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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

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.9, 210 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.

    245: Two Disney Parks That Never Were: Riverfront Square and Disney’s America

    245: Two Disney Parks That Never Were: Riverfront Square and Disney’s America

    This week we look back at two fully-realized theme park projects that ultimately never came to be: one developed by Walt and his Imagineers around the time of the 1964 World’s Fair, just before Walt Disney World began construction in Florida, and the other dreamed up by Michael Eisner and company during the Disney Renaissance of the early 1990s. Join us and guest Courtney Guth as we talk about the Riverfront Square project in St. Louis and Disney’s America theme park in Washington, D.C., the attractions and experiences that were to be included at these locations, and why they ultimately failed.
     
    Plus, we travel back to the summer of 2010 to talk about what guests might have experienced during the Summer Nightastic limited-time celebration. We also go “Behind the Magic” of the Norway Pavilion in Epcot by talking about our favorite details and things to see at this World Showcase nation on its 32 anniversary. Buckle up, history nerds. This time-hopping episode is for you!
     
    Be sure to find Courtney online and let her know you enjoyed hearing her on the show: Podcast: Book of the Mouse Club | Twitter: @Courtney_Guth | Instagram: @greatguthsby
     
    If you'd like to see concept art for Disney's America, you can find a high-resolution brochure HERE.
     
    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 50 min
    244: Every Disney Song in 18 Categories

    244: Every Disney Song in 18 Categories

    On May 18, Justin McElroy (@j_mcelroy) created a stir on Twitter when he described what he deemed to be the 18 types of songs that make up the Disney songbook. According to him, every song in the history of Disney animated movies fits one of these types. On this episode, we're joined by Blake Taylor as we dissect the 18 categories Justin came up with, share our thoughts, and have a general discussion about the Disney songs we believe are the most successful and/or impactful. If you'd like to follow along, you can see the original thread here or read the list below:
     
    This Is the Movie I Want I'm the Villain We Should Bone Cheer Up, Kid Here's My Deal Here's Our Deal Here's Their Deal Things Will Be Okay It's Dancing Time! Montage Package Movie Shorts We Won! It's Nature Time Here's a One-Note Character The Drug Song Life Lesson Time Problematic  
    PLUS – In keeping with the music theme, we each share three ideas for Disney songs we'd like to hear covered and which popular artists we'd like to hear cover them. We also play a round of "Where in Walt Disney World Am I?" Come join the fun now!
     
    Be sure to find Blake online and follow his Disney projects!
     
    Rotoscopers Articles: rotoscopers.com/author/blake-taylor | Disney Instagram: @disney_blake | 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 1 min
    243: 10 Muppetational Moments at Walt Disney World + A Chat With ‘Jim Henson’ Biographer Brian Jay Jones

    243: 10 Muppetational Moments at Walt Disney World + A Chat With ‘Jim Henson’ Biographer Brian Jay Jones

    It’s time to play the music, light the lights, and raise the curtain on our most celebrational, Muppetational episode ever! Join us and guest Jeff DePaoli as we look back at ten big moments the Muppets have had at Walt Disney World, from extinct attractions to long-lived shows to restaurants and more. And here’s a special bonus: This episode is one half of the very first Mad Chatters/Dizney Coast to Coast crossover event! Currently on Jeff’s podcast you can hear Jeff and Jeremy discuss in depth the TV special “The Muppets at Walt Disney World,” which aired on NBC on May 6, 1990, and which kicks off our list of 10 Muppetational Moments.
    The Muppet fun doesn’t stop there. Also joining us on this week’s show is biographer Brian Jay Jones, who shares highlights from his book “Jim Henson: The Biography” and talks to us about what it was like researching Jim’s life, reading his journals, and speaking to his family and friends. As we honor the 30th anniversary of Jim’s passing and celebrate the 65th birthday of Kermit the Frog, come soak in all the Muppety goodness now!
    Brian Jay Jones Interview: 16:45
    10 Muppetational Moments at WDW: 58:52
    Be sure to find Jeff and Brian online and follow their projects:
    Jeff DePaoli: Podcast: Dizney Coast to Coast | Attractions Magazine Column: DePaoli on DeParks | Twitter: @JeffDePaoli (personal) @DizneyCTC (podcast) | Instagram: @disneyctc
    Brian Jay Jones: Twitter: @brianjayjones | Website: brianjayjones.com
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    • 2 hr 4 min
    Bonus Episode: Let's Play "How May I Yelp? – Disneyland Edition"

    Bonus Episode: Let's Play "How May I Yelp? – Disneyland Edition"

    We're back with another BONUS Mad Chatter game! On this episode, we bring back one of our favorite quizzes called “How May I Yelp?” in which players must guess the Disney attraction or restaurant that is being described in various one-star Yelp reviews. For this special Disneyland edition, we're joined by guests Jeff, Dave, Kristen, and Julia from the Mousetalgia and the Mousetalgia Minute podcasts. Come play along!
    Be sure to find our guests online and follow their Disney projects!
    iTunes: Mousetalgia and Mousetalgia Minute
    Website: mousetalgia.com
    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!

    • 42 min
    242: 12 Quotes We Love About the Disney Parks

    242: 12 Quotes We Love About the Disney Parks

    What makes the Disney Parks so special? What's the reason so many of us are longing for the day when the parks can safely reopen? On this week's show we set out to answer those questions, but instead of expressing ourselves using our own words, we take a look at 12 quotes we love from men and women throughout history who also appreciated the magic of the Disney Parks. Come get sappy with us as we read what Walt and others had to say about the most magical places on earth and then look at those words through the lens of 2020.
    Also on this week's show, we think about the animals that are currently roaming Walt Disney World, and we share our picks for the good, bad, and ugly animal encounters. Plus, we bring back the segment "It's the Small Things After All," in which we each list the small details and experiences at WDW we'd LOVE to have in our lives right now. Tune in for one of our most sentimental episodes ever!
    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 34 min
    241: 'A Goofy Movie' 25 Years Later – With Actor Jason Marsden and Director Kevin Lima

    241: 'A Goofy Movie' 25 Years Later – With Actor Jason Marsden and Director Kevin Lima

    Warm up a bowl of "Hi, Dad" Soup and grab some CHEDDAR WHIZZY, because A Goofy Movie is turning 25 years old! To celebrate the anniversary of one of our favorite Disney films, we reunited actor Jason Marsden and Director Kevin Lima and asked them to share some memories from the making of the film and talk about why the movie still strikes a chord with fans young and old today. If you're a fan of this movie, you'll love this fun chat about how a little film about Goofy and his son became a cult classic.
    In another edition of Armchair Imagineering, guest Aaron Wallace helps us come up with ideas for what The Walt Disney Company can do with A Goofy Movie today. Plus, we share our personal experiences with and memories of the film, and we play a Mad Chatter game related to numbers. Come join the fun!
    20:00: Armchair Imagineering
    45:30: Interview with Jason and Kevin
    Aaron Wallace: Website: aaronwallaceonline.com | Latest Book: The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom 2020 | Twitter: @aaronwallace | Instagram: @aaronhwallace
    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 39 min

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210 Ratings

210 Ratings

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Love this podcast!!

I wait every week hoping another episode will drop. Been faithfully listening for over a year and just love these guys. They are funny and knowledgeable and make me smile even during this crazy time. So grateful for their hardwork. Sending heartfelt thanks for their bringing a bit of Disney joy into my life.

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The chemistry between the chatters brings a little bit of that Disney Magic every time you listen! Can’t recommend this enough!

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