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Theme park attraction songs

Which one is your favorite and your least favorite?

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted August 8, 2010 at 7:20 PM
My favorite: Carousel of Progress' There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.

Least favorite: all the songs of Country Bear Jamboree.


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From Amanda Jenkins
Posted August 8, 2010 at 7:44 PM
This subject, I could go on and on...

CoP is a great one! Plus I love "Grim Grinning Ghosts" I also have a soft spot for the Pirates of the Carribean song and even the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse polka. I also love the music that is playing at the entrance into Future World at Epcot. It just makes me think of progress :) I am a huge Aerosmith fan, so naturally Rockin Rollercoaster is a great one. See, now I won't be able to stop thinking of those that I love.

As for songs that I dislike....it is very hard to think of any...except maybe "it's a small world". The last time I was on it we had an unfortunate incident. We were stuck in the last scene for 15 minutes and it got just a tab bit on my nerves. It was a first for my husband, and he then declared that it would be his last time on the ride.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted August 8, 2010 at 8:37 PM
Canada and Golden Dreams comes to mind as my favorites.

The worst? MIB "fake theme song" (JUST KIDDING TH!)

From Melissa Faulkner
Posted August 9, 2010 at 7:04 AM
Hate "It's A Small World" to hear it, I'm doomed for days.

Favorite, I like the music they use for the France movie at EPCOT. Very soothing.

From Marcos Rodriguez
Posted August 9, 2010 at 7:50 AM
Hmm i like the splash mountain song zip a dee doo dah but its my least favorite.but my favorite is spce mountain.

From Katie White
Posted August 9, 2010 at 9:53 AM
Favorite- Either Zip A Dee Doo Dah at Splash Mountain, or the Men in Black one at USF. They are both so great, imo.

Least Favorite- Hmmm... I'm not sure what my least favorite is. I normally don't pay to much attention. Its just impossible to miss Zip A Dee Doo Dah, and Men in Black is my favorite ride.

From TH Creative
Posted August 9, 2010 at 12:08 PM
"The Universe and U" from 'Men In Black: Alien Attack.'

From Bob Miller
Posted August 9, 2010 at 1:29 PM
Favorite Rock n Roller Coaster

Worst Its a small world

From Anthony Murphy
Posted August 9, 2010 at 2:38 PM
THATS the name! Universe and U, BAD SONG! The worst!

OK, I am kidding, but I really can't think of a bad theme park song. Its a Small World is just fun to hate on! In actuality, its a pretty good song and possibly the best. Why you ask? Because any of us can sing it right now, no matter how long ago we have been to a Disney Park.

I also like the Universe of Energy song before the Ellen Makeover. That and the Dinosaurs were the highlight of that attraction.

From TH Creative
Posted August 9, 2010 at 2:49 PM
The drums when you float on to the Congo River on the Jungle Cruise.

From Melissa Donahue
Posted August 9, 2010 at 2:49 PM
I have to say that "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" at IOA is positively CUTE, but I would probably slit my wrists if I had to listen to it all day.

And I never seem to grow tired of the Jurassic Park theme song on the river adventure... but the absolute WORST is still "It's a Small World!"

From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 9, 2010 at 3:33 PM
I wasn't gonna respond to this, because I'm partly deaf, and theme songs mean nothing to me. I have no favorite. However, the one I can think of that bothers even ME is the "Bizarro" song (I use the term loosely) played through the on-ride speakers on the brake run of the like-named coaster at SF Great Adventure. An annoying finish to a ride I still like.

From Joshua Counsil
Posted August 9, 2010 at 5:44 PM
Worst: the cheap techno in the queue for Hulk and the irritating loop of attempted futuristic music in the loading platform of Millennium Force.

Best: Tree of Life theme.

From Dan Babbitt
Posted August 9, 2010 at 5:52 PM
Favorite is "One Little Spark" original.

Least "test track"...track.


By the way talking about songs I've been selected for the cast choir this year to sing at the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. I dont know when I will be performing because I just found out on thursday!

From James Koehl
Posted August 9, 2010 at 7:02 PM
Dan, that is SO COOL!!Congratulations!!

From Manny Barron
Posted August 9, 2010 at 9:14 PM
Good ones:
The Simpsons theme while Maggie is destroying Springfield.
Anything with John Williams(Jurassic Park, ET, Jaws, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones)
Test Track queue jingle
Soarin
X.Atencio work-Grim Grinning Ghosts and a Pirates life for me
Zip-a-dee-do-da
Carousel of Progress
The radio station on Kilimanjaro Safaris

bad ones: The song that interrupts Tiki,tiki,tiki,tiki room. The classic song is great but the "new management" interrupts it and sing a far inferior tune and then insults the classic jingle
The Kodak pre-show song in Honey, I shrunk the Audience

From TH Creative
Posted August 10, 2010 at 12:14 AM
The old "Makin' Memories" song from the pre-show of 'Journey Into Imagination's" 3D film "Magic Kourneys."

