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WDW Radio # 705 – The Music of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Part 2

Our musical tour of Disney’s Hollywood Studios continues this week. From Big Bands to themes from the screens, to background music from a galaxy far, far away, to some of our favorite shows and attractions, we talk about the impact of the musical place-setting, mood, emotion, and more.

Thanks to Lisa DiNoto Glassner – The Castle Run and Core Memory Candles@TheCastleRunner, and Will Magalio (Youtube.com/@DarthTuba, Twitter.com/DarthTuba, Instagram.com/darth_tuba, Facebook.com/william.magalio) for joining me this week!

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[00:00:00] Lou Mongello: We're gonna continue on our musical tour of Disney's Hollywood Studios from where we left off last week at the end of Sunset Boulevard. We're gonna backtrack down Sunset Boulevard to the hub of Disney's Hollywood Studios and the Echo Lake area. Enjoy. All right, let's move from sunset cuz I could, and obviously we just did spend all day there over to Echo Lake where again, you start to, the, the transition happens from the, the forties big band a little bit more.

And, and I think it sort of stays in the, the horns and the brass and the strings, but into a little bit more of the fifties and sixties. Right. And you start to see, you know, men and Bills, Dai Diner and, and now it's a little bit, I don't wanna say disjointed, but you've got, you know, men and bills there and you've got American Idol experience and the, the atmosphere is a little bit more.

Muddled, as it were. But there still is some great instrumental music when you can hear it, right? Because there's a lot of sort of stuff, there's a lot of, sort of a lot happening in that area, all at the, the the same time. But I remember, and, and I haven't been, I haven't been to and paid close attention, but I remember hearing music from Citizen Kane and Music from Close Encounters and Kids Look it up, find it somewhere like the Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, which I watched a gazillion times.

It's like a Harryhousen thing, you know, a as a kid and even music like from aliens. And uh, obviously as you start to get closer, you'll start hearing music from Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom. Hmm.

[00:01:46] William Magalio: Yeah. I, I have to be honest, I mean, echo Lake is the one area that it's just, I haven't, I don't have a, a true.

Memory or connection to the music in that area. I'm not saying that it wasn't there, I just, I'm just saying, I just have trouble remembering. I do [00:02:00] remember Indiana Jones music. I do remember, uh, I think I remember Citizen Kane too, so I remember it being there, but I just, I think I just associated with another part of, maybe I still part of, uh, the, you know, closer to Hollywood.

I'm not quite sure. But yeah, I, I don't have a lot to contribute in this one because it's, except for when it was a holiday overlay, which I absolutely loved , and I do wanna just throw out a shout at it. I know we're past the holidays, but I absolutely adore what they do at holidays in all of the parks, so we don't have to go into that.

[00:02:28] Lou Mongello: Well, cause it's that, it's that again, it's that nostalgic, retro, sentimental look. I, I look at some of those holiday decorations. I'm like, I'm at my grandmother's house. You know, she had all those , those big sort of blow upy, you know, um, like blow mold. Blow mold. Yeah. Blow mold. Yeah, exactly. .

[00:02:46] Lisa Dinoto Glassner: Yeah. I know the intent as you're coming into Echo Lake is to get like brighter and brassier and kind of lead you into the fifties.

I admittedly, like, I've even walked Echo Lake recently, like knowing the show was coming up and sort of tried to tune in a little bit more and it's genuinely difficult to hear . Mm-hmm the music around Echo Lake. Um, you know, in large part, I guess because of what you said, just sort of the way the sound carries and you've got Indiana Jones right there, which is probably the dominating, like just the, that theme is sort of what I think of when I think of that area of the park and the sort of just the sounds of the Boulder rolling and things like that.

Overpower. Anything else that you.

[00:03:21] William Magalio: Big explosion at the end. .

[00:03:25] Lou Mongello: Yeah, and, and sort of there's a, you know, from where we are sort of standing virtually, we can either sort of go by, uh, Indiana Jones or go down commissary lane. I only mentioned commissary lane very quickly because, And, and I don't think they're there anymore.

But for a while, for a long time, I guess until just a few years ago, this was sort of where they would kind of showcase sometimes songs from a ABC shows you'd find the, the, the gigantic posters up on the sides of the show building. But they would also play a [00:04:00] lot of theme songs from shows like Home Improvement and Grey's Anatomy and Batman and Bewitch.

Like it was this weird sort of mix. Yes. You sort of never, you never knew what you were going to get, but as a, you know, a, a, a very sentimental guy, I, I loved it because it was almost like this little bit of roulette. You didn't know what you were gonna get as you went down commissary lane, but I would always try and sort of like, tilt up my head to, to listen to what was playing in the background.

[00:04:30] William Magalio: Yeah, I remember three's company too. I think I, I seem to remember a three's company run at, at one point

[00:04:36] Lou Mongello: or another. There's a little part of me that wants to sing that desperately, but I won't. So come knock on. That's not me, by the way. Just to be That's not, that's Lou. That

[00:04:45] William Magalio: is totally Lou. That was Lou sang everybody.

It was Loom . No, I, uh, I loved that because especially with the a b ABC commissary, I always loved that feeling that you were, again, when it was a backstage, you know, theme that it was just this, these were the, this was the TV area. Even though there were other places, superstar television was, was back further, but it was such a cool feeling of just going into the commissary to get your lunch.

And, you know, they, they're, you know, it's like you're in there with all these other TV stars and there's the music to remind you. Uh, today, I think it's, it's kind of that, that California, it's like baseline Taphouse mm-hmm. soundtrack that's kind of this jazzy, almost like, New age kind of jazz, punk, bossa nova.

Like pop. Yeah. There's a little ja there's like, there's like a little bit of a hybrid jazz funk thing going on. Uh, I like it. I think it, I like the vibe. I'm not, you know, I don't, it doesn't, it doesn't, certainly not gonna be nostalgic to me. Uh, but it is definitely a, i I I enjoy the vibe walking down through there, you know?

[00:05:49] Lou Mongello: Yeah. I mean, the area now, sort of, if you look at a map, excuse me, it, it's, it's sort of all lumped into Grand Avenue. Uh, I still sort of think about it as, [00:06:00] as separate little spaces. So Grand Avenue and Baseline Tap House came about in 2017, sort of mid to late 2017. And the, the idea of this area in, in the reaming that took place as the Streets of America sadly went away.

