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 available 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– attraction music and more
SpectroMagic Parade – 2001 – retired parade
The Sherman Brothers Songbook – has some music from parks
The Music of Cars Land – Limited Edition – some of the music you hear while visiting Cars Land at Disneyland
Dave Digs Disney – Dave Brubeck Quartet – jazz
Disney’s Electrical Parade – 2000
Disney’s Happiest Celebration on Earth – Disneyland dedication and other songs from attractions
The Circle Sessions – The Music of Carthay Circle – jazz from Disneyland
Classically Disney – Disney String Quartet – There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, Yo Ho, and others
Piano and Pixie Dust by Tom Ameen – solo piano arrangements of Disney Theme Park Favorites
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.)
Andrew 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:firstname.lastname@example.org or look him up on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/andrew.prince.7161 and on Twitter https://twitter.com/Andrew1arp