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Florida Recap – The Epcot Thing Schedule – Production Update.

Florida Recap:

Hi everyone, I have just returned from another very productive trip to
Walt Disney World
last week. I was able to attend the very last Pirate
& Princess Party
of the season and record the special features
including the all new floats from Disney’s Enchanted Adventures Parade
(see below). I also recorded footage for my upcoming Walt Disney World
Class of 1971‘ title featuring all the
Magic Kingdom
opening day attractions as they appear today.


The Epcot Thing:

While in Florida I was also able to meet with Ron Schneider (the first
and original strolling Dreamfinder & Figment) and plan our event at ‘
The Epcot Thing
‘ on October 1st. Ron is a great guy with endless stories
from Epcot Center & Journey
Into Imagination’s
past! The schedule has been released and it is as
follows:

The Epcot Thing, Monday Oct 1st, 2007

07:30 Boardwalk Inn

This meet is designed for those who need coffee before our 9 am meet.
Join us at Epcot’s World Showcase entrace hotel for some joe and to walk
with us to Epcot.

9:45 Official Rededication Ceremony

To start off "The Epcot Thing" Celebration we begin our day
with the official rededication ceremony at the Fountains of Nations
Plaza.

11:00 Explore The Wonders of Epcot

Free time. This bit of a break in the day will give everyone the
opportunity to go off on their own if they please to eat and explore the
wonders of Epcot.

12:45 Beverlyfest

Join Nathan as he tests his gastric skills!!! Watch him attempt
to take 25 shots of the infamous Italian drink, Beverly. If we
can get 150 people to celebrate with us, Nathan will up the ante to 50
shots!!! This is one meet NOT to be missed!

01:30 A Tour of Epcot’s Past

Meet at Spaceship Earth as we begin our tour of Epcot’s Past with
Jeff Lange
and the original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider. Join
Jeff and Ron as they guide us through the classic Epcot attractions that
are still making a big impact on all those who experience them.

04:45 Rose & Crown Dinner Meet (RSVP Required. Wait list
available)

Enjoy great English fare with us at Rose & Crown. Be sure to let us know
in advance if you plan on attending!!! As of right now, we have ONLY
waitlist available. Make sure you send us an email if you are interest
just in case someone else can’t make it!!

08:00 Meet for Illuminations

This is a spectacular show held daily at Epcot. Why not see this
wonderful presentation with all of the Magical Mountaineers? Make sure
to meet us at the Candian Pavillion McDonalds Fry Cart at 8:00 pm
sharp so we can all go together to find a great spot.

TBD Adventures Club

For the late nighters (immediately following Illuminations) For all you
night owls, join us at the Adventurer’s Club for some fun and "winding
down" time. You may even be picked to be part of the show!

Production Update:

Work continues on my Epcot’s
25th Anniversary
Communicore & Living Seas DVD featuring
‘Backstage Magic’ (a tour through EPCOT Computer Central), Innoventions
‘Alec Tronic’, The Original Sea Cabs, Seabase Alpha, the current Finding
Nemo ride & much more. Please check back next week for release
information and more details
.


As always, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory topic
or comment on anything, just drop me a line at
suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com
.

Praise from the Epcot Center Imagination Pavilion's Original Dreamfinder!

What a start to my weekend. I had the great honor to find the following
note in my email!

Jeff —

My name is Ron Schneider. I was the first and original strolling
Dreamfinder & Figment at
Journey Into Imagination
from ’82 to ’87, and I was the official
voice for the Dreamfinder (after Chuck McCann was "let go".)

I’m writing you because I have just received and glanced through your
video tribute to my old stomping grounds and couldn’t let another minute
go by without thanking you and congratulating you on a sterling job!!

Your footage, editing, sound, color and comprehensive coverage really
took me back to the old ride and I’ll be using this great production for
years to come to demonstrate the old show to people (always giving the
credit to JeffLangeDVD,
of course)!

Thanks again for all your hard work,

Ron Schneider


 
 

Photos above provided by Ron Schneider as the original Dreamfinder
(with Figment of course) in the early years of the Imagination pavilion.

I really appreciate his kind words about my
Journey Into Imagination
DVD, especially from someone who appreciates and
contributed so much to the history of Epcot Center! Thanks to Ron
Schneider for providing so much happiness as the original Dreamfinder. I
really wish the Dreamfinder was still with us in the parks today.

Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s
Journey Into Imagination 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition
is
available now. For more information or to order the DVD please click
HERE
. As always, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory
topic or comment on anything, just drop me a line at
suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com.

A Salute to Roy Disney at the Philadelphia Film Festival.

I had the great pleasure last week to attend ‘A Salute to Roy Disney’ at
the Philadelphia Film
Festival
with my old friends
Jim Hill
& Nancy Stadler,
Tim Devine
& my wife Florence. Mr. Disney was being honored with the
Inspiration Award and interviewed by legendary film critic
Leonard Maltin
. It was a very enjoyable presentation covering Roy’s entire
life and career with Disney. Below are some photos from the event

.
 

The evening began with a fantastic montage of classic Disney animation.
Next Mr. Disney was presented the Philadelphia Film Society’s
Inspiration Award.


Leonard Maltin interviewed Mr. Disney about growing up as a Disney, his
work at the Disney Studio, Fantasia 2000 and his non Disney Interests.


Mr. Disney was surprisingly candid as he spoke about his troubles with
Michael Eisner
and the Disney Board of directors.


At the conclusion Roy posed for photos with his award and thanked
everyone for attending. I had the pleasure of speaking to both Mr.
Disney and Mr. Maltin after the event and they were both cordial and
forthcoming. Mr. Maltin commented that he was happily surprised to see
the Disney
Treasures
DVD series continue as he was previously informed it was
coming to an end. It was a great night that I wish every Disney fan
could have attended.

For more photos and a complete review of the event please check out Jim
Hill’s great article
here
.

Magical Definition Disney Podcast Announces Release Date and Listening Party

Delray Beach, FL, February 2007 – Join award winning Disney
podcaster, Nathan M Rose, (owner of Magical Mountain and FlickDirect)
along with Tim Devine (The Magic In Pixels) on a magical journey into
the world of Disney. Featuring the latest Disney News and Rumors,
Interviews with Disney Imagineers, Disney Photography Tips, Debates on a
variety of Disney topics, and so much more Disney magic!

This weekly unofficial Disney podcast will debut on March 4th, 2007 at
8pm. Mr Rose and Mr. Devine will be online at a virtual listening party
on the unofficial Disney informational website MagicalMountain.net to
answer questions to give away prizes and more.

For more information visit the Magical Definition Disney Podcast website
at
http://www.magicaldefinition.com
. For more information about the
listening party visit the
Magical Mountain forums
.

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