Since I am new to the Bay Area, I have been looking for Disney fans out here that I can share my love of the Disney empire with. I found a guy named Keith, owner of http://www.thedisneyproject.com/, who volunteers at the Walt Disney Family Museum and was completely welcoming to my obsession, as he too knows the feeling. This past weekend, we sat down and talked about what we love about Epcot, seeing as it is what I blog about nearly every week. Without knowing it, I kept coming back to one common theme: Epcot’s Music.
As I have written in prior posts, my favorite attraction at Epcot is Living with the Land. One reason I love it is that growing up, the song Listen to the Land always stuck with me. I would sing it all the time, and I still get a big smile on my face when I hear it on Mouse World or Magical Mouse Radio. While it no longer has a theme song, it remains my favorite.
Many of you also know that I am not a fan of Captain E.O. However, I can understand how people could like the theme song from that attraction. Another great song, especially if someone else sang it (hey, I am entitled to my opinion.)
How about swimming in “A Big Blue World… ” A very sweet song for a more kid oriented attraction.
Ellen’s Energy Adventure too has a theme song… If you have never heard it, get the Four Parks, One World CD. It is a great score, regardless of the fact that the attraction is as ancient as the dinosaurs in it.
Mission Space’s song is very uplifting. Destiny can definitely make me cry when I hear it.
Test Track 1.0 has maybe the most annoying theme song in all of Walt Disney World. Bolts, cranks, and horns honking makes me cringe every time I hear it.
Spaceship Earth has one of the most memorable soundtracks of any attraction. While I am a fan of the Dame Judy version, many are fond of the Walter Conkrite and Jeremy Irons versions. A classic narrative that has touched many of us.
As we make our way back to World Showcase, we reach so many amazing songs and scores. Instead of talking about them all, I will leave you with my two favorite.
Ah, the American Adventure… An amazing attraction with amazing music! Start with the Voices of Liberty, and end with Golden Dreams. Both are inspiring and evoke feelings of American pride that can only be described by an American. Gorgeous, encapsulating, and spectacular… Let’s be honest. Words can’t describe it.
And last but not least, the Canadian Pavilion. Don’t ask me why, but the song Canada (You’re a Lifetime Journey) makes me want to flock to the hat of the United States. The English, the French, Ugh! All of it is just breathtaking.
What is your favorite song from an Epcot attraction? I would love to hear your opinions of the music in our favorite theme park!