In this episode, we have part 2 of our 3-part interview with Lauren Delmont. Last time we talked about how she started working for Disney and about the Disney English program she’s working with in China. This time we talk about our second major subject, and the one that inspired me to reach out to Lauren to do this interview in the first place: the DVD she and her dad made, The Secret Tour of Disneyland.
As with part 1, there are still a few places where it distorts a little or drops out, thanks to an international Skype connection. Hopefully I’ve minimized it enough that it won’t be distracting, but I wanted to make sure you know what’s going on if you do notice it.
In this episode, Lauren talks about…
- Her favorite memories from working at Disneyland;
- How she felt like she was carrying on the legacy and tradition of what Walt Disney wanted his Cast Members to be like;
- How she and her dad, John, got the idea for The Secret Tour of Disneyland DVD;
- The process of making the DVD;
- What the script she used had in common with the Pirate Code from Pirates of the Caribbean;
- The most interesting things she learned about Disneyland during the making of the DVD;
- Her favorite attraction and what she learned about it that made her appreciate it more;
- An attraction she wasn’t as fond of but learned to appreciate—and the field trip involved;
- Plans for updated editions or other versions of The Secret Tour;
- Challenges while filming;
- 1 place they weren’t able to film but wanted to, and 1 place they didn’t expect to but did;
- Getting Cast Members to tell stories for the DVD;
- Trying for internal continuity—and eventually throwing that out the window;
- The farthest and most interesting places they went to see connections to Disneyland.
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Music and voiceovers provided by Rick Moyer.