The new updated “The Hall of Presidents – A Celebration of Liberty’s Leaders” had a cast and passholder preview yesterday, and as usual Denise Preskitt from site partner Mousesteps was there to get photos! In the rotunda, the new slogan for the attraction (below, left) and a wider view (below, right).
Pixar has an UP balloon display outside of the AMC theaters at Downtown Disney (Orlando), Denise Preskitt from site partner Mousesteps was there to get photos and video! The Up balloon flies above the house (below, left). She then took a photo of the balloon from behind the fountain (below, right).
Jeff Lange takes you back in time to experience this first in a series of DVDs featuring vintage parades from the “Happiest Place on Earth”, Disneyland!
Very Merry Christmas Parade (1985)
Enjoy a front row seat for the Very Merry Christmas Parade, recorded from Christmas Tree Point with a view down Main Street USA! This beloved holiday tradition includes segments from Disney classic films, including: Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Herbie the Love Bug, Dumbo, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 101 Dalmations, Fantasia and Mary Poppins. Christmas wouldn’t be complete without an appearance by Santa Claus, joining perennial parade favorites including the soldiers from Babes in Toyland, snowmen, prancing reindeer and a Christmas train packed with a multitude of Disney characters!
Totally Minnie Parade (1986)
Join Minnie Mouse as she creates her new music video! This vintage Disneyland parade features bouncy music, Mickey as the producer and Donald Duck as director of this unmistakably 80’s spectacle. All of Minnie’s friends turn out – you’ll enjoy appearances by The Three Little Pigs, Prince John, Snow White, Pinocchio and so many more!
Party Gras Parade (1990)
Stilt walkers and acrobats accompany a variety of floats in this Mardi Gras influenced procession, celebrating Disneyland’s 35th Anniversary! Marvel as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Roger Rabbit appear as gigantic cold air balloons towering nearly 40 feet above Main Street USA. The parade was shot from multiple camera angles so you don’t miss any of the action!
The World According to Goofy Parade (1992)
Goofy’s 60th birthday is celebrated in style, with a Goofy twist on the history of civilization! The World According to Goofy Parade ran only 5 months in 1992, but many Disney parade fans consider it to be one of the best daytime parades in Disneyland’s history. Opening with Ludwig Von Drake giving a Goofy history lesson, you’ll see Goofy through the years from the stone ages through today!
Relive these special Disneyland parade memories year after year or experience the magic for the first time by purchasing a copy of “Jeff Lange’s Disneyland Parade Classics”.
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This latest addition to Walt Disney Imagineering’sLiving Character Initiative, Luxo Jr. appears on an elevated platform at the Lighting building (above) in Pixar Place, across from the Toy Story Mania attraction.
Luxo Jr. entertains guests on the quarter of the hour all day (12:00, 12:15, 12:45 1:00 etc) with a three minute routine (photos above plus see full video below). We are told he does two different performances, “Medley” during the day and “Conductor” after dark featuring fiber-optic lights in the trees and along the Toy Story Mania show building.
(photos below of Luxo Jr. at night)
This is not the first of WDI’s Living Character Initiative we have covered this year. Remy (below) from the Disney/Pixar film Ratatouille is now appearing at Epcot’sLes Chefs de France restaurant, fresh from his previous engagement at Rendez-Vous des Stars Restaurant in Walt Disney Studios Park, Disneyland Resort Paris (please click HERE for photos and videos of the Chef Remy character)!
The Muppet Mobile Lab appeared at Epcot a few years back and was also part of WDI’s Living Character Initiative (some great photos are HERE)!
For many more great Luxo Jr. photos, please check out MouseSteps latest update HERE! Check back later tonight for more coverage of this great new addition to Pixar Place!
Luxo Jr. Audio-Animatronic Debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Exclusive Video Recorded Today 6/22/09.
Luxo Jr. Debuts at Pixar Place, Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Luxo Jr. debuted (unofficially) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today, June 22nd, 2009.
Luxo Jr. Debuts at Pixar Place, Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Night Version – Luxo Jr. made his debut on June 22nd, 2009. He had a lot of glitches, but we were still able to capture some video of Luxo Jr. in the evening (he has a different show at night than during the day).
Luxo Jr. Debuts at Pixar Place, Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Day Version After Dark – This is the day version performed at night during the first night of operation!
Jeff Lange turns back the clock to 1986, where you will experience Walt Disney World through the eyes of Disneyana documentarian Bob Welbaum. This incredible vintage footage includes select narration from Mr. Welbaum, who shot this video before recording was commonplace.
Walt Disney World 1986 contains clips from the following: Walt Disney World Resorts, Original Disney Shopping Village, Epcot Center, Discovery Island, Magic Kingdom, Seven Seas Lagoon and much more!
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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The DVCBay Lake Tower is just a few months from opening and everything looks nearly finished on the front exterior of the building (below left). A view of the relocated tennis courts (below right) from high atop the Contemporary Resort.
Fathers Day is quickly approaching and if your dad is a Disney fan (like mine is) we are now offering two special combo packs (Disneyland and Walt Disney World editions)!
My father, Walter Lange first brought me to Walt Disney World during it’s opening year of 1971 with my family and got me hooked on all things Disney. He used to record our Disney vacations on audio tape and later progressed to 8mm home movies. I guess I took to the recording of the parks by watching him and enjoying the results. Happy Fathers Day Dad and thanks for all the special vacations and everything you have done for me!
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Walt Disney World Fathers Day Combo Pack
The Walt Disney World Fathers Day Combo Pack includes three of your all time Disney World historic favorites! Fantasyland Classics and Tomorrowland Classics feature all your favorite vintage attractions from those lands (click titles for full details). Walt Disney World 20th Anniversary chronicles the Surprise Celebrations from 1991 including the original opening version of SpectroMagic and the Sorcery in the Sky fireworks spectacular!
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Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) waves to the crowd. Following him is David Prowse (below, right). All 3 weeks have been great, but this weekends guests really played off each other well. Both are wonderfully kind to their fans as well.