In true Disney from, most of the attractions at Walt Disney World`come with their own backing music to help set the scene for your journey through the ride.While most of the music Disney orchestrates is brilliant and really does help enhance your ride experience, some of the songs are so catchy you’ll end up humming away to them for the rest of the day (or the rest of your stay if you’re unlucky!). For me, the 5 songs Ive mentioned below are the most annoyingly catchy songs you’ll hear throughout your Walt Disney World stay – I even know people who avoid these attractions just to make sure they don’t end up singing them in their sleep.
It’s a small world
Number 1 on most peoples list of annoying Disney songs is It’s a small world, the backing track to the similarly named ride at Magic Kingdom. While I feel that a go on It’s a Small World is a must-do of every Walt Disney World Holiday, I must admit the music does put me off doing it more than the once! And the high pitched, catchy song is certainly not recommended for anyone who feels the onset of a headache before boarding the boats. My little boys, however, absolutely love this attraction and the song in particular, so I suppose not everyone finds the music catchy and annoying!
The Seas with Nemo and Friends
In The Big Blue World is used during your underwater clam shell adventure with Nemo and Friends. Most kids I know absolutely love this gentle ride and the songs used are deceptively catchy. You won’t realise you’ve been humming along to the music until hours after you’ve left the ride. While more catchy than annoying this is the one song I’ve been know to wake up humming during the night after a day in Epcot – albeit only the first line as I can’t remember the rest of the lyrics!
Pirates of the Caribbean
I absolutely love this ride in Magic Kingdom, but I must admit that A Pirates Life for Me does begin to grate on my nerves after a while. We generally end up on Pirates of the Caribbean more than once, particularly on low-season trips when the queues are shorter; and the the chorus of A Pirates Life does begin to get imprinted on your brain after a few trips on this family boat ride. And this song is so catchy I find myself humming along to it for days once it gets in my head
Carousel of Progress
Created for the 1964 New York Worlds Fair, Carousel of Progress can now be found in Magic Kingdom and is one of a few rides left that Walt Disney worked on himself, and is therefore very important to many Disney fans who make the trip to Walt Disney World. However, the constant renditions of ‘its a great big beautiful tomorrow’ throughout the 20 minute show make this one of the most catchy and annoying songs in Disney. Given the rich history of this show, I wouldn’t change it for anything and will quite happily hum along to the music for the rest of the day!
Going through many refurbishments and updates throughout the years, one thing that hasn’t changed about the Tiki Room is the ‘theme’ song. Whilst some shows over the years have used it less or more than previous ones, you can always be guaranteed to get at least one chorus of this song. It will be very hard not to end up wakening at 3am with ‘in the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room’ going round in your head!
All of these annoyingly catchy Disney songs can really get on peoples nerves, and yet are beloved by many at the same time. While Im very happy to admit these songs get on my nerves, I would also be equally as sad to see the music to these attractions changed (or removed all together!)