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Christmas Week at Walt Disney World, Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, Special Character Meetings, Fort Wilderness Holiday Golf Cart Parade, Epcot’s Candlelight Processional with Gary Sinise – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

We’ve had a great time enjoying Christmas week at Walt Disney World and other parks and resorts in the area! This week, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade (below, left) has been playing for day guests after it’s run at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. We always enjoy the toy soldiers (below, right)!

Video #1 – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade Daytime Version – Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World – During Christmas week, the Magic Kingdom presents the “Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” as well as other shows that are previously only seen during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The parade includes Mickey and Minnie, Scrooge McDuck, Ariel, Chip and Dale, and many other characters!

Speaking of toy soldiers, Chip and Dale were dressed to impress at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (below, left). This is the first time we’ve ever seen them in soldier outfits. Most of the deluxe resorts featured character meet-and-greets in the days leading up to Christmas.

Video #2 – Chip and Dale Christmas Meet & Greet as Toy Soldiers, Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Disney World – Chip and Dale greet guests this year in toy soldier outfits for Christmas at Disney’s Contemporary Resort! This is the first year that we’ve seen these particular outfits.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse met guests at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort dressed in their Victorian finest (below, left and right). They had 3 or 4 different holiday outfits this year throughout the resorts!

Video #3 – Mickey and Minnie Mouse Meet & Greet in Victorian Christmas Outfits – Disney Grand Floridian Resort – Mickey and Minnie celebrate a Victorian-style Christmas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort!

Donald and Daisy Duck were dressed in snowflake attire at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House (below, left). There was a nightly parade, and they were part of it on the night we were there (below, right).

Video #4 – Donald & Daisy for Christmas, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Walt Disney World (Jambo House) – Donald and Daisy Duck met with guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge tonight in their Christmas outfits!

Over at Kidani Village, we found Stitch in his Santa outfit (below, left). Stitch was in fine form, and even “licked” our camera before putting his hand up to his mouth (below, right).

Video #5 – Santa Stitch Meet & Greet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani DVC, Christmas 2012 Disney World – Santa Stitch was greeting guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Kidani (Disney Vacation Club building) for Christmas!

Our Christmas Eve tradition is to visit Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort for the annual holiday golf cart parade! It isn’t nearly as long as the Halloween Golf Cart Parade, but still a lot of fun. Donald Duck (below, left) sits in back of the Cast Member lead cart. And our favorite? Santa and his reindeer (below, right).

Video #6 – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Christmas Holiday Golf Cart Parade 2012 w/ Donald Duck, Santa & Mrs. Claus! – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground has several golf cart parades this year, this is the Christmas version! Guests of the Fort Wilderness resort dress up their golf carts, and this is the fabulous result. Donald Duck even leads!

Christmas week is also our favorite time to see Disney’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot. It never seems quite as crowded as at other times – likely due to seasonal passes being blocked out – and we’ve had the opportunity to see a number of shows. Some of our favorite narrators are here this week, including Gary Sinise (below, left and right). He narrated on several days including Christmas night. We enjoyed his tribute to our veterans as well!

Video #7 – Epcot Candlelight Processional “Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy” on Christmas, Narrator Gary Sinise – This is the song “Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy” during Epcot’s Candlelight Processional on Christmas Night, the last show of the evening. It features Gary Sinise as the guest narrator, along with the Voices of Liberty, Walt Disney World Orchestra, Walt Disney World Cast Choir, and a participating guest choir.

Sinise (below, left and right) hadn’t narrated Epcot’s Candlelight Processional in 4 years, and it was a treat to have him back! This was Christmas night – and his final narration for 2012.

Video #8 – Gary Sinise in Epcot’s Candlelight Processional Christmas Day, Tribute to Veterans – Disney World – Gary Sinise narrated the Candlelight Processional on several evenings, this was Christmas night – and his final narration for 2012. Sinise pays tribute to the veterans in the audience, as well as to all who have served.

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

All-New: Christmas at Walt Disney World: Holiday Treat 2012 DVD – Available Now:

Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 2012 (Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2012)

Seasons Greetings from Jeff Lange! Celebrate the holidays with this new DVD featuring the 2012 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, All-New Celebrate The Magic! (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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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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Also available

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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Also available

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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