Hollywood Studios AtMousePhere: The Music of the Backlot

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Happy Sunday everyone!

streetsOur AtMousePhere segment this time around features the music of the Backlot in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. No, not the permanently-closed Backlot Tour, but the area in the back of the park that includes Commissary Lane and the Streets of America heading all the way back to Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.

(I also figured I should get this article out while this area still exists in this form…)

This area features many different varieties of music because the area has many different attractions and shows. We’ll break down the music based on that wonderful variety you can find! Let’s get started.

Assistance for this article was taken from ParkTunes.com.

Muppet Courtyard

muppetsIf you are a fan of the Muppets and their movies, then you will be singing along to these great instrumental versions of their most popular tunes! From The Muppet Movie are the songs “The Rainbow Connection,” “I Hope that Something Better Comes Along,” and my favorite of the bunch, “Movin’ Right Along.” From The Great Muppet Caper are “Hey, a Movie!” and “Steppin’ Out With a Star,” and from The Muppets Take Manhattan are “Together Again,” “I’m Gonna Always Love You,” and “Right Where I Belong.” There are others, but the biggest standout of the bunch is from The Muppet Show, “Mahna Mahna.” (Doo-doooooooo-doo-doo-doot!)

Streets of America

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One of the times where the Streets of America gets loud!

This is one of the few areas that has no music, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any audio! Instead, the sounds you hear are the sounds of traffic – cars and trucks driving past, horns honking, and other fun audios. This is a wonderfully peaceful area (unless you’re there during the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights), and the music of the area fits that perfectly.

Commissary Lane

This small area doesn’t house much, but if you enjoy ABC shows you should probably stroll down this lane once on your vacation. The reason? They play theme tunes from various television shows past and present! From classics like Batman and Betwitched to themes from the past 20 years, like Home ImprovementRoseanne, and as recent as Grey’s Anatomy, you’ll probably hear something that you recognize!

 

streets2I love this little corner of the park, and while it might be experiencing some large changes in the next few years (if you believe the rumors), it still provides a great place to perk up your ears and listen to something that enhances the experience!

Do you get a kick out of the Muppet instrumental music? Do you instinctively look around you as you hear the traffic sounds in the Streets of America to make sure a car isn’t going to cut you off? What television theme songs do you enjoy hearing in Commissary Lane? Comment below!

 

 

Claire Nat

I've been enjoying Walt Disney World since my Nana pushed my sister's and my strollers back in the late 1980s. I enjoy my day job here in the Denver area as a teacher and music coordinator at our church. I love music, reading, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Michigan sports!

2 thoughts on “Hollywood Studios AtMousePhere: The Music of the Backlot

  • February 8, 2015 at 6:47 pm
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    On MouseWorld Radio they play the BGM for the Muppet area. I think I timed it around 43 minutes. Since it’s instrumental I listen to it at my desk to perk me up!

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    • February 8, 2015 at 8:47 pm
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      I LOVE the Muppets area music. Not only are the songs enjoyable, but the arrangement is so light and fluffy that it’s a great one for work!

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