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

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

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

The Mad Chatters

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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.

Latest Episodes

250: 15 Classic Theme Park Foods and Where to Get Them at Walt Disney World

This week we are joined by friend of the show Reuben Gutierrez (pastry chef at Amorette’s Patisserie and all-around expert on WDW food) as we discuss 15 of the most iconic theme park treats and look at them through the lens of Walt Disney World. Join us as we hop around the parks and resorts in search of classic items like hot dogs, ice cream, popcorn, funnel cakes, and more! Want to know if and where you can find these foods at Walt Disney World (and where you should avoid them)? We've got the "scoop"! In another Mad Chatter game, we try to guess the Disney experience based on its alternate title, made up of synonyms for the real words in its title. Plus, we chat about the Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont, Florida, The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo, and more. Tune in now! Be sure to find Reuben online and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show!Instagram: @wibblywaffle|Lego Instagram: @wibblywobblylegowego If you want to interact with us online,we’d love for you toconnect withus onFacebook (/madchatterspodcast),Instagram (@madchatters), andTwitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

117 min2 d ago
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250: 15 Classic Theme Park Foods and Where to Get Them at Walt Disney World

249: Encore! A Tour of Stage Shows Past and Present at the Disney Parks

On this week’s episode we are joined by David Alpert, host of E-Ticket to Broadway, as we take a closer look at seven live musical productions that have at one time or another graced a stage at a Disney theme park. Join us for this virtual tour of seven different live venues in Disneyland and Walt Disney World and the musical productions that once performed (or still perform) there. For this episode we have chosen one show from each theater to highlight, review, share our memories of, marvel at, and, in some cases, laugh at. The seven featured shows include: Dick Tracy Starring in Diamond Double-Cross Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage The Hunchback of Notre Dame: A Musical Adventure Animazement – A Musical Tarzan Rocks Storytelling at Royal Theatre: Tangled Frozen – Live at the Hyperion In keeping with the theme of musical theater, we also host a miniature Broadway-themed Mad Q Party, in which we talk about the Broadway shows we’d like to see Disney bring to the big screen, the entertainment roles we’d like to have in the parks, and more. Plus, we bring back our Disney Hashtags segment with the hashtag #BroadwayButMakeItDisney. Come join the fun now! Be sure to check out David’s podcast E-Ticket to Broadway, on which he interviews Broadway stars about their love of the Disney theme parks. You also can find him on Instagram or on his website, where you can let him know how much you enjoyed hearing him on The Mad Chatters! If you want to interact with us online,we’d love for you toconnect withus onFacebook (/madchatterspodcast),Instagram (@madchatters), andTwitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

97 minAUG 21
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249: Encore! A Tour of Stage Shows Past and Present at the Disney Parks

248: Top 10 Worst Movie Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World

On our last episode we gushed about the best, most creative, and most magical movie tie-ins at Walt Disney World. It seemed only fitting that we follow up that show by sharing our picks for the WORST movie tie-ins at WDW—those times when Disney tried to shoehorn a film into the parks and the end result felt lazy and uninspired or completely missed what the movie and its beloved characters are all about. Join us and our friends J.T. and Melanie from The Disney Buzz as we count down the biggest fails in Disney’s rich history of incorporating movies into Walt Disney World. But that’s not all! As a nod to The Disney Buzz and its tradition of drinking while podcasting, we also discuss our favorite drinks and places to drink at the Walt Disney World Resort. Plus, we play a game called “Drunk on Disney,” in which players must guess the Disney film based on a beverage-themed line of dialogue. Come play along! Our guests this week are our friends J.T. and Melanie, cohosts of The Disney Buzz. Be sure to find them online, check out their podcast, and let them know you enjoyed hearing them on the show! Podcast: The Disney Buzz | Instagram: @disbuzz If you want to interact with us online,we’d love for you toconnect withus onFacebook (/madchatterspodcast),Instagram (@madchatters), andTwitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

131 minAUG 8
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248: Top 10 Worst Movie Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World

247: Top 10 Film Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World

The Disney theme parks have always been a place where guests can see their favorite films come to life. While not every in-park treatment of a film is wildly inventive or thematically appropriate, every once in a while a Disney park or resort gives life to a film in a way that wows and immerses guests, fits its surroundings perfectly, and does the movie justice. On this week’s episode we’re counting down the Top 10 Film Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World that, for us, do just that. From small props to full-blown stage productions, we have fun talking about our favorite ways in which movies were given new life at WDW. Come hear our picks! Plus, we go on another trip inside our Time Rovers, this time traveling back to the ABC Super Soap Weekends of the late 90s and early 2000s. Join us as we check out what soap opera fans could experience at these popular events at Disney-MGM Studios. Our guest this week is our friend and soap-opera expert Albert Gutierrez. Be sure to find him online and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show! Twitter: @Escapay | Instagram: @captainescapay | Blog: Alby Seeing You If you want to interact with us online,we’d love for you toconnect withus onFacebook (/madchatterspodcast),Instagram (@madchatters), andTwitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

