What is it really like to hear your own voice coming back at you on a Disney ride? How about being immortalized on Disney attractions on BOTH costs? There is not a whole lot of people in the world who can answer this question from experience. Recently on the Disney Parks Podcast we were EXTREMELY fortunate and humbled to interview Mark Silverman. He is THE voice of Rod Serling on the Tower of Terror ride – on both coasts.
Check out the show and you will notice is that he is at TRUE Disney fan, in addition to being so amazingly talented and kind. Before recording, he revealed to me that when he was a kid, he actually collected water from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and kept it in a little bottle on his nightstand! As a child he also recorded all the voices and rides on cassettes – and played them as he fell asleep each night. During this episode of the Disney Parks Podcast, you will hear him recite the different lines from memory, in the voice of each respective character that it belongs to. Incredible!
We were especially excited to be able to ask him what it really feels like to hear your own voice coming back at you while enjoying a Disney attraction in the parks.
In fact, we got to cover a LOT of fun stuff – including:
- How Mark got the job and what it was like on the day of the grand opening of the ride
- The story of how he actually fooled Silvester Stallone’s mother on the Larry King Show
- The technique Mark used to really capture the voice of Rod Serling
- The line Mark misses the most from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction
- His take on what it is like to attend D23 as a Disney celebrity
- Other voices he does in the parks – and for the Disney company in general
There is SO much more, you will just have to listen in to get it all!
You can catch this episode by visiting DisneyParksPodcast.com directly from your computer. Then just click “Listen Now!” From there, just look for the small grey circle with the sideways white triangle inside. Click on that circle and make sure your speakers are on. The show will begin immediately. For more ways to listen, click here. Thank you for tuning in, and have a magical day!