Creator Spotlight – Steve
This is the Final Frontier. I have saved the best for last, and it is our patron, steve. Frankly, I could have submitted many more questions, but I wanted to be fair and not totally expose him. 😀
dngnb8: When was your first trip to a Disney Park and what memory is the strongest?
steve: 1986. I was 5 and don’t remember too much from that trip, unfortunately. However, this trip sparked my enthusiasm for wanting to go back year-after-year!
dngnb8: Why fight it, this is what happens to most everyone!
dngnb8: What is your Disney Dream Job and why?
steve: I would love to work in their IT department and see how they handle such a massive scale of traffic. If I had to pick one specific job inside the IT department it would be the Disney Parks Blog. I can maintain it and be a contributing author!
dngnb8: TRAITOR!!! Just kidding. Working for the Ears would be great.
dngnb8: How did you find D-COT?
steve: Like the Phoenicians and the alphabet, I invented it. 😋 I can go a little more into it. In 2007 I launched D-COT with the intent of it being a Disney fan site (not jukebox yet). It would provide information on the parks, etc. I used to tune-in to Subsonic Radio and enjoyed being able to listen to park music when I could not go. After a while the queue to listen to the music I wanted to hear became hours long and so I had the idea of creating an on-demand jukebox where I could listen to whatever I want, whenever I want. In 2008 I started working on the jukebox.
dngnb8: Sounds like how Walt felt on Daddy’s day with the girls and parks.
dngnb8: If you could ask one question of a D-COTr, who would you ask and what is the question?
steve: Without hesitation… Nascfan. He is the kindest human I know and an amazing moderator for D-COT. My question would be “How many points do you think you’ll get in 2020?” 🤣
dngnb8: It is amazing how he has more points than the site creators!
dngnb8: You get to interview Walt Disney, but only are allowed 3 questions, what are they?
steve: I would be so nervous and excited!
1. At what moment in your life did you know you had to make a Disney Park?
2. What motivated you to keep going after the Oswald contract dispute?
3. What is your day-to-day schedule like? Please walk us through a “Day in the Life”.
dngnb8: I really like question #3. We all see the TV Walt, but just being a tag-along for a day would have been incredible.
Well, there ya have it, our Contributors (and Patron). I hope you all have enjoyed learning about them as I have. And I am sure that everyone on this board feels as I do and appreciate beyond words what you and Chelle have given us. Allowing us to share in your joy of Disney and creating this community is beyond any words I can share. Thank you so much for all you two have given us.