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Halloween at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground, Golf Cart Parade with Pixar UP House, Site Decoration Contest & More – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground had it’s Halloween golf cart parade yesterday, with a lot of unique entries as always! Guests decorate their golf carts, winning prizes for: Best Overall, Best Disney Themed, Most Unique and Most Creative! We enjoyed the Tow Mater golf cart, a new entry this year (below, left), and a pirate ship (below, right).

Many of the drivers and passengers dressed up in their Halloween best or scariest (below, left). And each year, at least one entry just blows us away. This year, it was this Up house that took 2 months to build (below, right). Grissel Sierra created it, and her family – Joseph, Joey and Nicky – all were part of the golf cart parade. They did win a prize for best overall!

There were a lot of other creative carts, I wish we could show them all! Cruella DeVil was inside this golf cart (below, left), and there was even a dog catcher on the back! And check out these scary props on the top of another cart (below, right).

Video #1 – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Halloween Golf Cart Parade 2012 – Including Pixar Up House, Tow Mater – We love Disney’s Fort Wilderness Halloween Golf Cart Parades! This years parade was held on Halloween day 2012. Guests decorate their golf carts, winning prizes for: Best Overall, Best Disney Themed, Most Unique and Most Creative! This years overall winner was the “UP” House golf cart!

Joseph Sierra poses with his sons Joey and Nicky in front of the Up house (below, left). The date on the water meter (below, right) is the date the film was released.

Carl & Ellie’s mailbox sits in front of the house (below, left and right). Nearly the whole house is made of cardboard, with PVC to hold it together. The detailing in it is incredible!

Video #2 – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Halloween Golf Cart Parade 2012 Pixar “Up” House Best Overall Winner w/Carl – This is a detailed look at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Halloween Golf Cart Parade 2012 Best Overall Winner based on the Disney/Pixar “UP” House! This beautiful house was created by Grissel Sierra. Joseph Sierra plays Carl, and Joey and Nicky Sierra also play a part in the display. The UP house is created mostly with cardboard, with PVC to hold it together and took 2 months. Congratulations! It’s quite impressive, isn’t it? All of the golf cart designs are created by campsite guests.  This house was made even more complete by adding Carl and Russell.

We had dinner at Trails End, and it’s been a couple of years since we’d been there for an evening meal (below, left). The restaurant was actually really busy when we arrived, but emptied out as guests headed to the parks (below, right). The food was better than we ever remember it, with a wider variety for dinner – but not a higher price tag. The service was excellent too.

I tried to have a little of everything, but there was too many food choices! My first plate consisted of  peel and eat shrimp, carved beef, and salad (below, left). Their world-famous fried chicken is there as always too! Denise didn’t end up even getting to the chicken – she saw baked AND mashed potatoes and couldn’t decide between the two. So she had both, along with some vegetables and beef (below, right). We each had cornbread too, which was fantastic. And instead of brownies, a red velvet cake is now served alongside cobbler and cookies. We highly recommend Trails End for dinner!

It is our tradition to visit the campsites each year around and on Halloween. Our favorite campsite was also the winner of best overall (below, left), which offered an amazing array of handmade decorations! The RV was themedas  a pirate ship, with skeletons and many other props (below, right).

Harry & Kathy Kunkle (below, left) from Cherryville, PA, were the winners. They have spent a lot of time on all of the decorations, and it really shows! Here is one more view (below, right) of this amazing campsite.

Video #3 – Fort Wilderness Halloween Site Decoration 2012 Winner, Walt Disney World – Pirate Themed – Harry & Kathy Kunkle from Cherryville, PA were the winners of the Fort Wilderness campsite contest! Much of what you’ll see in this video is handmade, including the spider webs! Kathy has a lot of talent for artwork, and she also won a prize in the pumpkin decorating contest the night before.

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

All-New: Halloween at Walt Disney World (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012) – Available Now:

Jeff Lange’s Trick or Treat 9 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012)

Jeff Lange presents this all-new DVD from the 2012 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World!

Featuring: Not So Scary Entrance Scenes, Trick-or-Treat Trails, 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 at Disneyland)

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 Release – Journey Into Imagination with Original Dreamfinder Ron Schneider: Exclusive Signed Edition

Journey Into Imagination with Original Dreamfinder Ron Schneider: Exclusive Signed Edition

Join Ron Schneider as he chronicles his journey from the early days of Disneyland to his years at EPCOT Center’s Journey Into Imagination – including a previously unreleased ride-through of the classic original attraction!

The Ron Schneider Story (2012) – Ron shares in exciting detail the creative challenges he faced in bringing EPCOT Center’s only characters to vivid life. Anyone who’s a fan of Disney theme parks – or has ever held the dream of performing for an audience of millions – will enjoy these behind-the-scenes tales, told by a talented storyteller and theme park legend.

Journey Into Imagination with Commentary by Ron Schneider (1997) Ron offers up his thoughts and remembrances while you watch this never-before-seen footage from the original Journey Into Imagination!

Journey Into Imagination (1997) Enjoy this previously unreleased 1997 ride-through of the classic Journey Into Imagination. This version features the exterior, queue and complete ride including all of your favorite original scenes with Dreamfinder and Figment!

Running Time: 70 Min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Epcot’s Journey Into Imagination Collectors Edition 2-Disc Set

Celebrate Spring – Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2012:

Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2012

Celebrate spring at one of Disney’s most anticipated events of the year: The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2012.

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 2011, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2010, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2009, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2008

All New – 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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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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