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Music has the power to generate great joy, encourage celebration, set a mood, sooth the human soul, and alter one’s frame of mind, and the music of Walt Disney World accomplishes all those things and more. Walt Disney Imagineers understand that the well-planned use of music is integral to their ability to successfully provide visitors to WDW with profound and uniquely memorable experiences. They know that the rhythms and lyrics of music produce spontaneous as well as contagious responses capable of triggering the brain to mark special moments in time.  The power of music within the parks and resorts is a true wonder of the Walt Disney “World.”

And so, it is the music of Walt Disney World‘s attractions that make up our list of 32 contenders for the 4th Annual WDW Radio Magic Madness.  With an enumerable list of songs and scores from which to choose, it was necessary to set two qualifications to narrow the field.  First, each song/score had to be written for the attraction; it could not originate from the film on which the attraction is based.  For example, You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly! was featured in Peter Pan and did not originate with Peter Pan’s Flight, so it is out.  Second, the sheer number of songs from the Walt Disney World parade songbook could have filled an entire bracket, so those have been removed from the list, as they would have been too difficult to narrow to a single song or two.

While songs were being reviewed, it was noted that a number of WDW‘s most memorable songs are now extinct.  These favorites could not be overlooked!  As a result, the bracket is a showdown of current and extinct songs/scores.  In the Fantastic Finals, a current favorite will face off against an extinct favorite.

For readers’ reference, links to each of the songs have been included below, in case a reminder is needed.

Round 1 voting begins on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM EST. Print your bracket, make your selections, and join in the fun!

 

Left Side – Current Song/Score Contenders

“it’s a small world” / “it’s a small world”

Promise / IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

One Little Spark / Journey Into Imagination

Golden Dreams / The American Adventure

There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow / Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

Swisskapolka / Swiss Family Treehouse

Star Tunnel Music / Space Mountain and Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

Soarin’ Around the World / Soarin’ Around the World

Tiki Tiki Tiki Room / Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

In the Big Blue World / Finding Nemo the Musical

Yo Ho Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me) / Pirates of the Caribbean

Happily Ever After Theme / Happily Ever After Fireworks Show

Fantasmic Finale / Fantasmic! Show and Fireworks

Way Tiretua (The Shaman’s Song) / Na’vi River Journey

The Bear Band Serenade / Country Bear Jamboree

Grim Grinning Ghosts / Haunted Mansion

 

Right Side – Extinct Song/Score Contenders

Tomorrow’s Child / Spaceship Earth

From Time to Time (Timekeeper’s Theme) / The Timekeeper

Honey, I Shrunk the Audience Theme / Honey, I Shrunk the Audience

Seize the Future / Alien Encounter

Veggie, Veggie, Fruit, Fruit / Kitchen Kabaret

The Universe of Energy / Universe of Energy

It’s Fun to Be Free / World of Motion

A Wish Triumphant (Wishes) / Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Dreams

If You Had Wings / If You Had Wings

New Horizons / Horizons

The Dreamflight Song / Delta Dreamflight

We Are Here to Change the World / Captain EO

Here’s to the Future and You / Home of the Future (Space Mountain)

Listen to the Land / Listen to the Land

Celebrate the Magic Theme / Celebrate the Magic

The Best Time of Your Life / Carousel of Progress

 

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