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.
In the China pavilion, fans of the 1998 Mulan film will be delighted to know that a full roster of songs from the movie have been added to the new background music loop, including “Reflection”, “A Girl Worth Fighting For”, “Honor To Us All”, and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.”
We were able to get a clip of the new loop in the video below––”Reflection” begins at minute 10:00 PM:
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.
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?