The next time you visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios you won’t see the newest update to the park, but you will hear it. The park has updated the background music soundtrack to match the tone and story of the park’s updated narrative. Just like a film… Read More »New Area Soundtrack debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Probably not all too shocking for those who know me: I am a bit of an audiophile. Specifically, I enjoy listening to music from the Disney Parks; after all, they are some of the few places on Earth where your life has beautiful background music wherever you go! From the moment you step into the park until the moment you leave, you are surrounded by some amazing scores and sounds that magically morph as you stroll from one location to the next. After all, Disney is known for the details, and the music composed for the parks is no different. As much thought goes into the themes, instrumentation, and timbres as can be said for details in the architecture, technology, and storytelling goes into the attractions. Unfortunately, many of the musicians who imagineer these aural attractions remain relatively unknown to the majority of park guests. Well, that’s where I’m about to step in.
One of my blogging goals has always been to explore those composers who help create the music, and I decided to start with what is perhaps my favorite pieces of park music: the Future World/Innoventions Area Loop heard in EPCOT. Whether crossing from Mission: Space over to Soarin’, Spaceship Earth over by the Fountain of Nations, or simply stopping to enjoy a Mickey bar and soak in the ambiance of Future World, this is my go-to track whenever I’m looking to take a mental trip back to my happy place. I figured if I was going to start my exploration of the musicians who create the “magic” via background music, it was going to be here, with this loop composed by Russell Brower. The amazing thing is once I discovered Mr. Brower was on Twitter, he was gracious enough to share a bit of his story as well as the story behind this awesome music!
In this video, Disney treats us to a behind the scenes glimpse into the recording studio with Bill Cantos. Cantos is the music arranger of all the tunes that you’ll hear in the new Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure. His task was to… Read More »Composing the Music of Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure
If you visited Disneyland yesterday you probably sensed that something was different, but weren’t immediately sure what it was. Walt Disney knew that sound plays an important role in the total immersion experience that was his new invention – the theme park. He crafted specific… Read More »Disneyland Updates Main Street Soundtrack