Is that it? It's sort of inspired by quote unquote present day downtown la. So you're going to get that. West coast funky baseline guitar synthy thing. If you really listen carefully and sometimes it's hard to hear, you can also hear like atmospheric noise. Like you can hear kids playing, you can hear like birds and, and traffic.

And I haven't heard it in a long, long time, but I remember when her first opened, um, there was a little bit of dialogue. You could almost hear from the storefront almost as if you were in, um, like that back area of Morocco. You can sort of hear almost conversations going on, but Oh wow. The, the baseline taphouse too.

You're right, it's, it's a lot of covers from the police and Beatles and, and Michael Jackson and, and Pink Floyd. So it has this very sort of kill, chill California laid back kind of vibe while you're having your beer and or gigantic pretzel and charcuterie board. and charcuterie board.

[00:07:28] William Magalio: Yeah, that it, it, I like the vibe as I said it, but it def definitely feels more, um, not, not something that you're supposed to be hearing like, oh, I know that song, but it's more about just kind of the feel. Yeah, the feel of it. Like just like, like you said, adding the background noises and stuff. So just to put you someplace right.

It's giving you a

[00:07:49] Lou Mongello: sense of place. Right. This Grand Avenue is you almost have to stare at Grand Avenue and forget what's behind you. Right? Forget that you've got Star Tours and Muppet Courtyard behind you because it sort of [00:08:00] takes you out of that. This is the sort of one area of the park where these are facades.

This is pretend and, and make believe as opposed to, I think being on Hollywood and Sunset, you are actually like immersed in this place because remember this was supposed to be, The backstage area. Um, and I, and I still love showing people, if you walk sort of past where Backlot expresses when the park first opened, I think it's still this way, there's a, a clear delineation in the pavement color.

So there was red on sort of the, the front side of the park, and there was a guard shack there with, with the gate because you, this would wear sort of the actors and performers and directors and what whatnot would go backstage. That's why the visuals there are very, very different. And they used to be a very different transition in music too.

Right. There was a, a, um, a very clear delineation, not just in in what you saw, but in the music as well. Certainly we would, we have to mention the Muppet courtyard, um, instrumentals from some of our, our favorite, I've, I've always been a Muppet fan. Um, so you're gonna hear the Muppet show theme and we all sort of, I guess you can sing along with phenomenon and, and moving right along and, um, stepping out with a star.

[00:09:15] William Magalio: But to me, and, and I don't know if these were, uh, originated for this, uh, space originally, you know, or these arrangements, but it always struck me as, uh, like the Muppet Show band, you know, the Muppet show pit group that you would see in the show. Um, they as if they were playing all these songs, they played the Muppet Show theme, then they played phenomena, then they play movement right along then.

Can you picture that? Stepping out with a star? I'm gonna always love you. It's not easy being green, and it's just always in that style, you know? And I just thought it was, it was one of those, one of my first, I remember being a kid walking through it and thinking, this is really, this is really something.

They're taking a whole genre, very u unique, niche genre and just kind of creating their own little world, you know, [00:10:00] in, in that space. And I really hope they bring it back. . I don't think it exists in like, the courtyard, right. And I don't, there's, there's the.

[00:10:10] Lou Mongello: The music

[00:10:10] William Magalio: Those, yeah. Yeah, the music. I think so.

No. Maybe someday. Um, but, and then of course that does connect Should we talk

[00:10:20] Lou Mongello: about what's someone on? So, wait, very quick, Lisa, anything from this section before we bounce to another section of the park? We're gonna do a little bit of jumping. .

[00:10:29] Lisa Dinoto Glassner: I mean, I think Miss Piggy would be upset if we didn't mention her performance of Dream.

A Little Dream. But otherwise, I'm, I'm, how

[00:10:36] Lou Mongello: does that go again? How does it just favor us with the little, um, yeah. I sang your turn.

[00:10:41] William Magalio: Yeah. Before we

[00:10:42] Lou Mongello: get to

[00:10:43] Lisa Dinoto Glassner: No, you go ahead. You're, you've proven yourselves, ,

[00:10:46] Lou Mongello: um, before

[00:10:47] William Magalio: we get to, no, I can't, I can't do it in the mis piggy range, but

[00:10:50] Lou Mongello: we're gonna go a little bit out of water.

We're gonna, we're gonna bounce a, across the, the center of the park to animation courtyard before we hit Toy Story Land and then finish off with Star Wars Galaxy's Edge. Uh, I don't know why, it just seems to, for some reason make sense to me. , um, animation courtyard, again, like other sections of the park, evokes a sense of nostalgia.

For some, it's, it's more recent nostalgia than, than older nostalgia. Whether it's animated movies like Cinderella or Little Mermaid or Lion King, or more recent nostalgia for things like, you know, Disney Junior Live on stage and, and Voyage a Little Mermaid, uh, where you can hear, I still think you can hear songs from the nineties, like the Bug I I, which The Bugs A Bug's Life, which I haven't seen in a long time.

I remember having a beautiful score, um mm, into the Sunlight from Hunchback of No, I, I love Alan Mankins music, especially in that, uh, very underrated and, and gorgeous film. Little Mermaid Jungle Book, uh, Jerry Goldsmith suite from [00:12:00] Mullan and some of the transformation music from Beauty and the Beast, which a lot of the music that was, I think, chosen here was really smart because I think it's very, Emotionally evocative right there, there's no dialogue.

But there, a, a lot of these pieces seem to have, and forgive me because I'm not the musician in the room, but there is this like, there's like this emotional swell that, that happens and sort of these, these peaks and valleys of, of emotion with some of these songs, right? So like hunchback of, of Notre Dame, like into the sunlight, is it, it's a, it it's a very sort of mood setting piece.

I don't know how else to put it. Whereas things like mu Mullan is much more, um, it's slightly more upbeat, but then you also get some of the, the hints of reflection in there as well. The, the Beauty and the Beast one is a little bit more of a, of a tragic feel to it. So there's nothing sad about the, the music here, but I think it, it.

It very much can take you on the, this wonderful sort of emotional journey if you sort of just close your eyes and pay attention to the music, not the screening kid in the stroller that's sweating, but the music that's playing in the background.

