DREAMFINDERS: Chris Hartwell on What It Takes to Be a Face Character in the Parks

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If you’ve seen Disneyland’s Bert on Pinterest, there is a good chance it’s Chris Hartwell. With experience as a face and costumed character, a Jedi trainer, and a member of the cast of Fantasmic, Chris knows what it’s like to perform for Disney crowds.

Chris sits down with Nathan to talk about his experiences in the park, what it takes to be a Disney performer, and the time he met Dick Van Dyke.

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Nathan Hartman

A sunshine state resident, Nathan is an avid Disney parks wonk as well as a university film professor.

Twitter: @somestuffisaid