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199: The Magic of Audio-Animatronics: From the Dancing Man to the Shaman

Audio-animatronics have been a staple of Disney parks for over five decades. But what many guests might not realize is that “Audio-Animatronics” is a registered trademark because Walt Disney and his team of Imagineers were actually responsible for inventing the technology! On this week’s show we trace the history of audio-animatronics, stopping along the way to discuss some of the biggest milestones and our personal favorite audio-animatronics, including Abraham Lincoln, the Tiki Room birds, Hopper, and much more.

Also on this week’s episode, Jeremy and Matt discuss their recent adventures in Walt Disney World and share their thoughts on the World of Disney’s new look, Toy Story Land, and more. Plus, we play another round of Take 5 by sharing our thoughts on various Disney topics using only five words. Tune in now!

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178: Makin’ Melodies – 11 Times the Sherman Brothers Made Disney Magic

It’s A Small World (After All), Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Winnie the Pooh — Besides being some of the most iconic and recognizable Disney songs of all time, these tunes have something else in common: They were penned by the Sherman brothers! On this week’s episode we take a closer look at Robert and Richard Sherman, their rich history with The Walt Disney Company, and the most memorable songs that were produced by this incredible partnership. Join us for an extensive discussion about these Disney legends and the songs from their catalog that we love the most.

Also on episode 178, we read a few funny stories and respond to some questions we received from listeners. Tune in now!

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157: Epcot 35 – From Walt’s “Community of Tomorrow” to EPCOT Center and Beyond

This week we’re celebrating Epcot’s 35th birthday by looking back at how this unique park came to be. From Walt’s original concept for the “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow” to 1982’s “EPCOT Center” and even into the future, we’re doing a deep dive into Epcot’s legacy and what there is to love about it.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss the “Munchies and Merch” at Walt Disney World that have caught our eye. Plus, we look back at three years of The Mad Chatters Podcast. Join us!

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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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153: Top 5 Favorite Ways to Take It Easy at WDW + An Inside Look at The Walt Disney Birthplace

This week we’re celebrating Labor Day by sharing our picks for the five best ways to take a break, relax, and rejuvenate at Walt Disney World. From our favorite people-watching spots to the attractions that do the best job of refreshing our bodies and minds, we highlight our favorite ways to take a vacation from your vacation.

Also on this week’s show, we sit down with Brent Young and Dina Benadon, owners and co-founders of The Walt Disney Birthplace project. We chat with them about their efforts to restore Walt’s childhood home, what they hope to achieve with the project, and what visitors can expect to get out of the experience when the project is finished. To find out how you can get involved in this noble effort, be sure to check out thewaltdisneybirthplace.org!

This episode also includes another round of Disney Taglines, Hollywood Studios rumors, and more. Tune in now!

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145: Mad Q Party (With Guest Matt Parrish)

As Rafiki once asked in Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade, “ARE YOU READY FOR THE PARTY?!” On this week’s show, guest Matthew Parrish (host of WEDWay Radio and The Thirty20Eight) joins us for another Mad Q Party, in which we answer ten off-the-wall questions about the Disney universe. Our latest hypothetical extravaganza has us dreaming up movie-themed restaurants at the parks, naming our dream podcast guests, and much more!

Also on episode 145, we share our picks for the good, bad, and ugly use of screens at Walt Disney World. Plus, we share a few Disney Confessions and discuss the buzzworthy news surrounding Pirates of the Caribbean. Come join the fun now!

A huge thanks to Matt for joining us this week! Be sure to check out Wedway Radio and The Thirty20Eight on iTunes.

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144: Top 5 Worst Attractions Ever

No theme park is perfect. In its 45 years of bringing us magical moments, breathtaking environments, and technological breakthroughs, even Walt Disney World has stumbled once or twice. On this week’s show we count down our picks for the top five worst attractions Disney has ever given us, from boring shows to loud cars to rides that left us wondering what the Imagineers were thinking. (And yes, biases and personal experiences play a LARGE role.)

Also on this week’s show, to get in the 4th of July spirit we introduce the hashtag #AmericanizeDisney. Plus, we highlight the career of Disney legend Dorothea Redmond in another edition of “The Windows of Main Street, U.S.A.” Come join the conversation now!

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