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DHS Awareness: Background Music Love

As soon as I read about Hollywood Studios Awareness Week over at, I knew I had to contribute. For the entire week, podcasters, bloggers, and everyone else who dares to will share their love of Hollywood Studios. It’s a fun idea, and I’m happy to say THP will be participating for the full week. Yay! I’m so excited to see what everyone else comes up with!

One of my favorite details in any Disney theme park (or resort for that matter) is the background music. I’ve talked about this before but since I came back from a trip 2 years ago, park audio has been my go-to as my own background music when I’m working at home or at my office; it is indeed my stress relief. Today of all days I realized that DHS ranks last in terms of most memorable and favorable park audio. No fear. It doesn’t mean I don’t have my favorites.

DHS is a park that is all about celebrating the classic era of movies and entertainment, as well as embracing developments in arts and entertainment realm. (Although most of us can agree this “present day” appreciation could use a facelift in some sectors.) The mix of vintage and current music is well-matched in its presence all around the park, as you hop from the Roaring 20s to the familiar Muppet tunes to the rockin’ beats of Aerosmith.

Here are a few of the background loops that I think best represent DHS. Enjoy!

Great Movie Ride Loop (There are quite a few of these… but I love to pick out the different movies plus heading to GMR first is one of my DHS traditions):

Animation Courtyard (I love the sweeping melodies… this loop is long but I guarantee you’ll recognize quite a few tunes):

The quirkiness of MuppetVision 3D:

Tower of Tower Loop (minus the screams):

About Estelle Hallick

Estelle is a Disney enthusiast with a soft spot for Muppets, theatre, and small details. She thinks Animal Kingdom is a full day park, the BoardWalk feels like home, and nothing is better than watching Illuminations. When she's not writing about Disney, she enjoys hanging out with her cat and her husband, having adventures in Queens, New York. She can also be found geeking out over books at Rather Be Reading Blog.

Matt HochbergJune 12, 2012 - 1:36 pm

I definitely agree with you that the background music in Hollywood Studios is among the best. I love listening to it as I walk around, or heck, just sit on a bench and listen to it.

Sarah MJune 12, 2012 - 9:49 pm

The background music for the Tower of Terror is definitely my favorite. It adds perfectly to the eeriness of the attraction and the surrounding area.

Melissa SueJune 13, 2012 - 7:12 am

How cool!! I usually listen to mindless pop while I work. Today, I am going to give the Animation Courtyard bg loop a try, for sure!

MelissaJune 13, 2012 - 12:56 pm

I love the background music at Hollywood Studios. I am listening to all of these right now. :)

LindsayJune 16, 2012 - 9:16 am

What a wonderful post… Hollywood Studios has always had a special place in my heart (and, of course, will always be MGM to me). Another fantastic loop there is the Sunset Boulevard BGM. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Estelle HallickJune 16, 2012 - 10:11 am

Hi Lindsay! Thanks for stopping by! That IS a good one! I know what you mean… I still make the MGM/DHS mistake when I’m typing sometimes. It’s a great park! I’m glad you share the love of background loops too! 😉

[…] said it before and I’ll say it again: DHS has some of the best background music of any of the parks. The more I hear it, the more I realize just how perfect these choices were for the different areas […]

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