Featured Item

All-New Book: Epcot: The First Thirty Years

Archive Calendar

May 2011
S M T W T F S
« Apr   Jun »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Past Archives

Buy Now Pay Later

Poll

Walt Disney World
What is your favorite WDW park?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Star Wars Weekends: Weekend #1 Recap, Stars of the Saga Stormtroopers, James Arnold Taylor Voices, Hyperspace Hoopla and More – Photos & Video

Hi everyone!

We arrived at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Sunday afternoon to enjoy Star Wars Weekends. It was our second visit this weekend, the first was Friday when George Lucas made an appearance to dedicate the newly re-opened Star Tours attraction (below, left). Jedi Mickey (below, right) is one of many characters that pose with guests during this popular event!

The Stormtrooper skit was as fun as always, there is a new one every year – with a few similarities in the jokes that are told. (below left and right).

One of the Stormtroopers made fun of Chewbacca (just as he did Boba Fett last year), and Chewbacca took to the stage to rip his arms off (below, left).  A couple of Jawas took to the stage to scavenge the remains of the Stormtrooper after Chewbacca blew him away (below, right).

Video #1 – Star Wars Weekends Stormtrooper Skit During “Stars of the Saga” 5/22/11 Disney’s Hollywood Studios – The Stormtroopers have a new skit this year for Stars of the Saga, one of several daily shows put on during Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Daniel Logan (below, left) told stories of his days on the set, including of an early hours golf cart ride with Ewan McGregor. He is now part of The Clone Wars! Anthony Daniels (below, right) joins James Arnold Taylor on stage for the second half of the Stars of the Saga show.

The Clone Wars director Dave Filoni (below, left) smiles at his meet-and-greet. Anakin and Mace Windu (below, right) meet with a small guest near the San Francisco area of the Streets of America.

A cast member sells caramel popcorn inside R2-D2 (below, left). R2-D2 also makes a fine dessert cup, as we found out when we went to Starring Rolls bakery (below, right). He was much bigger as part of the dessert than we expected, nearly the size of the popcorn bucket!

We were given the R2-D2 container separately from the small tiramisu in the cup, but we placed it inside to take the photo (below, left). For $10.49. we thought it was well worth the price and it also can be used as a drinking cup! Princess Leia Minnie greets a young fan (below, right).

A Jawa came to scavenge in the line as we waited for James Arnold Taylor’s one man show: Obi-Wan and Beyond starring James Arnold Taylor and a Galaxy of Voices (below, left). He was absolutely wonderful, demonstrating over 150 voices in a half hour (below, right).

James Arnold Taylor (below, left and right) shows us how it is to be at a voice audition where words are said at different speeds and with different moods. It was very entertaining! He is one of the most talented voice actors in the business – voicing characters such as Scooby Doo and Fred Flintstone, along with characters from The Clone Wars. He also does voice doubling when actors aren’t available.

Video #2 – Star Wars Weekends James Arnold Taylor Galaxy of Voices 5/22/11 Disney’s Hollywood Studios – The incomparable talent James Arnold Taylor from The Clone Wars showcases his voice talent with over 150 different voices at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

The Hyperspace Hoopla is now located at the Sorcerer Hat Stage, as opposed to near Star Tours. We arrived an hour early, and it wasn’t enough to get the front row. It is a very popular show, so get there early if you want to be closer to the front! If you are just enjoying it and not worrying about being near the action, you can get there closer to showtime. The Padawan Mind Challenge (below, left) was still in progress when we arrived. C-3P0 joined hosts Snig and Oopla (below, right).

Snig and Oopla (below, left) also host the Hyperspace Hoopla. They tried to get Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes to play something different than their normal tune – but to no avail (below, right).

Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes (below, left) have a new album “When you Wish Upon a Death Star“. Emperor Palpatine (below, right) comes to collect some money from Snig (below, right).

Of course, everything just turns into one big dance party – with fireworks and shooting flames (below, left). Chewbacca (below, right) is in Guns and Roses mode (below, right).

The Bad Guys” flashes on screen as Darth Vader takes the stage (below, left). There is also more current music, as Star Wars characters dance to “Grenade” (below, right).

Luke and Leia share an awkward moment (below, left) until they are pulled apart again. C-3P0 and R2-D2 are crowd favorites, busting a move and dancing the “Robot” as the show comes to a close (below, right).

Video #3 – Hyperspace Hoopla – Star Wars Weekends 5/22/11 Full Show, C-3P0 and R2-D2, Dance Off with the Star Wars Stars! – This is the full Hyperspace Hoopla from May 22nd, 2011! A variety of characters from the Star Wars galaxy are on hand to join in on the fun.

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

Latest Release – Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2011:

Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2011

Celebrate spring at one of Disney’s most anticipated events of the year: The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2011.

Experience these unique panoramic displays throughout Epcot’s Future World and all around World Showcase!

Running Time: 64 Min

For more information

or to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2010, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 09, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2008

All New Releases – Adventureland Classics and Liberty Square Classics:

Jeff Lange Remembers: Adventureland Classics

Take a trip back in time to experience classic Walt Disney World “Adventureland” attractions. This third volume in the series features the following: Adventureland Tour (1992-1997), Jungle Cruise (1993), Enchanted Tiki Birds Tropical Serenade (1992), Pirates of the Caribbean (original version including Barker Bird 1992), Pirates of the Caribbean (1997) and more!

Running Time: 66 min

For more information or

to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Fantasyland Classics

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

For more information or

to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics

Epcot Center Historical DVDs – Available Now:

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

Click on any cover for more information

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

For more information or

to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

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

For more information

or to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

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

For more information

or to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

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

For more information

or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

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

For more information

or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

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

For more information or

to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

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

For more information

or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

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

For more information or to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland Classics Volume 1 – 4.

Click here to browse the JeffLangeDVD store.

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.