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Listen to the EPCOT Center entrance plaza loop from 1982

EPCOT Center was an amazingly ambitious project. Not only was Disney creating a brand-new theme park with state-of-the-art attractions and the infrastructure to support it, they also went out of their way to sweat the details to a standard far beyond expectations. Need a font for signs? Hire a typographer to create a custom font for the park. Need audio sweeting for the areas around pavilions? Forget stock music — write, orchestrate and produce hours of original songs customized for each  ...

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Listen to the WDW Main Street entrance area loop from 1993

Back in the ’90s as part of the Hash Knife Gang, I spent far more time in the parks taking pictures, videotaping and recording audio than I did sneaking backstage (although I did get to do that a few, glorious times). As students of WDW, we were interested in capturing and processing as many attractions as possible as it became clear that many of the rides that we’d grown up with and now had taken for granted could be demolished at any time. As a fan of music and Disney music in  ...

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Listen to Columbia Harbour House background music from 1994

The Columbia Harbour House is one of the Magic Kingdom’s hidden gems. The location, tucked in the corner at the transition between Liberty Square and Fantasyland (making it the only restaurant or attraction to span two lands), is often overlooked and often makes for a fine place for the weary Magic Kingdom guest to escape the insanity for a few minutes. Especially nice is the 2nd floor room which sits atop the breezeway separating the lands — the intimate window seats provide a  ...

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