[00:13:20] William Magalio: Absolutely. The Bug's Life Sweet by itself. You know, it, it gi it, it kind of sets you, it sets the tone as almost something comical.

Like it, it almost has like Randy new, uh, Randy Newman, right? Randy Newman. Yeah. He, uh, he always had a great, has a great, uh, style of which he writes for a lot of the Pixar movies. Uh, that just gives it just very playful. I like to call it playful. Then you jump, but then you change gears into ends of the sunlight and it's just so much more, it just emotes something very different, which then goes into things like Little Mermaid and Blonde, all these different ideas, and I find it interesting that they're using all [00:14:00] of this.

For the animation courtyard, you know, back in the day when it was all about animation. Um, but they're using these very specific songs and pieces to help kind of tell the background, you know, be, be part of the story of this area, which I found, you know, so many different emotions from like those six or seven different pieces.

And I, and I love it. I think it's great. And I, and I do listen to that, Lisa was mentioning you listen to loops, I put that loop on all the time. I love just listening to that loop of the animation music, just cuz it's just gorgeous. So,

[00:14:39] Lisa Dinoto Glassner: Lisa? Yeah, I, I miss, um, I miss my days in animation courtyard now that my kids have sort of outgrown Disney Junior Live on stage. We're not there anymore. But I always appreciated how they kind of bridge the gap between the generations by playing that music. You know, even if you might be there so that your kid can see Doc Mc Dins, which is also awesome, but not of my generation.

[00:14:58] Lou Mongello: Yeah, I, I have that same thing too. Like there's just, I have no connection to it. My kids have no connection to it. So, you know, oftentimes we we're walking through animation courtyard as opposed to spending time in animation courtyard. I think, I think as time goes on and, um, whatever may potentially happen to, like that Launch Bay area and stuff back there, it might be interesting, um, to see, I, I do miss what used to be there when the animation courtyard really did celebrate, and that building really did celebrate the, the history and the, the beauty of animation and some of the stuff that was lost along the way.

Um, I will say very quickly though, I did mention earlier on, so you're not gonna hear any music from like, uh, uh, George Wilkins or George Bruns. This actually you. The Jungle Book, mu Music, the Jungle Book score is from George Bruns. Actually, there's a lot of Alan Mankin music in there, which I love. Yeah, I absolutely love, love, love Alan Mankin music.

Um, I, I still, I'm not sure if I'm ready to die on this [00:16:00] hill just yet, but cuz I love the Sherman Brothers music so very much. But I will say Compass of Your Heart, which is from Tokyo, Disney, c maybe the single greatest theme park piece of music ever. Richard Sherman, I'm so sorry, but it's, um, it's an, a manin piece and it's gorgeous.

Oh, find, yeah. What's it called? Compass. Compass of Your Heart to look for that one. Find I'll, I'll link to it in the show. It's find the video on YouTube of a manin performing it live in English at Tokyo's. Um, D 23, if you don't cry. I mean, if you don't cry, it's fine, but it's, it's an incredibly moving piece.

Uh, and shameless plug, if you wanna hear my interview with Alan Lincoln. It was back on show 1 96, which now seems like eons ago.

[00:16:44] William Magalio: 1 96.

[00:16:45] Lou Mongello: Wow. I know . I was 11 when I did that interview. . Um, alright, let's move over to Toy Story Land and then, uh, star Wars Galaxy's Edge. Uh, toy Story Land should just be called from, for our purposes today, Randy Newman Land.

Um, because it does feature a, a wonderful, almost sort of a, a sing along version of a music loop because the. The instrumental versions of you Got a Friend in Me and Strange Things and, and Woody's Roundup from the Four Toy Stories. Films are such a part of the zeitgeist and, and us, and our, and our history.

It's very easy and it's, it's also, you know, clearly appropriate place setting music as well. Um, very uplifting, very happy. Mu I think that there's, I don't think that there is the, oh God, I'm drawing the blank now. The, the song, the really song Sad, the sad song about Jesse, I don't think is in the loop. I think all of the

[00:17:47] William Magalio: music is when, when somebody loves you, when, yeah, tear Jerker Man, when she loved me, when she loved me.

Um, yeah, it might be there, prefer that

[00:17:55] Lisa Dinoto Glassner: instrumental there, but I'm not

[00:17:57] Lou Mongello: sure. Maybe I've just blocked it out because I just, [00:18:00]

[00:18:00] William Magalio: it's just so gosh darn sad. But yes, instrumentally, it's just very beautiful. So I do believe it's instrumentally somewhere, maybe in the queue for Toy Story or Midway Mania. Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's in there that whole.

But again, as I mentioned earlier, Randy Newman, I mean, come on, playful is a great way to describe his, his, not all of his writing, but the with, but a lot of what he does with Pixar and what a great thing to put in Toy Storyland is something that's playful. So, um, that's, you know, you can't beat that.

[00:18:30] Lisa Dinoto Glassner: And I love that they utilize the Green Army men for the drum show.

Mm-hmm. , the live drum show. It's just such a smart use of them and like another, like immersion tool. Yeah. Um, and I think Wheezy The Penguin needs a shout out because I don't know why I think it's so cool every time I see 'em singing at the end of Slinky. Yeah. But I just think that's the funny, funniest placement.

Um, and you're sort of a captive audience, uh, as, as you wait.

[00:18:54] William Magalio: By the voiced by the lake. Great. Robert Gole. Correct? If I'm not mistaken,

[00:18:59] Lou Mongello: uh, man, there's a little part of me that wants to do my best, Robert Gole Weezy impression, but I will not, I'll never do it while I'm recording. So

[00:19:08] William Magalio: well my, one of my, though, another show that you know, sadly is, doesn't have the popularity that so many other Disney things does, is do you, did you remember the show Recess?

Anybody watched Saturday mornings? It was just a Saturday morning cartoon about a bunch of fifth graders, and it was right around my daughter's age. You know, she was really into it, the very tail end of the Saturday morning cartoons, and it was a Disney one Saturday morning. And this one character was a, with, was a kind of a, a pudgy kid named Mikey who, who apparently had a beautiful singing voice.

