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Behind the Scenes: Meet Disneyland Resort Park Announcers Bill and Camille

Shannon Swanson

by , Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls – in this video you will meet the faces behind the voices heard at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks. During a recent recording session, Bill Rogers and his wife Camille Dixon showed us how they create these very special Disneyland Resort announcements.

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  • I’m with Jim, tears of joy..thanks for the smiles, see you in March !!

  • This video is great! I’d like to say thanks Bill & Camille for all their work. They do a great job!

  • What about “Damas y caballeros, ninos y ninas…” ?

  • Love this! Their voices are so recognizable, and yet this is the first time I’ve seen their faces. You can just close your eyes, hear these voices, and think you’re at Disneyland and California Adventure. I love these behind-the-scenes videos. Thank you!

  • Brought tears to my eyes. These folks are definitely creating magic with their voices. Thanks for sharing.

  • While at the Candlelight Processional a couple of years ago I noticed Bill standing at the microphone doing the announcements for the ceremony. I got a shiver, like I had just discovered a secret. I was moderately “star struck”, knowing this was the “Voice of Disneyland” that I had been hearing for years. So familiar is his voice that it too gives me instant flashbacks when I hear it. Every time he’s make an announcement during Candlelight, I was the only person watching him do it. He was in a darkened area behind the control booth and he sounded, as always, great. This year I have to muster up the courage to say “hi” in person. His voice is as much a current part of Disneyland as Paul Freez and Thurl Ravenscroft. They’re voices instantly take me back as well. Thanks for the vid.

  • “Without a doubt…” INDEED!!!

  • So. Much. Joy. Thank you for making this magical video! This definitely makes my list of favorite vids from this blog.

    I wonder how much they’d charge to announce at a wedding… “Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, presenting Mr. and Mrs. ____!”

    Tell Disney Dream Weddings to get on that addition 😉

  • I love listening to Bill and Camille’s messages when I am in the park. I wished there were wav files of their announcements that I could listen to all day long, just to get that “Disneyland” feel that makes you feel good all over.

  • @Roger, Linda Gary was the narrator in the beginning of Fantasmic!

    Bill Rogers is my absolute favorite, and this video made me love him even more.. One of my goals is to meet him one day :]

  • This was so great! I smiled the moment I read the opening sentence “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls” Fantastic segment. His voice is truly golden.

  • It’s always interesting to see the faces of people who do jobs like these. But the best part is the fact that they’re married. They make it look easy when it’s actually quite a challenge. It’s not just reading an announcement. In fact it would be very easy to over-do something like this. But they have it down to a fine art. Bill and Camille sound warm, welcoming and friendly with just the right amount of joy, ebthusiasm and yes, a touch of magic. These are the kind of behind-the-scenes tid-bits Disney geeks like me love. Keep em coming.

  • What a truly awesome job and what a lucky couple! They really are an integral part of the magical experience that we hold in our hearts when we go to Disney.

  • Thanks so much for sharing this video.

    Bill and Camille are truly part of the “magic” of Disneyland Resort.

    I was wondering if Camille is the narrator’s voice at the begning of Fantasmic!? If not, can you share the name of the person who does do the introduction for Fantasmic!?

  • Question: Do Bill and Camille have a Home Recording Studio and a broadband Phone Link to Disneyland Audio Central like Jack Wagner did?

    There are old stories where Disneyland needed a custom announcement quickly, Jack would read it live to the PA System if they needed it Right Now, or pre-tape it quickly if they had a few minutes.

  • I LOVE THEIR VOICES THEY ARE SO AMAZING

  • Hi, Bill and Cami,
    I can’t wait to see you again, nor can I wait until our visit in December! The family is already bouncing, and it makes it even more special because of you!
    cpugal in Idaho

  • He’s so awesome! I got to meet Bill at Destination D in August, as he was the announcer for the event. My mom and I chatted with him for awhile and he’s hilarious, but you can tell that he really loves his job :)

  • This is so neat!! I have always wanted to know the faces behind the announcements. Thank you!!

  • Doesn’t Bill do the announcements at Walt Disney World, too?

  • Awesome! The park announcements are a big part of the memories a visit to Disney Parks make. I would love a future blog on the Disney World announcers as well! Thank you for sharing such wonderful information!

  • I literally started crying listening to their voices. Just hearing them automatically brings me back to all the fun times I have spent at the parks with my family. Only 25 days until our next trip!

  • This was so great! One of the best “Behind The Scenes” ever!

  • That’s so cool! I still get chills. And hearing his voice totally makes me want to be there right now!

  • I love this video… it takes me right to the park :) Thanks for sharing… so nice to see the people that do the announcements!

  • So cool! I couldn’t help but wonder who did that when I was at the passholder meetup. It was cool to hear the “Disney voice” in a custom announcement. Awesome!

  • After so many years, Bill’s voice feels like a friend. I too, loved the rope drop at the end of Main Street. I so miss it, now that they have moved the drop out on the hub to accommodate early morning access to the Jolly Holiday Bakery.

  • Holy cow!!! This is so cool. When I played the video, I smiled from ear to ear because it reminded me of our vacation last year during Christmas time. I instantly recognized his voice. I can’t wait to hear it again for our trip this year in a couple of months. This is one of the coolest videos for sure! Thank you! I am gonna show it to my wife when I get home from work :)

  • Oh, that is so awesome! I get nostalgic for Disneyland when I hear that voice.

  • I miss Jack Wagner.

  • Whaat! This is AWESOME! Talk about Every Role a Starring Role; but oh my goodness that was so much fun to watch. Those are people that I don’t even think of as I’m walking into the park or watching an event. But now we finally have faces to the voices.

    Thank you for sharing and I can’t wait to hear Bill and Camille the next trip I make to Disneyland and California Adventure! 😀

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