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Limited Time Magic Long Lost Friends Week at The Magic Kingdom, New and Vintage Character Comparison, Fantasyland Construction – Photos and Video

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This update will be a mix of old and new, as Long Lost Friends Week has proved quite popular at the Magic Kingdom for Limited Time Magic (below, left). I’ve met all of the characters in the past – and some look similar, some look very different than their former long-lost selves. Robin Hood meets guests with Friar Tuck, The Sheriff of Nottingham and Prince John, (below, right) this week!

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Here I am with my sister and brother when we were kids in the 70’s, meeting Robin Hood (below, left). He is much taller than the newer version with sharper features! Friar Tuck holds up his hand with my sister in front of the Sunshine Tree Terrace (below, right).

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The Sheriff of Nottingham doesn’t look much different this week than he did about 30 years ago with my mom (below, left). Prince John also looks very similar, here he is with my sister in the 1970’s (below,right).

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The Three Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf are also available for Limited Time Magic through Sunday (below, left). We enjoyed posing with them (below, right). The Three Little Pigs look quite different than their previous incarnation, but the Big Bad Wolf doesn’t appear to have changed much.

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My brother and I posed with Fiddler Pig (below, left) and Fifer Pig (below, right) in the 1970’s. Their look was quite different than what you see above. Fifer Pig’s hat was much larger too! Some friends said they seemed scarier back then but I found them charming.

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Here is the Big Bad Wolf from many years ago (below, left), he looks almost exactly the same! And I pose again with Fifer pig (below, right), nearly 40 years ago.

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Pinocchio, Gepetto and Jiminy Cricket aren’t really long lost friends having just retired from greeting guests at the Magic Kingdom last year (below, left), but they still attracted a long line! Here is my sister with Pinocchio in the 1970’s (below, left) – he has a similar look to now, but you can find differences, including his bow.

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This is my sister with Gepetto in the 1990’s (below, left), and with Gideon – also from Pinocchio (below, right). We haven’t seen Gideon in the park in many years!

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Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow make quite the grand entrance during Long Lost Friends Week (below, left). Here, Denise and I pose with them (below, right). They both continue to appear in the parks for the Hoedown and various parades but are not regularly available for meet and greets.

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Video #1 – Limited Time Magic Long Lost Friends Week – Ludwig Von Drake, Three Little Pigs, More, Magic Kingdom – Long Lost Friends Week is this week’s theme for Limited Time Magic! We met Scrooge McDuck & Ludwig Von Drake, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio & Gepetto, Robin Hood, Prince John, Friar Truck & The Sheriff of Nottingham, Horace Horsecollar & Clarabelle Cow, Big Bad Wolf, Fiddler Pig, Practical Pig, and Fifer Pig!

Denise’s friend Taylor on Twitter suggested offering money to Scrooge McDuck when we met him (below, left). It didn’t work! He was only interested in gold. We do see Scrooge semi-regularly – mostly in the winter – but rarely Ludwig Von Drake. He looked a lot different in The World According to Goofy Parade (below, left) from 1992. This is from my Disneyland Parade Classics DVD!

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Video #2 – Scrooge McDuck and Ludwig Von Drake, Long Lost Friends Week – Magic Kingdom, Limited Time Magic – Scrooge McDuck and Ludwig Von Drake are part of Long Lost Friends Week at the Magic Kingdom this week for Limited Time Magic!

While we were at the Magic Kingdom, we enjoyed lunch at the Columbia Harbor House with a view of the Fantasyland construction that includes Rapunzel’s Tower and new bathrooms (below, left). There is a bridge being built near the rock work (below, right).

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It seems to be everyone’s opinions that these will be the most beautiful bathrooms on Walt Disney World property (below, left and right).

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Video #3 – MouseSteps Weekly #38 – Limited Time Magic Long Lost Friends at Magic Kingdom, Epcot Habit Heroes – Includes the following: Limited Time Magic Long Lost Friends Week, where we met a slew of Disney characters from the past (and some still from the present). Scrooge McDuck, Ludwig Von Drake, Robin Hood, Clarabell Cow and many more can be found in this video. The Rapunzel Tower and bathroom construction, which promises to be the most beautifully themed bathrooms at Walt Disney World! We also stop for a Spicy Chicken Waffle at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, and New Fantasyland to check out the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train construction. Epcot’s Habit Heroes, which is back up and running after a year away to be retooled. We first stop for a Beverly drink at Club Cool and a picture with Minnie and Goofy!

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! 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

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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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