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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!

We’d love for you to connect with us online. Come find us on Instagram (@madchatters), Twitter (@MadChatters), and Facebook (@madchatterspodcast). Or you can email us at comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

 

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101: August Trip Report

Fresh off another trip to Walt Disney World, Derek and Matt share about new experiences like Frontera Cocina, an updated Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Preshow, changes in Tomorrowland, and lots more.

Speaking of Tomorrowland, in this week’s round of “Behind the Magic,” we dig deeper into the land in Magic Kingdom that depicts “The Tomorrow That Never Was,” focusing on attractions like Stitch’s Great Escape and Space Mountain and on the smaller details as well. Plus, we play “Where in WDW Am I?” Come join us on episode 101 now!

Thanks so much for listening to our little podcast, whether you’ve been tuning in since the beginning or you’re brand new to the show. We’d love for you to connect with us online! Find us on Instagram (@madchatters), Twitter (@MadChatters), and Facebook (@madchatterspodcast). Or you can email us at comments@madchatters.net.

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100: 100 Shows – Reflect, Play, and Celebrate

This week we’re celebrating 100 episodes with lots of Mad Chatter fun. We reflect on our favorite moments from the past 99 episodes, share funny stories in the segment “Did That Just Happen?” and even hear from special guests who have been on the show in the past.

In a very special Mad Chatter game, four of our listeners play along to see who can “Name That Disney Tune.” Plus, in our own version of The Match Game, we ask the competitors to guess which Chatter said what on a variety of Disney topics. Then, the three of us go back in time to 2007 to give a trip report of our very first visit to Walt Disney World as a trio. All that and much, much more awaits you on our 100th show!

Thanks so much for listening to our little podcast, whether you’ve been tuning in since the beginning or you’re brand new to the show. We’d love for you to connect with us online! Find us on Instagram (@madchatters), Twitter (@MadChatters), and Facebook (@madchatterspodcast). Or you can email us at comments@madchatters.net.

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95: Shanghai Disneyland Grand Opening – On the Scene!

This week we’re joined by Captain America enthusiast and photographer extraordinaire Mark Willard of markwillardphotography.com as he takes us on a virtual tour of Shanghai Disneyland during its grand opening celebration. We hear stories from the park’s very first days, as well as Mark’s take on attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure and TRON Lightcycle Power Run.

In the game “Disney in Six Seconds,” Matt, Jeremy, and Mark go head to head to see who is quickest on his toes. Their mission? In six seconds or less, name three Disney experiences that fall in specific categories. Plus, in another round of “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” we share our picks for the best and worst celebrity cameos at Walt Disney World. Come join the conversation now!

If you’re not following Mark on social media, what are you waiting for? Go find his incredible photography on Twitter (@MWillardPhotos), Facebook (/markwillardphotography), and Instagram (@markwillardphotography). You can find us online too. Come connect with us on Instagram and Twitter (@madchatters), or send your emails to comments@madchatters.net.

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94: Mad Chatter Mishmash | Trips, Tips, and Instagram

It wouldn’t be The Mad Chatters Podcast without a bit of madness, which is why this week’s show is a grab bag of Disney tips, Disney chatter, and Disney fun.

We check in with a few listeners to get the scoop on their recent trips to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and the Walt Disney Hometown Museum in Marceline, Missouri. Plus, we answer one California listener’s questions about her upcoming trip to Walt Disney World, providing suggestions for how and when to start planning.

In another round of Armchair Imagineering, we tackle Disney’s latest obsession with projection mapping and throw out our own ideas for where the technology could be used next. Plus, Instagram and Pokemon Go pop up in the segment “The Disney Fix.” Episode 94 awaits!

If you haven’t connected with us online, be sure to find us on Twitter and Instagram (@madchatters), Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), or via email: comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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84: Mad Chatter Mishmash | Reports, Rants, and Randomness

This week we dive into the Mad Chatter mailbag to read trip reports from three of our listeners. Letters include thoughts on the Star Wars Half Marathon, opinions about Disneyland from a Disney World regular’s perspective, and fun memories from the parks.

Other segments on this week’s hodgepodge show include 11-Second Rants, Love Letters to Disney, current news, the biggest headlines, and our new segment “Behind the Magic” in which we do a deep dive into Main Street, U.S.A. to discuss its backstory, details, and more.

Have you connected with us online? Find us on Twitter and Instagram (@MadChatters) and Facebook (/madchatterspodcast). Send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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83: Walt Disney World Trip Report

After spending an entire week in Walt Disney World, Derek and Matt have a lot to talk about. Tune in to this week’s episode to hear their thoughts on the latest additions to the parks, new table service restaurants like Morimoto Asia and Skipper Canteen, one of the best snack items on Disney property, Star Wars at Hollywood Studios, and much more.

In this week’s news, we chat about the many announcements made on the Disney Parks Blog last week, including two rides in Toy Story Land, opening dates for Tiffins and Soarin’ Around the World, and an update on Town Center in Disney Springs. Lots of Disney magic awaits you on episode 83 of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

Thanks to everyone who followed along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as we reported from the parks. You guys make what we do extra special. If you don’t follow us online, check out our accounts on Twitter (@MadChatters), Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), and Instagram (@madchatters). If you want to email us, write to comments@madchatters.net.

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53: Disneyland Diamond Celebration Trip Report

We’ve been teasing (and boring) you for months about a Mad Chatter trip to Disneyland, and it finally happened. On this week’s show, Jeremy and Derek give the lowdown on their week spent in Anaheim. Tune in as they review Disneyland’s newest nighttime shows, spill the details about Club 33, talk about their experience at Napa Rose’s chef’s counter, and gush about all of the other exciting things happening in celebration of Disneyland’s 60th anniversary.

Also on episode 53, Matt holds nothing back as he reports on Magic Kingdom’s “Night of Joy,” which was held September 11-12 in Walt Disney World. Plus, we discuss the latest park news, including the end of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, the beginning of Food & Wine, Duffy’s farewell, and more.

1:40 — Night of Joy report

13:36 Disney news

30:33 Disneyland Diamond Celebration report

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