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Star Wars Weekends 2010 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Weekend #1 Recap Plus Toy Story Midway Mania Update – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

This is my second Star Wars Weekends update (read about opening day here), I really enjoyed Sunday even more than Friday – the actors and characters seemed a lot more loose and relaxed. We were able to get there early enough to see the Stormtroopers at the entrance (below, left). The Friday “Legends of the ForceMotorcade had featured the new R2-MK astromech, but that was a one-time event for 2010. Jedi Mickey led the parade as always (below, right).

Video #1 – Imperial Stormtroopers at Entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Star Wars Weekends 5/24/2010 – The Stormtroopers entertain guests as they arrive to Star Wars Weekends.

Darth Goofy (below, left) greets guests. The 501st Legion (below, right) is a volunteer organization that is part of each parade.

Imperial Stormtroopers (below, left) march by, and the Clone Wars’ Dee Bradley Baker (below, right) jumps out of his car to meet fans.

Dee Bradley Baker (below, left) runs though the crowd, slapping hands. Jenga Fett poses for the cameras (below, right).

Chewbacca encourages a roar from the crowd (below, left). At the welcome, Jeremy Bulloch (the host of Star Wars Weekends 2010) talks to the audience while other Star Wars celebrities including Ashley Eckstein, Dee Bradley Baker, Teruera Morrison, Daniel Logan and assorted characters pose!

Video #2 – Legends of the Force, Celebrity Motorcade 2010 – Star Wars Weekends 5/23/10 – Star Wars Weekends 2010 – Legends of the Force, Celebrity Motorcade Recorded 5/23/10. Watch for a surprise from Dee Bradley Baker!

There is a new Stormtrooper skit (below, left) before Stars of the Saga – some of it is the same, but much has changed last year. One Stormtrooper (below, right) takes a shot to the groin – that is the same as last year!

Video #3 – Stars of the Saga Star Wars Weekends Pre-Show Stormtroopers 5/21/10 – New! Part 1 – This pre-show is a fan favorite at Walt Disney World, it was changed this year.

Video #4 – Stars of the Saga Star Wars Pre-Show Stormtroopers 5/21/10 – New! Part 2 – This is the conclusion of the Stormtroopers pre-show skit. Check it out for a surprise ending! (or near-ending)

Ashley Eckstein (below, left) and Dee Bradley Baker (below, right) showcase their voice talent in  “Clone Wars: Behind the Force“.  This show is always a lot of fun!

Video #5 – “Behind The Force” Ashley Eckstein and Dee Bradley Baker Star Wars Weekends 5/23/10 – This is a very funny talk with Ashley Eckstein and Dee Bradley Baker!

Boba’s Bounty (below, left) had a very long wait on Friday, but we only waited 5 or so minutes to get in on Sunday. The Starspeeder 1000: Sneak Preview Vehicle (below, right) is a Celebration V exclusive. (August 12th-15th in Orlando) It will be offered in a limited edition of 10,000 and will retail for $24.95.

The StarSpeeder 1000 is an earlier version of the StarSpeeder 3000 currently in use in the Star Tours. (below, left) I was told that the audio from the toy will give a big clue to who will be doing the voice on the upcoming Star Tours 2.0 attraction! Temuera Morrison mugs for the camera while signing autographs (below, right).

Aurra Sing signs an autograph for a fan (below, left). We met Ashley Eckstein (below, right) in line for the fantastic carrot cake cookies at the Writers Stop, and she told us about her new venture that offers Star Wars clothing for female fans.  Her company is called “Her Universe” and also will include cosmetics and jewelry. The shirt she’s wearing is from the line! She is looking for input from fans on what they’d like designed on the clothing, you can also find Ashley on her Facebook page!

Toy Story Midway Mania (below, left) now has a new game, “Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts” as well as new Toy Story 3 characters that have been added to the attraction. Artwork by Andy shows dinosaurs (below, right).

Lotso Huggin’ Bear is shown (below, right) alongside other new characters from the upcoming Pixar film, Toy Story 3. We rode this 3 times yesterday (thanks to our friend Kevin, who had extra Fast Passes!) Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts (below, right) replaced the former Bo Peep’s Baaa-loon Pop (dart throw game).

The pictures (below left and right) show the new game. I enjoyed the change and plussing of the other games and see much potential for this. It could showcase new characters and change for special events/holiday overlays (imagine the games taking place in the Star Wars universe for Star Wars Weekends for example).

Video #6 – Toy Story Midway Mania “Toy Story 3” Additions (Including New Dino Darts Game) 5/24/2010 – Toy Story Midway Mania has a new “Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts” game (replacing the Bo Peep game), and you can see new Toy Story 3 characters in several places as well.

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

Latest Release – Vintage Disney-MGM Studios:

Jeff Lange Remembers: Disney-MGM Studios Classics – Vol 1

Jeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to experience the early years of the Disney-MGM Studios. This first volume in a series features the following vintage footage:

Studios Entrance Scenes (1989-1992), Here Come The Muppets (1991), Soundstage Restaurant (1992), The Studio Showcase (1992), Star Today Ceremony (1992), The Great Movie Ride (1991) and more!

Running Time: 66 Min

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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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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

Wishes Fireworks – All Versions!

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Jeff Lange takes you to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to experience the best of all the “Wishes” nighttime fireworks spectaculars!

Features: Wishes – A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, Holiday Wishes – Celebrate The Spirit of the Season plus Bonus: Magic, Music & Mayhem Fireworks!

Running Time: 61 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.

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):

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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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