Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Disney Song #46: Makin' Memories

To Listen: Click Here

The Facts:
  • Writers: Richard and Robert Sherman
  • Year: 1982
  • Key:  D Major / C Major

Heard In: 
Magic Journeys pre-show

Background / Personal Connection:
My memory of hearing this in Epcot is hazy at best, which is ironic since that's the whole point of the song: take pictures and make memories.  What I remember much better is listening to the song on this Epcot Center record -- I loved that record (and this song) as a kid.  When Epcot opened, the Imagination Pavilion housed the Figment ride (much more on that later), Image Works, and Magic Journeys, a 3D movie about some kids who experienced some dreamlike fantasies. "Makin' Memories" was heard in the pre-show before Magic Journeys until '86 when Magic Journeys moved to the Magic Kingdom and Captain EO took its place in Epcot.  The pre-show kept its photography theme with "Capture a Smile", and then in 1995 it was updated again with an excellent True Colors remix that I've already written about.  Also it's worth mentioning that the emphasis on photography was due to the pavilion being sponsored by Kodak, the once mighty film company whose business was crippled by the digital camera revolution.

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