Tuesday, April 17, 2018

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE VOICE OF TOWER OF TERROR ATTRACTION MARK SILVERMAN

Have you ever wondered, how did Disney get Rod Serling to do the announcements for the Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror?
Well they didn't. Rod Serling had already passed away before 1994.
We are excited to announce, we had the great pleasure to interview the man behind the voice. You may not know him by his face, but Mark Silverman is the voice actor behind the Walt Disney World attraction.  He recorded the voices in 1993 for the opening of the attraction, which opened in 1994. Can you believe next year will be 25 years since it opened? He also was the voice of the Disney California Adventure version, before they changed it to Guardians of the Galaxy, "Mission Breakout".
We are pleased to welcome Mark Silverman to join us here on the E Ticket blog.

DCA's Version.


  1. Question ETTT: We understand that you loved doing voices when you were younger. Did you ever call your school trying to call out sick by using your parents voice?
    Mark Silverman's Personal model of the T.O.T. ride.
Answer MS: "No. I did not do that, but I did impressions of the teachers, That was always funny. Everybody thought that was funny except the teachers. I never really got in trouble for doing that, but to this day I still do the teacher impressions. I had a English teach named Mr. Brandfield. One of my favorite teachers."
 

   2. ETTT: We heard your father knows Richard Sherman, Did you ever hang out at the Walt Disney Studio's with him?

Richard Sherman is on the left,

Answer MS: "Well...I know Richard Sherman, because he was a friend of my father's years ago, and I went to parties and talk to him about all sorts of things and that was great. And then I ended up working on the restoration of  "The Happiest Millionaire" with him. when I re-voiced Fred MacMurray."   

   3. ETTT: If you could do any other voice other than Rod Serling's from the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, who would it be? or what attraction?

Answer MS: "I would love to narrate the People-Mover if it ever came back." ( He gave us a sample of the narration. It Sounded great).

   4. ETTT: I saw on a interview on YouTube you do a great Maxwell Smart (Get Smart). Did you ever do the cartoon voice of Inspector Gadget?

Answer MS: "No but I should of been I think,  but it was Don Adams doing that. But if they ever brought Inspector Gadget back, It would be nice to do that voice. Well there are these things that factor in to getting a voice job in this business, and a lot of the time and talent is not main thing, you know, so many things factor into it. But Don Adams, that was my first impression I did." I threw in a quick question asking Mark, if he had his own recording studio. and jokingly he said "I do... it consists of my closet.. and my microphone... and that's about it."

   5. ETTT : We understand Walt Disney's Pinocchio is your favorite Disney Animated film. What is your favorite scene from that movie?

 Answer MS: "It is.. Walt's masterpiece.   It was the first Disney film to win a Oscar, for both best score and best song.  Probably the whale chase. The whale chase is probably the greatest, most intense scene ever animated by Disney or any studio really. Especially on the big screen its truly just a incredible sequence. I never pass up the opportunity every time there is a screening on the big screen I'm there . And I got to meet a through a few Disney Christmas Parties I became friends with Dick Jones, the voice of Pinocchio. He passed away a few years ago. It was wonderful to finally get to meet him. The two greatest Disney icons I've met since doing Tower of Terror with out a doubt, was Dick Jones and X`tencio because I'm such a Pirates of the Caribbean fanatic. I was there with him, in his house and talked about the ride doing pirate voices. It was such a thrill for me."




   6. ETTT: We have met you at the past Disneyana show and sales, we had brought you smarties candy. What is your favorite candy, for the next time we see you?

 Answer MS: "Sure Snickers are good, Snickers are great!! I like a snickers bar right out of the freezer, not the ice cream version, but the fun size Snickers." I asked if Mark would be at the next Disneyana show? and he asked when is it? the next Disneyana show and sale is Sunday Oct. 7th, and the new location is at the Double Tree Suites.in Anaheim. So maybe we will see him there. 

   7. ETTT: What is your favorite ride or attraction at Disneyland?

 Answer MS: "Pirates of the Caribbean, I have been obsessed with that ride since I was a kid, It's the best thing Disney ever did. It is like two rides in one, you get the caves and waterfalls and then the cities.. It is so well thought out." (we chatted about the changes taking effect on the rides) and Mark says "The original at Disneyland is the greatest ride of all time."



