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Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom and Epcot: Weekend Update – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

I spent quite a bit of extra time at the parks with friends last week! During one of my visits to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I was able to meet Bolt out in the Muppets courtyard (below left). The Rock n’ Roller Coaster is open but the guitar is being rehabbed (below, right).

The UP characters have vacated the Magic of Animation building (below, left) to make way for Lotso Huggin’ Bear from Toy Story 3. There is a new plush of Lotso (below, left) that even smells like strawberries! (below, right). We were told that the walk- around character won’t have that feature in case of guest allergies.

Streetmosphere characters were in fine form, with many different scenes along Hollywood Blvd. all working together to form a really great show (below, left and right). This also included a trivia game!

Video #1 – Disney’s Hollywood Studios Streetmosphere 5/3/2010 – This is 5 minutes of a long streetmosphere set from the terrific actors at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

The building landscape at the end of New York street is being worked on (below left and right).

At the Magic Kingdom, the former Pooh’s Playful Spot tree in Fantasyland has not yet been fully unveiled (below, left). We did take a peek through the fence and it still looks like it has a ways to go before that happens (below, right).

New benches have been placed in Fantasyland (below, left). A monkey from the circus-themed DVC kiosk looks over from behind another wall (below, right).

Casey’s Corner is under a full facade (below, left) but is open. We had a great time with this trivia at Exposition Hall! (below, right)

At Epcot, this weeks “Disney Gardening at Home” seminar was called “Tough Plants for Extreme Gardeners” (below, left). I planted 3 small cactus plants into a planter (below, right).

My finished planter (below, right), one of many projects I’ve taken home during the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!  Our seminar instructors receive Mickey statues as a thank you for all their hard work at the end of the weekend (below, right).

This was the concert I was waiting for, Fran Cosmo (former singer of Boston)! He was terrific during the 8(!) concerts I attended at Epcot, although I hope next time they’ll mix up the songs a little bit (below left and right). I hope there is a next time!

Fran’s son Anthony Cosmo (below, left) does a great job on guitar. He also was part of Boston for a number of years. Fran and Anthony stand side by side (below, right).

Fran Cosmo belts out a song (below, left) and jams on guitar (below, right).

Video #2 – Fran Cosmo “Rock And Roll Band” Epcot 4/30/10 – This was from the Epcot Flower Power concert series 4/30/10.

Video #3 – Fran Cosmo “More Than A Feeling” Epcot 4/30/10 Boston – This was from the Epcot Flower Power concert series 7:45 show on 4/30/10.

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

DVD Production Update:

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)!

I am currently working on my next project “Jeff Lange Remembers: Disney-MGM Studios Classics – Vol 1” featuring an opening year Tram Tour, Here Come the Muppets – Live on Stage, The Great Movie Ride, The original Studio Showcase, Star Today Ceremony, The Soundstage Restaurant in all it’s incarnations (including the Catwalk Bar) and more! If anyone has any other suggestions or requests please email me at suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com.

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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to purchase this item, please click HERE.

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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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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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

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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As always, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory topic or comment on anything, just drop me a line at suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com.