Take audio trip though Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride & other Fantasyland recordings

Fantasyland at Walt Disney World stayed fairly untouched though the mid-1990s, with attractions receiving modest upgrades for capacity but being otherwise left in their original state.

Of course, this all changed with the closure of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and eventually Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. But while it existed, it was a wonderful place full of passing aerial trams, flying elephants, and dolls singing about world understanding.

The live tracks from Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride were taken inside the attraction. The music captured was played from small speakers attached to the ceiling outside the turnstiles. The Mr. Toad ride-through recording were made on September 7, 1998, the attraction’s last day of operation. The other recordings were done between 1995 and 1998 on various days.The Mad Tea Party music was played through small speakers in the bushes in the garden outside the queue. The Cinderella’s Castle music was played, from the best that I can recall, from a single ground speaker on a walkway approaching the caste. The loop is just a little over 5 minutes long, which is atypically short for an outside location.

Track listing:
01 – Mr Toad’s Wild Ride Queue Music Loop
02 – Mr Toad’s Wild Ride Queue Ambiance
03 – Mr Toad’s Wild Ride Binaural Ride Through (Left Side)
04 – Mr Toad’s Wild Ride Binaural Ride Through (Right Side)
05 – Mad Tea Party Area Music Loop
06 – Peter Pan’s Flight Binaural Ride Through
07 – Cinderella Castle Area Music

Sony MZ-1 MiniDisc recorder
Radio Shack 44-533 telephone pickup
Sony TCD-D7 DAT recorder
2 Radio Shack 33-1089 omni mics
The Head


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October 11, 2017 11:43 pm

Thanks for sharing these – I was listening to them in the car today. It’s amazing that you were able to get the cue loops recorded without background noises!

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