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 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!
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 Chant. I 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 Conga. The 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.
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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