VIDEO: New Background Music Loop Featuring Songs from “Coco” Debuts at the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT

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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?

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I have to admit I usually dislike Mexican music. It’s probably the horns that bug me so much. But I LOVED Coco and I loved the music in the movie so I’d be just fine with it, personally. But I’m not Mexican so it doesn’t hold much significance for me.

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I think it’s great. I personally think the whole pavilion including the three calleberos (spelled wrong) ride should be changed and a tribute to the wonderful movie and culturally rich movie Coco. The ride has been neglected and really has no point. Yes, it nostalgic time old Disney fans but does not relate to younger new Disney fans. I think Disney discounts how much Coco is loved and by everyone.

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Wasn’t there a rumor that the Mexico pavilion would be changed to a Coco-themed ride? Maybe this is another step in that direction??