   8. ETTT: When you did the Lego video game, what voices were you? Batman?

Answer MS"I did a few characters in the video game. I did Lincoln in the game."

   9. ETTT: Do you have any upcoming movies in the near future you are working on?

Answer MS: "I did narration for a movie, but there is no release date yet, But it looks like a real compelling movie with big Oscar winning stars in it. that is all I can say."

Don't worry Mark we are almost done asking questions, which are great btw.
  10. ETTT: Will we see you ate the next Disneyana show, or next years D23 Expo in 2019 in Anaheim Ca.?

Answer MS: "I hope so, I always love being there for whatever reason but, the voices of the parks panel is always fun to do, I always have a great time doing that. very exciting..." (If you haven't seen it like me) Mark explained "It is a panel of the people who are the voices of the different attractions sit there on stage and talk about their careers and the rides, and do a little sample." I asked Mark what year he did the voice for Tower of Terror in Fl. He said 1994. 

  11. Last question ETTT: Do you have any advice for people who want to become a voice actor like yourself?

Answer MS"Yeah, For anybody who wants to be a voice actor, you have to love it! And if you don't love it, you shouldn't try to get into it. There is too many people that do love it then you'll have to compete against and you'll never be good enough if you don't love it. That's really the key to it.  It's really the key to anything if you want to do, you know.. But I've just loved doing voices and impressions since I was a kid and I have always loved taping my voice and hearing myself back,  So that's the key. You really have to love it and watch a lot of old Disney movies and hear those voices and great voice actors and practice, practice ... and keep doing it."



We here at "E" Ticket to Tomorrowland Blog, Want to thank you Mark Silverman for taking the time out of your busy day.
Please stay tuned for more interviews in the future and new attractions opening up at your favorite Disney Parks and Resorts. 


Friday, April 13, 2018

Interview with Voice talent actor Mark Silverman.

How many of you have been on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror rides at either Walt Disney World  or on the West Coast Disney's California Adventure Park. The California version  which has been changed now to GOTG Mission Break Out. https://youtu.be/D4imQg4QLCQ
We are  pleased to be interviewing Disney Voice actor. Mark Silverman. Known for many different voices, including Rod Serving.
So please stay tuned for "E" Tickettotomorrowland coming up next week.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Bad News at Disneyland Aging Disneyland Railroad Locomotives, Breaking down at Disneyland today.

Today another Steam engine was seen near the ToonTown Depot blowing steam all over. Train down.leaving only two engines to take guest's around the park. The Ward Kimball and Fred Gurley both Forneys. Right now the Railroad is Down.
Could this be a Walt Disney Curse? For changing the route of the railroad.
This week the National cheerleading championship competition is going on across the street at the Anaheim Conversation Center.
More on this when more information is available.
Ty Facebook for the info.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2/13/18 Disney Cruise line Epic Shows and Heroic Encounters Thrill Disney Cruise Line Guests During Marvel Day at Sea

Epic Shows and Heroic Encounters Thrill Disney Cruise Line Guests During Marvel Day at Sea, shared by Cara Allen Public Relations Manager  Disney Cruise line, February 13th 2018 

From incredible heroic encounters to a spellbinding journey into the Mystic Artsand a super-charged nighttime show with the first-ever Marvel battle at sea, families have more ways than ever to unleash their inner super hero during Marvel Day at Seaaboard the Disney Magic.

Since this event debuted on cruises from New York City this past fall and returned on select voyages from Miami in January, we’ve given you a glimpse at the epic fun through photos. Now, hear more about the celebration from some of the event’s creators, and get a first-ever video look at the incredible heroic encounters your family can experience together.

Marvel Day at Sea takes place on one epic day aboard select 5-night Disney Magic sailingsto the Caribbean and Bahamas through April. And just announced, the event will return from January to early March, 2019!

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/02/epic-shows-and-heroic-encounters-thrill-disney-cruise-line-guests-during-marvel-day-at-sea/

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Done Deal!! The Walt Disney Company buys 21st Century Fox for 52.4 Billion.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155881904609089&id=843859088
See the full details here:
https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/walt-disney-company-acquire-twenty-first-century-fox-inc-spinoff-certain-businesses-52-4-billion-stock/
There will be live conferences today, check link for URL.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI "NYCC" STUNT

Although Star Wars: The Last Jedi didn’t host a panel at New York Comic-Con, the booth that Lucasfilm set up may offer an even more exciting glimpse at what’s to come for the series.

