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Animal Kingdom Lodge Boma Breakfast, Disney’s Visa Photo Place Character Greeting at Epcot, Plaza Restaurant at The Magic Kingdom, MouseSteps Weekly #36- Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

I had a great birthday at Walt Disney World! Our yearly tradition is for Denise to take me to Boma: Flavors of Africa for breakfast (below, left). This is one of our favorite dining locations on property for breakfast or dinner! Boma has a gorgeous design to it, and is reminiscent of an African market (below, right). You can find Denise’s full dining review HERE.

The restaurant was busy when we arrived, but the buffet line was empty by the time we left (below, left). We prefer to arrive around 10:30am and then enjoy the meal as brunch instead of breakfast. The first area we each headed for was the carved meat station (below, right), there was carved turkey and ham. The Boma Mustard always goes very well with the turkey!

Video #1 – Boma: Flavors of Africa Buffet Breakfast at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort, Walt Disney World – This is a look at Boma: Flavors of Africa for breakfast (or dinner!) including the entire buffet and restaurant tour!  Boma is found in the Jambo House building of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort.

Christmas was still evident around the park, but none of the topiaries were still up (below, left). The day was gorgeous and flowers were planted – they should stay there until just before Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival officially begins on March 6th. I always stop for Beverly at Epcot (below, right). Denise won’t touch it!

The kiosk near The American Adventure that sold shirts and other items now sells My Heritage Book (below, left), a personalized book for kids. It is a great fit for World Showcase, and up to 4 heritages are able to be part of the book! Puzzles, coloring books and such are also available for purchase (below, right).

I signed up for the Disney Visa card in October, to be able to get into the Chase Visa lounge at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. It was a great deal for me, I paid $50 and received a $100 Disney gift card! We had been told that we could stop by the Disney’s Visa Photo Place (below, left) to enjoy a meet & greet with a free 5×7 picture included. We finally remembered to visit this location, and we wish we’d done it earlier! Mickey and Pluto were both there (below, right), and it was like a private meet & greet!

 

There is a lot of nice theming that runs through the design of the meet & greet (below, left). This is the 5×7 that we chose of the three photos that were taken (below, right). A border was included, and I chose the Happy Birthday 2013 border. It’s a very nice perk to the Disney Visa Card! The location has limited hours, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

Video #2 – Mickey Mouse and Pluto Meet us at Disney’s Visa Photo Place, Epcot Meet and Greet – This is a great meet-and-greet if you own the Disney Visa Card! Mickey and Pluto were there the day we stopped by, and we also received a free 5×7 photo. This area is only for Disney Visa Card holders, and the hours are limited – be sure to check out this perk before your next visit!

Splash Mountain is down for rehab, and was drained of water (below, left). Christmas was still in effect, and we learned even on the 9th! It was nice to see Cinderella Castle lit up like ice one last time (below, right).

For dinner, we visited another of our favorite restaurants. The Plaza Restaurant (below, left) is often overlooked by guests, but it’s always had terrific food and service at reasonable prices. It is a very small restaurant, but we were able to book a reservation the night before. We’d never noticed some of the design details before, including this girl as a vase (below, right).

Denise had a Cheese Steak Sandwich (below, left) and I had a Club Sandwich (below, right). Denise’s Twitter (Mousesteps) was abuzz as to whether it was really a Cheese Steak Sandwich. It has steak, cheese, onions and peppers. It’s her favorite item here! The french fries are also good, closer to a steak fry cut.

For dessert, we split a Brownie Sundae (below, left). It would have been too much dessert for either of us, but it was just right for both. From our seat at the restaurant, we could watch everything going on (below, right) – it reminded me of sitting at Lilian Disney’s table at Club 33.

Video #3 – MouseSteps Weekly #36 – Boma Breakfast Overview, Epcot Disney’s Visa Photo Place w/ Mickey & Pluto: Recorded  01/09/13 Featuring Commentary from Denise Preskitt and Jeff LangeMaple Leaf Tickets: Official Ticket Agent of MouseSteps Weekly –  Theme Park Connection: Official Show Sponsor of MouseSteps Weekly

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! plusBONUS: 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

Also available

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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