Voices of the Disney Parks has become somewhat of a tradition for the D23 Expo and it’s one in which I had actually never been able to partake in before this year due to scheduling conflicts! I was so glad to be able to sit in on this wonderful panel to hear from some of the amazing people who bring to life the sounds that are so familiar and ingrained in our brains after visiting the Disney Parks.

We got to hear from a great selection of talented individuals including Bill Rogers, Camille Dixon, Corey Burton, Fred Tatasciore, Pete Renaday, B.J. Ward, Yeni Alvarez, Bob Joles, Chris Edgerly, and Alison Blanchard. A lot of these names might not SOUND familiar but the minute they open their mouths you instantly know who they are… the official voice of Disneyland, the spanish safety announcer on the tram, the spiel on Pirates of the Caribbean, and so so so much more.

Every single one of these videos is a must-watch. ENJOY!

Alison Blanchard

Best known for: Computer voices including Mission: Space, Avatar: Flight of Passage, Star Tours, World of Color 60th Anniversary version, Spaceship Earth, Pirates Tavern, Soarin’ over California. Her first job for Disney was for Imagineering as a sculpter and model builder.

Chris Edgerly

Best known for: Timothy Mouse in the Dumbo attraction, Scuttle in Ariel’s Undersea Adventure,  His first job for Disney was working at Whispering Canyon Cafe as a server.

Bob Joles

Best known for: Sallah in Indiana Jones Temple of the Forbidden Eye, Sneezy on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Sneezy in Disney on Ice, Snow White Scary Adventures, Mark Twain, and the new Disneyland Railroad.

His first job was in Fantasyland Parade in 1980 as a tuba player in the Robin Hood unit.

Yeni Alvarez

Best known for: Spanish Safety Spiel on the Tram, it’s a small world, Star Wars Simulator for Disney Cruise Line, Flick’s Fliers, Jumpin’ Jelly Fish, Spaceship Earth, and Tomorrowland Transit Authority. Her first job was back in 1999 in it’s a small world for ten different voices.

B.J. Ward

Best known for: Safety spiel on it’s a small world, Carousel of Progress, Hall of Presidents, announcements for Trams, American Adventure, People Mover, Tomorrowland Transit Authority, Horizons, and Kitchen Cabaret.  Her first Disney job was singing for rides and attractions mainly in EPCOT.

Pete Renaday

Best known for: The Country Bear Jamboree, Rocket to the Moon, Mission to Mars, Snow White Scary Adventures, Sailing Ship Columbia, Mark Twain, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Disney Quest, Pirates of the Caribbean, Many Adventure’s of Winnie the Pooh, and Mickey’s Philharmagic.  His first Disney job was in 1959 as a messenger at the Walt Disney Studio.

Fred Tatasciore

Best known for: Darth Vader for Jedi Training Academy, Star Tours,Grizzly Rapids for Hong Kong, Yeti in Everest, Space Mountain, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout. His first Disney job with Brian was Soarin’ Over California

Corey Burton

Best known for: Pirates of the Caribbean, Parking Tram, Peter Pan’s Flight, Mad Hatter, and The Haunted Mansion Holiday,  His first job was Captain Hook in Back to Neverland.

Camille Dixon

Best known for: Official Voice of Disney California Adventure, Buena Vista Street, and Cars Land.  Her very first Disney job was for Food and Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure

Bill Rogers

Best known for: Official Voice of Disneyland. His voices at Disneyland are best described as a character based on Jack Wagner. His first job started in 1999 as the announcer when Jack was retiring.

Storytime With All The Voices

Using the Hunchback of Notre Dame storybook, each actor took turns reading as one of their famous Disney Parks voices.


More to See!

We were at the D23 Expo 2017 the entire weekend with plenty to see! Check it all out by clicking below!