In this episode of Stories of the Magic, we have the second half of the interview with 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).
After the interview, I have a story to share with you about a terrifically fun interaction I had with some characters at Disneyland last weekend, and then a special announcement. If you enjoy the interview with Ron Schneider, want to read his book, or are just interested in themed entertainment like the Disney parks or themed dinner experiences, you’re not going to want to miss this announcement! You have an opportunity to win an autographed copy of Ron’s book, but you’ll have to listen to the end to find out how! Once you hear him talk about it, you’re going to want a copy of this book.
Ron talks to us about:
- what the most commonly spoken phrase is at any Disney theme park,
- a fun and favorite story of his when he made magic for a guest at Walt Disney World and another from the Titanic Experience,
- what he thinks about the calls to bring back Journey Into Imagination,
- themed entertainment as an art form and the future of it,
- his new book (From Dreamer to Dreamfinder: A Life and Lessons Learned in 40 Years Behind a Nametag) (affiliate link),
- what inspires him,
- his advice to you,
- …and more!
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Music and voiceovers provided by Rick Moyer.