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Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival 2010: Opening Day Part One, Future World – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

Today was the first official day of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, and Disney did a great job! We have some possible frost coming in the next couple of days, so hopefully the topiaries and flowers hold up well. Donald, Goofy and Daisy enjoy the great outdoors (below, left) as Pluto looks over the “Welcome to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, Celebrate the Great Outdoors” sign.

The sign says “EST 1994” (below, left) which was the first year of the Festival. Goofy gets ready to cast his fishing pole (below, right).

The day started out overcast, but a blue sky looks beautiful against Spaceship Earth as Goofy fishes (below, left). Pluto stands in front of the waterfall (below, right).

Donald and Daisy roast marshmallows as monorails slide by (below, right). I really like this years entrance topiary and it looks even better in person!

Video #1 – Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Main Topiary (Celebrate the Great Outdoors!) Opening Day – This topiary titled “Celebrate the Great Outdoors!” includes Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto.

A flower in the foreground contrasts against the giraffes (below, left) and Rafiki holds up Simba in a series of topiaries from the Lion King (below, right).

Timon and Pumba stand in a yellow bed of flowers (below, left) and Scar joins Zazu as the remainder of the Lion King contingent (below, right).

An elephant that was moved now stands next to Mousegear (below, left) and a real-life Rafiki poses with Spaceship Earth in the background.

One of my favorite topiaries is Oceans, and the dolphins really look like they are jumping from the water (below left and right).

The Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden sign leads to the Butterfly House, which mingles with the Garden this year (below left and right).

Iridessa welcomes you to the Fairy Garden (below, left) and a 21 Butterfly Salute sits on the left of the walkway (below, right).

Pixie Fawn greets you at the entrance to the Butterfly House (below, left). Butterflies were cold and not moving too much when we were there (below, right).

Pixies Rosetta (below, left) and Tinker Bell (below, right) are in the lush landscaping at other side of the Butterfly House.

Pixies Vidia (below, left) and Silvermist (below, right) are in the garden area near the playground.

Pixie Terence is new to the Fairy Garden this year (below, left) and the Festival Center (below, right) will open on Friday to the public – and will only be open on weekends.

Video #2 – Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden, Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Part 1 – This is part 1 of Pixie Hollow, which now extends around the Butterfly House.

Video #3 – Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden, Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Part 2 – This is part 2 of the Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. This was filmed on opening day.

Here I am, posing with the Butterfly House in the background (below, left). The flower quilt makes quite a colorful foreground to the Imagination pavilion (below, right).

The ostriches from Fantasia were moved to the “Lets Get Moving” playground, while Ben Ali Gator stands nearby (below, right).

Gothic Mickey and Minnie Mouse now sport spectacles and eyelashes (below left and 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

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Celebrate Spring:

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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

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

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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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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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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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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:

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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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Remember Halloween 2009 (2003-2008 Also Available):

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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, 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

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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):

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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) andFantasy 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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