141 minAUG 1
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247: Top 10 Film Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World

246: Splash Mountain – The Good, the Bad, and the Satisfactual

For a certain log flume attraction in Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom, it’s time to be movin’ along. Help us say goodbye to Brer Rabbit and his briar patch as we look back at 31 years of Splash Mountain, its earliest conception, its controversial source material, its status as a Disney icon, and its future as a Princess and the Frog ride. Also on this week’s episode, Jeremy shares about his experience with the new procedures and practices at Walt Disney World during his visit to Animal Kingdom on its Cast Member Preview day. Plus, in a game called “Disney Springs or Dis-Not Sprung” we try to determine if various stores can or cannot be found at Disney Springs. Our guest this week is historian and author Andrew Kiste. Check out his books on Amazon or follow him online: @HistTourWdw on Twitter. If you want to interact with us online,we’d love for you toconnect withus onFacebook (/madchatterspodcast),Instagram (@madchatters), andTwitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

116 minJUL 15
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246: Splash Mountain – The Good, the Bad, and the Satisfactual

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 toconnect withus onFacebook (/madchatterspodcast),Instagram (@madchatters), andTwitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

109 minJUN 30
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245: Two Disney Parks That Never Were: Riverfront Square and Disney’s America

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 l...

121 minJUN 11
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244: Every Disney Song in 18 Categories

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 a...

124 minMAY 13
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243: 10 Muppetational Moments at Walt Disney World + A Chat With ‘Jim Henson’ Biographer Brian Jay Jones

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 toconnect withus onFacebook (/madchatterspodcast),Instagram (@madchatters), andTwitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

42 minAPR 30
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Bonus Episode: Let's Play "How May I Yelp? – Disneyland Edition"

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 h...

94 minAPR 22
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242: 12 Quotes We Love About the Disney Parks

Latest Episodes

250: 15 Classic Theme Park Foods and Where to Get Them at Walt Disney World

This week we are joined by friend of the show Reuben Gutierrez (pastry chef at Amorette’s Patisserie and all-around expert on WDW food) as we discuss 15 of the most iconic theme park treats and look at them through the lens of Walt Disney World. Join us as we hop around the parks and resorts in search of classic items like hot dogs, ice cream, popcorn, funnel cakes, and more! Want to know if and where you can find these foods at Walt Disney World (and where you should avoid them)? We've got the "scoop"! In another Mad Chatter game, we try to guess the Disney experience based on its alternate title, made up of synonyms for the real words in its title. Plus, we chat about the Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont, Florida, The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo, and more. Tune in now! Be sure to find Reuben online and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show!Instagram: @wibblywaffle|Lego Instagram: @wibblywobblylegowego If you want to interact with us online,we’d love for you toconnect withus onFacebook (/madchatterspodcast),Instagram (@madchatters), andTwitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

117 min2 d ago
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250: 15 Classic Theme Park Foods and Where to Get Them at Walt Disney World

249: Encore! A Tour of Stage Shows Past and Present at the Disney Parks

On this week’s episode we are joined by David Alpert, host of E-Ticket to Broadway, as we take a closer look at seven live musical productions that have at one time or another graced a stage at a Disney theme park. Join us for this virtual tour of seven different live venues in Disneyland and Walt Disney World and the musical productions that once performed (or still perform) there. For this episode we have chosen one show from each theater to highlight, review, share our memories of, marvel at, and, in some cases, laugh at. The seven featured shows include: Dick Tracy Starring in Diamond Double-Cross Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage The Hunchback of Notre Dame: A Musical Adventure Animazement – A Musical Tarzan Rocks Storytelling at Royal Theatre: Tangled Frozen – Live at the Hyperion In keeping with the theme of musical theater, we also host a miniature Broadway-themed Mad Q Party, in which we talk about the Broadway shows we’d like to see Disney bring to the big screen, the entertainment roles we’d like to have in the parks, and more. Plus, we bring back our Disney Hashtags segment with the hashtag #BroadwayButMakeItDisney. Come join the fun now! Be sure to check out David’s podcast E-Ticket to Broadway, on which he interviews Broadway stars about their love of the Disney theme parks. You also can find him on Instagram or on his website, where you can let him know how much you enjoyed hearing him on The Mad Chatters! If you want to interact with us online,we’d love for you toconnect withus onFacebook (/madchatterspodcast),Instagram (@madchatters), andTwitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

