VIDEO - EPCOT main entrance debuts new background music

Mar 03, 2021 in "EPCOT"

EPCOT main entrance flags
Posted: Wednesday March 3, 2021 11:!1am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Guests arriving at EPCOT today were greeted with a brand new background music set playing at the park's main entrance.

Surprisingly none of the music is a rework of the classic EPCOT scores, or original compositions. Instead, designers have opted to use existing recordings from a variety of musicians. See the video below for a 10 minute sample of some of the music.

Although some will be disappointed there is no original EPCOT here, the tone is inspiring and uplifting, very fitting for EPCOT. Many of the composers have produced music for movies and TV, including "Our Planet."

Some of the artists in the 60 minute loop include Mark Petrie and Steven Price. Nearly all of the music is available on both Spotify and Apple Music.

Some of the tracks include (Thanks to @Schmoofy who has been Shazaming all morning):

  • The Ocean Returns The Favor - Steven Price
  • Brasier - Two Steps from Hell
  • Transform - Mark Petrie
  • Finding Your Way - Clinton Rusich
  • Beauty Within - Mark Petrie
  • The Numbers Build - Steven Price
  • Nebulae - Terry Devine-King
  • A Different Set of Rules - Steven Price
  • Rise of Champions - Terry Devine King
  • The Fall - Up
  • The Magic Kingdom - Thomas Newman
  • Echo Fires Up Another - Steven Price
  • Beyond the Horizon - Two Steps from Hell
  • The Game is Afoot - Brian Tyler
  • She's A Superhero - Two Steps from Hell
  • A Greater Resilience - Steven Price
  • Eternal Beauty - Mark Petrie

The new audio is also playing on the brand new sound system that was installed along with the new entrance planters. The old speakers mounted on the monorail beam columns are now longer in use. See this article for more details on the new sound system.

If you miss the old loop, there is good news. It is still currently playing before the ticket booths just after security, and in the bathrooms underneath Spaceship Earth.

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Lil Copter Cap10 hours ago

Clearly, they are noticeable enough to get attention (re: photos here on wdwmagic and elsewhere), but they plug the open holes that currently exist on the outside structure and I welcome this change. Dare I say that they add a more complete look than leaving the holes open/exposed? Once entirely distributed amongst the structure, it will bring cohesion in visual design as opposed to the current holes that are comprised of either a blackhole, inner support beams, or chipped points from the triangles. (Which I recognize is another conversation entirely on upkeep, or the lack thereof.)

Amused to Death10 hours ago

We'll have to see how visible the lights are on the bottom section. Some of the wiring looks a little sloppy, too.

kevlightyear12 hours ago

You can think of it as a trade-off between sacrificing the look of the structure for the pay-off of the effect. If the effect is good enough, the sacrifice is worth it. This is all subject to personal opinion of course. If you see the lights as objectionable under any circumstances, then no effect is worth it. But I think the general public will find the sacrifice minimal and the pay-off remarkable. It's not too dissimilar from the cinderella castle dream lights. The effect is cool enough (for most people?) that it's worth draping the castle in trashy wires for a few months. Those lights look dreadful up close during the day, but blend in better from far away. Also similarly, adding these lights to SSE isn't physically destructive so removing them will be an easier affair whenever that time comes. I'm really excited to see these lights in action.

marni197112 hours ago

Again, that’s opinion.

DisneyJayL13 hours ago

I was really upset with these lights that are being put on. Now that I have seen them in the proper setting, it really doesn’t look bad at all. Maybe it is just me!?! I think.

FigmentFan8213 hours ago

Well based on non-zoomed in photos that have been posted here they seem very unnoticeable

marni197113 hours ago

They have to. Or it’ll be even less seamless.

marni197113 hours ago

It’s called opinion. Same as yours.

FigmentFan8213 hours ago

You eyes won’t really be able to see them, so you’re sore for no reason

HauntedPirate13 hours ago


jt0413 hours ago

The concept art seems to indicate they will. In other words, who knows? But seriously, I hope they do. I don't mind the appearance at all. I mean all the FX lights when Innoventions opened were clearly visible. It's Epcot, they had new lighting technology, might as well display it.

JustInTime13 hours ago

I was wondering the same. I would think they would.

wdwmagic15 hours ago

I'mr really interested to see if these are going to cover every single location, particularly at the top and bottom.

JustInTime15 hours ago

They used to. Called Lights of Winter...