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Ron Schneider

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Why? Episode 155- Disney's Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider

Why? The Podcast

For many of us, growing up in the 1980s meant a trip to EPCOT Center at Disney World. And, if you're going to EPCOT, you're going to come across the Dreamfinder and his dragon, Figment.This week, we talk with the original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider. Ron has dedicated his life to reinventing performance, and creating something interesting as he worked to make the audience the part of every show.


2 Aug 2021

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WDW Radio # 605 - The Original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider

The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station

WDW Radio # 605 - The Original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider As we celebrated Walt Disney World’s 49th birthday on October 1, I wanted to look back at not just one of the resort’s most popular attractions, but characters as well. The Dreamfinder (and good right arm, Figment) were created for the new Journey Into Imagination attraction in Epcot in 1983, and ushered in a sense of wonder and fun the likes of which the park had never seen before. And helping to create that spark of imagination was Ron Schneider, the original Dreamfinder. Ron joined me live in Magic Kingdom for the anniversary, and shares stories that paint a colorful picture tracing the origins of the attraction and character, as well as his years in the parks, to working with Tony Baxter, and the day that Michael Jackson asked to meet Dreamfinder. We also discuss the future of the attraction, characters, and EPCOT, Walt, and so much more. ---------------------------------- WDWRadio.com - Please visit the All-NEW WDW Radio Site, Show, and Community! WDWRadio.com/Community - Join the community and conversation WDWRadio.com/Support - Join the WDW Radio NATION to get monthly rewards, and help support the show WDWRadioLIVE.com - Watch, chat and CALL-IN Wednesdays 7:30pm ET on Facebook LIVE WDWRadio.com/Events - Upcoming WDW Radio Disney meets, On the Road events, cruises, and more! WDWRadio.com/Shirts - Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, logo gear and more! WDWRadio.com/Podcasts - Show notes, links and photos 407-900-9391 - Call the voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks Disney102.com - 102 Ways to Save Money on your next Disney vacation THANK YOU for your support by voting WDW Radio Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio show. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week! - Lou Mongello ---------------------------------- LouMongello.com - Let me help you turn what you love into what you do with one-on-one mentoring, mastermind groups, and my Momentum Weekend Workshop in Walt Disney World. I can also speak at your event, conference, business, or school. ---------------------------------- LET'S CONNECT! - Twitter.com/LouMongello - Facebook.com/WDWRadio - WDWRadio.com/Community - Instagram.com/LouMongello - YouTube.com/WDWRadio - Pinterest.com/LouMongello - LinkedIn.com/in/LouMongello

1hr 39mins

6 Oct 2020

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Class #2 - Ron Schneider - The Original Dreamfinder

Being a Fan of Disney Podcast with Cody T. Havard, Ph.D.

Ron Schneider, who played the Original Dreamfinder walk-around at EPCOT Center and the Salesman in the Golden Horseshoe Review visits the class to discuss his career creating magic with the Walt Disney Company! The video of the visit is available at https://youtu.be/KBG5Q_vbuXs.  Ron is on Facebook at @RonSchneider, and you can purchase his book, 'From Dreamer to Dreamfinder: A Life and Lessons Learned in 40 Years Behind a Nametag at https://www.amazon.com/Dreamer-Dreamfinder-Lessons-Learned-Behind/dp/0985470615. You can keep up with the class, podcast, and interviews/virtual visits by following my on Twitter @chavardphd. You can also follow the class on Facebook by joining the public group @Being a Fan of Disney. Thank you for listening!


28 Sep 2020

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Avenger's Campus, Magic Happens Review & Interview with Ron Schneider

1313 Harbor the Podcast

Magic happens as we journey into imagination for this two-part episode.  In part one, join Jenny Rae, Damfino and Jasmine as they discuss the upcoming Avenger's Campus at DCA, and review the new Disneyland parade, Magic Happens. The second half of this episode is a wonderful interview with the original Dream Finder and theme park enthusiast, Ron Schneider. Ron not only originated the Dream Finder face character at EPCOT, he’s worked a multitude of entertainment jobs at a plethora of theme parks and has immense knowledge of early Disneyland history. SPOILER WARNING: we discuss all the news released so far for Avenger's Campus and discuss major spoilers for Magic Happens. Here are the markers if you want to skip ahead: Avenger's Campus 0:00- 19:52, Magic Happens 19:52- 46:28, and Ron Schneider interview at 46:34.Support the show (https://paypal.me/1313harborthepodcast?locale.x=en_US)

1hr 7mins

29 Apr 2020

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410: Ron Schneider!

The Drunken Odyssey with John King: A Podcast About the Writing Life

This week, I speak to actor, show writer, and memoirist Ron Schneider about the show business life, theme park creativity, and learning to master new creative challenges. TEXTS DISCUSSED NOTES This episode is sponsored by the excellent people at Scribophile.

1hr 23mins

14 Mar 2020

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RDR 194: The Dreamfinder; an interview with Ron Schneider

Rope Drop Radio: A Disney Travel Planning Podcast

Today we have a very special guest, The Dreamfinder himself, Ron Schneider.  Ron has 40 years of theme park experience including playing the first Dreamfinder at Epcot as well as creating Monsters Inc Laugh floor, and much much more.  He shares wonderful stories of his time at both Disney and Universal.  If you have any pictures of meeting the Dreamfinder, please share them on our social media pages @RopeDropRadio For his book visit our blog at WDWRopeDroppers.com Help Support the show by becoming a patreon.  www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio Book your next Disney adventure today by emailing Michelle.  Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com And click the link below to watch The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj0qwTmn0Ic


31 Jan 2020

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It's not a Figment of your Imagination! Dreamfinder Ron Schneider is BACK!