He sounded, and when he talked like, like, I mean, had like a little middle school kid, but the minute he opened his voice to sing it was Robert Gole . So it was great, but, uh, yes and wheezy gotta love it. Yes. I don't get on that ride too often cuz the roller coasters don't always agree with me. But I, I I, I try to for that one just to see, just to see [00:20:00] wheezy

[00:20:02] Lou Mongello: So we're, we're saved Galaxy's edge for last, uh, for a variety of reasons, not just because of its location in the park. And, and I know if you're listening, you might be saying Mongie, you completely blew by star tours. It's cause I wanna sort of connect the dots here because the stories of of both are, are very similar.

When they were, um, when, when Star Wars was, was being created and they were thinking about ride music, uh, they actually brought John Williams back on board in order to par, no pun intended to score new footage. Which, you know, you might seem like overkill. Like, wait a minute, we have enough music from the films.

The ride is like four and a half music, uh, four and a half minutes along. So they did use a lot of music from the films, but. When they were developing Galaxy's Edge, um, they said, look, we need to have. John Williams come back and yes, it's only a few minutes long, but we need him to create this symphonic suite that is going to encapsulate what this remote black spire outpost on Batu is like and what the, the inhabitants and what these rebels and pirates and outlaws and, and park goers are going to feel like.

So they brought Williams in very early in on the planning stages because they knew that because this outpost didn't exist in the Star Wars universe, at least on film, it needed and really deserved its own score, but had to be one that lived within the universe of John's other writing for the films. And it had to include that sense of danger and excitement and adventure and heroism, which is what sort of galaxy's edge.

The in and of itself is sort of meant to embody, right? So they want to inspire guests with the [00:22:00] sense of, of awe and wonder and optimism, but a little bit of, of danger along the way. And he'd only, Williams only had once before written a signature tune unrelated to one of his own scores. And that was the theme for Young Han Solo in solo, uh, a Star Wars sor story.

But I, I think it was such a smart move in this idea of having this new world with its own identity that was connected to yet separate and apart from the movies, while still being inspired and having that incredible Williams hand print and feel all over. It really enhances the. Immersive quality of what this land is, right?

We talk about being immersed in a Sunset Boulevard or a Hollywood Boulevard or a fantasy land, but this is different. This is a world that Star Wars fans may not recognize, but are familiar with, right? So it it, the background music can't sort of feel like theatrical background music. It has to sort of feel like placemaking music that is layered and textured while still having that quote unquote, like Star Wars experience and feel to it.

Yeah. That,

[00:23:27] William Magalio: first of all, I wanna say that, you know, you know, brilliant move to bring John Williams in early on for this on, on Disney's part. Um, I will say that, you know, I've, I, I am close to your age, Lou and I grew up with the entire Star Wars. Catalog of movies. And I know that, you know, in this day and age, there is a lot of discord and a lot of disagreement on, you know, who likes this?

Who doesn't like that? Why and why? But I would say that for the most part, um, most people can agree that the oxygen of Star Wars, [00:24:00] the music of Star Wars, uh, that John Williams wrote for pretty much everything, with the exception of a handful of films, uh, has really been something that people could agree is among the best things about all of them.

And, uh, for him to, for them to bring him in to do, uh, a symphonic suite was fantastic. But what I was even more at first surprised and then later overjoyed about was the lack of hearing it. When you first enter the land or in, in its symphonic orchestral form, you walk into that space. I'm not sure if you hear it when you're going in from toy story land, but definitely when you're coming in from, from the other end when you're going through the tunnel, You hear kind of this ethereal, almost like, I didn't even know how to describe it.

It's like very faint and almost like very soft hums. And you hear that very slowly being played in the background and it just sets the mood of where you're going. You're not going someplace where they celebrate Star Wars. That's not what you're doing. You're going into Galaxy that you're going to batou.

And that is just something that kind of exists there. It's just kind of in the air and it's not like a big symphonic, you know, bombastic kind of score that is following you around. And when I first walked in back in the day when it first opened, I was taken back by that. I'm like, oh, I'm kind of maybe even a little disappointed.

But then after I spent some time in it, I said, you know, in the park. And I said, you know, in this area, I said, this is, this was a smart move. This was a better move. And uh, and then. If you want to hear that. And in the areas where you go on more adventures, smugglers run rise of the resistance, we get into it.

We can get into those in a little bit, but there is where you really start to hear that symphonic suite as the adventure really comes to a, to a climax in both of those different attractions, albeit very different attractions, but still [00:26:00] that's something that you get to experience for both of those. Yeah, it

[00:26:03] Lou Mongello: almost starts off like a f And then, I'm sorry, go ahead.

[00:26:08] Lisa Dinoto Glassner: Um, no, I was just gonna say I think they had an incredible, excuse me, amount of self-control in. Using the music the way that they did and the land, like what I would, I mean, what we would all wanna do, right, is like as you're going under that bridge, you're going through that tunnel into the land. You wanna hear like the main theme blaring

Yes, yes. Like, oh my God, it's really happening. But, but instead they've approached it like a Pandora, right? Like where you sort of walk in and instead you're getting sort of ambient noise and you're walking into a new land. And instead they've made use of these late motifs that are just ingrained into.

Cultural subconscious to be able to cu I mean, there's no universe in the world. I mean, I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, don't get me wrong. But like there is no universe in the world where you can play three notes and know what side somebody's on. Yeah. No matter who you are. Like you can in Star Wars. And so they've used such self-control and not blaring the, the Imperial March in the main theme.

Um, you know, as you're walking in and instead do this so much more subtly and make use of these light motifs that we know so well in the cultural lexicon to cue up how you're supposed to feel about a certain character. And you know, as night goes, as day goes night, the vibe of the music and the vibe of the area changes.

So it's so purposeful and so, um, it's with so much intent that they do it to create like an immersive experience and a real land rather than this sense that you're walking into a movie that you're

[00:27:30] William Magalio: excited. . Right. Having said

[00:27:33] Lou Mongello: that, having said, it's almost like, it's almost like, like a, like a, and I think this is the right term, it's almost like when you first walk in, like you said, not sort of being hit in the face with that recognizable theme, which is gonna make you feel like having a Star Wars movie.

