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Florida Recap Part 2, Epcot's 25th Anniversary, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Hello everyone and welcome back to part 2 of my Florida recap. After
wrapping up all the festivities from the
convention and World Chapter meeting it was time to start the
second phase of the trip.

Epcot’s 25th Anniversary – 10/1/07 : This was a day that I could
not wait for. I have always been a big Epcot Center fan and
really was looking forward to the 25th Anniversary. As I entered the
park I noticed the 25th Anniversary logo’s and the classic symbol
of Epcot Center in the flower bed behind
Spaceship Earth

The first big event of the day was the Re Dedication of Epcot at
10:01 am. I made my way to the rope and moved quickly to be in the front
row for the presentation. The ceremony was very reminiscent of opening
day but on a much smaller scale. Throughout the day I was able to see
Marty Sklar
give his wonderful Epcot presentation and explore the new
historical exhibit ‘Epcot Creating the New World of Tomorrow‘. I
will be featuring images from this great nostalgic collection in an
upcoming photo memories article. I also contributed to Magical

The Epcot Thing
‘. The event surpassed all of our expectations with
attendance and enjoyment! My biggest contribution was hosting an
Epcot History Tour
featuring Ron Schneider and Jim Hill
. I enjoyed meeting so many great people that day and I like to think I
made some new lasting friendships!

In the early evening the rains came and poured on the park. What would
an anniversary be without a little Walt’s Weather? Everything cleared
out for the finale and the crowd was really getting excited for the
special anniversary fireworks. One last flash rainstorm delayed the show
but then Illuminations: Reflections of Earth began… The crowd
was ready and after the normal show ended an announcement was made for
the special Epcot 25th Anniversary finale! Disney did not
disappoint as the fireworks tag was spectacular. The combination of
classic Epcot Center
music and the overwhelming volume of explosions was breathtaking!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – 2007 : For the fifth year
in a row I have attended the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween
Parties. This hard ticket event is my favorite of these after hours
parties. I love the
theme and there is always something fun to do or see. Disney has
really gone all out this year with new Halloween decoration all over
Main Street USA.

This years ‘Boo To You‘ parade may just be the best ever! It has
two all new floats from the Pirate & Princess party’s ‘Enchanted
‘ parade. The Pirate ship float features Mr. Smee
as the lookout, Captain Hook behind the wheel and a crew of

Closely following Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship is Tick Tock. He is
very impressive swaying down the parade route and appears very similar
to the Tick Tock float from
Disneyland’s Fantasmic
. Another new character for this years parade is
Captain Barbossa
from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
strolls the parade route with bitten apple in hand menacing
the kids. Unchanged are the usual great party highlights, Happy
, Trick-or-Treating, the Villains Mix & Mingle
and the kids Halloween themed dance parties.

Production Update: I am deep in production on Trick or Treat 4
(Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2007 Edition) for a release later this
week. Upon completion of the
DVD I will start work on my
Epcot’s 25th Anniversary
Celebration DVD featuring the re dedication,
Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, Epcot’s 25th Anniversary fireworks
finale plus the Epcot Center historic display and much more! Please
check back soon 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

Florida Recap Part 1, NFFC Florida Convention Plus World Chapter Meeting Featuring Original Dreamfinder Ron Schneider and Final Dreamfinder Steve Taylor.

Welcome back everyone. I have so much to report from this past week in
Florida that I will break it into 2 parts. Please check back later this
week for part two.

The trip started out with the NFFC Florida
. It was another great event and I had a wonderful time
attending the seminars and meeting many of you! The first day of the
convention was held at
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
. This was a big step for the NFFC
as it was the first time it was actually being on Disney property! The
day featured many interesting speakers including Virginia Davis
of Disney’s early Alice Comedies fame, The traditional NFFC lunch
with a Legend Honoring Bob Matheison and Bill Sullivan,
Florida favorites Terri Hardin (below) and Jim Korkis.

Day two was amazing as the seminars were held at
Epcot Center
in the former United Technologies lounge inside the Living
Seas Pavilion
! I applaud the NFFC for this move and hope to
see them utilizing these type of venues for future conventions!


