Snow White's Adventures at the Magic Kingdom


wedroy1923

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It is my understanding that when Snow White's Adventures opened in 1971, there was relatively little queue area music. I believe the only audio aside from the exit spiel was "I'm Wishing," the same version used in the Mickey Mouse Revue.

It's been several years since I've been on the attraction, so I do not remember: Is there currently any queue area music for the ride? Does it still use "I'm Wishing" as you pass into attraction proper? Is there a full recording of the version of "I'm Wishing" used in the queue area currently circulating?
 

wedroy1923

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I've been watching (and listening) to some YouTube videos of the current incarnation of the attraction, and it seems that while "I'm Wishing" is still the song used, the version sounds much closer to the original film soundtrack. I have yet to hear the "bridge" vocals that I heard in the recordings made before the 1994 rehab.
 

needmagic

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I'm hoping to capture the DLRP queue in July which might help - the Carousel is close but hopefully won't spoil the recording (fingers crossed)
 

Horizons

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I have not come across anything for WDW's Snow White attraction. I may have a few live recordings somewhere, but I don't recall anything playing in the "queue" area other than a version of I'm Wishing.
 

David S.

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Yes, "I'm Wishing" is the only music heard in the queue, and also is heard in the first scene of the Wishing Well, and Snow White sitting on the steps with the birdies with the jealeous queen looking down from the window.

This version of the attraction is my favorite ever created and I'm devestated that TDO is removing it from WDW to make way for a Princess Meet and Greet that could have gone anywhere!

The current WDW version is the only one (past or present) to feature the gentle "Animal Friends" score motif in the scene where the ominous eyes from the trees turn out to be the gentle forest animals seen just before entering the Dwarf's Cottage - a scene also exclusive to the current WDW version.

Also, WDW has the most developed Hapilly Ever After scene with the beautiful choral version of "Some Day My Prince Will Come" playing in the background. Paris has a shorter version of the happy ending, Disneyland's is tacked on only as a mural in the unload area, and Tokyo doesn't have it at all.

For more info about the awesome, current MK version of the Snow White ride (including the music), in my eyes the fairest of all the Snow White rides past or present, check out this link, which is part of a very interesting website detailing all of the Snow White rides that have ever existed at "Disney Parks" worldwide:

http://www.kennetti.fi/swscary_10.html
 

exetor999

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I really dislike all the upgrades that they are doing to some of the classic rides, where they remove some of the classic music or sets that we have all loved for decades.
 

FoxxFur

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Hey there;

Sorry for the late response... my attendance at these music forums is a little spotty. :)

Sadly I don't think there's anywhere to find the original I'm Wishing used at MK anymore unless Disney releases a recording of the Mickey Mouse Revue, which is unlikely. There were also two other unique pieces of music used in the attraction: the haunted forest "Banshee Moans" which were accompanied by strange, atonal music similar to that still used in the Jungle Cruise, and a tinkling piece with bells and plucked guitar strings which accompanied the final scene of the queen dropping a giant gem on your head. Both of these are truly lost pieces of theme park music. The "Banshee Moans" can still be heard in Tokyo, as well at the distinctive 1971 Seven Dwarfs Mine creaking timbers.
 

exetor999

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I think that "I'm wishing" was on one of the Disney greatest hits CDs. I know that I have it somewhere. I will look and find it for you guys.
 

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