Revised "Canada" Area Music


The other day while strolling through the World Showcase, I noticed that Gordon Lightfoot's "Alberta Bound" was playing just out front of the Canada pavilion (near the merchandise carts). I have never heard this song played around the pavilion, and it definitely is not a part of either of the music loops that have circulated around the 'net.

Aside from this, I did not notice any other changes in the music loop, although some have claimed that a piece from Bruce Broughton's new score was playing out there as of a year ago. (I am not too sure if I believe that).

Is it possible that there is now a revised version of the loop playing throughout the pavilion? If so, perhaps it was changed in 2007 with the new film?

Thank you!
 

wedroy1923

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The other day while strolling through the World Showcase, I noticed that Gordon Lightfoot's "Alberta Bound" was playing just out front of the Canada pavilion (near the merchandise carts). I have never heard this song played around the pavilion, and it definitely is not a part of either of the music loops that have circulated around the 'net.

Aside from this, I did not notice any other changes in the music loop, although some have claimed that a piece from Bruce Broughton's new score was playing out there as of a year ago. (I am not too sure if I believe that).

Is it possible that there is now a revised version of the loop playing throughout the pavilion? If so, perhaps it was changed in 2007 with the new film?

Thank you!
PlazaParrot:

Alberta Bound, to my knowledge, has been a part of the exterior Canada area loop since the park opened. It appears as track #4 in the circulating versions of the exterior loop.

Is it possible that there is now a revised loop? Sure . . . would be probably be a good thing, as the Canada loop sounds the most dated to me.

Best,
wedroy1923
 

wedroy1923

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What? Shock? Actually, I really enjoy the Canada loop and am a big Gordon Lightfoot fan, but it is the only loop I play that cause other people to ask, "what, are we stuck in the eighties today?"
 
Wedroy: "Alberta Bound" is in neither of two loops that I've heard online. (One is master, 1:06:10, 4th song is "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," the other loop seems to be induction, 52:09... both loops were put online several years ago).

I noticed, however, that the Disney Music Loops website lists a music loop of 30:00 (http://www.disneymusicloops.com/wdw/wdwepcot-ws-canada2.html), and correctly lists Alberta Bound. This makes sense, as I recall the loop being much shorter on a recent visit.

Thus lies the question: when was the hour-long loop cut in half to a 30 minute loop?

Thank you!
 

Horizons

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Thus lies the question: when was the hour-long loop cut in half to a 30 minute loop?
I don't believe the "hour-long" loop was ever cut. To my knowledge, the exterior loop has always been the 29:19 version.

The 52.09 loop was used somewhere in the exterior. The 66:09 loop is a demo which includes two tracks that were not used in the 52:09 loop. There was a discussion somewhere that the 52m loop, coupled with the two songs in the demo loop, resulted in another loop that played in La Boutique et Le Cellier. If anyone knows the answer, it will be Wedroy1923.

I believe the shorter loop plays throughout the pavilion now, and I haven't heard any music playing in Le Cellier for a few years.
 
Very interesting. Is it possible that the Circarama Theater exit/KidCot area plays the longer of the two loops?

Is there an induction of the 29 min. loop?
 

Horizons

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Very interesting. Is it possible that the Circarama Theater exit/KidCot area plays the longer of the two loops?

Is there an induction of the 29 min. loop?
I am pretty sure the KidCot area was just the short loop. However, I'll check it out either this weekend or next.

There is an induction recording of the 29m loop.
 

trentino

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I worked at the Canada pavilion in 1997/1998. The half hour loop was played outside and the indoor loop was played in Le Cellier and Les Boutique des Province (the store above Le Cellier). In spring 1997, when Le Cellier changed from Buffeteria to the test concept for the steakhouse, the original loop stayed. But in the fall of 1998 the restaurant was refurbished to make the steakhouse permanent and the music loop was removed at this time in favor of light jazz music. The one hour loop could still be heard in the "Booty Q" store (as CMs called it) but the store was closed sometime after 2001 I believe. I think the other store (Northwest Mercantile) plays the half hour "outdoor" loop.
 

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