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Holidays at Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resorts, Disney’s Hollywood Studios Update – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

We’ve been spending a lot of time around property, checking out the resorts and parks for Christmas (we are trying to get to 8 or so resorts tomorrow!) The Swan and Dolphin (below, left) really did a great job of decking the halls this year – more than ever. The Walt Disney World Swan Resort has an incredible chocolate Santa display (below, right) that is 3 million calories!

Nearly everything in the display, including Santa (below, left) is chocolate. We were told that the chair he sits on is made of wood for stability, and painted with chocolate.  Even the presents (below, right) are chocolate!

There are a number of Christmas trees in the Swan Resort (below, left) and the Swan fountain is decorated with greenery (below, right).

There is festive lighting on the path to the Dolphin (below, left). Santa and Mrs. Claus are beach themed, and take their breaks by leaving in their Tiki-look golf cart! (below, right).

Santa and Mrs. Claus wait for their next guest (below, left). A cast member (on select nights) roasts chestnuts for guests, while small samples of coffee and hot chocolate are handed out (below, right).

These fun deer are part of a display that guests take their pictures with (below, left). The Dolphin Christmas tree is enormous! It reaches nearly all the way to the high ceiling (below, right).

There is a large scale train set around the tree (below, left). A decorative tree is reflected in an ornament (below, right).

One of a number of gingerbread houses is in the Dolphin Fountain restaurant (below, left). The fountains at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort looked really pretty as we sat and had some hot chocolate and roasted chestnuts (below, right).

Video – Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Christmas 2010 – The Swan and Dolphin resorts have a lot for Christmas this year! A huge, chocolate Santa display; Mr. and Mrs. Claus in a beach theme; chestnuts and hot chocolate for guests, and a giant tree and train set at the Dolphin resort!

We had a great time at the recent D23 mixer at the House of Blues (below, left). Disney archivist Steve Vagnini hosted it, and we even had a surprise guest – the legendary Bob Gurr! (below, right). It was nice to see Bob again and a total surprise outside California (though we learned he had just been speaking on the Disney Cruise).

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a new kiosk was set to open for the holidays. It serves pasta from Mama Melrose, as well as minestrone soup (below left and right).

Mickey’s Christmas Carol is playing through the holiday season as well, in the Premiere Theater on the backlot at the Studios (below, left). The lobby is nicely decorated, with a Christmas tree as well as Santa’s chair and gifts (below, right).

The tree sits next to a fireplace with garland (below, left). The screen is flanked by two snowmen – one on either side (below, right).

Mickey’s Christmas Carol is a delight to see on a larger screen! (below, left) The Phineas and Ferb Christmas Special is supposed to play after it, but the show was running late and they showed us Company Clips instead (below, right).

There was a unique painting in the Animation Courtyard’s Animation Gallery, Snow White as a Haunted Mansion stretch portrait! (below, left) I think this is very creative and a fun idea. We have had some brilliant colors on the trees this winter (below, right).

Robin Williams Lost Boy character from the former Magic of Disney Animation “Back to Neverland” film was on this artists easel at the Studios (below left and right).

Tron: Legacy is well represented, with both the name plate and a watch in the Tron theme (below left and right)

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

All New Holiday Treat 2010 DVD – Available Now:

Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 2010 (Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2010)

Seasons Greetings from Jeff Lange! Celebrate the holidays with this new DVD featuring the 2010 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“, Very Merry Party Scenes, and much more!

Running Time: 66 min

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Get ready for Christmas at Disneyland and Walt Disney World:

We offer a full range of Holiday Titles from Disneyland and Walt Disney World Including Epcot’s Lights of Winter HERE! (Click covers below for more information).

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Remember Christmas 2009

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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Latest Release – Halloween Time at Disneyland (Mickey’s Halloween Party 2010)

Jeff Lange’s Disneyland Trick or Treat (Mickey’s Halloween Party 2010)

Jeff Lange presents this all-new DVD from the 2010 Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland!

Featuring: Spooky Halloween Party Scenes, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade, Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Screams – A Villainous Surprise in the Skies Fireworks, Haunted Mansion Holiday and more!

Running Time: 66 min

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Also available: Halloween Titles (Including Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties 2003-2010) – Click HERE

More Halloween Fun (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party’s 2003 – 2010 Available)

Jeff Lange’s Trick or Treat 7 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2010)

Jeff Lange presents this all-new DVD from the 2010 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World!

Featuring: Alice & Mad Hatters Treat Party, TheHeadless Horseman, Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween 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 – 6 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties 2003-2009) – Click HERE

Disney Theme Park Seasonal Celebrations (Including “Halloween Screams – A Villainous Surprise in the Skies” from Disneyland)

Jeff Lange Experiences: Disney Theme Park Seasonal Celebrations

Jeff Lange brings you this latest DVD in a series that features one-of-a-kind experiences that you can only find in the Disney theme parks!

Features: Happy Easter Parade (Magic Kingdom, 2010), Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky (Magic Kingdom, 2010), Halloween Screams – A Villainous Surprise in the Skies (Disneyland, 2009), Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade (Animal Kingdom, 2009), “Let There Be Peace On Earth” Fireworks Finale (Epcot, 2009) and Lights, Camera, Happy New Year! Fireworks Spectacular (Disney’s Hollywood Studios, 2009)

Running Time: 66 Min

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Magic Kingdom Summertime 2010:

Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Summertime 2010 (Featuring SpectroMagic, Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Show, Main Street Electrical Parade and more!)

Jeff Lange brings the grandeur of Spectromagic, the brilliance of the Main Street Electrical Parade, and the dazzling display of the Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Show to your door with Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Summertime 2010.

Featurers: SpectroMagic (Final showing of the season 06/05/10), Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Show (Premiere 06/06/10), Main Street Electrical Parade (Premiere 06/06/10) plus, BONUS: “Top of the World” Fireworks Viewing (2010)!

Running Time: 66 Min

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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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Also available: Jeff Lange’s Disney-MGM Studios Parade Classics – 20th Anniversary Collectors Edition DVD

Wishes Fireworks – All Versions!

Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Wishes DVD

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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Walt Disney World Vintage Footage:

Jeff 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

Disneyland Vintage Footage (5 Volumes Available):

Jeff 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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