Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    1845 Sugarcube Ln., Ponyville, Equestria
    Posts
    570

    Reasoning Behind Soarin's Queue Music Selection?

    I'm not sure if this question was asked before, but it just popped into my head. I was listening to a compilation of the different musical tracks used in Soarin' over California's queue on YouTube, and after a while of listening and reading comments, I found out where they came from.

    A lot of the tracks originated from the soundtracks of movies and television shows, mainly the orchestrated ones with a lot of power. Some of the tracks I heard make a lot of sense, especially given the context of the ride. The theme from the movie Air Force One, the original theme from Battlestar Galactica, the theme for the movie Apollo 13, the movie theme to The Rocketeer, and the track "Cody's Flight" from the movie The Rescuers Down Under all play in the queue. All of them have to with flight or travel in their original source material's context, and that translates nicely into the theme and idea of Soarin's queue.

    Then there are some tracks I don't understand as to why it's in the queue at all. The themes and music from Hook, Band of Brothers, Street Magnolias, and Medicine Man all play in the queue as well. I must admit, they sound pretty and are almost indistinguishable from the rest if you don't know their original source. But this selection doesn't make as much sense as the previous ones. The previous musical selections all have ties to a movie (Or a scene in the movie) that has to deal with flight or the idea of traveling by air. The second selection was just picked because they sounded pretty. I mean, I have no complaints to it, since I find the entire Soarin' over California queue soundtrack relaxing, beautiful, and powerful as a whole, but it was just a minor question that graced my mind while listening to the queue music.



    Total Tender Rides: 20
    Total Lilly Belle Rides: 9
    Total Dapper Days Attended: 2
    Total Mark Twain Wheelhouse Rides: 5

  2. #2

    • film975
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Fullerton, CA
    Posts
    1,341

    Re: Reasoning Behind Soarin's Queue Music Selection?

    One of my favorites that I love hearing is the Last Starfighter theme.

  3. #3

    •   
    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    315

    Re: Reasoning Behind Soarin's Queue Music Selection?

    You answered your own question:

    Quote Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
    I must admit, they sound pretty and are almost indistinguishable from the rest if you don't know their original source....I mean, I have no complaints to it, since I find the entire Soarin' over California queue soundtrack relaxing, beautiful, and powerful as a whole...
    The music was chosen because it felt right, simple as that.

  4. #4

    • Minion
    • Online

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    NorCal
    Posts
    1,331

    Re: Reasoning Behind Soarin's Queue Music Selection?

    Probably because the sound of those tracks helped set the mood they wanted, and it didn't matter where they originally came from.

  5. #5

    • Singing Drinker
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    2,126

    Re: Reasoning Behind Soarin's Queue Music Selection?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diznygrl View Post
    Probably because the sound of those tracks helped set the mood they wanted, and it didn't matter where they originally came from.
    I'm also pretty sure there's a sense of humor at play in some selections. The "Blazing Saddles" theme song was (is?) part of the rotation in Frontierland for years. Nearly tripped and fell over the first time I heard it.
    Credibility is to be sought for. Credulity is not. Sadly the latter is our normal human state.

  6. #6

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    306

    Re: Reasoning Behind Soarin's Queue Music Selection?

    Quote Originally Posted by film975 View Post
    One of my favorites that I love hearing is the Last Starfighter theme.
    Me too.


  7. #7

    • Certified in everything
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    I'll never tell!
    Posts
    548

    Re: Reasoning Behind Soarin's Queue Music Selection?

    I think you answered your question in your post. They probably originally looked at tracks that scored flight scenes, and then subsequently looked for tracks that embodied the tone they had already uncovered with the flight soundtracks.
    Disneyland Wooooh!

    "You see- Everybody's got a laughin' place, trouble is most folks won't take the time to go look for it."

  8. #8

    • New Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    44

    Re: Reasoning Behind Soarin's Queue Music Selection?

    I would say Band of Brothers still fits , Its about a parachute infantry regiment.

Similar Threads

  1. favorite attraction, loop, or queue music in the Parks?
    By pianoman13 in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 04-03-2008, 08:04 PM
  2. Behind The Scenes: Twins' [送猪型鼠]Music Video
    By HongKongDisneyland in forum Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-16-2008, 11:45 AM
  3. 20k sub behind Soarin
    By TarzanRocked99-06 in forum Walt Disney World Resort
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 07-28-2006, 05:50 PM
  4. Soarin' queue music???
    By GreenTeaki in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-24-2005, 06:50 PM
  5. Soaring Queue Music
    By dgmoran in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-21-2005, 07:38 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •