Jack Wagner (announcer)

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Jack Francis Wagner (December 17, 1925 - June 16, 1995) was the official park announcer for Disneyland until 1993. He is famous for the various announcements over the park PA, for parades, special events, etc. He also did voice work for the Walt Disney World Resort, and for the attractions themselves, including instructions, emergency precautions, and safety spiels. Because of the prevalence of his voice over the park, his nickname was "The Voice of Disneyland". The most famous of these announcements is the message signaling that the Walt Disney World Monorail's doors are closing. This spiel is as follows: "Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas." One of his most famous lines is from a safety spiel at the Matterhorn Bobsleds attraction: "Remain seated please; permanecer sentados por favor." This line is reprised in the nostalgic fireworks show "Remember... Dreams Come True", and is also a line in the film Toy Story 2 (said by Barbie, who was voiced by Jodi Benson), as well as the episode "Rollercoaster: The Musical!" in the Phineas and Ferb Disney animated series.

Wagner also enjoyed a lengthy career as a radio announcer at KNX in Los Angeles, and as a television actor, his best-known role being that of the malt-shop proprietor in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. He was the younger brother of noted choral director Roger Wagner. Wagner's son Mike, a former disc jockey and radio programmer, is a Disney executive.

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