97 minAUG 21
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249: Encore! A Tour of Stage Shows Past and Present at the Disney Parks

248: Top 10 Worst Movie Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World

On our last episode we gushed about the best, most creative, and most magical movie tie-ins at Walt Disney World. It seemed only fitting that we follow up that show by sharing our picks for the WORST movie tie-ins at WDW—those times when Disney tried to shoehorn a film into the parks and the end result felt lazy and uninspired or completely missed what the movie and its beloved characters are all about. Join us and our friends J.T. and Melanie from The Disney Buzz as we count down the biggest fails in Disney’s rich history of incorporating movies into Walt Disney World. But that’s not all! As a nod to The Disney Buzz and its tradition of drinking while podcasting, we also discuss our favorite drinks and places to drink at the Walt Disney World Resort. Plus, we play a game called “Drunk on Disney,” in which players must guess the Disney film based on a beverage-themed line of dialogue. Come play along! Our guests this week are our friends J.T. and Melanie, cohosts of The Disney Buzz. Be sure to find them online, check out their podcast, and let them know you enjoyed hearing them on the show! Podcast: The Disney Buzz | Instagram: @disbuzz If you want to interact with us online,we’d love for you toconnect withus onFacebook (/madchatterspodcast),Instagram (@madchatters), andTwitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

131 minAUG 8
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248: Top 10 Worst Movie Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World

247: Top 10 Film Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World

The Disney theme parks have always been a place where guests can see their favorite films come to life. While not every in-park treatment of a film is wildly inventive or thematically appropriate, every once in a while a Disney park or resort gives life to a film in a way that wows and immerses guests, fits its surroundings perfectly, and does the movie justice. On this week’s episode we’re counting down the Top 10 Film Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World that, for us, do just that. From small props to full-blown stage productions, we have fun talking about our favorite ways in which movies were given new life at WDW. Come hear our picks! Plus, we go on another trip inside our Time Rovers, this time traveling back to the ABC Super Soap Weekends of the late 90s and early 2000s. Join us as we check out what soap opera fans could experience at these popular events at Disney-MGM Studios. Our guest this week is our friend and soap-opera expert Albert Gutierrez. Be sure to find him online and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show! Twitter: @Escapay | Instagram: @captainescapay | Blog: Alby Seeing You If you want to interact with us online,we’d love for you toconnect withus onFacebook (/madchatterspodcast),Instagram (@madchatters), andTwitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

141 minAUG 1
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247: Top 10 Film Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World

246: Splash Mountain – The Good, the Bad, and the Satisfactual

For a certain log flume attraction in Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom, it’s time to be movin’ along. Help us say goodbye to Brer Rabbit and his briar patch as we look back at 31 years of Splash Mountain, its earliest conception, its controversial source material, its status as a Disney icon, and its future as a Princess and the Frog ride. Also on this week’s episode, Jeremy shares about his experience with the new procedures and practices at Walt Disney World during his visit to Animal Kingdom on its Cast Member Preview day. Plus, in a game called “Disney Springs or Dis-Not Sprung” we try to determine if various stores can or cannot be found at Disney Springs. Our guest this week is historian and author Andrew Kiste. Check out his books on Amazon or follow him online: @HistTourWdw on Twitter. If you want to interact with us online,we’d love for you toconnect withus onFacebook (/madchatterspodcast),Instagram (@madchatters), andTwitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

116 minJUL 15
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246: Splash Mountain – The Good, the Bad, and the Satisfactual

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 toconnect withus onFacebook (/madchatterspodcast),Instagram (@madchatters), andTwitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

109 minJUN 30
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245: Two Disney Parks That Never Were: Riverfront Square and Disney’s America

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 l...

121 minJUN 11
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244: Every Disney Song in 18 Categories

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 a...

124 minMAY 13
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243: 10 Muppetational Moments at Walt Disney World + A Chat With ‘Jim Henson’ Biographer Brian Jay Jones

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 toconnect withus onFacebook (/madchatterspodcast),Instagram (@madchatters), andTwitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

42 minAPR 30
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Bonus Episode: Let's Play "How May I Yelp? – Disneyland Edition"

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 h...

94 minAPR 22
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242: 12 Quotes We Love About the Disney Parks
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