DREAMFINDERS: David Danipour Talks Avatar Flight of Passage, The Good Place & More!
Attraction preshows are an interesting aspect of theme park storytelling. They’re the first act of a ride’s story, giving us the background and mood we need to know as we fill in all the available space and wait for our chance at adventure. And some of these become quotable favorites for generations. Today’s guest is uhhhh…one of these.
Actor David Danipour portrays Dr. Stevens in Pandora: Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom and has quickly become a recognizable part of the land. A fan favorite to some and an oddity to others, David’s performance grounds an extraordinary experience and has helped change exactly what we think a preshow can be.
David sits down with Nahtan to talk about getting lost at Disneyland when he was young, making his way through the Los Angeles comedy scene, and working on shows like The Good Place and Westworld.