In this episode of Stories of the Magic, we hear from 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. Ron talks us about:
  • His connection with Disneyland from Day 1
  • How he got his dream jobs, especially his chance assist in the portrayal of Dreamfinder & Figment
  • Many other things he did in his “40 years behind the nametag”, including Universal Studios, Banff Lodge (in Canada), Titanic the Exhibition, and more
  • What his favorite job was (sort of)
  • What was it like working with Wally Boag & how he first made Wally laugh
  • What unique experiences he had when he met Dave Smith and saw the Walt Disney Archives in the early days
  • How he would describe Dreamfinder
  • What Dreamfinder was to him, and what he most misses about Dreamfinder
  • What does Merida have to do with Dreamfinder?