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Magic Kingdom: Fun with Characters, Scrooge McDuck City Hall Visit, Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Disney Junior Show Update, Animal Kingdom: Tusker House Buffet – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

Long Lost Friends Week is now over at the Magic Kingdom, but we enjoyed one last visit with some of our favorite characters before they went away! We went to visit The Three Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf with the Weekly Walt Disney World group, and our party of 20 brought forks. You can see the reactions of the pigs to the forks (below left and right)!

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Practical Pig was the most animated – he kicked, stomped and threw a fork at Tony’s Town Square (below, left). Here is our group with the Three Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf (below, right). We always enjoy meeting the characters, especially when they play around a bit!

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Video #1 – Limited Time Magic, Long Lost Friends – 3 Little Pigs & Big Bad Wolf – Fun With Forks! Magic Kingdom – This was the last day of Long Lost Friends Week, and we had a lot of fun with the characters! Our group brought plastic forks to the meet and greet, and the Three Little Pigs played along.

While we were there, I noticed Scrooge McDuck suspiciously heading toward City Hall and I followed him in. Scrooge was looking to buy the newly released Disney Dollars (below, left) and apparently didn’t get quite what he was looking for as he motions “talk to the hand” (below, right).

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Scrooge McDuck then heads to the Chamber of Commerce to see if they had money for him (below, left). They didn’t! He left (below, right), eventually giving the Disney Dollars he did have to Cast Members. I think he would make a great permanent addition to this area on Main Street U.S.A.

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Video #2 – Scrooge McDuck Looks For Money at Magic Kingdom City Hall & Bank, Limited Time Magic Lost Friends – Scrooge McDuck goes looking for money at Magic Kingdom’s City Hall, taking his Disney Dollars over to the Main Street Bank and looking for money (none was to be found!)

Just a day or two earlier, we stopped at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to pick a few items up – and went to the Disney Junior: Live on Stage location to find out when it would open back up. I asked Denise to take a couple of photos first, one of Carthay Circle (below, left) and the other a billboard for the Red Car Trolley (below, right). It made us feel a little like we were back in Disney California Adventure!

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Sofia the First (below, left) will be a new segment in the Disney Junior: Live on Stage show. Little Einsteins and Handy Manny will be replaced with Sofia and Doc McStuffins. We met with Jake (below, left) from Jake and the Neverland Pirates, who still will be in the show.

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Video #3 – Playful Jake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Meet & Greet, Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Disney Junior – Jake (from Jake and the Neverland Pirates) is very “animated” with us as we meet him at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! The updated Disney Junior Live on Stage show will be debuting in mid-February, with Sofia the First and Doc McStuffins.

Tuesday night we were treated to Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom by friends (below, left and right). We hadn’t been in a couple of years, so it was nice to head back there again! Dinner is not a character meal, and there are a ton of choices.

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These are a couple of plates from our table – the food choices included 2 types of salmon, a strip loin, mashed potatoes, breads, salads, seafood, chicken, cous cous and more (below left and right). Many guests call this “Boma light”, and we agree with that. The food seems to be less spicy and more geared towards theme park visitors than Boma. While we both prefer Boma, this was a very nice dinner for us!

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Video #4 – MouseSteps Weekly #39 – Scrooge McDuck City Hall Visit, Vintage Character Photos, Tusker House – We talk about the last day of Long Lost Friends Week, where the characters seemed to be a little more active than earlier in the week! The Three Little Pigs feigned horror with the forks that our group brought, and Scrooge McDuck went to City Hall to buy Disney Dollars. Jeff pulls out a few vintage character photos from his vast collection! Cinderella in rags, Flower and Robin Hood were popular in the 1970’s. Big Thunder Mountain will have an interactive queue, and we take a brief look at some of the props that have been added. It’s a Small Word is undergoing some changes for Next Gen, and we take just a short look here at the end of the ride. Disney Junior Live on Stage should be open again in mid-February with Sofia the First and Doc McStuffins added! We stop by to meet Jake while there, his segment will still be part of the show. Last, we enjoyed dinner at Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We take a look at the food and decor!

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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