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Your very important date with the happenings at Walt Disney World and around the Disney universe. This weekly podcast features roundtable discussions, helpful tips, dining reviews, honest opinions, and silly segments related to the Disney parks, all provided by three passionate and fun-loving Disney fans.

The Mad Chatters Podcast | Walt Disney World and Around the Disney Universe The Mad Chatters

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 241 Ratings

Your very important date with the happenings at Walt Disney World and around the Disney universe. This weekly podcast features roundtable discussions, helpful tips, dining reviews, honest opinions, and silly segments related to the Disney parks, all provided by three passionate and fun-loving Disney fans.

    259: Objects in Disney Movies That We Wish Were Real

    259: Objects in Disney Movies That We Wish Were Real

    If you've ever wanted a bottomless carpetbag like Mary Poppins or dreamed of rubbing a magic lamp and having three wishes of your own, have we got the episode for you! Tune in as guest Jeff DePaoli helps us list fantastical objects, magical places, and just plain practical items from Disney movies that we wish existed in real life.
    Also in this episode, we play a virtual game of hide and seek with a round of "Where in Walt Disney World Am I?" Plus, in our continuing countdown to WDW's 50th anniversary, we shine a spotlight on the Electrical Water Pageant, an underrated but always delightful hidden gem.
    Be sure to find Jeff online and follow his Disney projects:
    Podcast: Dizney Coast to Coast | Attractions Magazine Column: DePaoli on DeParks | Twitter: @JeffDePaoli (personal) @DizneyCTC (podcast) | Instagram: @disneyctc
    If you want to interact with us online, we’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 42 min
    258: Sitcoms at the Disney Parks – Part 2

    258: Sitcoms at the Disney Parks – Part 2

    The show must go on, as they say. And that is why we are BACK this week to close out our two-part series on the ABC sitcoms that filmed episodes at the Disney Parks. This week we kick things off with the 1998 episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch that coincided with the opening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and we make our way all the way to 2019, when The Goldbergs spoofed National Lampoon’s Vacation with an episode that followed the family on their cross-country trip to Disneyland in the late 80s. Join us as we talk about the best hidden gems, the most magical moments, and the most laughable, that-would-never-happen goofs from shows like Modern Family, Black-ish, and more!
    Also on this episode, guest Blake Taylor joins us for the game “Before and After,” in which he and Jeremy compete to see who can guess the Disney-related mashup first. Plus, as part of our continuing countdown to Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, we play a round of “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” in which we share our picks for the best and worst elements of Magic Kingdom on its opening day. It’s all happening now on The Mad Chatters Podcast. Tune in!
    Be sure to find Blake online and follow his Disney projects!
    Disney Podcast: Park People | Disney Instagram: @parkpeoplepod | Twitter: @blake_242
    If you want to interact with us online, we’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

    • 2 hr 45 min
    257: 90s Sitcoms at the Disney Parks

    257: 90s Sitcoms at the Disney Parks

    Has there ever been a more magical example of corporate synergy than when our favorite ABC sitcoms filmed episodes at the Disney Parks? On this week's episode we travel back to the 90s—before DVR and streaming were part of everyone's vocabulary—and we talk about six episodes of classic 90s sitcoms that take place in Disneyland or Walt Disney World. Join us and our guest Teri Deel as we catch up with Cory and Topanga at The Living Seas, check out Steve Urkel's latest gadget at Innoventions, watch Danny Tanner get spit on during Aladdin's Royal Caravan, and much more (0:31:48)!

    In this week's edition of our Countdown to the 50th, we showcase Liberty Square, a land that is unique to Magic Kingdom and that opened just five years before America's Bicentennial (0:01:50). Plus, we show off our poetry skills in the new segment Madsterpiece Theater (0:29:00)!

