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The correct thread because Dragons Fury is using music from Kingdom Hearts, a Disney/square enix game.

 

Although it's not completely Disney music as the track was made by video game composer Yoko Shimomura for the game.

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Kingdom Hearts soundtrack hardly works well with the ride. Have to feel sorry for the poor buggers working on the ride who have to listen to such racket all day.

 

Bring back the old audio! The sweet sounds of a dragon's fiery temper! ("PLEASE...leave all bags and loose belongings with a friend...or FOE" <3)

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It was a very low standard no-budget scraping barrel decision.

 

The music was found by typing in 'Land of the Dragons' into YouTube and the first video that pops up, try it yourself.

 

Is it even royalty free? it doesn't look like it. Gives a clear idea of standards really, and is obviously not suitable ambiance for the ride.

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I actually love the music and think it does suit it actually. I have often seen people humming and even moving along to the music. The actual name of the track is home of Dragons. The first one that comes up on YouTube is not the one played as that is the orchestrated version.

 

But yes can definitely see it was a rushed and lazy move.

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Nothing to say they nicked it, at Warwick Castle they use a lot of Two Steps from Hell music, and anybody can use that as long as you pay them, I've even heard the same track used by ESPN.

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It's a random download off YouTube being played on a ride, clearly no budget was even given for even the cheapest or tracks to be produced.. is there anything more to say on it?

 

 At your local funfair maybe this would be the norm but not somewhere that charges a typical family over a hundred pounds to get in. And licensing/royalties/buyout of audio is an entire complex (dull) topic in itself that is their responsibility.

 

Sad that literally anything can just be stuck on a sound card now, and yet many people will still accept it like it means something. Audio design is vital to parks but it's increasingly being used as muzak fodder for the sake of it. Considering they've barely thought about this, it's not worth anyone else thinking about either. :)

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12 hours ago, Kerfuffle said:

Kingdom Hearts soundtrack hardly works well with the ride. Have to feel sorry for the poor buggers working on the ride who have to listen to such racket all day.

 

Bring back the old audio! The sweet sounds of a dragon's fiery temper! ("PLEASE...leave all bags and loose belongings with a friend...or FOE" <3)

There's a reason it doesnt play, at least as loudly, in the station.

12 hours ago, Archive said:

It was a very low standard no-budget scraping barrel decision.

 

The music was found by typing in 'Land of the Dragons' into YouTube and the first video that pops up, try it yourself.

 

Is it even royalty free? it doesn't look like it. Gives a clear idea of standards really, and is obviously not suitable ambiance for the ride.

Merlin have done that before too, with that awful theme in Land of the Vikings they had for like a week a few months ago, literally called "Viking Song" on YouTube.

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On 31/08/2016 at 9:14 PM, Kerfuffle said:

Kingdom Hearts soundtrack hardly works well with the ride. Have to feel sorry for the poor buggers working on the ride who have to listen to such racket all day.

 

Bring back the old audio! The sweet sounds of a dragon's fiery temper! ("PLEASE...leave all bags and loose belongings with a friend...or FOE" <3)

I'm going to be honest, I definitely prefer the old ride announcements with the new theme, it was better waiting for Dragon's Fury in silence, it just felt more tense that way...

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I like that it has its current soundtrack even if it is silly to use a video game soundtrack. People actually dance to it haha.

 

The station could benefit from not using the same track and having the old announcements and sound effects there  in my opinion. 

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Operations were beyond belief on this today, seven cars running but six stacked in the station with 90 second dispatch times!  The amount of times I saw cars dispatched with only two riders was unbelievable, and the Fastrack queue was huge - we spoke to someone who said they'd waited 45 minutes!

 

We queued 90 minutes from halfway through the cattlepen after the queueline shop - it used to take 25 mins from there!

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