Disney Dream BGM


Hello all,

I took a cruise last summer on the Disney Dream and fell in love with some of the background music on board. I always loved the Magic's BGM, but I think that Disney might have topped it with respect to the the Dream's BGM. Unfortunately, I really didn't take time to do recording while on board. Guest Services onboard did not really help either. Below are some of the particular loops that I noticed. If you have any more info on this subject, please post it! Thanks.

Atrium Lobby - During the morning/afternoon a classical loop played with exclusively Disney tunes arranged in a grand and classical style. This loop helps to bring out the grand and "over-the-top" interior design of the ship's atrium. After listening to some samples on amazon, I can confirm that the loop uses tracks from "Heigh-Ho! Mozart - Favorite Disney Tunes In The Style Of Great Classical Composers" and "Bibbidi Bobbidi Bach - More Disney Tunes In The Style Of Great Classical Composers". Based on memory, I'm pretty sure the loop uses "Heigh Ho (Mozart)", "Can You Feel the Love Tonight", "Whistle While You Work", and "A Whole New World." I'm also fairly sure that the loop features a stunning instrumental of "A Whole New World" from the CD "Symphonic Suites of the Animated Classics".

Enchanted Garden - This is one of the 3 "rotation" dining rooms on board designed with a French influence. The restaurant has a beautiful loop at dinner, but I really don't have much information on it except that it plays a beautiful arrangement of "The Second Star to the Right"-This is actually the “Reunion” track from “Peter Pan 2: Return to Neverland”. It seems that the loop also potentially includes some tracks from Club 33 at Disneyland.

In addition, a "generic" loop seemed to play in some public areas of the ship that included an eclectic assortment of stuff from soundtracks as "The Parent Trap," "The Princess Diaries," and the DCL musical "Twice Charmed." The loop is well edited and put together, but I suspect it comes from a variety of what may seem "random" recordings somewhat like the loop at Storyteller's at the Grand Cali. I noticed this playing one afternoon in Enchanted Garden. The special dinner loop mentioned above only plays during dinner.

Anyway, I'd love to find out more from anyone who has more info. Thanks for all your help!

Jmcalister
 
Hello all,

I've been continuing to search for more information about music on the Disney Dream ship as discussed above. Most of the info I've found concerns the atrium/lobby. Several youtube videos have confirmed some tracks from CD's mentioned in the post above. I haven't gotten it all sorted out yet, but will post the limited information that I have been able to find ASAP.

In my search, I came across an online profile on "linkedin" for an crew member that works in audio on the Dream. What's your opinion on me contacting him with some of my questions? I am very curious about obtaining more info on a few of the loops, but I don't want to contact the crew member if that seems "unethical" or inappropriate. I'd appreciate any advice on the matter. I'm just trying to use the resources I have (since I'm not in the position to take off on the Dream in the immediate future!)

As always, thanks for any and all info and help!

-Jmcalister
 

eyore

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Well if he's posted that on linkedin it's reasonably public. I you contact him, I'd suggest a gentle approach asking if he would be willing to help you rather than asking outright. I would think it's an occupational hazard with the site. You may find that he says no due to his employment contract though (which I suspect he may). I don't know the ethics of it but sounds reasonable to me but then things may be different here in the UK.
Don't know if it would come under this part of the linkedin agreement though

4 Harass, abuse or harm another person, including sending unwelcomed communications to others using LinkedIn; ;)
 
Thanks for the thoughts. As you suggested, courtesy and the right approach always go a long way!

Do you think calling over to DCL's main office in Celebration might provide a lead? I know most "front-line" CM's are probably clueless, but perhaps calling the main office might turn up some helpful info.......
 

eyore

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Anything and everything is worth a try but you may find that CMs won't discuss things like this generally. I have a feeling that Disney doesn't like idle chat (different if you know them of course). I mailed DLRP to ask a very simple question - when did the organ in Disney & Co (now on it's way to WDW) move to CD from live. A fairly simple question I would have thought. My answer was that, due to the large number of enquiries , they no longer answer questions like this and refer you to the website! I think someone has said too much somewhere. :ninja:
 
I suspect that it has more to do with closing/severely minimizing their research dept a few years ago. They just don't have the staff to research answers to everyone's questions...
 
What a shame. They tell their CMs in the parks to never, ever say "I don't know" when asked a question but to try to find the answer (research, locate someone else working who may know, etc)... then when they get an emailed question, say "I don't have the time to answer you." Which is actually worse. :-/
 

eyore

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This was the reply I got to the question "When did the organ in Disney & Co switch to recorded music from live"

I kindly let you know that due to a lot of similar demands, I am unable
to answer any specific questions. However, I am pleased to inform you
that you can find all official information about our company on our
websites: http://corporate.disneylandparis.com and
http://www.disneylandparis.com.


Interestingly, DavidG made his own enquiries to imagineers involved with building Main St and they said it was never live but always recorded music - including the guy involved in building it! Most sites say it used to play live - wrong! I think that shows "I don't know" is rife with the parks information services. Be much nicer to just say they can't find a record of it or something like that rather than fob you off to the website which covers nothing like that at all.
 
I think the "don't say I don't know" thing used to mean... work with the guest and find someone who does. Do the job right. Instead, people decided to make it "just make something up. They're tourists, what do they know?"
 

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