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Storybook Circus in New Fantasyland Soft Opened, Barnstormer Featuring Great Goofini, New Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Carolwood Park Railroad Station & More – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

Storybook Circus at the Magic Kingdom soft-opened to the public today and we made sure to be there (below, left)! The Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini was one of several attractions available to guests (below, right). It was a beautiful day and everyone was excited to get a look at this first section of the new Fantasyland to open!

 

Goofy’s plane “breaks through” the Barnstomer sign (below, left). A bullseye between the Barnstormer queue and the Fantasyland Train Station also features Goofy’s outline (below, right). It seems that Goofy isn’t able to do much gracefully!

 

In the queue, a rocket is sunk into the ground as a “Reckless Rocketeer” sits nearby (below, left). A cannon with cannonballs and matches (one used) are also part of the experience.

 

I stuck my hands in the Wheel of Peril and am still able to talk about it (below, left)! After a 30 minute wait – which was short considering the 60 minute line that awaited guests as we left the ride – we finally were heading up the lift hill (below, right).

 

Our photo of Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Fantasyland is my favorite from today (below, left). It’s a great view from the Barnstormer! We took a turn past the Barnstormer ride building (below, right).

 

Goofy’s hands and ears are apparent as we fly by, seeming to head toward the tents in front of us (below, left). Two Cast Members in their new costumes chat near the Barnstormer signs (below, right).

 

Video #1 – Barnstormer Great Goofini POV Front Row Ride, Storybook Circus, Fantasyland 3/12/12 Disney World – The Storybook Circus section of new Fantasyland soft opened this morning. This is a Front Row POV Ride of the Barnstormer featuring The Great Goofini!

We rode Dumbo the Flying Elephant twice (below, left and right). The inside queue and the second Dumbo spinner are not yet available to guests, but we enjoyed riding the new Dumbo! The first trip was fairly uneventful, there was a couple of glitches that caused the ride to stop and many guests ended up getting out of line – allowing us to get through the queue quickly once the ride started again (within a couple of minutes each time).

   

The sky was picture perfect for our first ride of the day (below left and right). Check out our coverage of the very last Dumbo ride at the original location HERE.

 

The view from Dumbo is incredible! You can see where the other Dumbo spinner is to be placed (below, left), and there is a nice look into Fantasyland as well (below, right).

 

Our second ride on Dumbo was punctuated with a stop mid-air. We were slowly lowered back to the ground, and the ride started back a couple of minutes later. There are still some challenges, but we had a great time riding Dumbo the Flying Elephant today (below, right). One of the nicest new features are fountains underneath the elephants (below, right).

 

Video #2 – Dumbo the Flying Elephant POV Ride, Storybook Circus, Fantasyland, Clockwise 3/12/12 Disney World – The Storybook Circus section of new Fantasyland soft opened this morning. This is a Dumbo the Flying Elephant Point of View Ride with great views of New Fantasyland plus circus props!

We really wanted to enter Fantasyland once via the train at the new station (below, left). We were very impressed by the new restrooms here! Luggage sits to the side of what almost looks like an elephant door (below, right).

 

A weather vane on top of the Fantasyland Storybook Circus Train Station makes it apparent what is underneath (below, left). There is a tribute to Walt Disney’s personal railroad the Carolwood Pacific in the clock above the station as the area has been renamed Carolwood Park (below, right).

 

Video #3 – Fantasyland Railroad Station – Storybook Circus – Arrival by Train, New Spiel 3/12/12 Disney World – This is the new Storybook Circus Railroad Station arrival from the Train! Also includes the new Train spiel and a look at the Station props featuring references to Walt Disney’s personal RR line.

We arrived back to the Fantasyland Storybook Circus Train Station after a 20 minute round-trip (below, left). It’s nice to see the train stopping here again (below, right). We have a full overview with our commentary about all of Storybook Circus below. This is a very detailed great new addition to Fantasyland and we look forward to seeing how this all progresses in the coming months (plus we need to explore the area after dark on our next visit)!

 

Video #4 – Storybook Circus Overview with Commentary, Barnstormer, Dumbo, Train Station & More 3/12/12 – The Storybook Circus section of new Fantasyland soft opened yesterday. This is a full overview with our commentary including the Barnstormer Featuring The Great Goofini, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and the Carolwood Railroad Station – plus much 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

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!)

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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