    If you would like to find and stream the six television episodes we discuss on this show, here is a handy list:

    Blossom – "The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men" – Season 3, Episode 19

    Full House – "The House Meets the Mouse" – Season 6, Episodes 23-24

    Family Matters – "We’re Going to Disney World" – Season 6, Episodes 22-23

    Roseanne – "We’re Going to Disney World"/"Disney World War II" – Season 8, Episodes 17-18

    Step by Step – "We’re Going to Disney World": Parts 1 & 2 – Season 5, Episodes 22-23

    Boy Meets World – "The Happiest Show on Earth" – Season 3, Episode 21

    If you want to interact with us online, we’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

    • 2 hr 13 min
    256: It’s Time for an Upgrade – 10 WDW Experiences We’d Love to See Updated or Enhanced

    256: It’s Time for an Upgrade – 10 WDW Experiences We’d Love to See Updated or Enhanced

    In light of the recent news that Jungle Cruise is about to be enhanced, we thought we'd take this opportunity to highlight other attractions and experiences at Walt Disney World that we think could use some TLC. From stale rides to dated resorts to embarrassing uses of technology, we each talk about ten areas we'd most love to see get updates and enhancements (1:02:33).
    In this week's Countdown to the 50th, we share ten facts about Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, one of three resort hotels that opened with Magic Kingdom in 1971 (0:00:50). Plus, we test our Muppets and Disney Channel knowledge in a new game (0:30:10), AND we bring back the segment Mad Chatter Jeopardy, in which we respond to dumb answers by providing even dumber questions (0:57:18). Come join the fun!
    If you want to interact with us online, we’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

    • 2 hr 10 min
    255: The Music of Disney's Hollywood Studios

    255: The Music of Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Join us for a musical tour of the Hollywood that never was and always will be: Disney's Hollywood Studios! Years ago, we launched a series in which we discussed the background music and the original songs that play in each Walt Disney World park. At the time, Disney's Hollywood Studios was mostly a construction zone, but now that the park has completed its glow-up, we figured it was high time we close out that series and talk about the background loops and original songs in areas like Sunset Boulevard, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and more!

    If you missed our other "The Music of..." episodes, you can find them here:

    Show 103: The Music of Magic Kingdom

    Show 128: The Music of Disney's Animal Kingdom

    Show 166: The Music of Epcot

    Also on this week's show, Jonathan Harvill joins us for a round of Disney Hashtags, in which we access our most juvenile, immature inner selves with the hashtag #MiddleSchoolDisney. Plus, in our Countdown to the 50th, we highlight the WDW opening-day attraction Country Bear Jamboree.

    Be sure to find Jonathan online and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show! Twitter: @jonathanharvill

    If you want to interact with us online, we’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 59 min
    254: 20 Years of Disney California Adventure – 10 Ways It Changed the Game for Theme Parks

    254: 20 Years of Disney California Adventure – 10 Ways It Changed the Game for Theme Parks

    On February 8, 2001, Disney's California Adventure opened to the public as Disneyland Resort's long-awaited second gate . . . and fell flat. However, after some initial misfires and long-lasting growing pains, the park was able to turn things around and bring us some truly original and inspired experiences. This week, on the park's 20th anniversary, guest Guy Selga helps us count down ten ways in which Disney California Adventure changed the game for Disney theme parks. Join us as we look at ten attractions and experiences we might not have if DCA had not done them first.

    Also on this week's show, we create a Mad Chatters Playlist full of Disney songs not currently at the parks that we think would fit well in a certain area of Disneyland or Walt Disney World. Plus, we continue our Countdown to the 50th by looking at another item Walt Disney World introduced to the world when it opened in 1971, and this week we are highlighting the Transportation and Ticket Center, sharing ten facts about this parking lot that is so much more than a parking lot.

    Be sure to find Guy on Twitter (@guyselga) and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show! Also, check out The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland for your Disneyland travel needs.

    If you want to interact with us online, we’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
241 Ratings

241 Ratings

Tmouser03 ,

The Best!

This is by far the top Disney podcast of all time. The topics are always fresh and the games and different segments are always entertaining. Anytime I don’t have anything new to listen to (even if I have a full library) I listen to past episodes. Only thing I miss is OG chatter Matt. He really rounded out the show. Other than that 10 out of 10 have recommended.

galaxygirl56 ,

Love it so much

i started listening a couple months back and started all the way at the beginning (2014) and caught up all the way to the most recent episode needless to say i think the podcast is so funny and informative

JSC52 in SF ,

Fun podcast! Lots of cool Disney news! Great podcasters!

I just started listening to this podcast from the beginning, 2014. I’ve learned a lot about attractions from the past. These guys have a great time talking about stuff they love. I really like the underscoring. Can’t wait to catch up to the present!

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