Going all the way back to the earliest movies, every great Hollywood story came with a great soundtrack that set the narrative and tone of the movie. Today Disney’s Hollywood Studios as part of the park’s redevelopment debuts it’s new background music throughout the park.
As guests enter the Main Entrance to the park, guests will hear Big Band arrangements of the Disney Music that we all know and love.
Along Hollywood Boulevard the background music shifts to Big Band instrumental arrangements of songs that were popular of the 1930’s and 1940’s.
Music on Sunset Boulevard will compliment the music heard on Hollywood Boulevard with vocal arrangements similar to the Big Band hits guest heard there.
Guests in the Echo Lake area will continue to hear Big Band music with bright, brassy horns and lush string arrangements.
The music of each area will compliment the theme of the area. According to reports the Grand Avenue area guests will hear music that includes retro-contemporary west-coast funk with strong basslines, electric guitars, horns and synthesizers. The music in the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster courtyard will include live versions of classic rock songs, including of course Aerosmith.
I’ve listened to some of the music and I have to say I love it. I always liked the previous background music of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but I have to say that the Imagineers have created an even better mood and background theme with the new music. I think, based on what I’ve heard, that the music of the various areas do a better job of complimenting each other. I personally cannot wait until I can hear the new music live in the parks when I visit Walt Disney World in June.
If you want to hear a sample of the music, I’ve provided a link below to the music from WDWMagic.