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi “Experience” took place in the NYCC booth and was made to replicate a set from the movie. While at first it looked like fans could just mill about looking at props from the film and read informational panels about the new Resistance blasters, the “Experience” soon lived up to its name. Fans were suddenly caught in the middle of a brief skirmish between the Resistance and the First Order in an interactive event that certainly looks like a test run for the upcoming Star Wars theme park land.

The installment was the object of much anticipation at New York Comic-Con earlier this month, with fans flocking to see the collection of props and teasers for Star Wars Episode VIII. But there was more to the booth than met the eye: several fans were picked at random to have their photos projected on the displays around the booth, labeled as Resistance spies.

In the video recap, Stormtroopers entered through a door in the booth, demanding to know where the spies were. Soon the game was afoot, with other Resistance members appearing to spirit away the chosen fans, while BB-8 rolled about. A Kylo Ren appearance and one very cool Force choke effect later, and you’ve got the makings of Star Wars Land.

The best part of this video are the whoops and gasps from the crowd when they realize they’re part of a simulation — the laughs when Kylo Ren dramatically enters probably wasn’t what the actors in the installment predicted, but, oh well. But this was possibly a way for Lucasfilm to test some concepts for the Star Wars land opening in a few years, now called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Opening at both Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, the Star Wars Lands plan to offer even more interactive experiences: Fans can join the Resistance, work as a bounty hunter or smuggler, or even join the First Order.

The Star Wars Experience at NYCC probably won’t be an exact prediction of the offerings at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, but it showed Lucasfilm and Disney’s commitment to the quality of the experience: the stunts, the force choke, the actual BB-8 robot rolling around on the floor. If they broke out these impressive effects for a booth at New York Comic-Con, who knows what they have in store for an actual theme park?

Star Wars The Last Jedi....
I wonder if it will be like, how they pick out a Rebel Spy on Star tours. At Disneyland and Walt Disney world.
I guess we will have to wait and see in 2 years at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Readers Cruise Cars Land After Dark at Disney Parks Blog Haul-O-Ween Meet-Up in Disney California Adventure Park


Last week, hundreds of Disney Parks Blog readers joined us for a honkin’ good time in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park for the Disney Parks Blog Haul-O-Ween Meet-Up!.. No I didn't win the tickets in time. But a friend of ours did. Yay Donna :) .
Costume-clad guests at this special after-hours party enjoyed Halloween-themed attractions, Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween and Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree …
… along with lots of rides on the popular Radiator Springs Racers.

The residents of Radiator Springs themselves even joined the party …

… dressed in their car-stumes!

And of course, there were plenty of Halloween Time snacks!

Did you join us for the Disney Parks Blog Haul-O-Ween Meet-Up? Tell us about it in the comments!
And there is still time to celebrate Haul-O-Ween in Cars Land during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, through October 31!

And once again I want to thank Erin Glover from  Disney Parks Blog,
For sharing this fun event. Happy Haul-O-Ween everybody.

ALERT!!! THIS JUST IN.......MONSTERS HAVE ESCAPED FROM G O T G

Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark: Mysterious Transmissions Signal Trouble in The Collector’s Fortress at Disney California Adventure Park.

Each evening during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark takes guests on a new adventure at Disney California Adventure park. We’ve received the transmission below from The Collector’s assistant, Apheta, which seems to indicate something scary has happened inside The Collector’s Fortress. Watch and see if you can tell what has happened!

https://youtu.be/xINBv8FJEhk

The creatures have been accidentally released from Taneleer Tivan’s collection, and Rocket needs your help to #SaveGroot! Don’t miss Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark each evening during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, through October 31.

I want to thank Erin Glover of Disney Parks Blog,
 for this encrypted message. So Be carful out there at night.

Monday, September 18, 2017

SUNDAY THE LAST DAY OF THE ROUTE 66 CRUISIN REUNION IN ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA

Found another Ford Model "A"

Sunday was the last day for the 3 day event in Ontario, California.
Route 66 Cruisin Reunion.

So I know you want to see the rest of the Cars, Trucks and Food!!
Thank you for looking at this blog and my other one. If you like this, Please follow our blogs.
Here is the URL to the Last Blog on the cruise. http://mancavecollectibles.blogspot.com/2017/09/day-three-final-day-of-cruising-sunday.html