One of the most beloved songs in Epcot’s rich songbook has gotten a glorious new reimagining, courtesy of the magicians of Walt Disney Imagineering and some very special musicians.
“Golden Dream,” is the patriotic theme song for The American Adventure pavilion’s attraction, which features a tribute to some of the most quintessential moments in American history, hosted by American author Mark Twain and statesman Benjamin Franklin. Working with famed pop/rock music producer Harvey Mason Jr., the team infused modern, “cinematic sensibilities” into the new version of the song, while keeping true to its original vision.
The American Adventure recently reopened at Epcot, enhanced with a digital projection system, new speakers, and updates to the finale sequence. As part of this refurbishment, the attraction’s anthem was re-orchestrated to give it a fuller, richer and more contemporary sound. Disney has provided a behind the scenes look at the making of the new music below (or watch here if it isn’t displaying for you):
You can hear the song in its final form in the new show below (or watch here):