The seminars themselves were very interesting and mostly geared toward
Epcot’s 25th Anniversary
being celebrated Oct 1st. Speakers included
Charlie Ridgway
, Dave Smith (below left), Howard Kalov
, Dara Trujillo and the always fascinating Marty Sklar
(below right)!

Saturday featured the NFFC Disneyana Show and Sale. This was a
huge event featuring many vintage props and ride vehicles on display
from the event sponsor Surplus Kingdom. I will be featuring these
vintage items in a upcoming edition of my Photo Memories series.

The next big event was the
NFFC World Chapter
meeting held Sunday night on the eve of
Epcot’s 25th Anniversary
. It was one of the best chapter meetings I have
attended and really got you in the mood to celebrate Epcot’s Anniversary
the next day!. The featured speakers were none other than the original
strolling Dreamfinder (and friend of this site)
Ron Schneider
and the final Dreamfinder Steve Taylor. The highlight
of the night came when Steve was giving his part of their talk and Ron
approached the stage with an actual Figment! This was a surprise to
everyone and put a magical tough on a great evening!

Please check back soon for part two featuring coverage of Epcot’s big
25th Anniversary Celebration
and the changes to this years
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Production Update: I am currently in production on my 2007
of the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party DVD (Trick or
Treat 4)
for a release later this week then I will start work on my
Epcot’s 25th Anniversary Celebration DVD
featuring the re dedication shot
from the front row, a great multi camera recording of Illuminations:
Reflections of Earth
, the incredible Epcot’s 25th Anniversary
fireworks finale
plus the Epcot Center historic display and much
more! Please check back soon 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

JeffLangeDVD Travel Update, NFFC Florida Convention, World Chapter Meeting, The Epcot Thing (Epcot Center's 25th Anniversary) and more.

Welcome back everyone. This week I will be traveling back to Walt
Disney World
for a very busy week of activities. Highlights include
the NFFC Florida Convention, The NFFC World Chapter Meeting
, The Epcot Thing (Celebrating
Epcot Center’s 25th Anniversary
) and two Mickey’s Not So Scary

NFFC Florida Convention (9/27/07-9/30/07): I will be attending
the NFFC Florida Convention and It
sounds fantastic this year! Any Epcot Center fan looking to get the most
out it’s 25th Anniversary should look into attending this 4-day event.
The schedule has been released and is available
. Please check back next week for a full report and photos from what
is sure to be a great convention!

NFFC World Chapter Meeting featuring Ron Schneider (9/30/07): The
next exciting event I will be attending is the
NFFC World Chapter Meeting
on Sunday September 30th. The event is being
held at the Royal Plaza Hotel
(on Hotel Boulevard in the Downtown Disney area) with doors opening at
6:00pm. The speaker will be none other than friend of this site, Ron

Ron was the original actor who played the Dreamfinder
character for the meet and greets in front of the
Journey into Imagination
attraction when it first opened (for more about
Ron please click
)! Come join our fellow club members as Ron take us down memory lane
on the eve of Epcot Center’s 25th Anniversary and share his
unique experiences and thoughts on playing Dreamfinder and always being
upstaged by a small purple dragon named Figment! For more
information on this fun evening please click

The Epcot Thing (10/1/07): The big day finally arrives as I join
Magical Mountain in celebrating the
25th anniversary of Epcot Center
at Walt Disney World on October 1st,
2007. We have an entire days worth of events planned including the now
famous ‘Beverlyfest‘! The schedule has been released and is
. It is also available as a PDF Download ‘
The Epcot Thing" Schedule Booklet
‘ (Requires Adobe Reader).

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (10/4/07-10/5/07): I will
be concluding this latest trip with two nights of
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party’s
. I will be recording all
the special party features including the new floats in this years
Boo-To You
Halloween parade, the Hallowishes fireworks and
the newly refurbished Haunted Mansion!

Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s
Communicore and The Living Seas 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition DVD

is available now featuring Communicore’s ‘Backstage Magic‘ (a tour
through EPCOT Computer Central), Innoventions ’94’ featuring
Alec Tronic
, The Hydrolator & Sea Cabs ,
Seabase Alpha
, the current The Seas with Nemo & Friends
ride & much more. For more information please click

As always, while I am traveling you will still receive the same level of
quality service and guaranteed 24 hr shipping you have come to expect
from JeffLangeDVD. Please remember, if you want to request a
future DVD idea, Photo Memory topic or comment on anything, just drop me
a line at

Buy it Now – Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s Communicore and The Living Seas 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition DVD

Jeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to celebrate  Epcot’s 25th Anniversary. This seventh in a series, features the Future World classics ‘Communicore‘ and ‘The Living Seas‘.

Communicore Display Overview (1993)

A brief overview of ‘Future World’s global Main Street of ideas and inventions’. Featured views include ‘Exxon’s Energy Exchange, ‘Compute-A-Coaster’, ‘The Stargate Restaurant’ and more.

Backstage Magic Presented by Unisys (1993)

Join your hostess Julie and and her electronic sidekick I/O for a tour through EPCOT’s Computer Central, the computer hub of  EPCOT Center. This exhibit was the feature attraction of Communicore detailing the past, present and future of the computer.

Innoventions Featuring Alec Tronic (1994)

Experience Innoventions in it’s opening year highlighting ‘technological advancements and their practical applications in everyday life’. Featured is the hilarious audio animatronic host ‘Alec Tronic‘ performing the famous ‘Presidents Rap‘ routine. A brief tour of the exhibits concludes the segment.

Photo Slide Show (1982-2007)

A photo montage of over forty vintage images spanning over two decade of memories. The slideshow features Communicore, Innoventions and The Living Seas including construction photos and current prop locations.

The Living Seas Sponsored by United Technologies (1995)

Proceed past vintage undersea diving equipment and embark on a unique elevator ride to the ocean floor via the ‘Hydrolator‘. Next experience the Caribbean Coral Reef in a ‘Seacab‘ along an
underwater tunnel to ‘Seabase Alpha‘ getting an up-close view of the marine life.

Seabase Alpha Tour / Hydrolator to Surface (1995)

Explore Seabase Alpha including a diving demonstration, the manatee exhibit, static displays and the largest man-made underwater environment in the world. After you have explored all of Seabase Alpha take the Hydrolator back to the surface and exit to Future World.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends – Standard Version (2006)

Board a ‘Clamobile‘ and venture into the sea to join Marlin, Dory, and the other memorable characters as they search for Nemo. The ride concludes with the Pixar characters swimming along with real fish inside the Seabase Aquarium. Features full coverage of the exterior, que & load area plus all your favorite ride scenes.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends – Enhanced Version (2006)

An alternate version of the ‘Finding Nemo‘ themed dark ride recorded with advanced low light video technology.

Celebrate Epcot’s 25th Anniversary year after year or experience the magic for the first time by purchasing “Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s Communicore and The Living Seas“.

Total Running Time: 66 Min

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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

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

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

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

Jeff Lange Remembers Fantasyland Classics Special Collectors Edition DVDs, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea or Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

Jeff Lange Remembers Fantasyland Classics Special Collectors Editions.

6 September 2007

Jeff Lange Remembers Fantasyland Classics Special Collectors Editions Released Today.

Disneyana fans already know that JeffLangeDVD’s series of theme park DVDs offer a high quality look back at memorable Disney events and attractions. But the special collector’s editions of Lange’s best selling release ‘Fantasyland Classics’ is sure to be something special.

How so? Well, how many of us after we’ve made a trip to a Disney theme park have wished that we were able to take home a chunk of our favorite attraction? Now, with JeffLangeDVD, you can!

Mr. Lange, has procured Seaweed from the ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ‘ lagoon and Bumpers from actual ‘Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride‘ vehicles.

The 20,000 Leagues lagoon seaweed and Mr. Toad’s Blue bumper have been cut into 100 pieces each and will be included ONLY in the 100 Collector’s Edition ‘Fantasyland Classics’ DVDs (featuring a matching Green or Blue cover) being sold now.

To complete the package, Jeff’s including a 4×6 color photograph (shown below & suitable for framing) of a genuine 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Submarine or a “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride Car
with each DVD, making this disc something that any 20,000 leagues or Mr.Toad fan would love to own.

