There are so many things to love about the Magic Kingdom…the sights…the happiness…the music!
Being completely immersed in the magic of Disney means that we encounter a lot of incredible tunes; some of which are earworms waiting to happen! In case you aren’t familiar with the term; an earworm is a catchy song that plays in your head, long after the music has ended.
Just for the fun of it, I have compiled a list of the 10 Catchiest Songs of the Magic Kingdom that you may find yourself singing for days or even weeks after your Disney vacation:
10. “Good Morning”
This tune made famous in the movie, “Singing in the Rain”, is sung every morning at the Rope Drop Ceremony during the opening of the Magic Kingdom. If you have the opportunity to attend the Rope Drop, you may end up singing this song all the way down Main Street U.S.A.
9. “The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room”
The signature track from Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room still delights audiences to this day. Animatronic birds sing while you sit amongst a tropical island setting of flowers and Polynesian decorations. After the show, you can order a Dole Whip and sing this song for everyone in line! All together…
8. ”There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow”
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress walks us through a family’s experience with technology from the turn of the century to present day. The song plays after every scene as we are whisked away from one decade to another. You will be humming this song over and over and over again when you are standing in line later at Space Mountain.
The Wishes Nighttime Spectacular is a fireworks extravaganza that occurs nightly at the Magic Kingdom. The title track accompanies some inspirational words from Jiminy Cricket. You may find yourself saying, “Star light, star bright, this song keeps playing in my head tonight.”
To celebrate Br’er Rabbit’s great escape from Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear on Splash Mountain, we are greeted by a cast of characters belting out this happy tune. Singing and clapping as you glide along in your log boat is perfectly acceptable and even encouraged.
5. “The Main Street Electrical Parade Theme”
The “Baroque Hoedown” was written by Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley in 1967 and became the theme for the legendary parade in the 70’s. The song can be heard continuously throughout the 20 minute parade, so it’s sure to stay with you for a little while.
4. “How Do You Do?”
Riding through Splash Mountain, this song merrily plays as we are introduced to the residents of Chick-A-Pin Hill. You will likely stop singing it long enough to enjoy the final drop; however you may immediately start whistling the melody as soon as you exit the ride.
3. “Grim Grinning Ghosts”
Disney’s Haunted Mansion sure is a lot of fun and so are its 999 happy haunts. You will want to “hurry back” to the ride for another chance to hear this memorable ditty.
2. “Yo Ho”
The Pirates of the Caribbean gives us a glimpse into the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow. Set sail, take in the song and keep the melody going while you try on pirate hats in the ride’s gift shop. ARRRR!
and last but certainly not least…
1. “It’s a Small World”
It’s arguably the catchiest song in all of the Disney parks. I bet you are singing it right now, aren’t you?
What are your favorite songs from the Magic Kingdom? Are there any that stick with you for a little while after you leave the parks?