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Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2010 Latest Preparations, Holiday Inn Re-Opens, Fort Wilderness Rehab and Four Seasons Construction

Hi everyone!

Epcot is full steam ahead with preparations for it’s International Flower and Garden Festival. The movie “Oceans” (below, left) by DisneyNature is represented just as the film “Earth” was last year. Keep checking back for what Disney has in store for the Ocean’s display! Mickey and Minnie Mouse are now part of two topiaries, one being at the America Adventure Pavilion, and this one at the entrance to World Showcase (below, right).

Mickey (below, left) holds a pitchfork while Minnie (below, right) stands beside him.

Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from the Princess and the Frog (below, left) are part of a cardboard cutout and floral display near Pixie Hollow.  We had another cold front come through, and the butterfly topiaries were covered for protection (below, right).

The shop in China is progressing upward (below, left) and Bambi, Thumper and Flower are now residing in Canada (below, right).

The Bromeliad Dragon has joined the Zodiac displays in China (below, left) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are in Germany (below, right).

Lumiere, Chip, Mrs. Potts and Cogsworth are displayed in France (below, left) along with Belle and her Beast (below, right).

Around the corner and heading towards the International Gateway, Aurora and Prince Phillip dance at sunset (below, left) and Snow White and Prince Charming cut a rug with Morocco in the background (below, right).

We also stopped at the newly remodeled Holiday Inn at Downtown Disney (below left and right). This resort hotel has been closed for a couple of years and opened two weeks ago.

The lobby (below left and right) has been fully renovated, along with the rooms.

Heading over to Fort Wilderness, many of the trees are being cleared due to vines and such that are affecting them.  It sounds like an extensive project (below, left). A campsite had a great Mardi Gras theme, and you can see Mickey with a mask on (below, right).

Some of the Fort Wilderness cabins are having their roofs replaced (below left and right). We had an interesting talk with a security guard about the different animals he’s seen at Fort Wilderness –  from bobcats to feral pigs and turkeys. Of course, the most likely animal sightings are deer, rabbits, armadillos and a variety of birds!

The Four Seasons is moving along (below, left) and we had lunch at the Sandtrap Grill and took photos of the construction wall from there (below, right). The Sand Trap will be gone once the Four Seasons takes it over – or at least renamed.

We walked a little bit on the path around the golf course (below, left). After our lunch, we passed by the Best Friends Pet Care construction (below, right).

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

Be sure and check out my first new DVD release of 2010, Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland’s Light Magic (Includes: One Man’s Dream Show) featuring the often requested “Light Magic” (1997) and the rarely seen on video “One Man’s Dream” stage show (1990)!

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Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland’s Light Magic (Includes: One Man’s Dream Show)

Jeff Lange brings you vintage footage from two completely different but unique elements of Disneyland history!

Light Magic replaced the popular Main Street Electrical Parade, but ended after only 4 months in 1997. Two different vantage points – from the Small World mall and Main Street USA – give you a complete look at Light Magic!

One Man’s Dream was a beloved stage show that also ran for 4 months in 1990 before making way for Dick Tracy’s Diamond Double Cross. Performed at the Videopolis theater, this show celebrated the remarkable imagination of Walt Disney. This is a show not to be missed!

Running Time: 66 min

For more information or to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Celebrate Spring:

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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or to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

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

Remember Christmas 2009 (2006-2008 & Classics Also Available):

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

For more information or to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

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

Walt Disney World Vintage Footage:

wdw-1986-coverJeff Lange DVD Presents: Bob Welbaum’s Walt Disney World 1986 DVD

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!

Running Time: 65 Min

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or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Fantasyland Classics and Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics

Relive Favorite Disney Parades:

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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or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

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

Celebrate Disneyland Summer 2009:

Disneyland Celebrate 2009Jeff Lange’s Celebrate Disneyland 2009

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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or to purchase this item,

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Remember Halloween 2009 (2003-2008 Also Available):

Trick or Treat 6 CoverJeff Lange’s Trick or Treat 6 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2009)

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, TheHeadless 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

For more information

or to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Also available: Trick or Treat vol 1 – 5 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties 2003-2008) – Click HERE

Disneyland Vintage Footage (5 Volumes Available):

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) andFantasy 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.

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