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Memorable Disney Musical Moments Featured in New CD Boxed Set at Disney Parks

Steven Miller

by , Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walt Disney World Resort


You may recall from previous Disney Parks Blog articles that I’m a big fan of Disney music. I recently shared details about two new official music albums from Disney Parks that were released in August 2013. This time, I have details about a new four disc boxed set that contains classic Disney musical moments spanning the nearly entire 90 year history of The Walt Disney Company. This set was recently introduced in select locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts a few weeks earlier than the worldwide release on November 11, 2013.


Long-time Disney music producer Randy Thornton divided the set into four themes – Disney Modern Classics, Disney Timeless Classics, Disney Theme Park Classics and Disney Television Classics. Randy selected some of the most iconic Disney music to fit each theme including “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf,” “Mickey Mouse March,” “Be Our Guest,” “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” and much more. In total, there are 94 different tracks included in the set. In addition to compact discs, the set will also be offered as a digital download on sites like the Disney Music Store or iTunes.

After looking at the track listing, I began thinking about my favorite Disney song. I’ve shared in previous articles how I adore any music created for Epcot, yet I had to think for a moment about my all-time favorite Disney tune.


When I was younger, I enjoyed listening to Disney Read-A-Long storybooks on a portable Mickey Mouse record player (“You’ll know it’s time to turn the page when you hear the chimes ring like this”). I loved the story of “The Aristocats,” as it contained what I now identify as my favorite song, “Everybody Wants to be a Cat” (France, cats, jazz – all the things I dig today!). I was happy to see it was included in the new set.

Now it’s your turn. What is your favorite Disney song? Please share in the comments below.


  • oops! sorry, I now see the order info from eariler comments! THX anyway!!

  • Hi, where (or rather) is there a link for the CD set OR a phone number to call to order the CD set from? Thx, Virgil

  • It’s always great to see a new music release from the vaults! There’s so much that we’d love to get our hands on – a Walt Disney World version of the Disneyland 50th anniversary set, for instance. There’s so much great music that has never been released – a box set of Epcot music alone would fly off the shelves!

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  • I just got my copy and I’m listening to it right now! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing…

  • Trying to find this and can’t! Does anyone know the link to the product? Help!

    • @Theresa – You can find the album on I found it today by performing a key word search for “Disney Classics.”

      Another option would be to contact our Merchandise Guest Services team and reference the following item number – 400007826564.

      There are two options available to contact them: by telephone at 877-560-6477 or by email at Please note that applicable sales tax plus shipping and handling fees will apply.

  • Parkwise…I can’t get enough of the Jungle Cruise boat house queue music from both parks…but they are 45+ min each lol!

  • My favorite besides Meg’s song from Hercules is I Can Go the Distance. I’m surprised they couldn’t fit that in. It’s a very inspiring song. And also, Jim’s theme/song from Treasure Planet was very good too.

  • That is a FANTASTIC photo Steven! Adorable!

    • @Corene – Thank you. It’s funny to look back on that photo. I never would have dreamed I get to do what I do today for Disney. 🙂

  • I want this set. I love listening to Disney music all the time.

  • Favorite: Soarin’; with Main Street Electrical Parade a close second.
    It would be nice to hear If You Had Wings again (Eastern Airlines).

    • @Skip – If You Had Wings … such great music!!

  • Rainbow Connection is my favorite!

  • I love the way Disney music brings back so many happy memories & have to have this new collection! I loved those read along story books, too, but my favorite song of all time is GIVE A LITTLE WHISTLE. 🙂

  • Once Upon a Dream from Sleeping Beauty is my favorite all-time Disney song! Love the classics!

  • There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow is always my favorite. Love the Carousel of Progress!

  • I love this collection, just upset that a spoonful of sugar was chosen instead of supercalifragiliciousaspealadocious or chim chimney.

  • A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes from Cinderella. Love the message and sentiment of this song. It’s become my life’s theme song. I love it’s message of hope.

    • @Dan – I agree! I think so many Disney songs have a nice optimistic look at life. I love that!

  • Call me old-fashioned, but the one song that for me epitomizes all things Disney would have to be “When You Wish Upon A Star”. Next would be “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah”. The theme from the Main Street Electrical Parade is also a favorite!

  • Hi Steven! First, I’d like to say your childhood pic is Very Cool! And second, I’d like to know where I can find this boxed set of music in WDW? Going to be there the first two weeks in December for my 20th wedding anniversary & this would make a “perfect” gift for my husband and I!

    Thanks Much, Andrea

    • @Andrea – Thank you for the comment. More importantly, congratulations on your upcoming milestone anniversary. How wonderful! I wish you many more happy years together. The CD set sounds like a great gift.

      I would check in big merchandise locations like World of Disney or Once Upon a Toy at Downtown Disney Marketplace. In Parks, I would look at Emporium in Magic Kingdom, Mouse Gear at Epcot, The Writers Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Island Mercantile at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

  • It’s so hard to just pick one! I have to go with “Promise” from the end of Illuminations. I brings me to tears every single time.

    On a side note, love the Underoos!!! 🙂

    • @Juliana – That’s a great choice! I love hearing the entire Tapestry of Nations soundtrack after Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. One of my all time favorite parades. And thanks for noticing some of my other items in that photo. They were a big hit when I was younger 🙂

  • My favorite is Feed the Birds from Mary Poppins. It’s been said that it was also Walt’s favorite. I don’t know for sure if it’s true, but it truly is a wonderful song.

