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Characters In Flight Grand Opening! – Photos & Exclusive Video

Hi everyone!

Yesterday, Denise from site partner MouseSteps attended the Grand Opening of the new Downtown Disney balloon experience Characters In Flight! We have previously featured the progress of this unique attraction and have photos and video from onboard the balloon available HERE. We have also just released a new Screensaver/Photo CD featuring Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2009 – Available HERE.

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Vice President of Operating Participants Keith Bradford, Aerophile Pilot Erik Garcia and Vice President of Downtown Disney Kevin Lansberry. (above left). A test flight – with no guests due to wind (above right).

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Posing for photos after the ribbon cutting (above left). Kevin Lansberry is interviewed by local TV stations. (above right).

Below are two videos that encompass the ceremony. Characters in Flight has often been grounded due to winds (wind above can be 3x that of wind on the ground), but one pilot said that summer should be great for flying due to calmer winds.

Exclusive Video – Characters In Flight Grand Opening Ceremony 4/21/09:

Video #1: Characters in Flight Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Downtown Disney Part 1.

Video #2: Characters in Flight Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting at Downtown Disney Part II

*ReminderWe also have photos and video from onboard the Characters In Flight balloon experience at Downtown Disney! Available HERE!

Operating hours are: Sunday to Thursday, 10:30 am to 11pm. Friday and Saturday, 10:30am to 12am. The prices are: Adults (ages 10 and up) $16.00 and Children (ages 3-9) $10.00 (all prices include tax).

Conditions for flight are as follows: 3mph or less, flight with 20 passengers, 3mph to 12mph, flight with 10 to 20 passengers, 12mph to 22mph, flight with 10 passengers and 22mph or storm conditions, no flight.

Available Now – Latest Release:

epcots-flower-garden-09-copyJeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 09

Celebrate spring at one of Disney’s most anticipated events of the year: The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2009.

Experience these unique panoramic displays throughout Epcot’s  Future World and all around World Showcase!

Running Time: 66 Min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2008

More New Releases:

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Jeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to experience classic Disneyland attractions. This fifth volume in the series features the following:

Aladdin’s Royal Caravan (1993), Disneyland Railroad (1992) including the burning settlers cabin, Big Thunder Ranch and more, Beauty and the Beast Show (1993), Pinocchio’s Daring Journey (1993), Alice in Wonderland (1993) and Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks (1993)!

Running Time: 66 Min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland Classics Volume 1 – 4.

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magic-kingdom-parade-classics-2Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Parade Classics 2

Jeff Lange takes you back in time to experience this second in a series of DVDs featuring classic parades from Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom!

Features the following classic parades: “Disney Dreams Come True Parade” (2008), “Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade” (2009), “Move it! Shake it! Celebrate it! Street Party” (2009) and special bonus: “SpectroMagic! Nighttime Parade” (2006)!

Running Time: 67 Min

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Also available: Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Parade Classics

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Jeff Lange takes you to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to experience the best of all the “Wishes” nighttime fireworks spectaculars!

Features: Wishes – A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, Holiday Wishes – Celebrate The Spirit of the Season plus Bonus: Magic, Music & Mayhem Fireworks!

Running Time: 61 Min

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As always, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory topic or comment on anything, just drop me a line at suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com.