Cuz Star Wars, the words Star Wars don't exist in Galaxy's Edge. It's almost like, like a fugue and, and you're sort of the, the music that's there is almost as if it's being performed by a small group of [00:28:00] musicians as opposed to this huge orchestra. So you do feel like I'm in this exotic marketplace as opposed to a concert hall.

Mm-hmm. . ,

[00:28:11] William Magalio: right. And, and all throughout the land, and you do get a little sense of, uh, going under that bridge. You get, uh, past the, you know, adjacent to the stalls, to the shopping stalls and everything. You do get that little radio station, which occasionally plays Detic music, you know, which we'll talk about in more detail once we go into Ogas Cantina.

But, but beyond that, yeah. It is just, it's, it's, it's just in the background. It's just ethereal. It's just men. Yeah. Like you said, a few players. And then you go on, let's say, then you go on, let's talk about rise of resistance though, because, you know, if you, if you're the kind of person that really needs to have, you know, your adventure, have a John Williams traditional soundtrack, well, you know, we're in luck.

So from the minute you are in, you're in there with Ray's hologram, you're getting, you know, Q after q after q, uh, of John Williams music and just puts it, just puts you right into that, that mood without it overtaking it. It's just, it's just presented so perfectly. And, and that's, and it goes all over the place.

You get raised themed. You get the first order, or sorry, you get first order, rise of resistance, A lot of sequel trilogy music, which, you know, again, you know, love, love the sequels, hate the sequels. Do not fault John Williams. He is, he did amazing themes. And again, like you said, Lisa, three notes and you understand who's who, you know what side you're on, you getting it.

And then you get onto that first ship, which I love how people think. That's the ride. And then you get your first presentation of that symphonic suite that, that, that new theme. And it just gives you, it takes you through there. [00:30:00] You get some more. Battle music as you, as you're getting taken over, then you get into the get captured by the ship.

You're in the first order, you're taken through, uh, with all the, all you know, in the Hangar Bay. And then you get that, that dark, ominous thing that just sets the mood, you know, and puts you in that kind of freaks you out, you know, and then it, and then it continues on and on, and then you're on the ride and you, and then you get, and then for people, as, as if you're thinking it's gonna be nothing but sequel music, oh, then you hear Empire Strikes back, you know, battle of Hth music, just, which just fits the theme.

You know, it, it fit, you know, kudos to the designers, to the imagineers for choosing that cuz it fits the theme. And then he gets some, you know, a new Hope death star escape music blowing up the death star music as you're escaping, you know, it's just, it's, it was great and it's why it's still, in my opinion, the greatest ride that's ever been created.

So, and I'll die on that hill

[00:30:58] Lou Mongello: Lisa.

[00:31:00] Lisa Dinoto Glassner: No, I'll, I'll, I'll let you rest there. I mean, I, I think, you know, I, I just, I have great respect for, for the choices that they made musically in Galaxy's Edge.

[00:31:09] William Magalio: Um, we don't have to go into it all in detail, but smugglers run, you have a very similar type of vibe. It's a little more, little more sh a little shorter, a little more, uh, matter of fact.

But, uh, it's, it's the same idea and then takes you right back out into the land, and you're back into just living in the living, living in that land.

[00:31:29] Lou Mongello: Before we, uh, before we take a, a break and step into Ogas Cantina, the original music that John Williams, excuse me, wrote for, um, star Wars Galaxy's Edge is not the first original Williams score that he's written for a theme park attraction.

What was, what was the very first music that John Williams wrote for a theme park attraction or a theme park attraction?

[00:31:57] William Magalio: Can I get one hit? Was it a Star Wars [00:32:00] theme

[00:32:00] Lou Mongello: or no? It was not. Okay. And it was not, it was not necessarily in Walt Disney World. Okay. Lisa is asking Jevs frantically

[00:32:11] William Magalio: Jurassic Park, Jurassic something with Jurassic in Universal

[00:32:15] Lou Mongello: close, but no Potter, something.

Harry Potter. Harry Potter. Not Harry Potter either. Um, he didn't, oh boy.

[00:32:21] William Magalio: He wrote the, the jaws. The jaws. Jaws, right. God, you're so

[00:32:25] Lou Mongello: close. But not really because, uh, he adapted his Oscar-winning score. For et the extraterrestrial for a new theme for one of ETS elders. Um, back in, in 1990, obviously didn't necessarily get as much play as Galaxy's Hedge does, but there is your little bit of useless knowledge that you can take with you and do with it what you like.

So thank you for sharing it. It's what I do. I'm full of useless knowledge, . Um, all right, let's, let's step into, um, Ogas Cantina, which there are so many reasons. Top 10 reasons why we love Ogas Cantina. Um, DJ Rex, you and your, uh, 18 track playlist, um, is just one of the reasons, uh, Lisa, any, any thoughts will.

[00:33:21] Lisa Dinoto Glassner: Will is mastering

[00:33:22] Lou Mongello: this area in the, oh, well, , she's

[00:33:25] William Magalio: like a Star War in a few years. When, when I retire and moved down to Florida, that's where I plan to live. Uh, now the, the, first of all, a great, great sense of story with the idea of moving Rex from Star Tours to becoming a DJ just so much fun. And not only am I loving the different styles of music, the, the, you know, from the techno disco style to even getting a few numbers.

Like, well, you got the Cantina song remix, which is so much fun. But then you got stuff like the, uh, mole notes, you know, I don't even [00:34:00] wanna get into some of the titles. You other . I mean, I like Batu Boogie. That's

[00:34:03] Lou Mongello: fun. I was gonna see if you were gonna try and pronounce any of these

[00:34:06] William Magalio: Zano, Gulu Bki una du d.

You know, like there's just somebody, but it's, but it's, they really commit. To this other worldly thing. I, I am so happy that they went in a whole new direction, created new things, and then to make it even better, it, they actually plused it by adding Gaia to mm-hmm some of the tracks more recently, sadly I didn't get a chance to experience my Gaia on when I was supposed to go on the Galactic star cruiser because it's a stupid hurricane.

Nicole canceled my trip. Oh wow. . So, but they rescheduled and they put us up in the Grand Floridian during that time, so I'm happy. So we'll be there hopefully this summer. So, but yes, uh, so we got a few Gaia, at least one guy I want, I don't know if there's more than one And uh, that's really cool that they do that and I hope that they continue to expand on the DJ Rex playlist.

