Episode 005 – Ron Schneider, Part 1


Stories of the Magic, Episode 5


Interview Guest: Ron Schneider.





In this episode of Stories of the Magic, we hear from Ron Schneider. Ron has had an extensive career in themed entertainment in his 40 years. In fact, he also has a new book out about those experiences and what he’s learned called, From Dreamer to Dreamfinder: A Life and Lessons Learned in 40 Years Behind a Nametag (affiliate link).


Ron talks us about:


  • His connection with Disneyland from Day 1;
  • How he got his dream jobs, especially his chance assist in the portrayal of Dreamfinder & Figment;
  • Many other things he did in his “40 years behind the nametag”, including Universal Studios, Banff Lodge (in Canada), Titanic the Exhibition, and more;
  • What his favorite job was (sort of);
  • What was it like working with Wally Boag & how he first made Wally laugh;
  • What unique experiences he had when he met Dave Smith and saw the Walt Disney Archives in the early days;
  • How he would describe Dreamfinder;
  • What Dreamfinder was to him, and what he most misses about Dreamfinder;
  • What does Merida have to do with Dreamfinder?


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