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190: 47 Years of Magic Kingdom Fireworks

The most magical day at a Disney park deserves the most magical finale, and we can’t think of a better conclusion than a Disney fireworks spectacular. This week we look back at the numerous fireworks shows that have been part of the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, from Fantasy in the Sky, to Happily Ever After, to some of the limited-time shows that have graced the skies over Cinderella Castle. Join us for this blast of a retrospective!

In another Mad Chatter game, we try to guess the attraction based on its official description on the Disney website. Plus, we introduce the hashtag #DisneyBands and have some fun creating our own ridiculous bands with a Disney twist. Come join the fun!

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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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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!

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104: Top 5 Moving Moments at Walt Disney World

This week we count down the moments at Walt Disney World that touch us the most, tug most strongly at our heartstrings, and maybe even draw the most tears from our eyes. From fireworks spectaculars to patriotic tributes, we each list our five most moving moments at the parks.

In the new segment “Mad Chatters Playlist” we each share our picks for songs to play on a rainy day. Plus, Matt and Jeremy go head to head in the game “WDW By the Numbers.” Come join the fun now!

Don’t forget to email gear@madchatters.net if you want a Mad Chatters t-shirt. September 30 is the final day for sales, so don’t delay! If you’d like 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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58: Animated Films in the Parks – The 2000s

Our search for signs of Disney films at Walt Disney World gets a bit harder this week as we venture into the 2000s. On this week’s show, we chat about films like Atlantis, Chicken Little, and The Emperor’s New Groove, discussing why they’ve been all but forgotten by Disney executives and fans alike. We also speculate about why movies like Lilo & Stitch and The Princess and the Frog have had such lasting power.

In “You Be the Judge,” we go head to head in a few friendly debates regarding topics such as nighttime spectaculars, disposable opening-day attractions, and shoddy audio-animatronics. Plus, we play a few rounds of “Take 5,” in which we use just five words to express our feelings about gourmet hot dogs, the PeopleMover, and more. Episode 58 of The Mad Chatters Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure!

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48: Top 5 Musical Moments at Walt Disney World

In another Mad Chatter Top 5, we count down our favorite “musical moments” at Walt Disney World—the dramatic notes, funny songs, and swelling scores that get our hearts pounding, our feet tapping, and our spirits soaring. Come for the lively conversation, and stay for the musical interludes.

In The Disney Fix, Matt talks about the background loop that’s currently on his playlist, Jeremy discusses a tie-in between Disney World and a certain former President, and Derek looks forward to the latest mobile game from Disney Interactive. Plus, the Chatters look to the future in the new segment “In the Year 2071.”

To connect with us, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@MadChatters) and Facebook (/madchatterspodcast). Also, send your feedback to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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