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Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Animatronics Return, Adventureland Bridge, Fantasyland Update, Mickey Mouse Meet & Greet – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

Yesterday we returned to the Magic Kingdom in part to see the Haunted Mansion (below, left) which has it’s Audio-Animatronic Hitchhiking Ghosts back at the end of the ride (below, right).

The Hitchhiking Ghosts seem to be much brighter and more detailed (below left and right). I thought maybe there were still projections on them, but that might not be the case. The mirror effect is not yet finished, but we were told that should happen by April 1st, so keep checking back here for updated photos and video!

The graveyard is also now fully open – not only the new interactive queue, but the graveyard that the standard queue guests see. Brother Claude and Madame Leota (below left and right) are visible from the standard queue. Yes Madame Leota still blinks and moves her head as before!

Video #1 – Haunted Mansion Hitchiking Ghosts Animatronics Return 3/24/11 Walt Disney World – We show two different rides past the Hitchhiking Ghosts that have now returned to the Haunted Mansion, as well as a slideshow of photos!

In less than a week, Mickey and Minnie Mouse will have a new home on Main Street USA. Until then, Mickey can be found at several locations around the Magic Kingdom, including at the Hall of Presidents (below, left). Mickey stands with an American flag in the background (below, right).

The Adventureland bridge opened a few days ago (below, left) and had added quite a bit of theming to it (below, right) as of yesterday. I’m not quite sure if the second bridge is permanent next to the former Adventureland Veranda but it does help guest flow and looks like it could remain.

One of four shields stands on the bridge (below, left), and a Tiki head watches over the crowd (below, right). I am currently working on my next DVD release featuring vintage Adventureland footage including: A 1992 walking tour through the land, The Jungle Cruise 1993, Enchanted Tiki Birds Tropical Serenade 1992, Pirates of the Caribbean (original opening version) 1992, the full spiel from the original Pirate Parrot and more! Check back soon for full details and release information.

Video #2 – Adventureland New Entrance Bridge Complete with Theming 3/24/11 Magic Kingdom – The Adventureland bridge at Walt Disney World is now complete (or close to it), with themed elements added to the bridge. The bridge is also flat.

Fantasyland looks different each time we visit (below, left), there is visible work being done whenever we visit. We rode Dumbo the Flying Elephant and saw this view (below, right).

Dumbo offers a great vantage point to see the Fantasyland construction (below, left), and we are looking forward to the completion of the new Fantasyland in 2013!  From the People Mover, you can see that trees have been removed from the former Mickey’s Toontown Fair as the two lands start to merge (below, right).

Video #3 – Fantasyland Construction Update Including from Dumbo 3/24/11 Walt Disney World Toontown Sign Gone – Fantasyland construction from a variety of areas, including from Dumbo. You can also see that the Mickey’s Toontown Fair sign is now gone.

It was a picture perfect day (below, left), although a little warm – I think it hit 87 yesterday! The FASTPASS sign for Mickey and Minnie’s meet and greet is now visible in front of the Town Square Theater (below, right).

The sign points the way for the FASTPASS machines, which are not yet available (below, left). This new Curtain Call Collectibles sign (below, right) appeared last week.

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

All-New Release New Liberty Square Classics DVD

Jeff Lange Remembers: Liberty Square Classics

Take a trip back in time to experience classic Walt Disney World “Liberty Square” attractions. This third volume in the series features the following: The Hall of Presidents (Original Version – 1993), Mike Fink Keel Boats (opening day attraction – 1992), Haunted Mansion (original version – 1992), Haunted Mansion Bonus Ride (my final recording of the original version with some special surprises – 2006)!

Running Time: 66 min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Fantasyland Classics and Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics

Epcot 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

Epcot Center Historical DVDs – Available Now:

For fans of classic Epcot Center, I present my Epcot Center Historical Collection!

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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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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

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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