Discoveryland Area Music


X-S Tech

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Can anyone tell me who wrote the Loop that plays throughout Discoveryland at DLP? Also are there individual titles for the various pieces or is it all considered one big piece? Thanks.
 
The "Fountain" loop, as it's known, was composed and performed by David Tolley, a Canadian musician. It was done specifically for Disneyland Paris and I believe it's just one big piece of music... though perhaps David has his own titles!

-Jason
 

X-S Tech

Active Member
I remember the first time I saw this "fountain" loop I was certain that it was a fake since Discoveryland doesn't have a fountain. But it is a great loop, very bouncy music, almost a waltzing rhythm in places. A lot of it strikes me as more "Fantasyland" than "Tomorrowland" but then again Discoveryland isn't Tomorrowland is it? Has Mr. Tolley composed any other music for Disney?
 

Andre

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There's a big fountain / waterfeature at the entrance to Discoveryland at DLP. I'm not sure what the whole vulcanous rocky landscaping is meant to represent, but it looks cool.
 

X-S Tech

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There is?!! I don't remember this at all and I specifically tried to find one to verify the authenticity of the loop. The only water that I do remember is the lagoon that the Nautilus is moored in. But there were a few entrances into Discoveryland so perhaps I missed something.
 

DavidG

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It's true that David Tolley has a name for at least one track, namely "Heavenly Flight," which is Track 10 in the loop. He released a fast-played piano-only version of it on a CD of his.

(btw, though it may be nitpicking, he's actually from California.)
 
David (G, not Tolley),

It's not nitpicking! From what I understand, California and Canada are two very different places...

-Jason
 

MaX

Member
ofcourse I want to add to this topic that David Tolley has his own site: http://www.usrecords.com/tolley/

dont you just love the design :D (not to mention David's beautiful picture ;) )

about the music.. it's not really Fantasyland music... it has some "fantasy" parts, but most fits with the mechanical look of Discoveryland. The music sounds also very mechanical (syntesizer) yet whimscal to me...

and about the famous Discoveryland Fountain, its included on the picture (the white spots on the rocks is water bubbling out). there's one other little entrance at Discoveryland, but I hardly cant imagine you entered it only there. oh well...
 

X-S Tech

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That's right I do remember that feature now. I love the rocks. The integration of the natural elements with the artificial mechanical is perfect in Discoveryland....and then there's the "Montana Future" of Disneyland's Tomorrowland 98....sigh
 

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