Welcome to another exciting episode of the Disney Avenue
Podcast. For our very first show of 2016, we are joined by
R.J. and Suzanne Ogren who are two former Walt Disney World cast
members and they are about to blow you away with some amazing
stories from their incredible careers working at the vacation
kingdom. R.J. painted Animatronic figures and "plussed"
attractions. Suzanne drove monorails, marched in parades, and
entertained as Sleepy the dwarf, among other things. Together, the
Ogrens brought their unique skills to Walt Disney World's Magic
Kingdom during its formative years. R.J. and Suzanne are about to
share their wonderful memories with us so make sure not to miss
this fantastic show.
Their new book that is available now is titled Together in the
Dream: The Unique Careers of a Husband and Wife in the Early
Decades of Walt Disney World. You'll read stories such as how
Disney trains its monorail drivers, and the surprisingly rigorous
tests they must pass to qualify, life in the "Dwarf unit" and the
tight-knit group of cast members who perform as Snow White and the
Seven Dwarfs in the Magic Kingdom, why some Animatronic characters
don't wear pants, and even about that time R.J. had to repair a
bullet hole in the Haunted Mansion. Make sure to grab your copy
today at ThemeParkPress.com or Amazon.
So friends, sit back and relax as we listen to the incredible
stories and history of R.J. and Suzanne Ogren in this fantastic
episode of the Disney Avenue
The Disney Avenue Podcast would like to thank our
producer Geren Piltz and our graphic designer Brian
Vermillion for their contributions to this show!