The Disney Wedding Cocktail Hour

June 1, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann

vibrant_oj_frostyDisney – its characters, theme parks and movies – are engrained in American culture. Many families religiously return to Disney to experience the magic again and again. The following playlist showcases the most popular music from Disney’s movies (primarily animated films). The mix starts slow and nostalgic, before visiting modern Disney movies right up to the hugely popular current hit “Frozen.”

The music of Disney is familiar to a wide variety of ages, and should provide a rich and satisfying experience for your wedding guests. Use the entire playlist for your cocktail hour, or else sprinkle in selections for dinner music – of course opening your buffet line to “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast. Numerous songs from the list below have also been used at weddings for parent dances (e.g., You’ve Got a Friend in Me, Baby Mine).

Ambient DJ continues its tradition of selecting a signature drink for each wedding cocktail hour playlist. We’ve selected a refreshing non-alchoholic smoothie called the “Vibrant Orange Juice Frosty” – to view the drink recipe, click here.

The Disney Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

When You Wish Upon a Star – Cliff Edwards (Pinocchio)
Some Day My Prince Will Come – Adriana Caselotti (Snow White)
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes – Ilene Woods (Cinderella)
Beauty and the Beast – Angela Lansbury OR Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson (Beauty and the Beast)
Be Our Guest – Angela Lansbury and the cast (Beauty & the Beast)
He’s a Tramp – Peggy Lee (The Lady & the Tramp)
The Bare Necessities – Phil Harris (The Jungle Book)
Le Festin – Camille (Ratatouille)
Hakuna Matata – Jimmy Cliff (The Lion King)
You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman with Lyle Lovett (Toy Story)
Circle of Life – Elton John (The Lion King)
Baby Mine – Bette Midler (Dumbo)
You’ll Be in My Heart – Phil Collins (Tarzan)
A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle (Aladdin)
Let It Go – Idina Menzel (Frozen)
Part of Your World – Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid)
Reflection – Lea Salonga (Mulan)
Colors of the Wind – Vanessa Williams (Pocohantas)
I Can Go the Distance – Roger Bart or Michael Bolton (Hercules)
1-2-1 – Tevin Campbell (A Goofy Movie)

Recap of Previous Cocktail Hour Playlists

Here are our prior submissions:

Alternative Rock Cocktail Hour, Craft Beer (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Quintessentially Mixed Cocktail Hour, Long Island Iced Tea (DJ AQ). Click here.
Good Vibes Cocktail Hour, Pina Colada (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
Head to Shoulder Dip Cocktail Hour, Hairy Navel (DJ Gary G). Click here.
Retro Soul Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Havana Coconut Martini (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Smooth Sail Cocktail Hour, Malibu Bay Breeze (DJ Mike K). Click here.
Back to the Eighties Cocktail Hour, Midori Sour (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Beach Themed Cocktail Hour, Red Stripe Beer (DJ Spinz). Click here.
Classic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tanqueray & Tonic (DJ Garrett B.). Click here.
International Excursions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sangria (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Country Wedding Cocktail Hour, Manhattan (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Crooner Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jack Daniels on the Rocks w/Splash of Water (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Chanteuse Wedding Cocktail Hour, White Lady (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
TV Theme Songs Wedding Cocktail Hour, Coca-Cola with a side of Popcorn (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Christmas Wedding Cocktail Hour, Eggnog (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Boardwalk Empire / Great Gatsby Wedding Cocktail Hour, Rum Punch for a Crowd (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Classic R&B Wedding Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Blue Ocean (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
James Bond Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vesper Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Valentines Wedding Cocktail Hour, Godiva Chocolate Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Miami Vice Wedding Cocktail Hour, Cuba Libre (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The “Super Happy Hour” Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Bob Marley (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Brazilian Wedding Cocktail Hour, Caipirinha (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The New Jersey Homegrown Wedding Cocktail Hour, Boat Beer (Microbrew) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour, 2010 Canon-la-Gaffeliere (Bordeaux) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sloe Gin Fizz (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Super Funky Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour, Funky Cold Medina (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Acid Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Gimlet (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Miller High Life (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
The New York State of Mind Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bronx Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is a full-service mobile NJ DJ entertainment company based in Central New Jersey that specializes in wedding DJ entertainment. Ambient DJ is a 2013 winner of the Knot Best of Weddings award as well as of the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award. We have a deep passion for the music that we play and enjoy collaborating with our brides and grooms to create unforgettable parties! For more info and to read our wedding reviews, visit us on the web at www.ambientdj.com.

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Ambient DJs’ Founder and President, Gregg Hollmann, is a leader in the wedding and events industry. With formal musical training on several instruments, Gregg is known for his creative mixing and chameleon-like ability to play in different musical styles. His musical knowledge allows him to excel in environments ranging from elegant wedding receptions to convivial dance parties. A graduate of the College of New Jersey, he holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. He enjoys working with clients and personalizing events to their tastes. An industry leader, Gregg has served as President of the East Coast’s premier professional disc jockey organization, the New Jersey Disc Jockey Network for the past three years. He is the author of The Bride’s Guide to Selecting the Perfect Wedding DJ available on Amazon.com.


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