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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.
 
Book of the Mouse Club is an Unofficial Disney podcast that explores books about Disney, its history, films, theme parks and more. Join us for discussions about books, interviews with authors and broader topics that relate to the literary realm of Disney. Disclaimer: Book of the Mouse Club has no affiliation with The Walt Disney Company. The views and opinions expressed by hosts and participants are theirs and theirs alone and do not represent the organizations or companies they happen to wo ...
 
Covering ACC Football and beyond. We talk Atlantic Coast Conference football and NCAA news. Weekly recaps on the games, and predictions for the coming week are standard, and we branch out into conference realignment, players of the week, and award and draft chatter as they come up. Boston College Eagles, Maryland Terrapins, Virginia Cavaliers, Virginia Tech Hokies, North Carolina Tarheels, Duke Blue Devils, NC State Wolfpack, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Clemons Tigers, Georgia Tech Yellow Jac ...
 
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Hannah Sharpe (a life science student with a background in neurology and microbiology) explains other non-invasive therapy and research happening in the COVID-19 space. She's helping patients understand vaccines (and other treatments) when it comes to COVID-19. If you're curious or questioning about a treatment, dig further for resources (we recomm…
 
Who is your favorite Disney Princess? This is a common question among Disney fans and rightfully so. Each princess is distinct in her character, story, and art which resonates just as uniquely with every person who follows her on her journey. The Disney Princess is a powerhouse brand of the Walt Disney Company and has created many milestones and ma…
 
One little spark of inspiration...While this is a well known tune for Disney parks fans, Pixar took the idea of the spark and turned to the audience and asked “What’s yours? What makes you, YOU?”. Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” released on Disney+ on Christmas with accolades from both critics and viewers. Thanks to Chronicle Books, your hosts got a snea…
 
Hosts Courtney and Emily return to their study of Disney’s renaissance man in “Marc Davis In His Own Words: Imagineering the Disney Parks Volume 2” by Pete Docter and Christopher Merritt. In this episode, continue to learn about Marc’s Imagineering career as he created theme park favorites such as The Haunted Mansion, The Country Bear Jamboree, and…
 
He can do it all; animation, character, story, staging, design, theme park attractions. He is one of Walt’s nine old men, his renaissance man, Marc Davis. Marc is well known for classic Disney attractions such as the Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Haunted Mansion. And what better way to see the attractions through Marc’s eyes than…
 
They're rascals and scoundrels. They're villains and knaves. They're devils and black sheep. They're really bad eggs. They're the infamous crew of misfits and evildoers known as the DISNEY VILLAINS! On this week's show, guest Marshal Knight helps us take a closer look at the deep well of villains in Disney's catalog, from the Wicked Queen in Snow W…
 
Last week we got to spend a few days in the parks—and we have thoughts! On this mini episode we give our take on the current state of the parks, what it's like experiencing the parks with so many precautions in place, what to know and how to prepare before visiting, why a Disney trip might or might not be best for your family right now, and much mo…
 
The Little Mermaid launched the Disney Renaissance and together, Ariel and Eric defeated Ursula and sailed off into the sunset to their happily ever after. But what if Ursula won? What if Ariel returned to being a mermaid and Eric was left under a spell to marry Vanessa? Your hosts Courtney and Emily along with guest reader, content creator, and po…
 
Hannah Sharpe is a 4th year life sciences student at Western University. Almost 6 months ago, Hannah's life was shaken up as most students were when their schooling, internships and jobs were disrupted and things came to a standstill with COVID 19. But Hannah refused to sit by idly. While still attending school and working at a lab, Hannah took on …
 
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, popc…
 
Walt Disney once said, "There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on treasure island." Like us, Walt was inspired by books and enjoyed reading. If not, we would not have Disney’s animated Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, or 101 Dalmatians nor live action films Swiss Family Robinson, Pollyanna, or 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Wal…
 
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 …
 
Your hosts Courtney and Emily are so glad you joined them for the final installment of their Summer Cinema Classics series. In this episode, your hosts are joined by Mad Chatter Jeremey to read Eleanor Porter’s children’s classic Pollyanna. Celebrating its 60th “Pollyanna-versary”, Disney’s live action film took the gladdest little girl off the pag…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
Standby to dive! Dive, dive, dive deep into literary and cinema history along with hosts Courtney and Emily, joined by guest reader, Doug. We embark on a submarine voyage with Captain Nemo and M. Annonax aboard the famous Nautilus. Jules Verne’s science fiction novel and Walt Disney’s live action box office hit have countless differences, but the s…
 
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 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. Jo…
 
Yo-Ho-Ho and shiver me timbers! Set sail with your hosts Courtney and Emily as they kick off their Live Action Summer Cinema Series with Robert Louis Stevenson’s and Walt Disney’s Treasure Island. Courtney and Emily are joined by podcaster, Dan Heaton, of the Tomorrow Society Podcast as first mate on this voyage. Together they discuss Disney’s firs…
 
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 wi…
 
Walt Disney was not just a patriotic American; he was a citizen of the world. Author and historian, Jeff Kurtti, joins hosts Courtney and Emily to take them on a global vacation through his book, Travels with Walt Disney: A Photographic Voyage Around the World. By land, sea, or air, Walt Disney travelled frequently for his company, the US governmen…
 
Ready to journey into another bibbidi-bobbidi-book? Courtney and Emily’s “Fairytale Favorites” series returns with the classic tale of Cinderella. From its ancient origins to Charles Perrault’s classic tale to the pages of Grimm’s Fairy Tales to the 1950 cinema screens, your hosts will discuss how the original text translated to Disney’s animated f…
 
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…
 
Hosts Courtney and Emily return to the show to discuss Kevin Rafferty’s memoir, Magic Journey: My Fantastical Walt Disney Imagineering Career, with guest reader and podcast host of Notably Disney, Brett Nachman. Kevin Rafferty is part of the second generation of Imagineers and his work includes fan favorites such as Tower of Terror, Test Track, Son…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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Hosts Courtney and Emily are joined by film historian and author, J.B.Kaufman, to discuss his book, The Making of Walt Disney’s Fun and Fancy Free. Take a trip back to 1947 for one of Walt Disney’s legendary package films featuring “Bongo” and “Mickey and the Beanstalk”. Both features were in extensive development since the 1930s and changed animat…
 
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 w…
 
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