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Star Wars Weekends Opening Day: Legends of the Force Motorcade and Celebrity Welcome, Stars of the Saga, Hyperspace Hoopla and More! – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

Star Wars Weekends 2013 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is in full swing, kicking off on Friday with Jedi Mickey leading the Legends of the Force Celebrity Motorcade (below, left). Chewbacca (below, right) was in top form, showing off his dance moves along the parade route!

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Actor Ray Park (Darth Maul) gives a thumbs up to the crowd (below, left). Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) waves from his car (below, right). Ray Park hosts the tremendously popular “Visit to the Maul” show!

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Darth Vader (below, left) must have been hot in the near 90 degree heat! The Stormtroopers that have been at the entrance are this year on moving floats, traveling up and down the street (below, right).

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Video #1 – Legends Of The Force Celebrity Motorcade – Star Wars Weekends 2013, Disney’s Hollywood Studios  – This is the Legends of the Force Celebrity Motorcade, led by Jedi Mickey! The celebrities in this parade are Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Jeremy Bulloch, Ray Park and Dee Bradley Bakery.

We always follow directly behind the motorcade to the celebrity welcome (below, left). The motorcade used to travel down to where the Jedi Training Academy is, but now stops at the Sorcerer’s Hat stage. Jeremy Bulloch and Ray Park hang out with a cast of Star Wars characters!

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Video #2 – Star Wars Weekends 2013 Celebrity Welcome w/ James Arnold Taylor, Jeremy Bulloch, Ray Park – Star Wars Weekends 2013 Opening Day Celebrity Welcome with host James Arnold Taylor, Jeremy Bulloch, Ray Park, Ashley Eckstein, Dee Bradley Baker plus all your favorite Star Wars characters!

We don’t remember such a long line for Stars of the Saga (below, left) an hour ahead of time. Star Wars Weekends seems more popular than ever this year! Our favorite part of the show is the Stormtrooper skit (below, right).

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Every year, a Stormtrooper ends up destroyed. This year, it was death by Ewok (below, left), which he had on a leash and thought he’d keep as a pet. The stormtrooper didn’t fare too well once shot by arrows and hit by logs (below, right).

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Video #3 – Stormtrooper Pre-Show Skit 2013 Before Stars of the Saga Show, Star Wars Weekends – Killer Ewoks – The Stormtroopers have a new skit this year before Stars of the Saga, one of several daily shows put on during Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Watch for the surprise finale! Recorded opening day of Star Wars Weekends 5/17/13

Stars of the Saga brought together Jeremy Bulloch, Ray Park and host James Arnold Taylor (below, left). There usually is a question and answer session, but this time there was trivia called “Sequels or Prequels?” After the trivia, Jedi Mickey came out onto the stage for the goodbye song (below, right).

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Video #4 – Star Wars Weekends Stars of the Saga Sing Along 2013 w/ Jedi Mickey, James Arnold Taylor – Jedi Mickey Mouse joins James Arnold Taylor, Ray Park and Jeremy Bulloch on stage at Star Wars Weekends for the Mickey Mouse Club Sing-Along Finale!

One of the highlights of Star Wars Weekends 2013 is Chip and Dale dressed as Ewoks for the first time (below, left). The line was about a half hour, but we thought it was worth it (below, right). There was a lot of excitement when guests met them!

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Video #5 – Chip and Dale as Ewoks at Star Wars Weekends 2013, Walt Disney World, Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Chip and Dale are greeting guests as Ewoks for Star Wars Weekends 2013! Denise meets them here (Jeff lost his voice and didn’t talk with them). This is at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.

I waited with friends for over 3 1/2 hours in a front row spot for the Hyperspace Hoopla, hosted by Snig and Oopla (below, left). Denise spent the Hoopla in back of the Sorcerer Hat, taking photos and video of the characters. Padme, Chewbacca, Slave Leia and other characters take to the stage during the Dance-Off (below, right).

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Everyone takes to the stage during the finale of Hyperspace Hoopla (below, left) – but there was a surprise, as Jedi Mickey appeared (below, right). This year’s Hyperspace Hoopla is 40 minutes long, and not to be missed!

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Video #6 – Hyperspace Hoopla 2013 Full Show, Front Row, Dance-Off With The Star Wars Stars, Walt Disney World – This is the 2013 Hyperspace Hoopla from Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios featuring the very popular Dance-Off With The Star Wars Stars!  – Full show, recorded from the Front Row! This Year’s Dance-Off Theme is “30 Years Of Music”.

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

Celebrate Spring – Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2013:

Epcot's Flower & Garden 2013 DVDJeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2013

Celebrate spring at one of Disney’s most anticipated events of the year: The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2013.

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 2012, 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

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

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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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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