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    Re: The "Voice of Disneyland" has died

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    Re: The "Voice of Disneyland" has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Boy View Post
    Wait. Something is not right here. Jack Wagner was always known as the "Voice of Disneyland". His voice is still heard to this day on many attractions as Disneyland promised to keep his voice in top shape by taking his recorded announcements and making digital copies. He can still be heard today at the Train Station and Matterhorn to name just 2. To be honest I never heard of this other guy, and TP2000 is right. If he moved here in 1967 Walt Disney could not have named him "The Voice of Disneyland". Walt did pass on in 1966, and smart alek remarks aside, could not have named him anything. What announcement in the Park did he do? I know Darkbeer did not make those statements, they were quoted from another source, and that source has made a big mistake in the dates and the information. As far as I know, Jack Wagner has been the only one named as the official "Voice of Disneyland".
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    Re: The "Voice of Disneyland" has died

    thats sad, rip.

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    Re: The "Voice of Disneyland" has died

    Wait? Who is this? And what Spiel or voice-acting has he done?


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    Re: The "Voice of Disneyland" has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Boy View Post
    As far as I know, Jack Wagner has been the only one named as the official "Voice of Disneyland".
    While you definitely can hear some original Jack Wagner in the Parks, many of the more recent recordings are actually of Jack's son, Mike. Like his father, Mike is also a professional voiceover artist, and he sounds an awful lot like his dad. While Mike is not currently a full-time Disney CM, he is still called on from time to time to do voiceovers for Disney. Once you get used to the nuances of both of their voices, you can usually tell which one is Jack and which one is Mike. (I find that Jack's voice is a bit warmer and mellower while Mike's voice is brighter.) Another giveaway is if the particular narration is referencing something that opened after Jack died in 1995!

    Since Jack did pass in 1995, Disney has been using various people for their Park Announcements. However, the combination of Jack and Mike Wagner will always have the strongest association as the "voice" of Disneyland, IMHO.

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    Re: The "Voice of Disneyland" has died

    So Sad!

    Is he the current announcer?
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    Re: The "Voice of Disneyland" has died

    "Use this exit for Disney's Ambassador Hotel and JR Maihama Station."

    Yeah, I recognize Mike Wagner from his Monorail spiels. While he isn't bad, his enthusiasm seems very manufactured. I've never gotten the two confused and never knew the relation, but he should try and capture the serious tone used before instead of sounding like he's on the happy gas. Although that may be simply how Disney wants him to sound, but it doesn't sound genuine. If Disneyland was a fairy tale being read aloud, Jack Wagner was your father narrating it and occasionally stopping the story to tell you to turn off your cameras and stop hitting your sister.

    As for the gentleman who has died, I'm afraid I don't recognize him. And neither does MiceChat, which makes me wonder what it is he really did. Isn't it our duty to track trivial details like this?

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