Every great Hollywood blockbuster has an unforgettable soundtrack that helps tell the story. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this too rings true. Starting today, Jan. 11, new background music arrangements will debut and help set the tone for your own story.
At the Main Entrance of the park, big band arrangements of classic Disney tunes will be heard, helping you start your day off with a spring in your step. As you enter the park, the music changes to popular songs heard in the 30s and 40s, still in the big band style, as it crescendos upon approaching the Chinese Theater.
Brassy horns will fill the air by Echo Lake, and jazz will be the thing to hear at BaseLine Tap House. Even Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith will get into the groove with the sound of live performances in the ride’s courtyard area.
Full details for the new background music coming to each area include:
- Main Entrance: Adapted from a custom track created for Mickey’s Avenue in Shanghai Disneyland, this new arrangement features Big Band versions of classic Disney songs.
- Hollywood Boulevard: This loop was specifically arranged for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and features Big Band hits of the 30s and 40s. Each track was recorded twice for the loop with subtle variations, in order to help guests transition from Hollywood Boulevard to the hub area.
- Sunset Boulevard: This new loop features similar Big Band songs with vocal tracks.
- Echo Lake: Leaving Sunset and Hollywood, guests will hear Big Band sounds that lean more toward the 50s and 60s with brass and string arrangements.
- Grand Avenue: Inspired by modern Downtown Los Angeles, this loop features retro-contemporary West Coast funk, with electric guitars, horns, a strong bassline and synthesizers. Guests will also hear cars driving by, birds chirping, kids playing in the street, as well as dialog from the storefronts of Grand Avenue. Also, if you stand just outside the Garcia Sisters facade, you can hear a faint radio inside playing a Latin pop station.
- BaseLine Tap House: As guests relax and tuck in to their beverage, sounds of a house band performing Bossa Nova and jazz covers of pop hits will be heard.
- Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster Courtyard: While waiting for your super-stretch limo to take you to the big show, a music festival can be heard in the distance. This loop features live versions of classic rock songs with crowd sounds to immerse guests in the performances.
Music is just one part of the experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and is one of the first steps the park is taking in its growth to feature more of what today’s Hollywood has to offer.
For more information on Disney’s Hollywood Studios and its offerings, visit disneyworld.com.