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Magic Kingdom and Epcot Update: Fantasyland, Flower & Garden Second Planting, Mexico Cantina & Flower Power Concert featuring The Nelsons – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

We were surprised to see so many changes at the Magic Kingdom yesterday after just a couple of days – and Epcot as well, with new plants and so much more going on! At the Magic Kingdom, Grad Nite preparations are in full swing (below left and right) for next weekend.

The Liberty Tree Tavern is under a facade, while work goes on but remains fully open for business (below left and right).

Peter Pan’s Flight is also under a facade (and still open), which contributes to the extensive work in Fantasyland (below left and right).

A marionette is being held by a cast member in front of Pinocchio’s adding a nice little plus to the dining experience (below, left) and Piglet is visible through the Fantasyland wall (below, right). Much seems to have been done already in the Pooh’s Playful Spot area.

Over the fence, the tree is being readied to move to the entrance of the Many Adventurers of Winnie The Pooh attraction (below, left) and there is a better view of Piglet (below, right).

A bride and groom are taken from the Wedding Pavilion to the Grand Floridian Convention Center in style by Cinderella’s coach (below left and right).

Epcot has a second planting that occurs midway through the Flower & Garden Festival, and from the colors of the flower quilts, it’s evident that it’s already started (below left and right). There are fewer purples and more oranges and pinks.

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is represented in these Port of Entry store signs (below left and right).

We went to the “Gardening at Home” seminar today at Epcot, and the project was making coasters out of dried flowers (below left and right). They turned out really nicely! I even won a basil plant, so that was a nice surprise to take home.

The Mexico pavilion’s Cantina de San Angel had a portion of the facade down yesterday (below left and right). From the speed that it seems to be going up, it’s hard to believe it won’t be done until September!

Cantina de San Angel is supposed to have both inside seating as well as some nice views on the water (below left and right).

Here is a different view, from across the water of the Cantina (below left and right).

The flowers in this area of the Moroccan Pavilion have changed, there had been purple plants here in the past week or so mixed with green, now they are all one color (below, left). The butterfly at the International Gateway has also changed colors (below, right).

The Nelsons played the Flower & Garden Festival “Flower Power concert series” this weekend (below, left). Matthew and Gunnar were joined in their band by Gary Corbett (below, right), who has played for both KISS and Cinderella (not the princess!)

Gunnar (below, left) and Matthew Nelson (below, right) put on a great show! They do a tribute to their late father Ricky Nelson. During both concerts we went to, they added one of their own hit songs as well.

Video #1 – The Nelsons “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection”, Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2010 – The Nelsons play mostly their dad Ricky Nelsons music, but one of their one during each set we attended.

Video #2 – The Nelsons “Garden Party”, Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2010 – The group Nelson did a “Ricky Nelson Remembered” series of shows for the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Here is one of their late fathers biggest hits.

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

Be sure and check out my latest DVD release, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2010 featuring The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival! Also recently released is 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)!

Latest Release: Celebrate Spring – Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2010:

Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2010

Celebrate spring at one of Disney’s most anticipated events of the year: The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2010.

Experience these unique panoramic displays throughout Epcot’s  Future World and all around World Showcase!

Running Time: 64 Min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 09, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2008

Disneyland’s Light Magic and One Man’s Dream:

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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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:

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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:

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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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