Divas Dish Diz

Welcome to Season 5 of the Divas Dish Diz Podcast!  It's not a FIGMENT of your imagination! You've been asking and we're thrilled to oblige! Ron Schneider, the Dreamfinder is back on the show! He was on 3.5 years ago on our episode #50 (catch that one too!) and we couldn't be happier that he's back on with us today!  The Divas delve into some great backstories and trivia with Ron! Don't miss out. You'll learn something new for sure! Catch the trivia game at the end of the show! Ron's awesome!  Author, Actor, Director.. you name it! Ron is an incredible gift to Disney fans everywhere!  Social:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ron.schneider.777 Movie: 'The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head' ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj0qwTmn0Ic Ron's Book: 'From Dreamer To Dreamfinder' by Ron Schneider ~ https://amzn.to/2Tnl5HV Divas Dish Diz Sponsors: Interested in Working from Home? Reach out to Diva Christine ~ www.AccelertedVirtualSerivces.com to learn how you can become a remote agent for Fortune 500 companies from home! Planning a Disney Vacation? Our Diva Jenn owns Upon A StarTravel ~ her team is always ready to plan the perfect vacation! www.UponAStarTravel.com And Catch www.BradyNovtny.com to hear our Jenn singing on her hubby Brady's CD out now! Pick it up on his site!  Dieting? Going KETO? Get your copy of Christine's "Keeping Keto At Disney" here: https://amzn.to/2YKMDHt  You can find recipes and more on her @ketofitgal facebook page as well! Need More Dish from our Divas:  Jennifer Novotny: Upon A Star Travel~ @UponAStarJenn on Social media  Christine Fox: Acclerated Virtual Services, LLC Facebook:@ChristineFox & @KetoFitGal  Instagram:@KetoFitGal & @ItsChristineFox Twitter:@Foxmomof4 www.KetoFitGal.com  Kally Lavoie:@MissKallyLavoie Twitter  Katrina Rios:@katrinarabbit87 Twitter  Theme song: Original Music by: Joseph "Bananno" Anzaldua Vocals by: Jennifer Novotny

1hr 7mins

15 Jan 2020

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Marathon 2019 - Episode 10 - Ron Schneider - Dreamfinder

Behind The Ears Podcast

Sometimes when you are a podcaster, you think - man, I would love to meet the person behind the character some day.  And that day comes - and it is a real treat!That is how Danny and I felt when we got to talk to Ron Schneider - who was the Dreamfinder!  Sure we had a glitch in the beginning with our tech during this part of the show, but the conversation was well, well worth it!  If you would like to give to Give Kids the world, here is the link: Give Kids The World donation page.Thank you to our sponsors: KingdomStrollers.comExpeditionRoasters.com We invite all of you to follow us on our social media platforms, you can find them all here: Facebook – behindtheearspodcast@gmail.com Twitter – @BehindtheearsPC Instagram – Behindtheearspodcast Email – behindtheearspodcast@gmail.com YouTube/ Behindtheearspodcast Facebook group – “WDW Community” Like always please RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes and if you would like to see any of our videos or archived shows you can always find them on our YouTube channel.


27 Jun 2019

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Detour 5. Ron Schneider Interview

Grand Circle Tour Podcast

Ron Schneider joins our Tour Guides George Falcione and Jason Thomason to tell us how followed his bliss and share some wonderful stories with us from the day Disneyland opened to the public to Dreamfinder & Figment and beyond.  Pick up Ron's book "From Dreamer To Dreamfinder" available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Good Reads, autographed copies can purchased at http://www.bambooforestpublishing.com/ and be sure to see Ron in The Further Adventure's Of Walt's Frozen Head http://waltsfrozenhead.com/


23 Mar 2019

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The Tiara Talk Show

Show Notes: In this episode of The Tiara Talk Show, Ron Schneider, author of “FROM DREAMER TO DREAMFINDER: A LIFE AND LESSONS LEARNED IN 40 YEARS BEHIND A NAME TAG”, chats with host Tammy Tuckey about his appearance with Danny Kaye on the “EPCOT Center: The Opening Celebration” T.V. special, Dreamfinder’s special appearance at 2011 Destination D and more! Buy an autographed copy of Ron’s book, “FROM DREAMER TO DREAMFINDER: A LIFE AND LESSONS LEARNED IN 40 YEARS BEHIND A NAME TAG”, here: http://bambooforest.storenvy.com/ Be sure to... - Follow us on Twitter at @TiaraTalkShow: www.twitter.com/TiaraTalkShow - ‘Like’ our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheTiaraTalkShow - Follow us on our Tumblr page: thetiaratalkshow.tumblr.com Want to give us your thoughts on this episode? Call us at 1-407-413-9390 and leave us a voicemail! Head to our official website at www.thetiaratalkshow.com for some additional fun stuff, including blog posts, live shows and more! Thanks for listening! “The Tiara Talk Show” is edited, created and hosted by Tammy Tuckey. The Tiara Talk Show is Copyright © 2013-2020 by Tammy Tuckey. All rights reserved.


20 Feb 2016