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Ron Schneider takes you on a journey through 40 years of personal triumph and corporate challenges. It's an intimate look into the creative worlds of Disney, Universal, and Six Flags Magic Mountain; a no-holds-barred memoir filled with wild characters and wilder concepts, complete with a step-by-step guide to how the magic is made!

©2012 Ron Schneider (P)2012 Ron Schneider

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Insightful and entertaining!

I'm a big fan of Figment and Journey Into Imagination, so this was an obvious purchase. Ron Schneider is a fascinating man and a wonderful narrator. I enjoyed hearing about every stage in his entertainment and theme park career. Of course, when he said lines from the original Figment, I have to admit I reared up a little!

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Great Read

When the author also narrates the book it can be a crapshoot, but this was WONDERFUL! The book is really his professional life wrapped up with a great bow at the end but really the stories are the best part and Ron really basically travelled the the modern history of themed lived entertainment. Very enjoyable read

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Very insightful look into the themepark business

Would you consider the audio edition of From Dreamer to Dreamfinder to be better than the print version?

Yes. The author really knows his own life better than anyone so he adds emphasis where he needs to easily

What other book might you compare From Dreamer to Dreamfinder to and why?

Rolly Crump's new bio from Bamboo Forest Publishing. Another unique look from an insider

What about Ron Schneider’s performance did you like?

His periodic outbreak into the Dreamfinders Voice! A blast from my past! I got to meet the Dreamfinder once when I was a kid. He and Figment were awesome!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Epcot: a Dream from the 80s turned into total crap by a company I love in the 2000s. or<br/><br/>Epcot: How one company destroyed something totally cool for no good reason.<br/><br/>Disney: Destroying Epcot one Future World building at a time<br/><br/>Epcot: Where in the hell is Horizons?<br/><br/>Epcot: Where in the hell is Wonders of Life?<br/><br/>Epcot: Where in the hell is World of Motion?<br/><br/>Epcot: Why are there animated fish in Sea Base Alpha?<br/><br/>Epcot: Out of all the Future world destroyed, why does the sucky World of Energy still exist????<br/><br/>and finally:<br/><br/>Epcot: WHAT CRACK HEAD THOUGHT IT WAS OK TO TURN IMAGINATION INTO THE COMPLETE AND TOTAL PILE OF JUNK IT IS NOW?????????<br/><br/>Ok that should do it. Should be some great movies.

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I wish he was still Dreamfinder and still at Epcot. He was awesome. I am really furious what Disney has done to Epcot and particularly Future World. I proposed to my wife on freaking Horizons for goodness sakes. Happily married for many years, we miss that building terribly. They built a glorified zoo with Animal Kingdom and its just ok, Not much to draw people to it. They have abandoned Epcot like River Country. Its like a shell of it former self. Disney has done well with the Magic Kingdom. Fantasyland is great. Cars Land at DCA is a masterpiece. My problem with them is that this all feels reactive rather than pro-active. If I was Disney, I would build a 5th gate with Star Wars immediately and make people remember that they are the 800 pound gorilla in the game.