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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Full Overview, Changes & Tips 2013 Including Photos and Video

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We attended the first two Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party nights (below, left) – can  you believe the first night sold out? The festive floral ornament is again in front of the Main Street Train Station (below, right).

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New for this year – and not just at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – is the Jingle Cruise (below, left). The skippers tell Christmas themed jokes, and the queue is decorated (below, right). There isn’t a lot more to it, but hopefully in the future!

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Video #1 – Jingle Cruise Christmas Overlay of the Jungle Cruise at The Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World – Walt Disney World is offering a holiday overlay this year of The Jungle Cruise attraction. It isn’t much of an overlay on the ride itself, but the skippers tell Christmas jokes and the queue is decorated. Our skipper was great! We do hope that eventually, decorations will be added to the ride itself.

There are quite a few characters to meet at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! Mary Poppins is with Bert and the two penguins (below, left). We met Scrooge McDuck with Donald and Daisy Duck (below, right).

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Video #2 – Donald, Daisy and Scrooge McDuck Meet & Greet at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom – We met Scrooge McDuck, Daisy Duck and Donald Duck at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2013! I tried to give Scrooge some cash for his money bag but he didn’t keep it – not very Scrooge like.

Treat stations are positioned all around the park (below, left). The candy cane is the new treat symbol! We enjoy visiting the Crystal Palace for cookies, hot chocolate, apple slices and apple juice – all included with the Party ticket. The Crystal Palace is only open from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. but is decorated very nicely, including Pooh characters in their winter outfits!

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The Country Bears all meet in Frontierland (below, left), and Genie meets with Jasmine – or by himself, in Adventureland (below, right). Aladdin and Abu also meet in that location for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

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Video #3 – Genie, Aladdin, Abu and Jasmine Meet & Greet at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom – There are great characters out during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! We met Genie while there, and Abu, Jasmine and Aladdin were all out at various times of the night in Adventureland.

There is entertainment all around the park, including the pirate themed band, Rusty Cutlass (below, left). They are a favorite of ours! And Holiday Wishes is spectacular, with 360 degree fireworks (below, right).

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We enjoy taking photos of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade from Christmas Tree Point in Town Square (below, left). Cinderella Castle is in the background, and it’s a great vantage point! Mickey, Minnie and Duffy are on the first float (below, right).

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Scrooge McDuck used to be on this float (below, left), but this year it is Donald and Daisy (below, right). Donald and Daisy used to ride in a horse-drawn carriage (no longer featured in the parade).

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The traditional reindeer (designed by Disney Legend Bill Justice and approved by Walt Disney himself) that were in the parade and shows until last year at Walt Disney World (below, left) have now been replaced with Disneyland versions (below, right).

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We enjoyed one parade from on top of the Main Street Train Station (below, left), which was a great location to view it from! Some of the floats are a little higher – like Santa – and it was fun to see them in a different way (below, right).

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Video #4 – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade 2013, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Magic Kingdom – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom has kicked off for the 2013 season! This is our video of the Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, which has  a few character and costume changes this year including Disneyland style Reindeer!

The “Celebrate the Season” show is very popular, and is performed in front of Cinderella Castle (below, left). The show evolved from the former “Jolly Holidays” dinner show at Disney’s Contemporary Resort from the 1990’s (below, right).

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Mike Wazowski (below, left) is part of the “Totally Tomorrowland Christmas” show. Stitch arrives at the end of the show dressed as Santa (below, right). We enjoy this a lot!

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Video #5 – A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2013, Disney World – The Rockettower Plaza stage in Tomorrowland is the setting for A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party! This is the full show from 2013 including special appearances from Mike Wazowski, Buzz Lightyear and Santa Stitch!

Treats are included with the admission ticket (below, left). We always enjoy staying until the very end of the night after the park closes – usually around 1:00am! The shops close at midnight, as does the attractions. But some guests enjoy taking photos on Main Street when the Party empties out. This photo would not be able to happen until after the Photopass photographers leave (below, right).

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Video #6 – MouseSteps Weekly #78 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Overview & Tips 2013, Magic Kingdom – Our special Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Full Overview, Changes & Tips 2013 show, plus a bit of party history thrown in too!

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

Halloween at Walt Disney World (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2013) – Available Now:

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Jeff Lange presents this all-new DVD from the 2013 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 – 10 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties 2003-2013) – 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

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 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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