Author Archives: Ron Schneider

About Ron Schneider

Creative Consultant, Lecturer, Freelance Writer, Director & Show Doctor, Actor and Voice-Over. Lifelong student of themed interactive entertainment.

Preview of ‘From Dreamer to Dreamfinder’…

INTRODUCTION The Earl of Sandwich restaurant in Downtown Disney makes a great Thanksgiving Special: turkey, gravy, stuffing, mayo and cranberry sauce on a toasted roll. I nearly choke on mine when my Disney pal Matt says, “We want to bring … Continue reading

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YOU CAN’T SPELL ‘DREAMFINDER’ WITHOUT M-E-R-I-D-A…

While interacting with theme park guests, a performer is apt to hear the same three or four comments from just about everyone they meet. After all, the guests are reacting to the same thing in the same environment… and people … Continue reading

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WHAT A LONG, STRANGE TRIP IT’S BEING…

Hello, and welcome aboard to those of you who have joined us here. I’ve been shifting things around on the ol’ blog, preparing for the upcoming (really!) publication of ‘From Dreamer to Dreamfinder’ – the Book. As I’ve stated before, … Continue reading

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Interview for ‘Barrel O’ Fun’ Magazine

From ‘Barrel o’ Fun Magazine: Inside the Industry with Chris Handa An Interview with Ron Schneider, AKA, Dreamfinder Prime (Some material is excerpted from Ron’s upcoming book: From Dreamer to Dreamfinder: A Life (and Lessons Learned) from 40 Years Behind … Continue reading

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Thanks, Suzy!

Thanks, Suzy!

‘What I Miss Most… ‘

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Whither Figment?

The way I hear it, the day after the original Kodak ride closed in 1998 there was a guy wandering around the pavilion asking guests to sign his petition to ‘Bring Back Dreamfinder & Figment!’ Now it’s 14 years later … Continue reading

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An Update…

Hello there! Yes, your Friendly Neighborhood Dreamfinder is still here and still writing… in fact I have just finished the memoir portion of my upcoming book, now titled: From Dreamer to Dreamfinder – A Life (and Lessons Learned) in 40 … Continue reading

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‘Walt Disney’ vs. Themed Entertainment

Themed Entertainment is an art. In my opinion it is the greatest, most challenging of human art forms for two reasons: First, it is the one form of communication that has the capacity to embrace all the other art forms … Continue reading

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Writing Great Themed Shows 2

DON’T WASTE MY TIME To a Guest the only thing more precious than their money is their time. They have only so long before the park closes (or the children implode) and there are (hopefully) so many rides and shows … Continue reading

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Writing Great Themed Shows 1

One of my earliest Disney memories is the Character Shows at Carnation Plaza Gardens, what I call the ‘Where’s Mickey?’ shows because they all seemed to have the same plot: all The Gang is here, except – Where’s Mickey?! Then … Continue reading

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