Episode 079 – Bill Rogers & Camille Dixon, Part 3

 Bill Rogers & Camille DixonIn this episode we conclude our 3-part interview with Bill Rogers and Camille Dixon, the official voices of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure respectively. I hope you enjoyed and learned a lot from parts 1 and 2, as Bill & Camille talked about their history in radio, becoming and being the official voices of the parks, some pretty cool announces, having had “real jobs,” their new PBS show On Tour, and improv—including a quick improv game—and more.

 

In this episode Bill & Camille talk about:

  • The first time they really realized they were part of something really special, and when that still comes to mind;
  • Memories of working with Don Dorsey;
  • Cool stuff about the Disneyland fireworks;
  • Why they can now do only the official park announcements for the most part;
  • Mickey Climbs the Matterhorn;
  • The gig Bill would like in the parks, and his friend who has it now;
  • What else Camille would like to have as a gig in the parks;
  • What each would want to do working for Disney outside of voiceover and announcer;
  • Some appreciation for Disney’s Aulani Resort;
  • What they never get asked that they wish people would ask them;
  • Shout outs for many people who make their jobs as cool as they are;
  • What inspires them;
  • Some challenging, practical, and encouraging advice to you for following your dreams;
  • Shameless Plug Time.

 

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Episode 078 – Bill Rogers & Camille Dixon, Part 2

Bill Rogers, Camille Dixon, and Me!In this episode we continue our 3-part interview with Bill Rogers and Camille Dixon, the official voices of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure respectively. I hope you enjoyed and learned a lot from part 1, as Bill & Camille talked about their history in radio, becoming and being the official voices of the parks, some fun stories, and what they love most about what they do.

 

Krista Joy and the Disney Parks Podcast are hosting a very special event coming soon. On Monday, February 9, 2015 you can have lunch with Mark Silverman, voice of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, at the Carthay Circle restaurant on his birthday! This is an exclusive event, so to get more details, reserve your seat, order an autographed photo, and win a chance to have Mark record the voicemail greeting on YOUR cell phone, go to storiesofthemagic.com/mark15.

 

In this episode Bill & Camille talk about:

  • Doing early morning rehearsals;
  • The coolest announce Bill has ever done;
  • Why they ran late every time they did a Pirates of the Caribbean movie premiere, and some great information about Johnny Depp;
  • Bill’s favorite thing to announce in the park—Candlelight Processional, including some fascinating behind-the-scenes on it;
  • Camille getting to take over the holiday tag for Epcot’s Illuminations: Reflections of Earth;
  • Acknowledging that they’ve actually had “real jobs” in the past;
  • The new PBS show they’re creating on creativity called On Tour;
  • Why creativity is so important and how to start developing yours;
  • What it’s like for Bill & Camille working together;
  • The best improv coach they have—I can almost guarantee it’s not who you think;
  • Why improv is great training for voice actors;
  • Their favorite improv game—you won’t want to miss listening to this!;
  • Whether it’s different being the voices of the respective parks, and how they tease each other;
  • The thing that’s always amazed Bill about going to Disney parks.

 

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I want to hear from you, so please email me, leave a comment below, or call the Listener Feedback line at (734) 23-STORY.

If you call in, don’t worry about having to sound perfect. If you ask me to, I’ll edit out any mistakes so you sound as good as you possibly can. You’re even welcome to start your entire story over again and I’ll use the “take” you want! If you want to submit a story anonymously, for whatever reason you may have, email it to me and tell you me you wanted it shared that way. I’ll read it on the podcast, but keep your name private.

 

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Episode 077 – Bill Rogers & Camille Dixon, Part 1

Bill Rogers, Camille Dixon, and Me!In this episode we begin our 3-part interview with Bill Rogers and Camille Dixon, the official voices of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure respectively. As with the last interview, this one was conducted in person, but at their home, not the Club 1901 Lounge. As you’ll hear, we had a great time talking, and I’m sure you’ll feel the same way listening! And before I go on, I have to thank Stacey J. Aswad for helping me to set this up.

 

Krista Joy and the Disney Parks Podcast are hosting a very special event coming soon. On Monday, February 9, 2015 you can have lunch with Mark Silverman, voice of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, at the Carthay Circle restaurant on his birthday! This is an exclusive event, so to get more details, reserve your seat, order an autographed photo, and win a chance to have Mark record the voicemail greeting on YOUR cell phone, go to storiesofthemagic.com/mark15.

 

This weekend, January 16-18, I’ll be at Disneyland for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend races, so if you’re going to be around those days, send me an email, post on the podcast Facebook page, or call the Listener Feedback line and let me know. I’d love to meet you!

