Playlist of the best music from the Disney Parks

So I just came back from a trip to Disney World and honestly, it made me realize two things: 

1. I forgot how god damn exhausting it is to walk around the parks all day like shit and

2. The music is god damn amazing 

So that being said, I made a playlist of all my favorite music from the parks because it always puts me in a great mood. 

  1. The Magic Kingdom Welcome Show Medley
  2.   Wishes 
  3. Happily Ever After 
  4. Festival of Fantasy 
  5. Soarin’ Over California 
  6. Soarin’ Around the World
  7. Epcot Entrance Music  
  8. Promise- Epcot Exit Music 
  9. IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
  10. Golden Dream
  11. Hooray For Hollywood
  12.  Great Movie Ride Final Montage 
  13. Fantasmic! 
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Magic Kingdom Entrance by Marc Stampfli
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Main Street Train Station Magic Kingdom Walt Disney WorldConstructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks for looking!

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Tiana by disneylori

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Good News/Bad News: The Last 2D Animators at Disney are Doing Projection Mapping for Walt Disney World

The Good News: Legendary Disney animators Mark Henn (Tiana, Jasmine, etc.), Eric Goldberg (Genie, Phil, etc.), and Randy Haycock (adult Simba , young Hercules, etc.), are animating characters from Aladdin, The Little MermaidMoana, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, etc. USING THE CLASSIC, HAND-DRAWN METHOD for an upcoming Walt Disney World show, Happily Ever After, scheduled to debut May 12.

Besides the usual fireworks and pyrotechnics, Happily Ever After will feature the now de rigueur projection mapping on Cinderella’s Castle – only it will be done in glorious hand-drawn animation! What a wonderful way to keep kids aware of this now pretty-much-extinct Disney tradition!

The Bad News: Disney is wasting these legends on temporary theme park shows, when they could be using them to train a brand new generation of animators in the fine art of hand-drawn animation! Traditions like this MUST be passed down from one generation to the next, or else the intricacies and subtleties of the art form will be lost. Textbooks and video tutorials can only capture a fraction of the knowledge that these ‘old Masters’ have to share. It would be a shame if this knowledge died with them.

GIFs: Tiana animated by Mark Henn, Ursula animated by Eric Goldberg, Aladdin + Jafar animated by Randy Haycock 

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Partners by Marc Stampfli
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Move It, Shake It, Dance and Play It by disneylori

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Magic Kingdom by Ryan