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Space Mountain Music Question

Discussion in 'Archive' started by X-S Tech, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. X-S Tech

    X-S Tech Active Member

    Mar 20, 2002
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    In trying to fill in some gaps I came up with a couple questions about Space Mountain, mostly WDW's but any info will help.
    1)I believe the music that currently plays in WDW's queue (which was released in the Forever system) was not the original music, correct? I believe I was told that something related to the RCA home of future living played instead. Can anyone fill me in?
    2) Who wrote the current music that plays there?
    3)What kind of music does Tokyo have for their Space Mountain?
    4)Was there any area music around DL Space Mountain prior to the tomorrowland 2055 loop?
    5)Also I'm familiar with the sfx that played (wed-wed-wed-wed) somewhere within space mountain I believe. Which parks did this play at. Where exactly could one hear this (queue, on the attraction itself, etc...)
    6) And though I know it's been discussed several times before, does anyone have a track listing for the tracks that play WDW's exit ramp? I believe most if not all are Esquivel.
    Thanks as always.
  2. DC-88 Spaceliner

    DC-88 Spaceliner Member

    Nov 12, 2002
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    ........Most of the Space Mpuntain music that was released on the WDW Forever system (entry, exit.etc.) was done for the 1985 redo of the attraction.....the replaced the RCA Home of Future Living portion with The RCA-1 Colony vignettes. This also brought in the new music (on the WDW Forever). It is called "We've Come So Far" and was composed by George Wilkins, with the words by Larry Gertz. Sadly the actual "colony" music was never relesed nor the song.........

    "........We've come so far, yet there's very far to go.....we've wtached our dreams become reality......we have tasted what the future holds in store for us......and realize that we hold the keys......." anyway........it's lyrics are hard to apply to the entry /exi versions.....but it is beautiful music........

    The Space Mt, SFX used at WDW and DL are the same ones recorded back in the mid part of 1974. The comlink.and "bubble tones" are also part of the 1974 theme.

    It would have been exciting if WDW Forever had added more of the 1975 stuff like some of the Home of Future Living etc.... or the original attraction welcome spiel:

    " Come with us on a journey into space and the world of Future living".......

    and many people call the original music "Here's to the Future"...but infact is called "Let Your Dreams Lead the way"..........in the final version it was "RCA Leads the Way"

    WDW Space Mountain 01-15-1975

    1) Entry/space station ramp: "RCA Leads the Way"
    2) Zig-Zag corridor: "bubble music" "Comlink" "5 space scene window voice-overs 3-male 2-female

    sample:"....sweeping through outer space, in the great gap between Mars and Jupiter, in a solar orbit, gigantic tumbling boulders, mini-planets, tracked by precise instrumentation developed by RCA abord explorer ships, scan and anyalize space debris...."

    3) que-and loading: "preshow film;female flight director and Gordon Cooper"

    sample:"....in case you're wondering what the rocket ride thru space is all about, here comes astronaught Gordon Cooper......Well how was your Ride astronaaut Cooper?.."
    "gereral Space astmospere and sfx"
    4) Alpha & Omega loading; " safety spiel" "Dispatch spiel"
    5) pre-launch; " strobe sfx a' "Lift off spiel"
    6)Interior attraction "General space atmosphere and sfx"
    7) touch-down: "Saftely spiel"
    8) disembark: "exit spiel"
    9) Speedramp/House of Future Living: "RCS Leads the Way" #1
    House Scene 1 -outdoor patio
    (father, business meeting via briefcase tv)
    House Scene 2 -nursery
    (baby in crib,monitor by toy clown camera)
    House scene 3 -Family room
    (female taking pottery lessons via TV)
    teacher;'I'm affraid you've made your handle
    to small for that size pitcher..."
    House Scene 4 -Recreation Room
    (boy simulated snow skiing on "Selecta-Vision"
    House Scene 5 -House entry
    (small boy trying to bring frog inside:female
    ....speeks from inside on camera...'Don't you like frogs Mrs Brown?......Sorry Billy your Dog and that frog will have to wait outside."
    House Scene 6 -Kitchen
    (mother and neighbor home shop on TV)
    dishset shown on screen.'if you's like to
    order this set in red press 1, in blue press
    2....'in corner of srceen, Billy is still trying to
    get into the house"
    House Scene 7 -Girls bedroom
    House Scene 8 -Home enetrtainment center
    (felamle and boy watch football on huge wall
    sized TV)
    10)exit speedramp up 'RCA Leads the way" #2

    There was also a version instrumental of RCA Leads the way" for passengets of the WEDWAY Peoplemover, who also got a glimpse of the Space Mt. and the Home.

    Space Mountain and the RCA Home of Future Living"

    DC-88 Spaceliner
  3. DC-88 Spaceliner

    DC-88 Spaceliner Member

    Nov 12, 2002
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    .......as for Disneyland's Space Mountain, just prior to the "Tomorrowland 2055" music played the regular "EPCOT entry" music..and from 1977 until an unknown dated played

    Tomorrowland/Space Mt music
    Don Dorsey "Weho-Weho"
    start play Oct., 1977

    for how long this played is unknown to me.

    DC-88 Spaceliner
  4. Gurgitoy2

    Gurgitoy2 Active Member

    Mar 16, 2002
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    Wow, how informative was that?! Thanks for that wealth of info...now to get ahold of those tracks somwhere.
  5. theEpiphany

    theEpiphany Member

    Apr 28, 2002
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    It can still be heard (unless they cut it in the last 2 weeks).....though there are some elements of dorsey's that play at DL's tomorrowland that are not heard at epcot....All of these tracks I believe were released on DLF.
  6. hosewater

    hosewater New Member

    Mar 17, 2002
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    In response to Question 6, regarding Esquivel's tracks...There are two of his pieces that play at the exit to WDW's Space Mountain. "Music Makers" and "Sentimental Journey", in that order, both of which are available on

    Space Age Bachelor Pad Music
    Hope this helps.

  7. Scott

    Scott Member

    Mar 17, 2002
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    Just out of curiosity, what was this? Was this an actual song, or piece of music, or was it just a sound-effect type of thing? (I'm imagining a siren, "wee-oh, wee-oh")
  8. thx99

    thx99 Real-life Harry Caul Moderator Playlist Author

    Apr 22, 2002
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    I also recall them watching a scene from an RCA video disc of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at some point in the early 80s.

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