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Magic Kingdom Update, Main Street USA, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, New Fantasyland, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Testing – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

Yesterday was a busy one at the Magic Kingdom. The Mickey Christmas ornament is now replaced with a more traditional Mickey at the front of the park (below, left). Scrims are up around Main Street U.S.A. (below, right), as the end of the holiday season always seems to lead to a few months of extensive rehabs.

 

The Main Street Bakery (below, left) is still open, but has a scrim around it. There is also work being done on both sides of the Main Street bridge (below, right).

 

Dumbo the Flying Elephant has been getting ready for it’s move to Storybook Circus, which has now been pushed back to mid-March (below left and right). The original date was around February 17th for it to reopen again.

 

Workers look over one of the Dumbo elephant ride vehicles (below, left). The topiary of Dumbo (below, right) still stands in it’s location, behind the wall.  To see the first ever counter clockwise spinning Dumbo being tested please click HERE

 

Video #1 – Dumbo the Flying Elephant Removal Plus New Dumbo Testing 1/10/12 Magic Kingdom – The original Dumbo The Flying Elephant is now behind a construction wall for removal. The new Dumbo (counter clockwise side) is also testing with most elephants attached.

The large sign for the Seven Dwarfs Mine shop is now gone (below, left), although the smaller one was still up (below, right). Very little merchandise remained in the shop – all of the apparel was gone.

 

Work continues in Fantasyland (below, left), and the Beast’s Castle looms over everything (below, right), Please click HERE for all of our past videos of this exciting new Fantasyland enhancement!

 

Bonjour Village Gifts (below, left) and Gaston’s Tavern (below, right) are both still having roof work done.

 

We were able to capture some details of the Little Mermaid ride building (below, left). You can see rock work (below, right) along with design that looks similar to the tentacles of an octapus (below, right).

 

Video #2 – New Fantasyland Construction Including Beast’s Castle, Belle’s Cottage, Dumbo – New Fantasyland Construction including Beast’s Castle, Belle’s Cottage, The Little Mermaid, New Dumbo and more!

 A look at the Fantasyland former Skyway station area construction wall (below left and right). This will eventually be the new path to Liberty Square to make room for the upcoming Peter Pan’s Flight interactive queue.

 

Video #3 – Fantasyland Former Skyway Station Area Construction Wall, Magic Kingdom – A look at the Fantasyland former Skyway station area construction wall. This will eventually be the new path to Liberty Square to make room for the upcoming Peter Pan’s Flight interactive queue.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is now closed for a 5 month rehab (below, left). A pin trading display (below, right) has been added to the area. We don’t know how often it’s there, but it was during both of our visits.

 

We took some photos and video of Big Thunder Mountain from the train. There were quite a few workers, as well as work lights. This is the exterior and a drained Tumbleweed with some animatronics removed as seen from the Railroad. (below, left and right).

 

Video #4 – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurb, Exterior and Tumbleweed from Train, Magic Kingdom – Big Thunder Mountain closed for a 5 month refurbish on 1/9/12 – This is the exterior and a drained Tumbleweed with some animatronics removed as seen from the Railroad.

Pecos Bill’s restaurant is behind a scrim now as well (below, left). We also stopped by one of the Portals not yet used in the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game (below, right). This one is at the Sunshine Tree Terrace.

 

Merlin greets us during our second day playing Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom (below, left), and Malificent is one of the villains in Fantasyland (below, right). We have played twice now, once on an easy setting and once on medium. Please click HERE for our full report and thoughts after day one of play testing of this new interactive game.

 

Video #5 – Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Medium Difficulty Complete Fantasyland Maleficent – We play tested Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom a second time yesterday. This time we were offered the option to play medium difficulty with the ability to lose a battle (the video shows an example of this). This is the complete Fantasyland battle versus Maleficent. We also have complete segments from Liberty Square / Frontierland and Adventureland!

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

Remember Christmas: Holiday Treat 2011 DVD – Available Now:

Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 2011 (Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2011)

Seasons Greetings from Jeff Lange! Celebrate the holidays with this new DVD featuring the 2011 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“, The Magic, The Memories and You! (Holiday Segment),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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Available Now – The Splendor of the Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resorts!

Jeff Lange Experiences: Walt Disney World Holiday Traditions

Jeff Lange brings you this latest DVD in a series that features one-of-a-kind Disney experiences: Walt Disney World Holiday Traditions.

Experience the splendor of the holiday season at the following Walt Disney World resorts: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Bonus: Walt Disney World Dolphin and Walt Disney World Swan.

Running Time: 66 min

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Halloween at Walt Disney World (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2011) – Available Now:

Jeff Lange’s Trick or Treat 8 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2011)

Jeff Lange presents this all-new DVD from the 2011 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World!

Featuring: Br’er Rabbit’s Laughin’ Place Candy Patch, The Headless Horseman, Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, Villains Dance 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 – 8 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties 2003-2011) – Click HERE

Halloween Time at Disneyland (Mickey’s Halloween Party)

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 2003-2011) – Click HERE

All New Summer Releases – Disneyland Summertime 2011 and Magic Kingdom Summertime 2011

Jeff Lange’s Disneyland Summertime 2011

Join Jeff Lange as he brings the magic of Disneyland into your home with “Jeff Lange’s Disneyland Summertime 2011″!

Featuring the following 2011 summertime favorites: Entrance Scenes, Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean with Blackbeard, The Magic, The Memories and You! plus BONUS: “Magical” A Fireworks Spectacular!

Running Time: 66 min

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Also available

Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Summertime 2011

Celebrate the summer of 2011 in style, as Jeff Lange brings you the newest offerings from Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom!

Featuring the following 2011 summertime favorites: Entrance Scenes, Haunted Mansion Interactive Queue, Haunted Mansion Ride, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Magic, The Memories, and You! plus BONUS: Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky Fireworks Spectacular !

Running Time: 66 min

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

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

Recent Releases – Frontierland Classics, Adventureland Classics and Liberty Square 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: Fantasyland Classics

Also available

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: 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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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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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.