I love that they released the playlist so you can listen to it outside of there, cuz sometimes it does get very noisy there, so it's kind of hard to hear. But, um, it's fun. I like it and I like the inspiration from. World music all over the place. Uh, different styles from jazz, swing boogie to definitely more techno rock, um, fusion and that kind of thing.

So it's, I

[00:35:26] Lou Mongello: wanna give, I wanna give some credit to, um, someone who's, whose work I, I have loved for years in a variety of different projects, which is Bear McCreary. Um, he did, uh, last a lot of the music in August Cantina. You may know Bear McCreery from such shows as Battlestar Galactica in 2000, 2004 remix, which I love.

Agents of Shield, probably most notable from the Walking Dead, um, God of war, like video game, God of War, call of Duty, Vanguard and Godzilla, king of the Monsters. So, uh, I, I, I know bears. Bear, like I'm on a [00:36:00] first name basis for , um, mostly from Walking Dead. And, and Battlestar Gal acte, I think is one of the best TV shows ever, period.

It's in the top three probably. Um, and his score, his work on his score is absolutely beautiful. Uh, it's gorgeous. So, um, it was nice to see his name in, in the credits for Ogas Canino. So did we miss anything on our tw i i, I know we didn't mention Fmic, um, specifically or even some of the other attractions, but was there anywhere else that we didn't go that you wanted to make sure we mentioned at Disney's Hollywood Studios?

Past or present, uh, present or past?

[00:36:40] Lisa Dinoto Glassner: Uh, other than Fmic, I would love to just at least give a shout out to some of the live performers that we no longer have in the park. Um, I loved Tumult, sweat and Shearers. I thought they were so much fun. Um, I miss them in the park. Mm-hmm. , I loved their little popup concerts and, um, yeah.

Citizens of Hollywood and some of the other people that brought music into the parks, I know we're, we're all missing them. Um, and there was a huge musical element to those, um, that I

[00:37:05] William Magalio: miss as well. I also wanted to make a shout out for the march of the first order. Hmm. Where, which, which was, I know it's a simple little thing.

Um, such a, such a, I don't wanna say nothing cuz it wasn't nothing, but for those who don't know, this was happened. Right. Bef you know, pretty much between when Force Awakens came out and Galaxy's Edge opened, there was a few years where every day, about six or seven times a day, captain Fama would march in with the march of the first order and they would just march down Hollywood Boulevard, go up to the, to the hub area, do a little.

Say a few things about, you know, you must all follow the first order and then march back and leave. And I always felt the music that they did is they ibel. Uh, Lou, do you know about that? I know that it was taken from some of John Williams little cue, little, little cues from the, from Force Awakens, but I think [00:38:00] there was another person actually wrote out this really cool, scary kind of March

I, I, I was trying to find information and I couldn't track

[00:38:09] Lou Mongello: it down. I don't know if I know who I, I could try and find out, or I'm sure there's somebody yelling at their phone or, or car right now going, how do you not know that? So-and-so wrote the march of the first order. .

[00:38:19] William Magalio: I mean, I think it was like a music producer that works for Disney that was able to put something together, but it was just the way they, they did that , it was just so intense and it was such a simple thing.

It was just mm-hmm. , first order troopers marching down, stopping, getting 'em marching in, getting in your face, and then coming back and continuing. But that, that, that endless drum of, and it, and it filled that entire area. I really missed that. I, I'm hoping, you know, they got the, they have to have all those first, there was like 20, I don't know, 15, 16 first order Stormtrooper outfits.

They gotta be backstage somewhere. I'm hoping that maybe they put that into, into, uh, bat tour or something because it would be such a cool thing to have back because it was school. But I'm trying to think if there's anything else. Um,

[00:39:03] Lisa Dinoto Glassner: and I'm sorry. So I know we're go so long. Um, But no, I just realized that we also haven't given a shout out to some of the incredible shows that are largely musical productions like Frozen, um, beauty and the Beast, um, that are in the park.

And I know they're just sort of performances of the music that we all know and love and aren't unique to Hollywood Studios in the songs themselves. But, you know, as a parent of kids who loved the Frozen Sing along for years and years, um, you know, you can't not acknowledge it. And the beauty and the Beast production is obviously extraordinary.

[00:39:35] Lou Mongello: Absolutely. I did wanna mention a couple of extinct, uh, attractions and. Entertainment that I think had, and, and again, it's, it's music from the shows, not necessarily anything that was specifically written, but, um, from like 95, 96 through the early two thousands, if you ever had a chance to see the hunchback of Notre Dame musical adventure, which was unfortunately in an open air [00:40:00] theater, which in the middle of summer was ridiculously hot, but spectacular and beautiful.

And I, and I love, love, love the music. From there, there was a number of different Muppet shows that sometimes had some musical elements to it. Um, and there were actually the, there was a great score, um, that played where the Honey I Shrunk, the Kids' Movie Set Adventure was, again, this is early nineties through maybe like 20, 15, 20, maybe the 2017 is when that closed.

That also had some great, um, background music over there as well.

[00:40:38] William Magalio: Uh, I wanted to make a shout out for the Stars and Motor Cars Parade. I absolutely adored the, um, soundtrack to that very much fitting of Hollywood, old, old Hollywood, you know, the rollout, the red carpet. And I, I thought that was fantastic and missed that.

And I also wanted to mention, well, we didn't really talk about it, star tours, uh, while you. Galaxy's Edge kind of now is the Star Wars hub. Star Tours is where you celebrate Star Wars and, and I love the use of now. It's a different adventure every time. So just like going on Guardians of the Galaxy, you don't know what you're gonna get.

Uh, and I just love, again, to, to be able to access so much of that John Williams catalog to, to. Just help fuel your, your adventure that you're going on. So,

[00:41:30] Lou Mongello: and I think the original Star tours, the, the Williams theme, you know, obviously that still plays there. There's just, they, when they did the, the, the, the adventures continue, he just didn't do a, uh, a second one because I, I didn't think it,

[00:41:43] William Magalio: Michael Gino actually scored some of the, just some of the arrangements, a lot of stuff that you hear in the background of the walking through the, you know, the actual tour place.

