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John William Kavanaugh is an American Emmy Award winning composer, songwriter, and musical director. In addition to creating music for Disney's theme parks, he is also known for writing songs for the Disney animated shows: Sofia the First and Elena of Avalor. He also did the music and lyrics with David Goldsmith for the song "My Once Upon a Time" for Descendants 3.

Compositions for Disney Theme Parks

Year Song Attraction
2001 American Waterfront American Waterfront Port Theme Song
2001 Arabian Coast Arabian Coast Port Theme Song
2001 Come With Me Tokyo DisneySea Theme Song
2002 Christmas in New York Christmas in New York
2002 Scrooge's Theme Christmas in New York
2004 Goofy's Magic That's Disneytainment
2004 Show Biz Is That's Disneytainment
2005 Christmas Is Minnie's Nutcracker
2005 New York City Beat Disney's Rhythms of the World
2005 Wishes Come True Dramatic Disney Sea
2006 Sea of Dreams Tokyo DisneySea 5th Anniversary
2007 It's Spring (Primavera) Tokyo DisneySea's Spring Carnival
2008 The Dream Goes On Tokyo Disney Resort 25th Anniversary
2008 Clapping Your Hands Meet and Smile
2008 Let's Meet and Smile Meet and Smile
2009 The March of The Champion Disney Kids Summer Adventure
2010 Disney Kids Summer Adventure Disney Kids Summer Adventure
2011 It'll Be Magical! Tokyo DisneySea 10th Anniversary

Disney Animated Shows and Television Movie

Year Show/Movie Composition
2012 - 2018 Sofia the First Songs
2016 - 2020 Elena of Avalor Songs
2019 Descendants 3 Music and Lyrics for the song "My Once Upon a Time"