Even More Park Music

Just in time for the upcoming holidays, two new theme park-related music albums were released to online music stores — Haunted Mansion Holiday and it’s a small world holiday.

HMHThis album was sold as a complementary soundtrack to The Nightmare Before Christmas overlay of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion some years back.  It features a collection of “scarols” that were part of the sing-a-long aspect of waiting in the long line of the attraction queue as well as a ride-through of the attraction itself.  It has been out of print for some time.

Haunted Mansion Holiday: iTunes | Amazon

SWHThis EP features the fanfare and clock parade in addition to the annual overlay that takes place on Disneyland’s it’s a small world attraction.

it’s a small world holiday: iTunes | Amazon

As of this posting, each album is $7.99 at each of the two online retailers linked above.  Individual songs are available for purchase but the only way to get either of the ride-through soundtracks is to purchase the entire album.  The Haunted Mansion is not a bad price — far cheaper than the CD was selling for at the park years ago.  I bought it at $19.98 and did a review on StartedByAMouse.com about it.  I’m not sure how much the small world one sold for at the park but I probably balked at buying it basically for one song.  I feel much the same way about it in digital format, though I’ll probably pony up the $7.99 to get it.

I’m liking the availability of these park albums and songs, both from the convenience of downloading at home as well as the fact that out-of-print material is becoming available once again.  What are your feelings about the parks’ song availability?  Have you bought any to add to your collection?

~ Matt

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About Matthew Walker

A lifelong Disney fan, Matt realized his dream of becoming "part of the magic" by working as a cast member at the Disney Store for 7 years, where he also met his wife, Kathy. He is a two-time Disney Store National Trivia Showdown finalist and has shared his knowledge and photographs on the subject in a number of print publications and websites, including StartedByAMouse.com, which he runs. Matt currently serves as the writing director at a technology-focused public relations firm. In his free time, Matt enjoys photography, walking and frequent trips to Disneyland. He lives in Burbank, California with his wife and daughter, Chelsea.

One thought on “Even More Park Music

  1. And sometimes it’s good to double check your music library to make sure you don’t already own a copy of a song you’re planning on plunking $7.99 down for. Turns out that I have the “it’s a small world holiday” ride-through as part of the “Musical History of Disneyland” CD set they sold a few years back. I’m glad to know that I didn’t hallucinate that I already owned the song after all. ;)

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