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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !