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In this episode we continue our 3-part interview with Bill Rogers and Camille Dixon, the official voices of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure respectively. I hope you enjoyed and learned a lot from part 1, as Bill & Camille talked about their history in radio, becoming and being the official voices of the parks, some fun stories, and what they love most about what they do.
Krista Joy and the Disney Parks Podcast are hosting a very special event coming soon. On Monday, February 9, 2015 you can have lunch with Mark Silverman, voice of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, at the Carthay Circle restaurant on his birthday! This is an exclusive event, so to get more details, reserve your seat, order an autographed photo, and win a chance to have Mark record the voicemail greeting on YOUR cell phone, go to storiesofthemagic.com/mark15.
In this episode Bill & Camille talk about:
- Doing early morning rehearsals;
- The coolest announce Bill has ever done;
- Why they ran late every time they did a Pirates of the Caribbean movie premiere, and some great information about Johnny Depp;
- Bill’s favorite thing to announce in the park—Candlelight Processional, including some fascinating behind-the-scenes on it;
- Camille getting to take over the holiday tag for Epcot’s Illuminations: Reflections of Earth;
- Acknowledging that they’ve actually had “real jobs” in the past;
- The new PBS show they’re creating on creativity called On Tour;
- Why creativity is so important and how to start developing yours;
- What it’s like for Bill & Camille working together;
- The best improv coach they have—I can almost guarantee it’s not who you think;
- Why improv is great training for voice actors;
- Their favorite improv game—you won’t want to miss listening to this!;
- Whether it’s different being the voices of the respective parks, and how they tease each other;
- The thing that’s always amazed Bill about going to Disney parks.
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Music and voiceovers provided by Rick Moyer.
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