Welcome back to DADventure Disney’s round table of some of my favorite Disney Fan Parents on Instagram.
Every week, I work alongside this merry band of Disney fan parents to find our Top 10 favorites in all things Disney. See ALL our lists by clicking HERE!
This week, the group consists of these Disney Parent Panelists:
and yours truly @dadventuredisney.
Our topic this week: Top 10 Songs/Music in the Disney Parks!
Some songs are stuck in your head all day. Some you don’t even realize are playing all around you. This week our intrepid panel of Disney parents have compiled our Top 10 musical experiences in the Disney parks.
With the holidays swirling all around us, we’re only 8 people strong this week – but it’s a mighty 8!
We came up with over 35 different musical pieces. We had 18 in the Magic Kingdom, 8 at Disneyland/California Adventure, 4 each in Epcot and Hollywood Studios and 2 in Animal Kingdom.
The nominees are songs in rides, background music and some are entire shows. You will be AMAZED at the ONLY song on the list to be nominated on EVERY ballot!
What made our Top 10? Let’s find out!
Indiana Jones Adventure – Disneyland
Top 10 Score: 1.75, nominated on 2 of 8 ballots.
It’s John Williams. It’s Indiana Jones. It’s a great ride with even better music!
Disneyland and Hollywood Studios
Top 10 Score: 1.75, nominated on 2 of 8 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Mickey trapped in his dreams. Makes for GREAT music! Lots of Disney classics melted in there.
When You Wish Upon A Star
LOTS of places all over the parks
Top 10 Score: 2.00, nominated on 2 of 8 ballots. 1 first place vote.
The classic Disney tune can be heard in fireworks shows, walking around the parks and in parades.
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Top 10 Score: 2.13, nominated on 2 of 8 ballots. 1 first place vote.
If you watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks, with the music blaring, and don’t have a tear in your eye – you need to check in for some Disney therapy.
Festival of Fantasy Parade
Top 10 Score: 2.38, nominated on 2 of 8 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Great parade with great music – all your favorite Princesses (and most Princes) rocking down Main Street U.S.A. Tip – sit on the SHADY side of the street!
Grim Grinning Ghosts
The Haunted Mansion – Magic Kingdom
Top 10 Score: 4.13, nominated on 5 of 8 ballots.
Did you know one of the voices is that of Thurl Ravenscroft – the voice of the original animated You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch AND Tony the Tiger from Frosted Flakes commercials?
it’s a small world afterall
it’s a small world – Magic Kingdom
Top 10 Score: 4.25, nominated on 8 of 8 ballots.
We know – it drives us crazy too – but it’s a classic! It the ONLY song on the list to be nominated on EVERY ballot!
Our gift to you is an updated version of the song featuring NE-YO, Jessie J, Jason Derulo, Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Fall Out Boy, Tori Kelly, Jhené Aiko, Rascal Flatts & Lucy Hale, Charles Perry, Jessie Ware, and Kacey Musgraves!
The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room
Enchanted Tiki Room – Magic Kingdom
Top 10 Score: 4.38, nominated on 6 of 8 ballots.
CLASSIC attraction in the Parks – and the song was composed by the Sherman Brothers. Yeah, the guys behind Mary Poppins! Here’s a recent version from Wayne Brady!
Splash Mountain – Magic Kingdom
Top 10 Score: 4.88, nominated on 7 of 8 ballots. 1 first place vote.
This to this cute music, just before you droooooooooooppppppppppppppp. :::splash:::
Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)
Pirates of the Caribbean – Magic Kingdom
Top 10 Score: 6.00, nominated on 6 of 8 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Before Rise of the Resistance showed up, Pirates of the Caribbean was the most immersive attraction at the parks. It’s still one of the very best and the soundtrack matches it!
Some heartbreakers didn’t make the list like the Electric Light Parade, Illuminations, Harambe drums, Let it Go or the new Galaxy’s Edge soundtrack. But they just couldn’t crack the top 10!
What song do you love in the parks? Is Small World still stuck in your head now? Share your thoughts (or anger, if it IS still stuck in your head) in the comments below or on our Instagram and Facebook pages.
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