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Official WDW Album

Discussion in 'Archive' started by Dirk, Jun 21, 2003.

  1. Dirk

    Dirk Member

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    Hey there, Hi there, Ho there,

    I just read on the boards of WDWmagic.com at http://forums.wdwmagic.com/showthread.php?threadid=24889 that in October a new fireworks show is set to premier in WDW's Magic Kingdom.

    If we add the opening of Philarmagic in September / October and of Mission Space in August/October to this hopefully this will mean that there will be at least three new tracks on the next official album of WDW: the new fireworks replacing the old Fantasy in the Sky, some music from Philarmagic and maybe even a track from Mission Space.

    While adding / changing three tracks certainly is not the best from our music-fan point of view this would at least mean more updates than on the current one...


    Yours
    Dirk
     
  2. BLM07

    BLM07 Member

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    To tell the truth, if they release a soundtrack were most of the tracks are the same as the last one, I probably won't even download it.
     
  3. xfkirsten

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    I sure hope so!!!! I know they've been testing fireworks at MK for awhile now, launched from Fantasyland and I believe the Castle as well. (woke me up in the middle of the night, too :p)

    I'd love to see a variation of Believe come to WDW, but that's just me. :)

    -Kirsten
     
  4. SharonKurland

    SharonKurland Active Member

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    Kirsten-

    I second that motion! "Believe" almost brought me to tears the first time I saw it. (the finale of DL's Fantasmic stil does. Every time. )

    -Sharon-
     
  5. Dirk

    Dirk Member

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    Hey there, Hi there, Ho there,

    well ... it would not kill them ... but it would cost them extra money. Surely they would be able to make more money with it, but it seems the management is reluctant to spend the extra money as they don't see a guaranteed sales increase if they release several official albums.

    Personally I had hoped that the decision by Anaheim to release separate OAs for their two parks may prompt WDW to make the same step, but the lackluster sales of the DCA OA due to the lower than expected number of guests (meaning: countless DCA-OAs sitting on the shelves of the stores) may have had the reverse effect, scaring WDW's management away from releasing separate OAs - even so the situation is not comparable, as the bad sales in Anaheim are mostly due to the bad guest turnout for the new park and in the meantime the fact that the OA looks so outdated if a guest checks the tracklist thanks to the music from all the long canceled shows and parades.

    Personally I don't think that we will see OAs for every WDW park in the near future. Maybe it would be better if we lobby for something the management can be convinced of. Something along the lines of:

    1. releasing the usual WDW OA for all parks once every year
    2. releasing singles / short CDs with music of the most popular shows and parades or one CD with the music of all the parades as they did in 2001/2
    3. releasing an OA for Epcot

    Why an OA for Epcot? Not only because it has been requested here frequently, but because it seems to me that most guests actively ask for an OA from this park. Also an OA of Epcot would not only have a wide collection of music to choose from but would also have the option to include the current fireworks soundtrack that is very popular with guests. Also I think the guests of Epcot are abit different from those of the other parks and are most likely to embrace a new special OA.


    Yours
    Dirk
     
  6. xfkirsten

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    Sharon - You too, eh? ;) Believe always gives me chills when I see it! Even just watching the video gets me! It's SO pretty. Kinda goes to show that you don't have to have a dozen fireworks going off at once for the entire show. :)

    Fant, too! I always cheer really loudly when Sorcerer Mickey appears. :D

    -Kirsten
     
  7. SharonKurland

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    The fireworks are beautiful, but for me it's the music. Both songs are just the epitome of youth, innocence, of everything "good." What Disney SHOULD be.
     
  8. X-S Tech

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    And there are plenty of things that have opened in recent years that can be added to the upcoming debuts this year. These would all flesh out a nice OA:

    1)The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    2)Buzz Lightyears Space Ranger Spin
    3)Journey Into Your Imagination w/ Figment
    4)New Wonders of China
    5)Rockin Roller Coaster
    6)And of course the great entrance music for One Man's Dream

    And I'm a west-coaster so I'm sure some of the locals can think of some others that I've forgotten.
     
  9. Dr. Know

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    Let's not forget that we're still missing the new Future World theme played in the entrance to EPCOT.
     
  10. Alex K

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    Actually got to ride Mission Space on Sunday at 4:00 PM apparently the standard time when they've been letting guests in to test the ride - by sheer luck of hanging around to take snaphots at the right time. I didn't notice any marketable theme music playing anywhere (maybe they're not playing it yet?). I did tape the outside loop, but it did not seem to be distinctive in any way. I don't know, but after spending $150M or more on a ride, you'd think there would be a better theme. Yes, there was a small Horizons logo stuck at the center of the rotating space station display in the main queue area. My wife was hoping on more "hidden Horizons" but we didn't see any. The ride itself was great - just think of the old mission to mars ride but with all the real acceleration, and with you and three other guests serving as the "crew" of the ship. Rode it only once, so I don't know if the programmed sequence can vary like ToT.
     

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