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Organ music track for the black-light cavern on Calico Mine Ride?

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  • [Question] Organ music track for the black-light cavern on Calico Mine Ride?

    Given we have some experts here on Knott's history, and this is a very memorable part of the Mine Ride: does anyone know the source for the distinctive organ music in the large 'neon' cavern? I don't recall seeing specifics mentioned in any books or other sources, other than that the decision was made to go with kind of ethereal/organ music due to the 'cathedral' vibe of the cavern. Was the music custom-written for the park, or found on an old record somewhere and edited? Even better, is there a decent audio version available for sale anywhere?

    Merely curious and all info welcome, thanks in advance!
    when the spooks have a midnight jamboree....

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    Re: Organ music track for the black-light cavern on Calico Mine Ride?

    For a long time the sound man for Bud Hurlbut was a gentleman who was a member of the American Theater Organ Society (I knew him personally, but I won't mention his name). He was responsible for all the sound effects in Bud's rides, plus he did the routine servicing of the band organs (yes there were three at one time, plus the one at the Lagoon). He was personal friend of noted theater organist Gaylord Carter, who lived in the area. My understanding is that the soundtrack is just Gaylord doing what the theater organists call "filler". It's not written down anywhere, he was improvising, which is skill you have to have when you were accompanying a silent film that didn't come with a score (and a lot of them didn't).

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      Re: Organ music track for the black-light cavern on Calico Mine Ride?

      Thank you very much! I seem to recall Carter did the Haunted Mansion organ intro, if memory serves. Good to know he was responsible seemingly for the Mine Train music as well.
      when the spooks have a midnight jamboree....

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