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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 • 255 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.

    BONUS EPISODE: The Evolution of Cruella de Vil (from Dizney Coast to Coast)

    BONUS EPISODE: The Evolution of Cruella de Vil (from Dizney Coast to Coast)

    Over on the Dizney Coast to Coast podcast, our friend Jeff DePaoli (whose show is currently on hiatus) has been spotlighting other Disney podcasts, including our own. To return the favor, we're bringing you one of our favorite episodes of his show, which he recorded with fellow friend and podcaster Courtney Guth. On this episode, Jeff and Courtney take a look at the evolution of Cruella de Vil, from her first appearance in the original book "The Hundred and One Dalmatians," to Walt Disney's portrayal of her in the animated classic "One Hundred and One Dalmatians," Glenn Close's live-action interpretation in "101 Dalmatians," and, of course, the latest prequel "Cruella." Get ready for some Disney villain goodness and so much more on this episode!
     
    To check out more of what Jeff has cooked up on Dizney Coast to Coast, visit DizneyCoasttoCoast.com.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    268: Our Pitch for “The Amazing Race: Walt Disney World Edition”

    268: Our Pitch for “The Amazing Race: Walt Disney World Edition”

    With the recent return of The Amazing Race, which is currently airing its 33rd season on CBS, we thought it would be fun to dream up a season of the show that took place entirely on Walt Disney World property. We asked Dan Heaton, host of The Tomorrow Society podcast and fellow fan of the CBS reality show, to help us come up with ideas for challenges teams would have to complete if The Amazing Race were to have a Walt Disney World-themed season. Come join the fun as we share the wacky tasks, challenging obstacles, and Disney-themed escapades we’d love to see teams face throughout the parks and resorts (48:56). (Listener discretion advised. The discussion might cause a desire to binge old seasons of the now 20-year-old reality show.)

    Also on this episode, Dan and Derek compete in a game of Something Rotten, in which they must guess which of two Disney films has a lower score on Rotten Tomatoes (29:25). Plus, Derek gives a full report on his experience running the 10K and the half marathon during this year’s Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (01:00).

    On your marks. Get set. Let’s race!

    Be sure to find Dan online and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show!

    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 38 min
    267: The 2021 Chatties

    267: The 2021 Chatties

    It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to raise the curtain on our annual awards night. We proudly present: The 2021 Chatties!
    As we celebrate the dawn of a new year, we also want to take a moment to look back at the year that just concluded and highlight the best and worst moments throughout The Walt Disney Company during 2021. Tune in to find out what events, attractions, and moments will take home the biggest awards, including Best Addition to Walt Disney World, Biggest Disappointment, Entertainer of the Year, and much more. Pop some bubbly and tune in!
    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!

    • 52 min
    266: Mad Q Party + A runDisney Deep Dive With Brooke McDonald

    266: Mad Q Party + A runDisney Deep Dive With Brooke McDonald

    Our favorite Disney questionnaire is BACK! This week, special guest Brooke McDonald joins us to answer ten random questions on topics such as Epcot food booths, WDW Christmas decorations we wish we could take home, ideas for future "Olaf Presents" shorts, and more!
    Plus, Brooke gives us the lowdown on the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend that took place earlier this month. As Derek prepares for his first runDisney event in 2022, Brooke shares tips, stories, and exciting details of what to expect from a runDisney race. If you're a runDisney connoisseur, if you've ever considered participating in a runDisney event, or even if you've never heard of runDisney before now, this runDisney deep dive is for you!
    A huge thank you to Brooke for joining us this week! Be sure to find her online and let her know you enjoyed hearing her on the show: Twitter: @BrookeGMcDonald | Instagram: @brookegmcdonald
    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 22 min
    265: 50 Years, 50 Milestones - Part 2 (1996-2020)

    265: 50 Years, 50 Milestones - Part 2 (1996-2020)

    Last week, to honor The World’s Most Magical Celebration, we highlighted 25 of the biggest moments that brought the vacation kingdom to where it is today, one for each year from 1971-1995. This week we are BACK to wrap up the list and pay tribute to one major milestone from each of Walt Disney World’s most recent 25 years, 1996-2020, and discuss why the impact of each moment is still felt today.
    Also on this week's show, guest Jennifer Lapsker helps us honor the Harmony Barber Shop on its 50th anniversary. We discuss the location's history, and Jen shares about her personal experience taking her son for his first haircut at the Main Street, U.S.A. location.
    In another edition of Armchair Imagineering, we share our ideas for "Fab 50" gold statues that would have directly honored Walt Disney World, rather than characters from the films. See which iconic attractions, characters, and landmarks we think should have made the cut, as well as ones that we know Disney would NEVER make.
    Be sure to find Jennifer online and let her know you enjoyed hearing her on the show! Twitter: @JLap64 | Instagram: @jlap64
    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 34 min
    264: 50 Years, 50 Milestones

    264: 50 Years, 50 Milestones

    Now that The World’s Most Magical Celebration has officially kicked off, we’re taking time to pay tribute to Walt Disney World in our own way: by celebrating the biggest moments that brought the vacation kingdom to where it is today. Join us as we highlight one major milestone from each of Walt Disney World’s 50 years and discuss why the impact of that moment is still felt today.

    Also on this episode, friend and Disney Buzz cohost J.T. Landry helps us report on all of the celebrations, new fireworks, and biggest happenings that took place at the Walt Disney World Resort the week of October 1, where the three of us were on the scene. Plus, we continue our Countdown to the 50th by showcasing one of WDW’s opening-day hotels, Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

    Here's how you can find J.T. online and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show:

    Podcast: The Disney Buzz | Instagram: @jtishere | @disbuzz

    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 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
255 Ratings

255 Ratings

Gagaloveher ,

Top Tier Disney Fan Podcast

If you’re looking for an all things Disney podcast, but mainly Florida, that takes more deep dives than your standard news... Hi, Hello, How are you

You found it.

I’m not a fan of standard daily news type shows for Disney. I’m really here because I like “hanging out” with the hosts. Derek, Jeremy and Matt. When I listen to them, I honestly just put myself there too, with them in the games, segments, and “in” the parks. They are the kind of people I want to go to the parks with.

Derek please please create, Eating Derek’s Favorite Snack Items Around the World 😍

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

edit: still the best podcast i have listened to

tea cup ride ,

Best ever Podcast!!

It teaches me and helps me with my Disney trip I’m might be going in August and I really like how you rally only talk about Disney World and you do talk about Disneyland make sure that we know. It’s very informational and I love it I listen to it every single day before I go to school and it puts me in a good mood and I make sure I find the magic in every day!!!

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