212: 60 Years of Disney Roller Coasters

2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the very first roller coaster to open at a Disney park: the Matterhorn Bobsleds. Disneyland was open for four years before it got its first coaster, and when the mountain-themed attraction debuted, it was anything but your average, off-the-shelf ride. In fact, it was the first tubular steel coaster in the world! That attraction was the first in an iconic lineup of roller coasters that would eventually be introduced at the U.S. Disney parks, and on this week’s show we work our way chronologically through all 12 of them. Join us and special guest Courtney Guth as we discuss the impact and legacy of the Disney coasters and how we feel each one succeeds as a Disney attraction.

Also on episode 212, we review some of our recent meals at Ale & Compass, Liberty Tree Tavern, and Olivia’s Cafe. Plus, we have some fun with the hashtag #DisneyfyDisney by adding Intellectual Properties to original Walt Disney World attractions and restaurants. Come join the fun!

Be sure to find Courtney online and let her know you enjoyed hearing her on the show!

Podcast: Book of the Mouse Club

Twitter: @Courtney_Guth

*We apologize for the audio issues you’ll hear throughout this episode. We were dealing with loud computer fans and a microphone that ended up not being plugged in, which we unfortunately realized too late. We hope you still enjoy the episode!

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73: Top 5 Favorite Views at WDW

What scenes from Walt Disney World make you gasp? What landscapes, facades, or interiors give you that “wow” moment? On this week’s show, we attempt to do the impossible and narrow down our favorite views at Walt Disney World to just five. Our lists take us to everywhere from Animal Kingdom to Wilderness Lodge to World Showcase as we gush about the Vacation Kingdom’s most picture-perfect spots.

In “You Be the Judge,” we debate topics like Disney Afternoon meet-and-greets, annoying park guests, and Magic Kingdom transportation. Plus, Matt reviews Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort. Come argue, laugh, and ooh and aah along with us on another episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

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