In Which Jenn Flips Out Over Magic Bands & Makes A Disney Playlist

Magic bands

Is Carol Anne so wisely said in Poltergeist: THEY’RE HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE.

Magic Bands
Do Spanish-speaking families receive a box that says ‘increible’?

Hello, precious. Hello.

I got home from ballet last night, saw the box on the kitchen counter, and squeaked to such a tremendous degree that my roommate came in to find out what was inside. And then she humored me admirably when I showed her my plastic bracelets.

But guys, seriously – I am SO EXCITED because that means MY DAY IS COMING. Twenty-seven days. Twenty-seven days until I am showing my mom around Walt Disney World!

And in honor of this trip, my mother’s first foray into this largely unknown world since 1998, I burned her two CDs. One is the amazing Julie Andrews Selects Her Favorite Disney Songs, because that had a lot of songs from movies from my mom’s childhood and also Julie Andrews is the greatest human being who ever lived. (Find that one on Amazon here.)

The other is a mixed CD of music that I think will be relevant to the theme park experience. None of the ride or show soundtracks, mind you, because as much as they make me nostalgically happy, I think it’s best to experience them fresh for the first time in the parks. Instead, this burned CD features music that pops up a lot in those soundtracks, things you’ll hear in Wishes or Fantasmic or Festival of the Lion King. Basically it’s everything I ever watched when I was a kid, so she knows most of these songs too; I’m just giving her a refresher. Here’s what I’ve got:

  1. “Beauty and the Beast” from – wait for it – Beauty and the Beast

  2. “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid

  3. “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid

  4. “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid

  5. “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid

  6. “A Whole New World” from Aladdin

  7. “Go the Distance” from Hercules

  8. “The Circle of Life” from The Lion King

  9. “Be Prepared” from The Lion King

  10. “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King

  11. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King

  12. “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from my beloved Mulan

  13. “Just Around the Riverbend” from Pocahontas

  14. “Savages” from Pocahontas

  15. “The Bells of Notre Dame” from The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Well, whaddya think? Did I leave out anything vital to the proper Disney park experience?

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  1. I'm excited to try out the magic bands but the whole FP+ thing on My Dis Exp. made me a little stabby. I'll be interested to see how this all works out! How fun that you did all that for your mom! And, yes, Julie Andrews rocks.

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