Exploring The Music Of Adventureland

Walt Disney World is filled with all kinds of wonderful music. Each land has its own unique musical sound. My favorite music at Walt Disney World can be found in Adventureland.

The Music of Adventureland

The background music of Adventureland sets the mood for the area. The upbeat music has a Caribbean flair. The bouncing rhythms make you want to dance. The background music of Adventureland is simply fun to listen to. It makes you feel as if you are ready to explore the jungle, visit the tikis, or even battle pirates – all of which you can actually do in Adventureland! Listen to some of this fun music and see if it puts you in the mood for adventure.


The beautiful music of steel drums can also be heard in the background music of Adventureland. I don’t know about you, but I love the sound of steel drums! It reminds me of visiting an island in the Caribbean. If you listen closely to the background music, you might recognize one of your favorite Disney songs. I’ve heard steel drum versions of several Disney classics including Someday My Prince Will Come, Kiss The Girl, and It’s A Small World. I recently came across an album of Disney steel drum music called Beauty & The Beat: Favorite Disney Tunes. It sounds to me like it might just be some of the same music played at the Magic Kingdom. Check it out for yourself!

Jose - Music Of Adventureland

The background music isn’t the only source of great music in Adventureland. Some of the best Adventureland music can be found in Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. This attraction is a must do for me thanks to the the cute animatronic birds, wonderful music, beautiful flowers, and of course, the tiki gods. I love hearing the classic Sherman Brothers theme song for the attraction. Other great songs found here include a charming version of Let’s All Sing Like The Birdies Sing and Hawaiian War ChantI also love the version of Heigh Ho heard as the Tiki Birds encourage you to exit the show.

While I do prefer the current version of the Tiki Room, the Under New Management version did also have some catchy music. Iago’s version of Friend Like Me was a cute addition to the show. I also enjoyed the more contemporary songs such as Hot, Hot, Hot and CongaThe tiki gods’ version of In The Still Of The Night was one of the highlights of the show. Get On Your Feet was a clever song to use as guests get up to exit the Tiki Room.

Pirates Of The Caribbean - Adventureland

No discussion of Adventureland music could be complete without the mention of pirates. Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me) has become the theme song for pirates everywhere, not just at Disney. This classic song was written by George Bruns and X. Atencio. The song has been entertaining Disney guests since the Disneyland version of Pirates of The Caribbean opened in 1967. Now, nearly 50 years later, Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me) is just as popular as ever. Like many guests, I have been known to start singing this song as soon as I step in line for this attraction. (I’ve also been known to randomly sing it at home too.)

What is your favorite music found in Adventureland? I’d love to hear which songs you love in the comments below! If you love Disney parks music, be sure to check out our radio station Park World Radio.

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What a great post Kimberly! I am so enjoying all of these posts today, thanks for sharing your favorite music with us! Out of all of the selections you mentioned today, do you have one that stands out as your absolute number 1 favorite?


Such a tough question! My favorite music in Adventureland is definitely the background music. I’d say the steel drum version of Disney songs would be my favorite, but if I had to pick only one, it would probably be the steel drum version of It’s A Small World.

Great post! The Adventureland background loop is one of my favorites too. There is just something about those drums! I think my favorite would have to be the Jungle Cruise queue music. It has some great jokes.


Yes, I love listening to those jokes too! They are so funny and every now and then I hear one I’ve never noticed before.

I agree! I absolutely love the Jungle Cruise queue music. Gets you in the perfect mood for the punny cruise.

Lisa Cameron

Thanks for sharing your favorite Adventureland music. I have a love/hate relationship with Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for me. It’s a great song, but I can’t get it out of my head! Did you know that Beauty and the Beat is played on DCL? That’s when I first heard about it. Fun music!


I did not know that, but it doesn’t surprise me. That music is such a great fit for a Disney cruise, especially if it’s going to Castaway Cay!


Interesting choice – definitely not one that would have made my list, but I like that we all chose different places easily!


Yes, the is such a variety of music at Disney. Definitely something for everyone!

Lin @ DisneyMamas

Adventureland music is really neat! My son’s two favorite songs on our Disney Parks CD are Yo Ho, Yo Ho and Grim Grinning Ghosts (both X Atencio numbers). And there is something so nostalgic about the background loop of The Jungle Cruise.


Grim Grinning Ghosts is one of my favorites too!

Beth Green

You’re exactly right! I would not have thought of Adventureland, but it does have some great music. Which is your absolute favorite of this great list?


The steel drum music is my favorite. Of that, I think I like the steel drum version of It’s A Small World the best.

Lynn Wiltse

I love the variety of music! Anyone can recognize at least one of the songs which is fun to see how many you know as you walk through 🙂


It sure is!

Heidi Strawser

We sing the Pirates theme around here at random times as well! Much like “It’s a Small World,” it’s a classic and tends to pop into my head at odd times. LOL Love it!


Love it! Glad I’m not the only one who randomly sings Disney parks music!


As I enter Adventureland, I’m torn between dancing and finding a drum to beat; you’ve captured that moment perfectly Kimberly!


My feelings exactly! The music is just so fun!

Maureen Litz- Diehl-Brown

I couldn’t agree more with your post! Adventureland is tops for loop and attraction music for me.. can’t get enough of it. It is so upbeat and brings you right to the place within that Disney is wanting you to be- what a great choice! 🙂 ~ Maureen (Two Moms and A Mouse)


Thanks! You can’t help but want to dance or beat a drum when you hear the Adventureland music!

Rosanne Mottola

The Magic Kingdom is the perfect example about how music sets the mood and as soon as I hear those steel drums, I know I’m in Adventureland! Great music – great post!


It is! All of the music in Magic Kingdom is perfect for the land it’s in!

I enjoy the music in Adventureland too! Of course, most the time I just get stuck on Yo Ho Yo Ho A Pirate’s Life for Me!

At least Pirates has a good song! 🙂


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