Alan Menken Writes Official Theme Song for Dubai Parks and Resorts

I’m not sure how Disney purists are going to take this, but Alan Menken just composed a song for a theme park that isn’t Disney. For those unfamiliar with the name, Menken was the mastermind behind the music of “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pocahontas,” and “Hunchback of Notre Dame.” He has also won 11 Grammy Awards, a Tony Award and other honors.

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Now he’s created a completely original song for Dubai Parks and Resorts, which includes motiongate Dubai, Legoland, and a Bollywood park. “Writing the song and score for the Dubai Parks and Resorts project was fun and unique for me in many ways,” said Menken. “Creating a central theme to inaugurate the park called upon the experience I’ve gained working with the Disney company; to encapsulate the concept of this particular park in a larger-than-life song and message. For inspiration I drew on the story that the Dubai Parks and Resorts team presented to me and imagined how a magical them park might spring to life in the middle of the desert. I really believe that the song ‘All the Wonders of the Universe’ is a perfect fit for this amazing new destination.”

Check out the video above to hear the song as well as a new promotional video for Dubai Parks and Resorts.

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Images Copyright: Dubai Parks and Resorts

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  1. fan51
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Well if Disney purists will make a stink about it, they can pound sand. Whoever said once you’re employed by Disney means you can refuse to work for the competition. Anyways, who’s to say Alan Menken’s work isn’t uniquely his own style that Disney paid for at one time. I’m sure Disney moved on. Oh wait, he worked on Tangled in 2010 so he’s not that far removed from Disney and apparently he isn’t on lifetime contract.

    As for the song and video, really odd. It seems almost American in presentation yet the theme park is in the Middle East.

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