For as long as I can remember I have loved listening to music, especially any Disney music.  Over the years, I have purchased original motion picture soundtrack CDs for Disney movies I have seen, the Disney’s Greatest Hits collection, Disney Silly Songs, and more.

Once I started going to Walt Disney World in 2003, I decided I wanted to bring a piece of the magic home with me, so we would purchase a CD from one of the park or resort stores, especially the parade music.  When I listen to the CDs, it always brings back memories from my many trips to Walt Disney World and Disneyland.  Currently, I have at least ten Disney Theme Park exclusive CD’s in my collection.  They are listed below.

My favorite CDs are Circle Sessions and Dave Digs Disney.  Some of the jazz and piano albums are nice to listen to, as you can hear your favorite song but not have the words going through you head all day.  The hardest CD to find was Circle Sessions – The Music of Carthay Circle.  During my first trip to Disneyland in 2012, I knew about this CD being available, but it was not Mickey Mouse Disney CD player - Andrew Princeavailable at the Disney’s California Adventure stores.  A very helpful Cast Member gave me the phone number and website for Disney Parks Merchandising.  Once we got home, I called until it was available and placed my order for the CD.

Before I had my own computer, I would listen to my Disney CDs on my Mickey Mouse CD player, which I still have because it is a Mickey Mouse collectible.  I still purchase the actual physical CDs and import them to my computer and keep them for backup reasons.

Last year during a WDW Radio LIVE Wednesday night broadcast, I found out about Ricky DJTechnoid Reed, a fellow WDW Radio Live Box member.  His techmixes are really fun to listen to as he mashes up various tunes with a techno beat behind them.  Be sure to check his mixes out here on SoundCloud.

 

I hope you will look into these cd’s and start listening to them for yourself.

Four Parks One World Walt Disney World cd cover

Four Parks – One World Walt Disney World– attraction music and more

SpectroMagic cd cover

SpectroMagic Parade – 2001 – retired parade

The Sherman Brothers Songbook cd cover

The Sherman Brothers Songbook – has some music from parks

The Music of Cars Land limited edition cd cover

The Music of Cars Land – Limited Edition – some of the music you hear while visiting Cars Land at Disneyland

                                    Dave Digs Disney - The Dave Brubeck Quartet cd cover 1 Dave Digs Disney - The Dave Brubeck Quartet cd cover 2

Dave Digs Disney – Dave Brubeck Quartet – jazz

Disney's Electrical Parade cd cover

Disney’s Electrical Parade – 2000

Disney's Happiest Celebration on Earth cd cover

Disney’s Happiest Celebration on EarthDisneyland dedication and other songs from attractions

The Circle Sessions cd cover

The Circle Sessions – The Music of Carthay Circle – jazz from Disneyland

classically disney cd cover

Classically Disney – Disney String Quartet – There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, Yo Ho, and others

Piano and Pixie Dust by Tom Ameen cd cover

Piano and Pixie Dust by Tom Ameen – solo piano arrangements of Disney Theme Park Favorites

WDW Radio Live The LOU Techmix - DJTechnoid Techmix cover Haunted Mansion Techmix - DJTechnoid Techmix cover  DJTechnoid Disney Parks techmix playlist cover art

Star Wars Shuffle Techmix - DJTechnoid Techmix cover     EPCOT 360 - Dance Around the World Techmix - DJTechnoid techmix cd cover

DJ Technoid’s Greatest Hits – 2015 – Techmix’s using bits and pieces from songs, WDWRadio LIVE – The Lou Techmix, Haunted Mansion 2008 Mix, attraction remixes, Star Wars shuffle, Epcot 360 – Dance Around the WORLD and more

 

(Disney CD cover artwork ©Disney and Walt Disney Records; Dave Digs Disney ©Legacy/Columbia; Piano and Pixie Dust ©Tom Ameen  , DJTechnoid mixes cover artwork and social media cover art for this post ©Ricky DJTechnoid Reed, Mickey Mouse CD player photo is from author’s personal collection.)

 

AndDisney on Wheelsrew is an 18-year-old high school graduate from Ohio. He was born with cerebral palsy and gets around in a wheelchair.  He has been to both US Disney parks, several D23 events and is a DCL Gold Castaway Club member. If you would like to contact him feel free to e-mail him at mailto:arprince@bex.net or look him up on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/andrew.prince.7161 and on Twitter https://twitter.com/Andrew1arp 

 

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16 thoughts on “Collecting Disney Theme Park Music and More”

  1. Chris says:

    Our first trip to WDW was a car ride from Pennsylvania in 1986. We purchased the Epcot sound track and listened to that all the way home and more! Unfort that tape no longer exists but thanks to the internet i can still listen to all the greats from that era. Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit!

  2. Mark says:

    I work with the Industrial Designer who designed that Mickey shaped radio, and the Mickey shaped TV!

    Love the music recommendations. I like to listen to Reedy Creek Radio throughout the day.

  3. Andrew Prince says:

    Mark,
    Thank you for commenting. It is very cool that you work with the designer who made the cd player. I like just having it out for display.

  4. Andrew Prince says:

    Chris
    I remember Veggie, Veggie, Fruit, Fruit. Now it is stuck in my head! Thanks for reading my post.

  5. Donnie says:

    Four Parks – One World is one of my favorite CD’s and we listen to it all the time. Great article.

  6. You are too awesome Andrew! Great work!

  7. Zack Kaplan says:

    I always use Mousebits to get the stuff that isn’t commercially available. Disney could stand to make a lot of money if they released box sets of Park audio.

  8. Andrew Prince says:

    Thanks Donnie! 🙂

  9. Andrew Prince says:

    No, you are awesome! Love you remixes!

  10. Andrew Prince says:

    Zack
    I will try Mousebits now – thanks for the info and I agree that Disney is missing the boat on music!

  11. Becky says:

    Aw I got wishes cd years ago for my friend who was really sick back home (we live in UK), and she said was great present.

    Never thought to buy the CDs for me in all the times I’ve been!
    I love the beginning part of Lous shows with all the music.
    I listen to Sorcerer radio when I want a music Disney fix!

    And I will check out Rickys mixes – they sound cool!

  12. Andrew Prince says:

    Thanks for reading my post! 🙂 I’ll try to let you know if I find new music in the parks.

  13. Justin says:

    Lou,
    Where can we find the “Four Parks – One World” CD?

  14. Andrew Prince says:

    Justin
    You can find “Four Parks – One World” on Amazon. I purchased mine while on property a few years back.

  15. erin stough says:

    Andrew,
    I can’t wait to check out these DJ Technoid cds! They look awesome. I too love the Dave Digs Disney albums. Thank you for sharing your collection. Do you listen to d-cot.com?

  16. Andrew Prince says:

    Erin
    Thanks for reading. I will look into d-cot.com. 🙂