Creating a theme park attraction is an insanely complicated process, but it’s easy to think of them as magic. We’ve heard so much about the wonderful world of Disney Imagineering, but that is only part of the story. So many individuals beyond the Imagineers help to put together a new attraction. What we know just scratches the surface of the truth behind the scenes. A perfect example is the attractions’ music, which is crucial to their success. The score creates the right mood and emotional connection that keeps us coming back for more.
Composer Paul Leonard-Morgan has created remarkable scores for music, TV, and Disney theme parks.My guest on this episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast is Paul Leonard-Morgan, who composed the score for the current version of Test Track at Epcot in Walt Disney World. Paul is an accomplished artist with a diverse career in films and television. His work includes the scores for movies like Dredd and Limitless plus TV series like MI-5, Wormwood, and the reboot of Dynasty. Paul is from Glasgow, Scotland and was active in the thriving music scene there alongside talented artists like Belle and Sebastian, Snow Patrol, and Isobel Campbell.