Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #10 – Ron Schneider Interview

Written by Keith Mahne. Posted in Epcot, Features, Keith Mahne, The Disney Avenue Podcast


Published on January 22, 2015 at 12:01 am with No Comments

The Disney Avenue Podcast returns with a fantastic interview with the original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider!


Born in Southern California in 1952, Ron was born to be a performer.  He was a puppeteer, ventriloquist, magician and actor, who was fascinated by Walt Disney’s Disneyland and dreamed of one day performing at the park. Ron got his first theme park job in 1970, and over the ensuing 40 years he’s done it all – writing, directing, consulting, managing and performing for multiple production companies and in eight theme parks and five themed restaurants across America.


Some of his roles were as the comic in Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe Revue, King Henry 8th in 1520 A.D. Medieval Restaurant, the strolling Dreamfinder in EPCOT Center’s Journey Into Imagination, creative supervisor for Universal Studios Florida’s Celebrity Look-Alikes and historical re-enactor in Titanic, the Exhibition. Today, Ron makes his home in Central Florida where he keeps busy writing, acting, doing voice-overs and consulting on media and themed entertainment projects.


Ron has a wonderful book out called From Dreamer to Dreamfinder which is well worth reading for any Disney fan.


The Disney Avenue Podcast is honored to have Ron on the show with us today and so, without further ado, the Disney Avenue Podcast presents Ron Schneider…Enjoy!

The Disney Avenue Podcast would like to thank Geren Piltz for his contributions to this show!

About Keith Mahne

Keith Michael Mahne is the founder and editor of DisneyAvenue.com and the Disney Avenue Podcast. He has made countless trips to the Walt Disney World resort since his first trip in 1989 at the age of four. Keith has a strong passion and respect for Walt Disney, the parks and resorts, and the men and women who help create them. He started Disney Avenue as a way to inform and entertain readers and to repay all those who make dreams come true everyday. Keith is proud to be a part of the MiceChat family.

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