edition of My Disney Experience. Plus, we discuss more shakeups at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, including two more removals: the Sorcerer’s Hat and, perhaps the scariest attraction of them all, The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow. It’s zero tricks and all treats on this week’s show!

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My Disney Experience: Photo Proof

On this week’s podcast, we introduced a segment called My Disney Experience, in which we each shared about a moment or experience that made a Disney trip extra special. Here, in picture form, are some of the memories we mentioned.

Like the swing where Matt proposed . . .

Matt Engagement SwingAnd the phone call he made to his mom just after he received the “yes” he was looking for. (Notice the not-so-subtle backpack that almost ruined the surprise.)

Matt Engagement Calling Mom
The happy couple!

Matt and Jessica Engagement

Elsewhere in the world of engagements, Drizella made me her honorary fiancé and started the wedding dance early.

.Then, in a scandalous move, she took Jeremy for a spin too.

We’ll duke it out later, Jer.


On second thought, she’s all yours.

As far as Mr. Splash Mountain goes . . . Wherever you are, sir, you will not be forgotten! The Mad Chatters thank you for your service, your kindness, and especially your cast member privileges.

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02: Seeing Disneyland Through Disney World Eyes

On Episode 2 of The Mad Chatters Podcast, Jeremy and Derek talk about their recent trip to Anaheim and the biggest differences they noticed between Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Jeremy also reviews the guided tour, “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps.” Plus, we discuss the latest shakeups at Disney World and we each share some of our favorite Disney experiences.

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