Yea - I agree with you there.
In Frontierland, there's a fellow that plays the fiddle....
That's good ol' Farley The Fiddler. He's at the park year 'round, though at Halloween and Xmas he does the shows up at Big Thunder Ranch. As he is also a multi-instrumentalist (Say THAT three times fast) he also fills in as a substitute Bill Hilly at the Golden Horseshoe. A real nice guy, a great musician and he's been a CM now for something like 27 years.
I really need to start paying attention to the music as I'm walking through the park. I've always noticed it on Main Street and in Adventureland but I'm missing it in other areas. Shame on me.
I always get excited over the music that they play as you're walking up to the ticket booths and the area between the parks. It's usually a sampling of different music from different areas/movies and it's usually my first taste (or listen) of the parks when we arrive.
A little bit about me...
First Disneyland Trip: Oct. 1989
Mandatory first ride: POTC
Mandatory food: Clam chowder in bread bowl & a churro (not at the same time though)
Next trip goals:
1) Ride the Casey Jr. Circus Train. I didn't get around to it on this past trip.
2) Get over to TSI.
3) Try a jalapeño/cheese pretzel. Yummy!
For any one specific area/Land I've got to go with MainStreet. I can't even explain why, I just like to walk down the street and hear the music playing.
Sometimes when I'm in other areas/Lands I don't even notice the music.
By far, my most favorite area music is Condor Flats. It's got plenty of military marches (such as the Midway March from the movie Midway), classical pieces (Jupiter, and a piece that was dedicated to Chuck Yeager), and movie soundtracks as well (Air Force One music). It is, in my opinion, the best music. Of course, that's coming from someone who's really into flight and military in general (note the SN and avatar, hehe). A very close runner-up is Main St. for sure. The music is perfect for the atmosphere, along with the Fireman band and the Dapper Dans (who I saw today ride in on a four-seater bicycle while singing. It was pretty cool). :oD
I pretty much like all Disneyland's music, especially that of Main Street and New Orleans Square. But one of my very favorites was the music heard while walking through the gate of Frontierland. I'm whistling it now, but I don't think it's coming through the internet very well. Anyhow, I think they removed that from the loop because I haven't heard it in that last decade. I also haven't heard it on any Disneyland albums.
I have been working slowly towards collecting all of the recordings that Al Lutz wrote about in his Disneyland Christmas Loop article posted last year.
Today I managed to find the David Rose - Little Drummer Boy record and the Felix Slatkin records.
Is there anybody else reading this that enjoys the music this much? Does anybody else have all the recordings ? Getting them all has been quite a challenge. Then recording them to MP3 digitial format and cleaning out clicks and pops is a labor of love...
I have been using a program called Audacity to transfer from LP and clean up the clicks and pops. (Audacity is opensource on Mac and windows)
Re: Music in Disneyland? Main Street Christmas Loop
Originally Posted by Datameister
I love Audacity! I use it to edit film scores and music from Disneyland attractions, mostly.
Audacity is awesome! I've used it countless times, for school movies I've done, or just because. I once strung together like 12 different movie themes, some reoccurring, and it turned out to be an hour and a half track which flowed really nicely. I've become the music mixer for projects w/ family and friends lol.