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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Update Including Cars 2 Meet & Greet, Magic Kingdom Update Including Fantasyland Construction – Photos & Video

Hi everyone!

After a week of rainy weather, we were finally able to head back to Walt Disney World and check out the latest happenings at Disney’s Hollywood Stusios and The Magic Kingdom. A new “Let the Memories Begin” sign has gone up where the Star Tours billboard had been standing (below, left). The sign (below, right) is very similar to the one that has been in front of the Magic Kingdom for the last 6 months. (we have photos and video of the Magic Kingdom sign HERE)

Video #1 – Let The Memories Begin (New Sign) Disney’s Hollywood Studios Entrance 7/9/11 – A new “Let the Memories Begin” sign has replaced the former Star Tours sign at the front of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Tigger and Eeyore (below, left) greet guests in front of their new sign in the Sorcerer Hat Meet & Greet area (below, right). The sign has been there for Meet & Greets for a couple of months, but this is the first time we’ve ever seen characters there. Tigger and Eeyore were just finishing up for the day when we arrived at 11:30am.

Video #2 – Tigger & Eeyore Sorcerer Hat Greeting Disney’s Hollywood Studios 7/9/11 – We finally caught Tigger and Eeyore in their new Meet & Greet area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (just as they were about to finish their last set of the day).

The Star Tours wait was only 10 minutes when we passed by (below, left). And at 1:00 there were still Fastpass tickets left for Toy Story Midway Mania (below, right), but it still was for 8 hours later.

The Phineas and Ferb Meet & Play area now has a few new additions to it. A new “Building Permit” (below, left) and Hot Set signs (below, right) add some extra theme to the area. We have full coverage including videos of opening day with Phineas and Ferb HERE.

Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater are available to meet at the Cars 2 Meet & Greet (below, left and right). They don’t talk or do much, but you can have your photo taken with them.

We had our photo taken with Lightning McQueen and Mater (below, left and right). The updated Cars 2 Meet & Greet is much more colorful and easy to spot than the previous one.

Mater has a team “95” symbol on his side (below, left). Lightning McQueen’s Piston Cups are displayed on the walls (below, right). Click HERE for our tour of the Cars 2 display in the Animation building including artwork from the film and fully dimensional maquettes.

Video #3 – Cars 2 Meet & Greet, Disney’s Hollywood Studios 7/9/11 Lightning McQueen, Mater – This is the updated Meet & Greet which features Mater and Lightning McQueen.

We stopped by the Magic Kingdom, and the Main Street Firehouse was still open – as of tonight, it should be closed (below, left). The patches were already gone from the walls (below, right). We were told that the Firehouse interior will be immediately turned over to Entertainment and the patches are temporarily being stored until it is determined where they will be displayed. We have full photo and video coverage of the Main Street Firehouse, Engine Co. 71 HERE.

Rapunzel is now at the Tangled Meet & Greet alone (below left and right). The lines are not quite at long (and the sign still advertises Flynn Rider). See our coverage of Flynn Rider’s emotional last day HERE.

Every week we see changes in Fantasyland as the construction is proceeding at a very fast pace. Beast’s Castle, the Be Our Guest Restaurant and rock work (below, left) take shape. The rock work on the Little Mermaid ride is still being painted and textured (below, right).

Belle’s Village looks very much like the artwork now (below, left). Here is a closer look at the Little Mermaid show building (below, right). Thanks as always to Dumbo the Flying Elephant for taking us high above Fantasyland to bring you these photos and video footage.

Video #4 – Fantasyland Construction Including from Dumbo 7/9/11 Beasts Castle, Mermaid, Dumbo’s Circus – Fantasyland construction from high above with the help of Dumbo the Flying Elephant, as well as a variety of ground locations plus the PeopleMover. You can also see the rock work and building progress.

Denise took some beautiful photos yesterday as the day was coming to an end, including the moon behind this castle turret – with an unexpected airplane in view (below, left) and the resort monorail with the sunset behind it (below, right). It was nice to get back to the parks and we look forward to visits to Animal Kingdom and Fort Wilderness if the weather cooperates this week.

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

All New Release – Frontierland Classics:

Jeff Lange Remembers: Frontierland Classics

Take a trip back in time to experience classic Walt Disney World “Frontierland” attractions. This fifth volume in the series features the following: Splash Mountain (1992), Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade (2006), Country Bear Jamboree (1992), Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (1997), Tom Sawyer Island (2006) and more!

Running Time: 65 min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Adventureland Classics

Celebrate Spring – 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 fourth 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

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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