  • Other than ANY music from The Haunted Mansion(I especially like listening to the individual tracks of “Grim Grinning Ghosts” That are used in the graveyard scene) I really like the music from Splash Mountain! I find it catchy! Your HM Pal, David in Ohio

  • Definitely the “MERRILY SONG” from Toad Hall. May I request in the future a album that specializes in instrumental music, which includes the COMPLETE music hear at Mr. Toad? I literally just stand inside Toad Hall just to listen to the wonderful instrumental music of Mr. Toad. This request includes the INSTRUMENTAL version of the ‘Merrily Song’, the dangerous tune hear on the wharf and the friendly music in the “hot” place. Please and thank you!!! 🙂

    • @Jason – That makes two of us 🙂 Noted and shared.

  • Going to be spending a bit of time at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort later this week, any chance the set could be found there ahead of the release?

    As for favorite songs, I’ve always been a sucker for The Ballad of Davy Crockett, dressed up like him for Halloween once or twice too!

    • @Ryan – I called the team at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort. Unfortunately, they do not have this set. I hope, however, that you have a great trip. I really need to get back there. It’s so relaxing! And great choice on the song. My father likes to sing that one.

  • So cool to have Ducktales, Darkwing, and Rescue Rangers themes all on one CD! How come no Talespin though?

    • @Nick – Great question. I’m unsure why that song wasn’t included. I guess the producer had to make certain cuts. It’s a pretty catchy tune – “Spin it!”

  • My favorite attraction songs is from the fireworks show “Remember Dreams Come True”because it showcases all the wonderful attractions that Disneyland has now and then and also what I love the most especially Julie Andrews narrated it! My favorite Disney movie songs are “He’s A Tramp”,”Thomas O’Malley Cat”, ” Chim Chim Cher-Ee “the version that Bert and Mary Poppins sing together also the “Monkey’s Uncle” with Annette Funicello & The Beach Boys that they sing!!!!

  • I am so excited to learn about this set and it will be added to my Christmas want list. To pick a favorite song is next to impossible as I enjoy most of them and the memories each song gives me when I hear it.

    By the way, you haven’t changed much since you were a child! Cute picture. Thanks for sharing. Who knew when that picture was taken, that you would be such a part of the Disney magic today!

    • @Donna – Thank you for the kind comment. My mother and I reminisced yesterday about that photo. I certainly didn’t think I would be doing what I do today way back then. I particularly liked the orange carpet 🙂

  • Two Movie favorites, “I wanna be like you” from the Jungle Book and “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas and two attraction favorites, “Now is the Time” from Carousel of Progress and “Golden Dream” from The American Adventure. There are so many great Disney classics though it is really hard to choose.

    I always seem to whistle whatever I have heard last!

    • @Elizabeth – “Golden Dreams” is the best. After all these years, I still tear up at the montage of Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking and the Apollo 11 moon landing.

  • My favorite song is “Making Memories.” But more specifically, the Disney Sing Along-Songs “Disneyland Fun” version. Mostly because I love that video and all its retro late 80’s-early 90’s glory!

  • YES! I see a song from the Rescuers! I love that movie, It’s my favorite Disney Movie of all time! I wish Bernard and Bianca were in the Parks, I’d love to see them.

  • Not sure if I am blind and can’t see it. But, did the Electrical Parade song make the list?

    • @Paulo – It doesn’t appear to be included in this set. I did find a track you can download on the Disney Music Store – Search “Disney’s Electrical Parade.”

  • Oh my goodness! I feel like I’ve waited for this forever! The Kitchen Kaberet AND Darkwing Duck?!?! My life will now be complete!!!! Thank you Disney!!! 🙂

  • Darkwing Duck theme! YES! Shut up and take my money!

    • @Kevin – Let’s get dangerous!

  • Tomorrow’s Child from Spaceship Earth

  • Hi Steven, just wondering if the recordings are the original versions or recently recorded just for this collection? Thank you!

    • @Heather – The tracks are the original recordings.

  • While it is almost impossible to pick one ultimate favorite, I really love “I See the Light” from Tangled. It is such a beautiful, touching song.

  • A “Kitchen Kabaret” medley from “Food Rocks”?

  • I have two favorite songs. First, the absolutely timeless “When You Wish Upon a Star.” The lyrics, the music… they remind me of both the classic movie and standing underneath Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland. Great memories from both.

    Also Christophe Beck’s absolutely amazing “Paperman” score makes me stop what I’m doing any time it’s on. I can see that short played out in my head, and it’s awesome.

    • @Craig – Everything about “Paperman” is incredible! Love, love, love that animated short. Thanks for sharing your memories. 🙂

  • I’ve always loved “He’s a Tramp.” Rrrawr!

  • Hands down, my favorite Disney song has to be “The Adventurers Club All Purpose Theme Song”!

    • @Ian – Kungaloosh!

  • Once Upon a Dream….from my fave Disney movie….

  • Wow, this is next to impossible to list a favorite Disney song.

    If i would pick one it would be Beauty and the Beast – Tale As Old As Time song.

    Jungle book – Bare Necessities would be a close second.

    Steven great write up.

    • @Jeff – Thanks! You are correct – it’s a tough choice. I like your selections. But only if the “Bare Necessities” is sung by Tom Hiddleston 🙂

  • Both songs from CoP and Universe of Energy!

    • @Mike – Great choices! After all, energy makes the world go ’round 🙂

  • How much will it retail for? (:

    • @Tom and Rebecca – The set has a retail of $49.98 (plus tax). The item number is 400007826564.

  • How much will this set be? I smell a great Christmas gift for the wife!

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