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125: Meeting Characters 101

You can hardly take ten steps in a Disney park without coming across a costumed character (or at least a queue of people waiting to meet one). For some, meeting characters is as much a part of a Walt Disney World vacation as seeing Cinderella Castle for the first time or riding It’s a Small World. So, what’s all the fuss about? And what do you need to know before you dive into the world of character meet and greets?

We’ve got you covered on this week’s episode, as we list the pros and cons of meeting characters, discuss our picks for the best and worst meet and greets in Walt Disney World, and even share a few of our favorite personal experiences meeting characters.

In the news, Disney has announced several opening dates of upcoming experiences. We share our thoughts on coming attractions such as Rivers of Light, Pandora, and the brand new nighttime spectacular “Happily Ever After.” Plus, Matt and Derek review two Disney Springs restaurants (Paddlefish and Boathouse), and in a Mad Chatter game, we test our knowledge of voice actors in Disney animated films. Come play along now!

Have you connected with us online? Come chat 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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114: Fantasy Draft – Attraction Wait Times

If on any given Saturday you had to guess which attractions would have the longest wait times, which rides or meet-and-greets would you list? That’s our challenge this week as we each “draft” ten picks and create our teams of attractions, hoping to have the highest combined wait time based on actual numbers this past Saturday, November 26. Play along! You just might be surprised who comes away the victor.

Also on this week’s show, Derek gives a brief review of Moana and shares about his Walt Disney World audition experience, Jeremy breaks down “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” on ABC, and we go a few rounds of 11-Second Rants. All that and more awaits you on our latest episode!

To connect with us, find us on Instagram (@madchatters), Twitter (@MadChatters), and Facebook (/madchatterspodcast). Send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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81: Do This, Not That (Epcot)

In our continuing effort to help first-timers know what not to miss and what to skip if crunched for time, this week we set our sights on Epcot. We discuss the highlights and mehs of both Future World and World Showcase, trying to help newcomers make the most of their time in this massive park

In another round of “Where in WDW Am I?” we ask 20 questions to try to guess where in Walt Disney World the other Chatters are. Plus, we chat about a Zootopia documentary, Matt’s latest merchandise obsession, big changes to FastPass+, an update on Rivers of Light, and more!

To connect with us online, be sure to find us on Twitter (@MadChatters) and Facebook (/madchatterspodcast). Send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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