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Magic Kingdom Update: Fantasyland Construction Progress, Easter Bunnies, Former Fantasyland Skyway Station, Original Citrus Swirl Returns, Storybook Circus – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

Yesterday was a full day for us, taking photos of Fantasyland from the Contemporary Resort roof and then heading to the Magic Kingdom! This was our view of Cinderella Castle (below, left). Maurice’s Cottage (below, right) looks quite whimsical!

 

Beast’s Castle is seen in the distance (below, left). From here, you can really see how small it is. Gaston’s Tavern and Bonjour Village Gifts don’t look quite as far along as Maurice’s Cottage (below, right).

 

The Little Mermaid show building rises above the trees (below, left). I always love the view from this location (below, right). I even have a video on YouTube that I shot 20 years ago from here!

 

Video #1 – Fantasyland Construction from Contemporary Roof 3/20/12 Mermaid, Beast’s Castle – A unique view of the Fantasyland construction from the Contemporary Resort roof! Includes close up views of Belle’s Cottage, Beast’s Castle, The Little Mermaid and Snow White Mine Train Ride Buildings and more!

The colorful scrim is now over the Main Street Bakery again, after heavy winds took it off a couple of weeks ago (below, left). Beautiful flowers have been planted in Town Square (below, right), as well as in other areas of the Magic Kingdom. Spring has sprung!

 

Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny (below, left) are now greeting guests next to City Hall. We enjoyed having our photo taken with them (below, right). The Bunnies will be at the Magic Kingdom until April 8 2012. Meet and greet times are from 10am to 6pm daily. They always remind me of Chip & Dale somehow 🙂

 

Video #2 – Easter Bunny and Mrs. Bunny Greet Guests at the Magic Kingdom, 3/20/12 Walt Disney World – Mr. and Mrs Easter Bunny are now greeting guests at the Magic Kingdom until April 8 2012. Meet and greet times are from 10am to 6pm daily. They always remind me of Chip & Dale somehow.

The original Citrus Swirls are back (below, left) at the Sunshine Tree Terrace! I have photos in my early photo albums that show me enjoying Citrus Swirls from a young age, it’s nice to see them back again (below, right).

 

Video #3 – Original Citrus Swirl Now Available at Sunshine Tree Terrace 3/20/12 Adventureland, Magic Kingdom Disney – The Original Citrus Swirl goodness has returned to the Sunshine Pavilion in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World 3/20/12

The former Fantasyland Skyway Station area is a big, open area now (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.

 

You can see major clearing has been done especially by the Haunted Mansion pet cemetery. (below, left). To the right of the Pet Cemetary, a green fence blocks the now open view of Fantasyland (below, right).

 

Video #4 – Fantasyland Former Skyway Station Area Construction 3/20/12 Cleared to Mansion Pet Cemetary – A look at the Fantasyland former Skyway station area construction on 3/20/12. This will eventually be the new path to Liberty Square to make room for the upcoming Peter Pan’s Flight interactive queue. You can see major clearing has been done especially by the Haunted Mansion pet cemetery.

We made a trip over to Storybook Circus, just as the train was pulling in (below, left). We have been asked if the other train tracks are real (below, right), but no – they aren’t. It’s just part of the story!

 

The Great Goofini’s plane flies through the sign at the Barnstormer (below, left). The Circus tent is being added to the outer skeleton (below, right).

 

A blue cloth hangs nearby the left skeleton giving a preview of the color of the Storybook Circus tent to the left (below, left), and red stripes are added to the right hand side exterior (below, right).

 

Video #5 – Fantasyland Construction 3/20/12 Snow White Mine Train Wall, Beast’s Castle, Mermaid, Magic Kingdom – This is the latest Fantasyland construction from ground level including the Snow White Mine Train wall, Little Mermaid Exterior, Storybook Circus tents, new props, second Dumbo spinner and more!

Beast’s Castle (below, left) is seen from inside Fantasyland. The Little Mermaid building (below, right) looks elegant! The forced perspective really works well in this area.

 

 The Snow White Mine Train show building wall has been rising higher each day. This will be covered to look like the hills and landscape of Fantasyland Forest. (below, left). We waited to ride the new Dumbo for about a half hour – it wasn’t a very busy day (below, right).

 

We are looking forward to seeing the second Dumbo spinner added (below, left). Work was in progress on much of new Fantasyland and this angle offers a different angle of the large Snow White Mine Train show building (below, right). It was a productive day for us!

 

Video #6 – Fantasyland Construction From New Dumbo 3/20/12 Snow White Mine Train Wall, Mermaid, Magic Kingdom – This is the latest Fantasyland construction from the new Dumbo including the Snow White Mine Train wall, Little Mermaid Exterior, second Dumbo spinner and more!

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

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

Latest Release – The Very Best of Disney’s Nighttime Fireworks Spectaculars!

Jeff Lange Presents: Walt Disney World Nighttime Fireworks Spectaculars

Jeff Lange takes you to Walt Disney World to experience the very best of Disney’s Nighttime Fireworks Spectaculars!

Featuring: Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky, Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams – 40th Anniversary Special Edition, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, Let There Be Peace on Earth Finale, Fantasy in the Sky New Years Eve Fireworks and BONUS: The Magic, The Memories, and You! (Romance Segment).

Running Time: 66 min

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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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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!)

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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