On Board Soundtracks on Disney Rides

Saturday, May 12, 2001 6:46 PM
Recently took a trip to Disneyland, and it was an overall fun experience. Got to go to Cal. Adventure too.

Anyway, on day one, I rode Space Mountain (first of three times) and the music was on. Great addition to the ride, and I really enjoyed it.

Went to Cal. Adventure and rode Screamin 18 times. (Hint, go on a Friday, and ride the hell out of the coaster around lunch time. Works like a charm. The ops know me by face now.) First few times, the on board soundtrack didn't give me problems. After about the 4th time, I started wishing it was off.

The soundtrack on Screamin does not work well for the following reasons:

A: Outdoor ride = more sound. They really, really crank up the volume to the annoying level.

B: Soundtrack gets annoyingly repetititve. Yes, the surf guitar is cool, but it's the same thing throughout the entire ride.

C: Adds nothing to the ride. On Space Mountain, the soundtrack has cool effects that really add to the suspense of the ride. Cal Screamin has really none of that.

Just a note for Disney, turn down the music or move the speakers away from my fragile ears! The soundtrack isn't bad as a whole. It just doens't add anything to the ride, and comes mighty close to taking something away from it. It gave me this horrible headache that mde me stop riding!

It's coming... *** This post was edited by GenuineCynic on 5/12/2001. ***
Sunday, May 13, 2001 7:14 AM
I could not disagree more! I liked the soundtrack on Cal Screamin'! By itself, the coaster is very good, but the soundtrack makes it even better, and let's face it, MOST people don't ride CS 18 times in one day! I can see how that could get pretty annoying after 10 times! The music changes as you go through different elements of the ride, and that's a long ride, and adds to the total ride experience.

"X" marks the spot in 2001!
Thursday, May 17, 2001 12:41 PM
Yah...the music's cool...but the sound system could have been a little better. It sounded kinda tinny. Needs some bass.

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Thursday, May 17, 2001 8:30 PM
I love the music on CA screamin. In my opinion, it adds a lot to the ride! I think that it probably would get repetitive after 18 times. Good ride however. A little tame, but nice. THe space mountain music is the best though. It enhances the ride 100%. Great soundtrack. Anyway, I love soundtracks on any ride and these two are great!!

We will trade Windjammer for Flashback...
Thursday, May 17, 2001 10:57 PM

Yes, I love the way the space mountain music corresponds with the drop. I have yet to make it on California Screamin', so I'll have to wait to see if I like that music. I hope to go soon, maybe this weekend.
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