So far, we’ve talked about Adam’s time working at Walt Disney World, how and why he started doing so, and how that set him up for what he’s doing now as a show writer, his work as a show writer, and quite a bit about his book, and about the Hero’s Journey.
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In this episode Adam talks about:
- A hypothetical example of the real-life Hero’s Journeys of the first generation of Imagineers;
- How there can be multiple Supreme Ordeals in a single journey;
- One of the best example of the Hero’s Journey in the parks—Mission: Space;
- Is the Magic Carpets of Aladdin ride (in Walt Disney World) a Hero’s Journey;
- Walking through a possible way to understand the new Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train as a Hero’s Journey—this includes a bit of a spoiler, by the way;
- Book-report rides vs. other types of attractions, what those are and which kind he’d most prefer to work on;
- Tips for you if you want to become more aware of mythic storytelling in the Disney parks;
- Moving beyond the parks, how the Hero’s Journey perspective can help in your daily life;
- What he never gets asked that he wishes someone would ask him;
- What inspires him;
- His advice to you for following—or finding—your dream;
- Shameless Plug Time;
- What else there is in the book besides the Hero’s Journey.
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Music and voiceovers provided by Rick Moyer.
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