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Lotso Huggin’ Bear Debuts At Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Magic Kingdom Meet and Greet Changes – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

Lotso Huggin’ Bear debuted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today, meeting with guests at the Magic of Disney Animation building (below left and right).

The queue is set up like Sunnyside Daycare, the fictional daycare in the film where the toys will spend some (or much) of their time (below, left). Monitors set up in the queue show notices such as “Tea Time with Mommies” (below, right).

A bulletin board full of daycare information (below, left) and one of two “windows” (below, right) are also included. This window looks out into a yard.

The second “window” looks out onto the daycare parking lot (below, left). One of the many pieces of daycare artwork on the walls is of Mr. Pricklepants, a new character for Toy Story 3.  The artwork mixed non-Toy Story drawings alongside favorite characters such as Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, and Slinky Dog.

Lotso is featured below on the sign (below, left)  next to his meet and greet area (below, right).

Lotso meets with a young guest (below, left) on a set that is well themed with Toy Story 3 characters.  A close-up photos of Lotso (below, right) shows his features. His fur is very soft! Unlike the plush Lotso toys available all around property, this walkaround character does not include the strawberry scent. A cast member told us this was due to possible guest alergy issues.

Lotso gets ready to meet a guest (below, left) and one of the blocks (below, right) includes a not very hidden Mickey. We were told that Lotso’s eyebrows are movable to show his happy or angry moods. This function of the costume will not be utilized until the movie opens as to not confuse the young guests.

Video #1 – Lotso Huggin Bear Meet and Greet, Disney’s Hollywood Studios 5/9/10 – This is Lotso Huggin Bear from Toy Story 3, doing a meet and greet with guests on his first day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Lotso also made his Block Party Bash debut, starting on a float (below, left) and then walking into the street to dance with other characters (below, right).

Lotso dances (below, left) and claps (below, right). During the Block Party Bash procession, the Green Army Men Drill Sargent officially welcomed the newest recruit Lotso for his first performance!

Video #2 – Lotso Huggin Bear from Toy Story 3, Block Party Bash – First Day 5/9/2010 – This new character from Toy Story 3 is now part of the Block Party Bash!

Video #3 – Lotso Huggin Bear Dancing During DHS Block Party Bash, 5/9/10 – Lotso Huggin Bear from Toy Story 3 dances to Block Party Bash Music at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

At the Magic Kingdom, Pooh and Tigger are now meeting guests next to City Hall (below left and right).

The Little Mermaid’s Ariel and Eric have also been moved while the Fantasyland expansion goes into full swing, greeting guests at the Adventureland Verenda (below left and right).

Instead of her fins, Ariel dons a gown while she stands next to her prince (below left and right).

Video #4 – Little Mermaid Ariel and Eric New Meet and Greet at the Magic Kingdom 5/9/10 – This is the new meet and greet now that Ariel’s Grotto is closed (until the new area is opened in Fantasyland). Ariel is joined by Eric.

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

DVD Production Update:

I am just putting the finishing touches on my latest DVD “Jeff Lange Remembers: Disney-MGM Studios Classics – Vol 1” featuring vintage Disney-MGM Studios footage including: Studios scenes circa 1989-1992Here Come the Muppets – Live on StageThe Soundstage Restaurant (including the Catwalk Bar), The original Studio Showcase, Star Today Ceremony, and the original Great Movie Ride!

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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

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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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.