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Walt Disney World Freeze, Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Polynesian Resort Update – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

Orlando has been in a deep freeze this week, with temperatures as low as the mid-20’s (maybe not a deep freeze, but very cold nonetheless!) Around the parks and resorts, you can see flowers, plants and trees covered up from the cold – often making it look like even more of a winter wonderland (below, left at Epcot and below, right at the Polynesian Resort).

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No lifeguard was in sight at the Polynesian pool (below, left) and the slide was closed, with no guests when we passed by (below, right).

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A facade has gone up at the Crystal Palace (below, left) and a wall up around Cinderella Castle as moat work prepares to start (below, right).

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Splash Mountain now has a big crane above it (below, left) and fencing (below, right).

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It is sad to see the Liberty Belle without the Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee decor, that was a wonderful show! (below, left). Looking back at Splash Mountain (below, right).

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This band has several names, but we’ll call them the Fantasyland Saxaphone Quartet here! Either way, they are very talented and we enjoyed listening to them (below left and right).

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Bonus Video – Fantasyland Saxaphone Quartet, Magic Kingdom 01/06/10 – Cruella De Vil – This is a quartet of saxaphone players who play around Walt Disney World, including on Main Street and in Tomorrowland.

The Tomorrowland Terrace is now closed for rehab, and fully fenced (below left). Dream Builders signs are everywhere now! (below, right)

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We hadn’t noticed the Princess and the Frog signs on the garland before at the Port Orleans French Quarter (below left and right).

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At Epcot, the fountain stage is back to the way it was before the holiday addition of the D’Vine Voices Chorus (below, left). The Cantina de San Angel in Mexico is closed, and the construction work is planned to continue through fall with a September opening scheduled (below, right).

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You can see the back of the Cantina de San Angel (below, left). Construction is now viable for a fast-food pizza restaurant next to Tutto Italia in the Italy Pavilion to be operated by Patina Group (below, right).

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The inside of the Mexico Pavilion is really beautiful with Christmas lights and decor, it’s one place we’d missed during the holiday season (below left and right).

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For more great photos, please check out MouseSteps latest update HERE!

Relive the splendor of the holidays with our full range of Holiday Titles from Disneyland and Walt Disney World HERE! (Click covers below for more information).

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Latest All-New Release:

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Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot Holiday Classics

Seasons Greetings from Jeff Lange with this all-new DVD filled with holiday memories from Christmas past at Walt Disney World’s Epcot.

Features the following: Entrance Topiary (2008), Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (1993), Mickey’s Tree Lighting Treat (2006), The Lights of Winter (2008) and “Let There Be Peace On Earth” Fireworks Finale (2008)!

Running Time: 62 min

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Also available: a full range of Holiday Titles from Disneyland and Walt Disney World HERE!

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Holiday Treat 09 copyJeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 09 (Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2009)

Seasons Greetings from Jeff Lange! Celebrate the holidays with this new DVD featuring the 2009 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World.

Features yearly favorites such as: “Cinderella’s Holiday Wish (Castle Lighting)“, “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade“, “Holiday Wishes Fireworks – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season“, “Celebrate the Season Show” special holiday decor, and much more!

Running Time: 66 min

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disneyland-parade-classics-copyJeff Lange’s Disneyland Parade Classics Vol 1 (Featuring Disneyland’s Very Merry Christmas Parade 1985)

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!.

Features the following classic Disneyland parades: Very Merry Christmas Parade (1985), Totally Minnie Parade (1986), Party Gras Parade – Disneyland’s 35th Anniversary (1990) and The World According to Goofy Parade (1992)!

Running Time: 60 Min

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Also available: Jeff Lange’s Disneyland Parade Classics Vol 2, Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Parade Classics Vol 1 and Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Parade Classics Vol 2.

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Join Jeff Lange as he brings the magic of Disneyland into your home with “Jeff Lange’s Celebrate Disneyland 2009″!

Featuring: Welcome to Disneyland, it’s a small world, Celebrate! A Street Party, Magical Fireworks plus a special bonus, the updated Disney’s Electrical Parade!

Running Time: 70 min

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Also available – Remember Halloween 2009:

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Jeff Lange presents this all-new DVD from the 2009 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World!

Featuring: Alice & Mad Hatters Treat Party, The Headless Horseman, Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, Villains Mix and Mingle, Not So Scary Party Scenes, Haunted Mansion at Midnight and more!

Running Time: 66 min

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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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