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Pleasure Island, Contemporary Bay Lake Tower, Magic Kingdom: Photos & Video – Production Update: Flower & Garden 09 DVD

Hi everyone!

I just returned from a quick trip to Walt Disney World where I recorded footage for my upcoming DVD, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden 09 DVD (my 2008 edition is available HERE). I was also able to see the Characters In Flight balloon testing and learned that the opening date has been pushed back pending building permits and further testing.

I have some photos and video from around Walt Disney World starting with Pleasure Island (below). It seems the Celebrate Tonight theme has made it’s way to the Island and I am told there will be nighttime entertainment offered going forward.

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Next is the Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower (below left). The Fantasia Market (below right) will replace the Concourse Sundries-Spirits shop which closed on January 20th.

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The area behind the Contemporary Resort continues to get new landscaping (below left). The walkway towards the Bay Lake Tower (below right).

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There is now a ping pong table (below left) for guests to enjoy with a nearby vending machine that sells the ping pong balls. These are popping up at all the resorts lately. Construction continues by the water slide (below right) but the main pool is open.

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The video below was taken on April 6th, 2009. The Bay Lake Tower is set to open this summer in the newest wave of DVC expansion units (including the Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas in May and the Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas soon after).

Next we head to the Magic Kingdom where the Tomorrowland rocks (below left) are getting repainted. The photo below right shows just how crowded the park currently is. It looks like Easter week will be a very busy one at the Magic Kingdom!

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Construction continues on the Stitch’s Supersonic Celebration stage and control room (below). The stage looks smaller in person than in the photos and it appears to not have seating. I hope to feature full coverage of this when in opens later this Spring.

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The nighttime video below was taken on Friday night, 4/3/2009.

The video below was taken on April 6th during the day from the TTA/Wedway.

Production Update:

Please check back soon for my latest DVD release Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden 09.

I am also doing preliminary work on a title to be released just in time for the Disney’s Hollywood Studios 20th Anniversary, May 1st 2009. I will have details on that coming soon!

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Available Now – Latest DVD Release:

disneyland-classics-vol-5-smallJeff Lange Remembers Disneyland Classics Vol 5

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

For more information or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

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

More New Releases:

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

For more information or

to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Also available:

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

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

Features the following classic parades: “Surprise Celebration Parade” (1991), “Mickey Mania Parade” (1994), “Remember The Magic Parade” (1996) and “Share A Dream Come True Parade” (2001)!

Running Time: 61 Min

For more information or

to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Also available:

magic-kingdom-wishes-cover1Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Wishes DVD

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

For more information or to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Click here to browse the JeffLangeDVD store.

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.