 

In this episode Bill & Camille talk about:

  • How they got started in voiceover and announcing;
  • Their extensive histories in radio;
  • A fun story Bill learned at the Walt Disney Family Museum;
  • What people learn by being Disney fans;
  • How Bill became the Voice of Disneyland, including why Jack Wagner was his hero;
  • How Camille became the Voice of DCA;
  • Why doing the voices of the parks can be so much pressure, and at the same time so exciting;
  • A wonderfully entertaining story about Bill and Art Linkletter;
  • The names of their “characters” when they’re doing their in-park announces;
  • What they love most about what they do;
  • Taking their 2-1/2 year old granddaughter to Disneyland for the first time;
  • Announcing special events
  • A completely unplanned announce that was one of the most fun Bill has ever done;
  • Doing volunteer announces for philanthropic organizations;
  • Camille getting to do the announcing for the Lone Ranger movie premiere.

 

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I want to hear from you, so please email me, leave a comment below, or call the Listener Feedback line at (734) 23-STORY.

If you call in, don’t worry about having to sound perfect. If you ask me to, I’ll edit out any mistakes so you sound as good as you possibly can. You’re even welcome to start your entire story over again and I’ll use the “take” you want! If you want to submit a story anonymously, for whatever reason you may have, email it to me and tell you me you wanted it shared that way. I’ll read it on the podcast, but keep your name private.

 

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Episode 076 – Joe Cosgrove, Part 3

Joe Cosgrove and Randy CraneIn this episode we conclude our 3-part interview with Joe Cosgrove, author of Walt Dreamers Meconducted in person in the Club 1901 Lounge at Disney California Adventure. Previously, we talked about what made Disney such a profound influence on his early life, and quite a bit about Walt Disney himself—his beginnings in animation, Disneyland, Candlelight Processional, and more.

 

The weekend of January 16-18 I’ll be at Disneyland for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend races, so if you’re going to be around those days, send me an email, post on the podcast Facebook page, or call the Listener Feedback line and let me know. I’d love to meet you!

 

In this episode Joe talks about:

  • Why he decided to write his book, Walt Dreamers Me;
  • How Disney affected his work at Fortune 500 companies like Harvey Aluminum;
  • How he wrote his book;
  • His role in transforming radio, and where he learned how to do it;
  • The day he was invited to be “principal of the day”;
  • The launch of automated banking and automated newspapers at Club 33;
  • His advice to you for following your dreams;
  • A preview of his next book, about Cast Members, including a couple great stories he’s been told;
  • Shameless Plug Time.

 

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I want to hear from you, so please email me, leave a comment below, or call the Listener Feedback line at (734) 23-STORY.

If you call in, don’t worry about having to sound perfect. If you ask me to, I’ll edit out any mistakes so you sound as good as you possibly can. You’re even welcome to start your entire story over again and I’ll use the “take” you want! If you want to submit a story anonymously, for whatever reason you may have, email it to me and tell you me you wanted it shared that way. I’ll read it on the podcast, but keep your name private.

 

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Episode 075 – Joe Cosgrove, Part 2

Joe Cosgrove

In this episode we continue our 3-part interview with Joe Cosgrove, author of Walt Dreamers Meconducted in person in the Club 1901 Lounge at Disney California Adventure. Last time we talked about what made Disney such a profound influence on his early life, as well as some other key individuals and events that shaped him, connected him, and positioned him for a pretty amazing journey. This time we’re diving right back in where we left off and discussing Walt applying his beliefs—not just his religious faith, but also the other things he believed in—and pretty much the entire episode is about Walt.

 

Even though Christmas is past, you may have some extra money—or more likely, money you got as a gift. So I’ve decided to extend the offer I made before Christmas. For a limited time, you can get an autographed copy of Faith and the Magic Kingdom for $17, of Once Upon YOUR Time, my first book, for $6, or of both for $20! For more details or to order, go to storiesofthemagic.com/christmas14.If you’re looking for something that will help you get 2015 off to a great start and make it one of your best years yet, these books are for you!

 

In this episode Joe talks about:

  • Walt’s beginning with the Alice Comedies and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and the creation of Mickey Mouse;
  • How Walt (and Mickey) saved many companies from bankruptcy;
  • Walt’s political leanings and some politicians he was friends with—including his role in Ronald Reagan becoming President of the United States;
  • Storyboarding;
  • Joshua Meador;
  • The genesis, development, and premiere of Snow White;
  • Mary Poppins;
  • A great story about Walt Disney former Mouseketeer Jimmie Dodd shared with Joe;
  • Stories about Walt and Disneyland, including quite a bit about Candlelight Processional.

 

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I want to hear from you, so please email me, leave a comment below, or call the Listener Feedback line at (734) 23-STORY.

If you call in, don’t worry about having to sound perfect. If you ask me to, I’ll edit out any mistakes so you sound as good as you possibly can. You’re even welcome to start your entire story over again and I’ll use the “take” you want! If you want to submit a story anonymously, for whatever reason you may have, email it to me and tell you me you wanted it shared that way. I’ll read it on the podcast, but keep your name private.

 

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