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Star Wars Weekends: Weekend #2 Recap, Celebrity Motorcade & Welcome, Behind The Force: The Clone Wars, Star Tours 3D Hidden Mickey, Hyperspace Hoopla Behind the Scenes – Photos & Video

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We made it to Star Wars Weekends early enough last week to enjoy the motorcade that is led by Jedi Mickey (below, left). The 501st Florida Garrison and 501st Rebel Legion are always on  hand to lend the parade authenticity (below, right).

Stormtroopers turn to make their way down Hollywood Boulevard (below, left). Chewbacca leads the parade crowd in a cheer (below, right).

Anthony Daniels wears his gold jacket as he spreads his arms during the Celebrity Motorcade (below, left). Ashley Eckstein from The Clone Wars (below, right) waves to the crowd.

The Celebrity Welcome is now at the main stage (below, left and right). With part of the motorcade route from previous years not being used, it’s a good idea to get to Hollywood Boulevard earlier for the parade.

Video #1 – Star Wars Weekends Celebrity Motorcade & Welcome 5/27/11 Anthony Daniels, Ashley Eckstein – The Star Wars Weekends motorcade with Star Wars characters and celebrities!

Behind the Force: The Clone Wars” (below, left) is again hosted ably and enthusiastically by Ashley Eckstein. James Arnold Taylor is host for the overall weekend, and brought his daughter out on stage to model a shirt from Eckstein’s “Her Universe” collection (below, right).

Guest Dee Bradley Baker (below, left) smiles after showing his vocal dexterity. Baker, Taylor and Eckstein (below, right) voice a portion of the Clone Wars (below, right). We always really enjoy this show, and highly recommend it!

Video #2 – Star Wars Weekends 2011 Behind The Force The Clone Wars – Ashley Eckstein, Dee Bradley Baker 5/27/11 – Dee Bradley Baker and James Arnold Taylor join host Ashley Eckstein in the Clone Wars show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Jedi Mickey (below, left) poses with R2-MK in their meet-and-greet location. Princess Leia Minnie (below, right) kneels to meet a young fan.

Darth Goofy and Stormtrooper Donald (below, left) join forces to sign autographs and meet fans of Star Wars. Chewbacca (below, right) raises his arms as he walks through the crowd.

Video #3 – Disney’s Star Wars Weekends 2011 Jedi Mickey, R2-MK, Darth Goofy, Stormtrooper Donald, Leia Minnie – Jedi Mickey with R2-MK, Darth Goofy and Stormtrooper Donald, and Leia Minnie meet with guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Wars Weekends!

We enjoyed a Darth Vader cupcake (below, left), though even splitting it was almost too much for us! There are a variety of Star Wars “Sweet Treats” available, including this cupcake and a dessert cup (below, right).

I utilized Fastpass and enjoyed another adventure on Star Tours: 3D (below, left). A friend had noticed a hidden Mickey in the queue, where the passengers are boarding (below, right). The droids ears only come out for a moment, so it’s really something you can blink and miss!

Video #4 – Hidden Mickey in the Star Tours Queue, Disney’s Hollywood Studios Walt Disney World – There is a short hidden Mickey in this area of the queue, it happens when the Droid spins it’s dome. Very quick but cool!

We enjoyed the Hyperspace Hoopla from a public area behind the stage, watching the characters (below, left) as they arrived and waited to go onstage (below, right). The only downside to this area is that the fireworks are even louder! This isn’t as much a problem for me as it was for Denise, who was taking the photos and watched for cast members to put their fingers in their ears so she could do the same.

As proof that Kit Fisto does sometimes come out, we found him walking around backstage and he posed for this photo (below, left). A Tusken Raider stopped by and looks quizzically at the camera (below, right).

Greedo moves the bushes to take a look at us (below, left). Sparklers spin at the side of the stage (below, right).

Video #5 – Star Wars Weekends 2011 Hyperspace Hoopla Behind the Scenes – Chewbacca, C3PO, More! – We stood behind the scenes (where the public can stand) to see the Star Wars characters as they got ready for their part in the Hyperspace Hoopla. Lots of joking around and 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

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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

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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

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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!

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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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