Episode 031 – Rachel Scherr, Part 1

Rachel ScherrStories of the Magic, Episode 31


Interview Guest: Rachel Scherr


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I’m sure some of you have considered calling or writing in to share a story with me, or even say that you’re interested in being interviewed, but you’ve thought, “I’m not famous. I didn’t have a high profile or important job. No one would want to hear from me.” I want you to know that we do want to hear from you. Your stories—and who you are—is valuable. You don’t have to be famous or have a high-profile or “important” job to be on Stories of the Magic.


That’s why I’m very glad to be able to bring to you today Rachel Scherr. She was a College Program Cast Member working at Disney’s Hollywood Studios—Disney MGM Studios at the time—and when she started listening to this podcast, she heard my invitation and took me up on it. It turns out she had some fun things to share and some experiences and insight that are unique to her because she is unique.


So, not only do I hope you enjoy the interview, if you’ve thought about calling or writing in, I hope it will encourage you to do just that.


Rachel (4th from left) with her family in front of the Backlot Tour

Rachel (4th from left) with her family in front of the Backlot Tour — click on the image for a larger version.

In this episode, Rachel talks about:

  • Performing at Walt Disney World with her high school dance troupe;
  • Getting into the Walt Disney World College Program;
  • Stories of the Backlot Tour, including learning the attraction, memorizing the spiel, some fun things she did on her tours that were unique to her, being there for the changeout to the current version of the tour (and having to re-learn the spiel);
  • Why attraction narrations are called “spiels” and not “scripts”;
  • How her College Program experience was different from most, mainly from living in the International Program housing instead of the usual College Program housing;
  • Her multi-cultural Easter/Passover dinner party;
  • Being an extra on the Mission: Space promo video shoot, and what she learned from it;
  • Being an extra for the Philharmagic promo video shoot, and some different lessons learned from that one;
  • And her very first memory—which just happens to be a memory of Walt Disney World.


Find Rachel:

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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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Music and voiceovers provided by Rick Moyer.

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