"Just Another Part of Me" - Captain EO

From Rob P
Posted August 10, 2010 at 12:32 AM
There's something about John William's Jurassic Park theme as you enter that part of IOA that goes way beyond just being a piece of music. It gets into the soul and conjures up the feeling that Jurassic Park is all very real.
There are many others I like too but this one is special.

From Raul Araoz
Posted August 10, 2010 at 7:57 PM
Some of my favorite theme park music was in Future World before they decided to turn it into another thrill park... and not a very good one.

Universe of Energy, It's Fun to Be Free, Listen to the Land, and the original One Little Spark were all terrific songs that I was incredibly sad to see go in Disney's effort to try to make Epcot more appealing to kids and teens. However, by far the most egregious loss happened in the recent renovation of Spaceship Earth.

The second iteration of this venerable attraction had one of the most beautiful pieces of music that played under Jeremy Irons narration. It culminated in the beautiful finale where the mixture of gorgeous fiber optics, a great script and a truly haunting score actually left me misty-eyed on more than one occasion.

What has replaced it? A return descent into pitch black with cheesy Jib-Jab jokes playing on your monitor. Incredibly sad.


From Rob P
Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:09 AM
I second that Raul.

From Victoria Jurkowski
Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:59 PM
my favorites are indiana jones from disneyland, space mountain, and ca screamin. i love how the soundtracks perfectly match what is going on. pretty much all the disney rides do this, but these are my favorites. i wish thunder mt had a soundtrack, that would really improve the ride IMO.

From Carrie Hood
Posted August 12, 2010 at 11:08 AM
Small world doesn't torture me nor does most music. You know what makes me want to bang my head off a randomly found hard surface quickly? The "Laughing Place" song from Splash Mountain. This song just makes me completely insane and will be stuck in my head for HOURS after the ride until my husband begins asking Cast Members for duct tape! It's like a tick, just burrows into my brain and won't let go!

Most of the other music found around the big parks I enjoy or simply ignore.. but THAT song. Holy Crap!

I have to say I do miss the old music from Lost Continent at Universal. Very middle eastern and a perfect fit for the village area, I always enjoyed hearing it. Last year I didn't hear it since HP construction was still going on, I'm not sure if it's back yet but I can hope so!

Also, The Main Street Electrical Parade has GREAT music. Sorry, I had to throw that in too.

From Rob P
Posted August 13, 2010 at 1:37 AM
I remember once getting a courtesy bus from my hotel to Disneyland. All the passengers were pushing and shoving and the adults were being far less respectful than their children.
Anyway once we were all crammed in I caught the eye of a little boy and asked him what his favourite song was at Disney.
The whole bus quietened as he thought for a moment before answering in a small voice " It's a small world".
Almost everyone's eyes narrowed as they predicted my next move. They were willing me not to do it. But they'd behaved badly and deserved it. So I asked him if he could sing it.
The following 10 minutes on the bus were filled with a number of the children singing in loud squeaky voices the tune of " Small World".
I got that bad look from almost every adult as they left the bus.
Priceless !

From Amanda Jenkins
Posted August 13, 2010 at 9:07 AM
Rob, you were extremely brave. LOL! I don't know if I could have risked life and limb for such a song.

From Jay Glenn
Posted August 14, 2010 at 10:32 AM
The theme parks with the best music IMO are Islands of Adventure and Animal Kingdom. All the songs from those parks are just great.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted August 14, 2010 at 10:53 AM
I agree, but I do like EPCOT's background music!

From Jay Glenn
Posted August 14, 2010 at 11:58 AM
Epcot comes in a close second for me then MGM Studios on Hollywood and Sunset Blvd.

From Simon Cross
Posted August 15, 2010 at 5:10 AM
For me the favorite has to me the Illuminations music

Least favorite would be the Blues Brothers tribute over at USF.

Got to admit I also like the Tikki room song and...yes..Its a small world..sorry lol!

From Tim W
Posted August 15, 2010 at 6:34 AM
I love the Epcot Future World music. The music in finding nemo the musical, and Fantasmic are great as well.

Least favorite would be the country bears.

From TH Creative
Posted August 15, 2010 at 8:58 AM
"Feel it grow ... this ride is slow ... it's the Universe of Energy!"

From Marco Trevino
Posted August 15, 2010 at 8:57 AM
The Best for me: EPCOT music (What do you think about Yanni's Standing in Motion)

From Austin Young
Posted August 15, 2010 at 4:54 PM
Oh goodness... too many to count! If I had to pick one I'd probably pick "Grim Grinning Ghosts."

One I like the LEAST is "It's A Small World After All."

From Nick Markham
Posted August 15, 2010 at 7:06 PM
My two favorites are Fantasmic! and World of Color.

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