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How Disney is putting a greater focus on music

It is undoubted that an enormous part of what creates the unmistakable atmosphere of the Disney parks is their music.

Whether it be the iconic Epcot®entrance music, the jubilant singing across Main Street, U.S.A. or the distinct, immersive score of Pandora: The World of Avatar, each soundtrack adds a vital piece to the unforgettable mood of each location around property.

In recent years, Disney has begun archiving some of its new tunes to streaming services, meaning that those vacation memories are not ever far away. The music is what makes the nighttime shows, like Fantasmic! Show, Happily Ever After, Rivers of Light and IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Disney’s insistence on the vitality of music in the parks seems like it is only getting stronger with time, as it just released the suite for its newest land, Galaxy’s Edge. It was scored by the legendary composer John Williams, showing just how far Disney is willing to go to make the music in its parks a priority.

Disney’s further dedication can be seen in its plans for its upcoming nighttime shows, as both the revitalization of Rivers of Light and the new fireworks show in Epcot® have already been stated to revolve around Disney’s music.

It was a trend started by Walt Disney himself, who baked his earliest television shorts and full-length films with one-of-a-kind scores , and is now a tradition and fundamental piece of all the Disney parks.

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