Nothing quite sets the mood of a World Showcase pavilion (or any pavilion at EPCOT) like its background music, and for a legion of park fans, it makes up a big chunk of our own music libraries as we enjoy being transported to the parks even when we’re away. Today, new music has debuted at a number of World Showcase pavilions.
All over EPCOT, it’s old meets new as pavilions are transformed and renovated for the future of the park. Just this morning, the France pavilion received a new music loop with various songs from Disney movies, like “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast. Over in the Mexico pavilion, a new background music loop features songs like “Remember Me” from Coco.
We were able to get a clip of the new loop in the video below:
Last year, the pavilion debuted a popular new “The Story of Coco” show featuring a puppet of Miguel, but the show only lasted a few months due to budget cuts in Entertainment. Featuring beautiful renditions of “Paloma Negra” and “La Llorona”, the Mexico pavilion has always featured a well-curated array of classic songs in their background music loop.
While the new music loop does breathe some life and whimsy into these stoic old pavilions, it does come at the cost of potentially undermining their cultural significance. What do you think of the addition of IP-based songs to the background music loops at EPCOT?