The, and, and of course I love the Star tour theme, de da da, you know,

[00:41:57] Lou Mongello: and Gino like, again, not to go off, [00:42:00] I mean, he is that next generation of legendary composer. I mean, my love of Lost goes very, very, very deep. And my love of Gino, not just his directorial debut in werewolf by night, but the, the scores that he writes are, are just beautiful.

[00:42:17] William Magalio: That documentary about him was fantastic, wasn't

[00:42:19] Lou Mongello: it? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Director by night on, director by night on Plus. Yeah. So, alright, so where does, where does Disney's Hollywood Studios in terms of music, um, Lisa and Will, where does, where does it fit for you in terms of music in the parks? Take sort of a 30,000 foot view, um, you know, as, as you sort of look at this and comparing contrast contrasting with your affection from music from other Disney parks.

[00:42:48] Lisa Dinoto Glassner: It doesn't feel like a fair comparison to me because, you know, after a two hour conversation, I'm sorry to tell you, it ranks probably third among my park music, but that's not fair to say because it's, it ranks that way because it's not the point. Mm-hmm. , right? Like, the point of Epcot is to transport you in Epcot.

The point of Magic Kingdom is to transport you to this, you know. Perfect. very to world. But Hollywood Studios isn't about that. Right? It's about like taking you back to the golden age of Hollywood or into the land of Toy story. It's, it's to transport you into it. It's using the familiarity of the music that's in your subconscious to transport you to where they want you to be.

Um, and so I don't think like, oh my God, like I'm hearing Marzi Dotes. I really wanna be in Hollywood studios right now. The way I hear like Peppi need to be in Epcot, but that's the point, right? So it's not fair to rank it. I'll just say that like it's some of the most brilliantly used music at Disney. Um, and the fact that I don't hear that music and need to be in a theme park speaks to what a good [00:44:00] job that they did

[00:44:01] William Magalio: will.

uh, it's number one . No, I, no, I, uh, I feel I, I understand what Lisa's saying, and I definitely agree with everything she's saying in terms of how it's, it, the whole design of it is just different, so it really is a different comparison. But having said that, being that, you know, this is an, then, this is a hundred percent a personal, um, you know, just a personal opinion based on my own life and the, the, the, the music that has helped shape my childhood, the music that shaped my adulthood, uh, and again, I speak to this not just as a, just an average Disney fan or, or a, uh, or a fan of, of, of movies or any, or Star Wars or anything else, but also as a, as someone who grew up with music as a career, uh, I really feel that there's just so much in that particular space.

From Muppets to Big Band, to Star Wars, to other animated theme music, to Toy Story, to that just shaped my, my personal upbringing and life and the, and you know, the, the, the life I had with my wife and my daughter and, and everything that, you know, I feel that it just does such an amazing job that it, it, it does its job so well that I have to put it at the top for me.

Not o only edging out a little bit because I feel Ep Epcot and Banja Kingdom and eventually when, when, when you discuss it, animal Kingdom will all are so good at that as well. , but, you know, and, but do things differently and, and for different reasons. So I also wanted to point out that, uh, even the, I was thinking about this as we were talking.

Even the bus, when you take the Disney bus service from like the hotel there and, and they have music playing on there. Well there you're, it's almost kind of funny because there, you're, you're just hearing movie themes. So there you again, you'll hear Harry Potter, you'll hear the Batman theme from 1989.

You'll hear [00:46:00] my favorite. The theme from the Broadway musical movie, version 2005 of Mel Brooks is the Producers , which we actually did. My wife and my daughter and I all put that show on in a community theater a few years back. So when we're sitting in the bus waiting to go and we hear the Overture to the producers we're like, what?

And if the Overture to the Producers, I'm not gonna say what the title of the song is, but you know, the song Mel, that he, that, you know, and I'm like, I never thought I would hear that.

[00:46:29] Lou Mongello: Melody, I'm hysterical on a Disney bus. I'm hysterical. And I'm wet. Anyway. All right. If I can give you both, and I know Lisa, it's easier for you, but if I can give you both the ability to snap your fingers, have one snack item from Disney's Hollywood Studios, and you can sit down somewhere and just close your eyes with your snack and listen to the background music, not ride a single attraction, not walk and wander, but sit.

What is your snack and where do you go ladies, first go. Plus, we know that will's going to Galaxy's Edge anyway, so it doesn't matter. This

[00:47:00] Lisa Dinoto Glassner: was supposed to be easy for me. , yes. . I don't know. I'm gonna get a soft pretz lingo. Sit on Sunset Boulevard.

[00:47:09] Lou Mongello: Okay,

[00:47:10] William Magalio: I'm gonna get the, the, the half the, the cold calf with the little mm-hmm.

Chocolate, chocolate syrup. The Coco Puffs inside of it. Cocoa Puffs. And, but. I'm gonna go to a very specific place. I'm gonna go, I would like to go to back to Star Tours where I can hear some of that great John Williams music kind of play a little bit more, particularly over by that Ewok Village. Like, you know, q which

[00:47:41] Lou Mongello: is a place I like to call home, is my little Ewok village.

Um, on. I will go to the other side of the street on Sunset Boulevard. I'll be sitting in the shade somewhere. Um, it doesn't exist, but I'm going to get a cob salad to go from the Brown Derby and I will sit, uh, at a picnic [00:48:00] table in the shade and just, uh, close my eyes and listen to that beautiful brassy, stringy, jazzy big band music from the thirties and forties.

Um, a little less far away from Tower of Terror, a little more on the upbeat side. So, um, maybe somewhere in the middle of Hollywood Studios where the luggage is. I'll be sitting on that little bench where the luggage is in the middle of Hollywood Studios. But I would also like to, From you, our friend who has been sitting here listening and hopefully enjoying our discussion of the music of Hollywood Studios with us.

What your favorite piece or area or type of music that you can find in Disney's Hollywood Studios is or was. Maybe there's something that is now extinct that you miss and loved from Hollywood Studios. Lights, motors, action. May you rest in Peace Streets of America and the, uh, the back lot Tour and, and, and the Golden Girls House.

May you all rest in peace. I would love to hear from you. You can call the voicemail at (407) 900-9391. That's 4 0 7 900 WDW one, and I will play it on the air. Let us know what you miss or what you love from Disney's Hollywood Studios, or I'll also post this question in the clubhouse on Facebook at ww radio.com/clubhouse, and you can join the community and conversation there.

