Carousel of Progress queue area/speedramp - Progressland March
It’s always a good time for A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.
We Are Here To Change The World - Tomorrowland 2055 version/test recording.
If you are lucky, you might hear this track and the rest of the loop of ‘retro futurism’ Disney songs on it around the Space Mountain concourse at Disneyland (especially in the bathrooms).
I dig this.
Although I have a feeling that if I had just happened to hear this without having the name in front of me, I’d have spent the whole time knowing that it was familiar, but not quite being able to place what the tune was.
“It was 1959 brought Tomorrowland’s first major additions. The Matterhorn (later moved to Fantasyland), the Submarine Voyage and the Monorail were all opened within a short duration of one-another. Whilst the Monorail clearly pushed the Transportation theme, the Matterhorn emphasised the idea of new Frontiers; this time the unconquerable extremes of Earth’s mountains. The Submarine Voyage, both a unique transportation itself, but also an exploration of the mysteries of the deep oceans, sat somewhere in between.
“But it would be Transportation that would hold the most significant sway over Walt’s future Tomorrowland. As his interest in city planning grew (culminating in the Epcot project), Walt began to investigate new forms of transportation that would feature in Disneyland. As well as the Monorail, the Junior Autopia, Skyway, Viewliner, and PeopleMover were all added since opening – each presented as possible solutions to future transportation problems. Transportations representation was so important that the New Tomorrowland would be dubbed ‘the World on the Move.’”
— David Younger, “Dissecting Disney’s Lands: Tomorrowland.”
More evidence that Walt’s Tomorrowland was really just a rough draft for the EPCOT.
In this particular case, we’re seeing the birth of a transportation pavilion.
I’m still bummed that more cities haven’t adopted PeopleMover systems, or even monorails.
Heck, I’d even take a bobsled or a submarine to work (although in those instances, I know I’m just dreaming).
Tomorrow & Star Wars Theme
I have no idea where this is from, but I have a feeling it was probably used to promote the opening of Star Tours in 1987. Disney fans, any ideas?
Posted this a while ago to my other blog, but I’m reblogging it here because I can’t stop laughing
I can’t listen to this without picturing Mickey, in that outfit, doing a “1980s movie-style” workout montage, with C3PO urging him on.
Just a friendly reminder that for 9 years, Tokyo Disneyland’s Tomorrowland area music loop included “Black Hole Sun” by The Moog Cookbook
Yes, that Black Hole Sun.
Golden Dream - A song that would have been part of the area music for Tomorrowland 2055.
In case you’re wondering, yes, it is based on the “Golden Dream” song from the entrance to Epcot. But I’d have to say that I greatly prefer this version.
Also from Disneyland’s Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, and the American Adventure in Epcot…though I do not know where it was used first.
“World of Creativity (Magic Highways of Tomorrow)” arranged and performed by Steve Bartek, a former Oingo Boingo member. The song, originally known as “Detroit” from the 1967 Disney film The Happiest Millionaire, was composed by the Robert and Richard Sherman.”
The exit music from Rocket Rods.
“We need some music for the exit. What do you think we should do?”
“I think we should play some scary music. Something that will make people think they’re being chased.”
“By a scary alien. Or maybe a demon Rocket Rod.”
“You’re sick, Michael.”
“Why, yes. Yes I am. But mix in some classic Disney music that nobody actually knows. That way we can say it’s wholesome, and that the people who feel chased are the weird ones, not me. Plus, it’ll keep the nerds happy.”