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230: The Sounds of Walt Disney World

The screams! The explosions! The whistles! The sounds of Steven Tyler! On this week’s show we talk about some of the most notable noises and sound effects at Walt Disney World. Special guest Aaron Wallace joins us as we go park by park to discuss the sounds you’d be left with if you stripped away the background music and the attraction soundtracks at the Disney parks.

To kick off the show, we do a deep dive into Walt Disney World’s newest land: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Hear our first reactions and overall thoughts on the newest addition to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Plus, we each pick three songs to add to a new Mad Chatters Playlist that celebrates Hollywood Studios and its past 30 years. Come join us!

Be sure to find Aaron online and check out the awesome projects he’s part of:

Website: aaronwallaceonline.com | Latest Book: The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom 2020 | Twitter: @aaronwallace | Instagram: @aaronhwallace

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172: Talking Broadway and Festival of the Arts With Jenn Gambatese

This week we’re joined by special guest and Broadway star Jenn Gambatese, who just wrapped up a weekend of performances at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts as part of its “Disney on Broadway” concert series. We spoke to Jenn about her extensive Broadway career, her favorite roles (including Jane in Disney’s Tarzan), and what it was like filling in last minute at the Epcot festival.

Also on this week’s show, we take a closer look at the new restaurants that opened last week at Disney Springs, including Pizza Ponte and The Edison, and we take you inside the first weekend of the Festival of the Arts. Plus, in another Mad Chatter game, we play “Disney by the Numbers.” Come join the fun on episode 172!

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If you want to add more Jenn Gambatese goodness to your life, be sure to check out her album Cockeyed Optimist: Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, and follow her on Instagram (@jenngambatese) and Twitter (@jenngambatese).

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168: The Mad Chatters Visit Walt Disney World!

After 3+ years of podcasting, the three of us finally visited a Disney park TOGETHER! On this week’s show we give a full report of the things we saw, ate, and experienced on our trip to Walt Disney World, including the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail, two different viewings of Candlelight Processional, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, and much more! Come join us as we reminisce, swap stories, and laugh about our favorite moments of the past week.

Also on episode 168, we discuss the latest Disney news, including the buyout of 21st Century Fox, the end of Flights of Wonder, and The Last Jedi’s big box-office haul. Tune in now!

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155: Disney Happenings – Matt’s Disneyland Paris Trip, Jeremy’s Marceline Visit, and Other Current Events

We’ve always claimed to be your very important date with the happenings at Walt Disney World and around the Disney universe, and on this week’s show we truly are taking you “around the Disney universe,” from Marceline, Missouri to Paris, France. On show 155, Jeremy reports on his recent visit to the Walt Disney Hometown Museum in Marceline, while Matt fills us in on his trip to Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, both of which are part of the Disneyland Paris resort.

This week we also take a closer look at what’s going on within The Walt Disney Company, from Walt Disney World updates to Star Wars shake-ups to Hurricane Irma aftermath and beyond. Plus, in “The Disney Fix,” we each share the Disney topics we’ve had on our minds lately. This week it’s all about current events and hot topics, so come join the discussion!

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154: Trip Report – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and More!

Even though it’s only the first week of September, Halloween Time and the fall season are in full swing at Walt Disney World. On this week’s show, Matt and Derek give a full report of their visits to the Disney parks last week, including a neat VIP experience at Festival of the Lion King, a ride on the revamped Mission: SPACE, and a spooky good time at the first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party of 2017.

In another round of “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” we share our picks for the best and worst Pixar representations at Walt Disney World. Plus, we go Behind the Magic as we take a closer look at the design and hidden gems of Frontierland. Come join the fun on episode 154 NOW!

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142: New at Walt Disney World – On the Scene With Aaron Wallace and Derek’s Parents

Fresh off of a ten-day vacation at Walt Disney World, the Mad Chatters have plenty of catching up and reporting to do. With so many brand new experiences to discuss, including Pandora, The Music of Pixar LIVE, and Happily Ever After, we’re anxious to share our thoughts with each other and with you listeners. Joining in the conversation this week is special guest Aaron Wallace, who helps us break down what’s new at the parks.

Also on this week’s show, Derek’s mom and dad share about their six-day vacation from their perspective. Hear about their first visit to Epcot, which rides they loved, how they managed a full week in Walt Disney World, and some of their favorite moments from the trip. So many exciting things are happening at WDW, and on this week’s show we want to take you there. Come join the conversation now!

A huge thanks to Aaron Wallace for joining us on this week’s episode! To find Aaron online, check out Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod on iTunes or on his website: aaronwallaceonline.com. You can follow Aaron on Twitter at @aaronwallace.

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137: Meanwhile at Walt Disney World…

This week we’re bringing you up to date on all the latest happenings at the Walt Disney World Resort, from the biggest news (Baby Groot! Johnny Depp! Driverless shuttles?) to an on-the-scene report from our most recent trip. We share stories from the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, the 28th birthday of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, our final viewing of Wishes, and much more!

Also on this week’s show, Matt and Derek review their recent meal at 50’s Prime Time Cafe. Plus, we put on our Imagineering hats and come up with ideas for limited-time Mother’s Day celebrations at WDW. Come join the conversation!

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124: 5 Disney Couples We’re Shipping

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day, and over on The Mad Chatters Podcast we’re getting in the holiday spirit by discussing the Disney characters we’d love to see pair up. From preshow personalities at Walt Disney World to our favorite characters in the animated films, we open up about who we’re shipping. It’s zany, ridiculous, and oh so romantic.

In another round of Take Five, we use just five words to share our thoughts and feelings on categories such as wall carpet, Pizzerizzo, and the title of Joe Rohde’s future autobiography. Plus, Matt and Derek give a full rundown of their weekend at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, including new food items and a Disney on Broadway concert. Tune in now!

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120: Disney Regrets

If you could relive a specific Walt Disney World memory, would you change anything? Is there something you did that you wish you hadn’t? Is there an opportunity you wish you had taken because now it’s too late? If so, you’re not alone! This week we discuss some of our biggest Disney regrets, from restaurants we never should have tried to extinct attractions we wish we’d had the chance to experience.

But first, Matt fills us in on his weekend at Magic Kingdom. Then, in a new Mad Chatter game, Jeremy and Derek try to guess the attraction based on one-word hints describing its preshow. Plus, we play a few rounds of “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” in which we share our picks for the best and worst attraction scenes in Walt Disney World. Tune in now to episode 120 of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

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107: From Celebrations to Cyclones (And Hocus Pocus Too!)

Walt Disney World had quite a week! Just days after celebrating its 45th anniversary, the resort closed to guests for only the fourth time ever due to Hurricane Matthew. And the Mad Chatters were on the scene for all of it!

To help us report on all of the craziness, we brought in a few special guests. First, our friends David and Katie fill us in on what it was like to be trapped at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel as Hurricane Matthew made its way along the coast. They give us the scoop on how Disney handled the situation as well as share the highs and lows of being in Walt Disney World while the parks were closed.

Then, guest Aaron Wallace (@aaronspod), host of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod and author of the brand new book Hocus Pocus in Focus, joins Derek to break down all of the celebrations and offerings that took place on Magic Kingdom’s 45th birthday. They also report on the new show “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.”

Also on this episode you’ll hear a brief report of Derek’s trip with two first-timers, plus a special Halloween edition of the Mad Chatters Playlist. All that and more awaits on show 107. Tune in now!

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