Lisa and will thank you both again for joining me. Uh, please tell everybody where they can find you, Lisa and will, um, on social, et cetera.

[00:49:34] Lisa Dinoto Glassner: Uh, my name is Lisa Deto Glassner. You can find me on my site, the castle run.com, where we tell the tale of our rebuilding our and rewriting our lives here at Mile from Disney World.

Um, on that site you'll also find my shop core memory candles, where we recreate the sense of Disney for you to have in your own home. Um, and you can find me across social, um, similarly, the Castle Runner on Instagram and also on

[00:49:57] William Magalio: Facebook. And for me, you can [00:50:00] find me. I'm Will Maglio and you can actually find me, uh, on YouTube.

I have a channel called Darth Tuba Star Wars unboxing show, where it's a, an unboxing collecting all things Star Wars channel. Just, just do a search for Darth Tuba and you'll probably find it on YouTube. And that's kind of my handle in, uh, Instagram and Twitter at Darth tuba Darth tub's, star Wars unboxing page on Facebook.

And you can email me Darth tuba seventy7@gmail.com. And if you're gonna be in the parks, uh, this coming April during spring break, uh, the week after Easter, I will be here, there with my marching band, marching down the Magic Kingdom, I believe on the Tuesday, whichever that day is. I think it's the 11th, uh, and with my, with my band.

So I'm excited to, and, and on Wednesday in Disney Springs with my orchestra. So we're gonna have

[00:50:46] Lou Mongello: a fun time with that. Oh, we're gonna have to come and try and, um, check you out while you are there. Cool and have a snack along the way. Uh, guys, thank you so very much for joining me on this Merge musical journey, two years in the making to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

I, uh, I sincerely appreciate it. And now want a snack? Now I'm, now I'm creating a pretzel and a salad, not necessarily in that order. And maybe a wrap.

[00:51:14] William Magalio: Oh yeah. Breakfast

[00:51:16] Lou Mongello: wrap and a carrot cake cookie. I'm not a sweet guy, but.

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[00:58:52] William Magalio: Smith

[00:58:52] Lou Mongello: calling from Boston Mass. Hey, just finished listening to your, uh, your favorite pizza in Walt Disney World episode.

And I have to say, I fully agree with you regarding Blaze Pizza and especially with Anthony for being a part of their rewards program. So it's called Flames is What You Earn. And, uh, I, I go

[00:59:10] William Magalio: all

[00:59:10] Lou Mongello: the time. Uh, in, in Boston I was actually quite bummed because I was three quarters of the way to a free pizza, uh, when the pandemic hit.

And unfortunately all those flames expired and I had to start, uh, new when I started back to work again a few months ago. Uh, but I have now been going semi-regularly again. I actually am due for my free pizza. I've got 120 flames accumulated. It gets me on my free pizza. Um, it is kind of funny. My kids, my family, they tease me because I go to Blaze Pizza fairly often and I brag about it when I do.

Uh, but I do enjoy it. I, I love the different options and to be honest, and, and just like Anthony and, and all your guests, Sometimes I just like to do a, a regular cheese pizza, and Blaze has a nice little bit of, uh, the little char on the bottom. They do it right there in the, in the oven. And, uh, it's perfect.

And the drinks are fantastic, [01:00:00] especially the, the, the

[01:00:02] William Magalio: strawberry lemonades and all the

[01:00:03] Lou Mongello: different, uh, juice mixes. They have a perfect spot to go, um, in Boston as well as Disney Springs. All right, thanks Lou. Have a great day. Take care. Bye. Hi Lou, it's Christine Morrison from Flower Pennsylvania. Let's try this again.

Of course. I tried to get on the phone, um, I was listening to a podcast and they're talking about how is the new slash mountain, how is that Tiana's Bayou gonna kind of fit into, um, frontier Land? And I had a really good idea. Two things they could. Have some sort of reference to Tiana being a member of the s e that would kind of tie her back to Adventure Land and Frontier Land.

Um, and I could still see her being a member of the s e cuz she's very adventurous and wants to get out there and discover. Um, and then I think it would be awesome, immediately thought of a, an upscale restaurant that's kind of like Tiff's, but it's Tiana's. Um, I feel like Magic Kingdom could benefit from a really nice fine dining establishment, um, and make it like Tiana's restaurant that she was, you know, um, that she opened at the end of the film.

So anyway, those are my two idea. I'm sure somebody's thought about Tiana being an s e member, um, but I think that would be a really, really cool way to tie her into that area of the park. Anyway, I apologize for my previous voicemail, hazards of the job, but have a wonderful day and make someone smile and I will see you all in the box.

On Wednesday night. Take care. Bye. Hey Lou, it's Patrice Birdie from Boston Mass. I just [01:02:00] heard the latest podcast today on music at Disney. And, uh, thank you. I just wanted to call you. I think calls are easier for you than email, so I just thought I would call you and say thank you. I'm honored. I am sure you get many, many, many, many calls and honored that you chose to use one of mine.

I do love Wally very dearly, and I do hope you do a two part, uh, uh, podcast on him sometime. Now, the reason I thing, other thing I wanted to mention, there was a man whose call you used in that show who said how unique you were. I've listened to a lot of radio over the years and a lot, a lot of podcasts lately.

And you are unique. You are very genuine, very honest, and I never, ever, ever, and have listened to a lot now since last August, get the feeling that you're trying. Be a shill for anything at all. And most podcasters fall into that fairly quickly for the Delray Me. So I'm glad that you don't do that. It keeps your podcast super unique.

You are super, super, uh, it's so, you know, it's so consistent over years. You're amazing that way. And I don't know if you do the production yourself, but I know a little bit about radio and radio production. And if you're doing it yourself, you're an amazingly good producer because you have a subtle touch and it always, it works well.

And if, if you're not producing it, who's ever doing is doing a great job, and if it's you, you're doing a great job. So thank you. Again, it's snowing here. I suspect it's not snowing in Florida. It's snowing here in Boston, but uh, they say it's only 60 days till spring. I'm actually counting till the 1st of March myself.

Take care. Thank you again.