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President Obama Visits The Magic Kingdom, Backstage Entrance with Parade Floats & Entertainment, Speech Simulcast in The Hall of Presidents, Disney’s Hollywood Studios Rock the Night Fireworks – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

President Obama paid a visit to the Magic Kingdom yesterday to give a short speech on tourism. Main Street U.S.A. was walled off from park guests until a little after 2pm (below, left).  While some areas were not open to the public, Disney pulled a terrific backstage experience out of it’s hat! Parade floats and Main Street vehicles lined the backstage walkway from Main Street to Tomorrowland, including these fish from Spectromagic (below, right).

 

A variety of Main Street vehicles were on display (below, left), including this one that I haven’t seen in a long time (below, right).

  

Cinderella Castle could be seen above a float (below, left). This particular float is from the Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade (below, right).

 

Video #1 – Magic Kingdom Parade Floats in Detail During Obama’s Visit: Spectromagic, Haunted Mansion, Pirates – For those who didn’t visit the Magic Kingdom during President Obama’s speech, there were some nice extras that you will see here. Tick Tock Crock, the Haunted Mansion Float from Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade, Scrooge McDuck’s float from Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and so much more! Transportation vehicles also lined the walkway. This was a nice bonus for those who did visit!

The Haunted Mansion float from Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade was also available to take pictures with (below, left). We enjoyed seeing all these floats close up! Tick Tock Crock looks a little less menacing during the day (below, right).

  

Cinderella’s Coach (below, left) was the biggest draw for guests. A pirate treasure float from Disney’s Enchanted Adventures Parade (below, right) was one of the last floats before entering into Tomorrowland.

  

We had our picture taken with this Spectromagic float (below, left). Cast members seem to be enjoying the temporary change and DJ music dance in front of a Once Upon a Christmastime Parade float (below, right).

 

Video #2 – Magic Kingdom Special Backstage Entrance with Parade Floats, Vehicles Etc, Obama Visit 1/19/12 – With President Obama giving his speech at the Magic Kingdom, Main Street U.S.A. needed to be closed to the public. A Special Backstage Entrance with Parade Floats, Main Street Vehicles a DJ and more was created to allow guests into the park. This was shortly before Main Street re opened (we were the last guests left before closing this area). Cast members seem to be enjoying the temporary change and music!

Each walkway to the hub was blocked to guests (below left and right) as well as extra temporary walls and the closure of the People Mover and Railroad.

  

The Hall of Presidents (below, left) hosted a simulcast of President Obama’s speech. We entered into the lobby (below, right), which wasn’t crowded.

 

We waited for the presentation to begin which ended up being a full house (below, left). President Obama eventually made his way to the podium (below, right), which was located in the Center Street area of Main Street U.S.A.. It was Fun to hear the audience of theme park guests react to the speech!

 

At the end of hos speech President Obama waves to Walt and Mickey (below, left). Denise made an early getaway to check out what was going on in the park, but took a photo of the audience watching on the way out (below, right).

  

Video #3 – President Obama’s Speech Simulcast at Hall of Presidents 1/19/12 Magic Kingdom, WDW – President Obama’s speech today at the Magic Kingdom recorded from the simulcast to a packed house at the Hall of Presidents! Fun to hear the audience of theme park guests react to the speech!

A flag was displayed on Main Street U.S.A. while President Obama was speaking (below, left). First Aid, Baby Care and Lost Children were being taken care of in Tomorrowland in the former lounge area by Space Mountain (below, right).

 

Extra characters were part of the Tomorrowland dance party (below, left). Pooh and Tigger danced up a storm together (below, right).

 

The Diamond Horseshoe also hosted a dance party with Woody and Jessie (below, left). We noticed that the projected snowflakes were left over from Christmas (below, right).

 

The Main Street Philharmonic plays a song in Liberty Square (below, left). Patriotic banners were draped from the buildings along Main Street (below, right), even after President Obama had left.

 

Video #4 – President Obama Visit to Magic Kingdom: A Day In the Park w/Extra Security, Entertainment, Floats – President Obama gave a speech at the Magic Kingdom 1/19/12 resulting with a wall blocking Main Street U.S.A., a special backstage entrance with parade floats and entertainment, areas of the park blocked off and other changes. This shows the progression of the day concluding with Main Street reopening shortly after 2pm.

To help spread out the crowds during the Presidents visit, Disney’s Hollywood Studios presented a special “Rock the Night” fireworks spectacular, which was very similar to the New Years Eve display. Green Army Men walked along Hollywood Boulevard (below, right).

 

Mulch, Sweat and Shears played sets of songs from the 80’s before the fireworks (below, left). Smaller fireworks shot from the stage as they played (below, right).

 

Denise took these photos from a different area that included a view of Min & Bills Dockside Diner, along with the Chinese Theater. While the fireworks show is shorter than others, it is a favorite of ours! This would be a great regular addition to Disney’s Hollywood Studios especially on days when Fantasmic is not performing.

 

Video #5 – Disney’s Hollywood Studios presents Rock the Night Fireworks Spectacular 1/19/12 Walt Disney World – This is the special “Rock the Night” fireworks spectacular presented at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on 1/19/12 (the same day as President Obama visited the Magic Kingdom). The fireworks are set to a live rock set by Mulch, Sweat & Shears!

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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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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