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New Years Eve Recap: Magic Kingdom Fireworks from the Polynesian Beach, Epcot Celebrations and Early Fireworks, Disney’s Hollywood Studios Lights! Camera! Happy New Year! – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

We enjoyed not only one, nor two, but four fireworks displays in the past two days! The first was Illuminations: Reflections of Earth and the Holiday Tag after seeing the last Candlelight Processional for the season. The second was the Magic Kingdom New Years Eve fireworks on December 30th (below, left), as seen from Disney’s Polynesian Resort (below, right).

 

The 180 degree fireworks (below, left and right) never fail to disappoint. Seeing the display from around the Seven Seas Lagoon is much quieter than being inside the Magic Kingdom!

 

Video #1 – Fantasy In The Sky New Years Eve Fireworks 12/30/11 Polynesian Beach Walt Disney World – This is the “Fantasy In The Sky” New Years Eve Fireworks 12/30/11 recorded from the Polynesian Beach at Walt Disney World!

There were signs at Epcot on New Years Eve that said the Magic Kingdom was closed (below, left). We were told that the Magic Kingdom was in phase 3 – we could have gone as anual passholders, but day guests could not have. The line for Spaceship Earth was an hour at around 4pm (below, right)!

 

The wait times were incredibly long – as expected – for most attractions (below, left). Captain EO was the shortest listed at the time we were at the tip board, with a wait of 5 minutes. Guests relax in the grass (below, right), in the area that normally holds the main flower quilt during the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.

 

Guests were shown which way to walk (below, left). A viking Cast Member greets guests at the Norway bar (below, right).

 

The yearly dragon was set up at the China DJ stage (below, left). We picked up hats and horns in the America Pavilion (below, right). The hats didn’t really fit us, but they make nice souvenirs.

 

We sat in the grass I mentioned before to watch the early showing of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth fireworks and the final holiday tag of the season. This isn’t the best area if you want to see the whole show – we didn’t see the globe nor some of the lower fireworks. But we’ve seen the show so many times, it was nice to relax and watch from a comfortable and different spot (below left and right).

 

Smoke after Illuminations blows past the Christmas tree (below, left). Fire from the dragon in China is seen from across the lake (below, right).

 

Italy was beautifully lit on New Years Eve (below, left). We walked between Epcot and the Boardwalk – it only takes about 20 minutes or less, although we made some stops along the way. It was a relaxing reprieve from the craziness of the night! Disney’s Boardwalk Resort (below, right) had it’s own dance party going on, with digital projections that included fireworks.

 

Our last stop was Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We had parked there, but didn’t go inside until around 9pm. Mulch, Sweat and Shears (below, left and right) played sets throughout the night – including being the soundtrack to the fireworks.

 

Smoke billows from the stage after a pre-New Years fireworks blast (below, left). We were caught a little off-guard as the fireworks started, as the countdown never happened. Mulch, Sweat and Shears seemed to be waiting for the cue to start the countdown to the New Year when the fireworks began (below, right).

 

It isn’t common for Disney’s Hollywood Studios to have fireworks (below, left). We did see them last year during the Last Tour to Endor event, and we’ve seen them for the Fourth of July and New Years Eve. It’s a great show, made better by the terrific live music played (below, right).

 

The finale is spectacular, though not as intense as Epcot (below, left). The display at the Sorcerer’s Hat stage welcomes guests to the New Year! We wish everyone a Happy and Healthy 2012 and look forward to seeing what the new year brings!

 

Video #2 – Lights! Camera! Happy New Year! Fireworks 12/31/11 Disney’s Hollywood Studios – This is the Lights! Camera! Happy New Year! Fireworks recorded 12/31/11 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World!

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

Get Ready For 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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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

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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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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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