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Magic Kingdom Happy Easter Parade, Epcot Bunnies and Easter Egg Hunts, Tony Orlando and more – Photos and Videos

Hi everyone –

I had a great Easter Sunday at Walt Disney World! Did you know that there is still an Easter pre-parade at the Magic Kingdom? The last full parade was in 2000, but there is currently a procession that includes the Easter Bunny, as well as springtime themed characters and the Mobile Azalea Trail Maids.

The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland (below, left) and Abby Mallard from Chicken Little (below, right) wave to the crowd.

Chicken Little (below, left) and Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh (below, right) also are part of the Easter procession.

The Mobile Azalea Trail Maids are high school senior girls who represent the city of Mobile Alabama (below left and right).

The colors of the outfits are perfect for Easter, as the Trail Maids make their way down Main Street USA (below left and right).

Video #1 – Happy Easter Parade 2010, Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World – On Easter Day, a pre-parade featuring springtime Disney favorite characters as well as the Easter Bunny, Mrs. Bunny and more entertained the crowds!

The Easter Bunny and Mrs. Bunny greet visitors at Epcot. They also have made appearances at the Magic Kingdom, we have photos and video from earlier in the week HERE.

There were Easter relays, which we missed – and Easter Egg hunts going on for much of the day (below left and right). The limit on the age for the hunt was 9 years old.  Each egg held candy, and the children were given 4 eggs each.

We also had a great time at another “Disney Gardening at Home” seminar (below, left). The theme was “Former Festival Favorites“, and we enjoyed a trip down memory lane of different Epcot Flower & Garden Festival themes. We were also shown how some portions of the Festival are created, including hanging baskets (below, right).

We learned about the making of topiaries (below, left) and flower walls (below, right). We were told that flower walls are very difficult to maintain due to the difficulty in watering.

You can see what a floral wall would have looked like during a Festival (below, left). We also learned that the floating planters are now self-watering. That hasn’t always been the case, cast members used to row out to them to water the plants!

Each table had a photo of a former front topiary (below, left). Our project was to put these plants in the ceramic planter in a way that looked like Mickey Mouse (below, right). Disney also gave us an additional plant as an Easter gift!

We had been at an event on Saturday where this new Disney fairy house designed by 15 year old Zoe Periale was unveiled (below left and right).

Zoe had sent Disney Online a drawing for a contest, and hers was selected out of the thousands of entries received. Her fairy house was built a couple of days ago. The fairy house is highly detailed, including an acorn for the door handle (below, left). A sign bearing her name sits next to the house (below, right).

We went to two of the Tony Orlando shows over the weekend, and he was terrific! He likes to showcase his band as well, which includes Toni Wine (she composed “Groovy Kind of Love“.

Video #2 – Tony Orlando “Tie a Yellow Ribbon”, Epcot 4/3/2010 – This is from the Flower Power concert series at Epcot!

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):

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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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:

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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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

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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):

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

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Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland Classics Volume 1 – 4.

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