There are only 100 copies of each special Collector’s Edition of “Jeff Lange Remembers Fantasyland Classics“. And when these discs are gone… They’re gone. So be the first and maybe the only one on your block to own a piece of the 20,000 Leagues or Mr. Toad legacy!

Jeff Lange Remembers Fantasyland Classics:

Join Jeff Lange on a trip back to Walt Disney World circa 1991 When it was still possible to take a wild ride with Mr. Toad, join Captain Nemo on a voyage aboard the Nautilus, be startled by the Wicked Witch or soar high above the Magic Kingdom aboard the Skyway.

You start your journey with a photo tour of Fantasyland featuring the Skyway and Mr. Toad interiors. Then it’s off for a wild ride on both tracks of the classic Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride attraction.

After you recover from your ride, we join Captain Nemo for a voyage that will take us 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. You experience the anticipation before boarding the Nautilus with full coverage of the exteriors and queue before enjoying a complete ride thru. Upon surfacing you view a photo tour of the attraction featuring never before seen images of the final resting place of the subs.

Next, we’re off to experience the original Snow White’s Scary Adventure. Remember to beware of the Wicked Witch. Then we board Pirate galleons on the classic Peter Pan’s Flight. Following our
flight we take a photo tour of the attractions before setting sail on the Happiest Cruise That Ever Sailed… It’s a Small World.

Jeff Lange Remembers Fantasyland Classics” is a must own DVD for anyone who has never experienced these classic attractions or wants to relive a magical part of  Walt Disney World history.

Running Time: 63 min

For more details on purchasing this title, click HERE.

For more information on this or other titles please contact jeff@jefflangedvd.com or visit JeffLangeDVD.

Photo Memories: Epcot Center Pre-Opening Monorail Preview, JeffLangeDVD Travel and Production Updates.

Hello everyone and welcome back for another Photo Memories
update. As we are about a month away from
Epcot’s 25th Anniversary
, I have decided to feature some vintage
pre-opening photos. On October 1, 1979
Epcot Center
had it’s official groundbreaking and begun construction. As
the official Oct 1st 1982 Grand Opening approached, a free Epcot Center
Monorail Preview was offered to Florida residents and
Walt Disney World
resort guests.

My family was staying at the
Polynesian Village Resort
and were notified upon check-in about this
complimentary preview. We acquired our tickets at the Magic Kingdom (in
the Epcot Center Preview Center located where the Walt Disney Story was
usually shown). I remember boarding a monorail at the Ticket and
Transportation Center and circling
World Showcase
for the first time. I was amazed by what I saw next!

It was truly awesome to see the huge
Epcot Center
layout and the massive construction going on as we slowly
glided to our destination, the Epcot Monorail Station. We were then able
to disembark the train and view displays and concept art of this
exciting and inspiring new type of theme park! Disney cast members where
stationed on the platform answering questions and explaining what the
park would be like when it opened! We were also allowed to take photos
from the platform of the finishing touches being made to
Future World


The shot above shows
Spaceship Earth
before the installation of the mirrors on the base. Also
note in the foreground the entrance fountain can be seen without the
Epcot logo acrylic centerpiece.

My entire family was very excited by this sneak peek and we would return
later that year soon after
Epcot Center
opened on October 1st, 1982! The Opening Day Dedication was
as follows:

"To all who come to this place of joy, hope and friendship, welcome."

"Epcot Center is inspired by Walt Disney’s creative genius. Here, human
achievements are celebrated through imagination, the wonders of
enterprise, and concepts of a future that promises new and exciting
benefits for all."

"May Epcot Center entertain, inform and inspire. And, above all, may it
instill a new sense of belief and pride in man’s ability to shape a
world that offers hope to people everywhere."’

E. Cardon Walker

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Walt Disney Productions

Oct. 24, 1982

I look forward to being there again twenty five years later as part of ‘
The Epcot Thing
‘ 25th Anniversary fan event! I will have much more
information on this great event plus announce some special guests in the
coming weeks!

JeffLangeDVD Travel Update: I am once again traveling to
Walt Disney World
this week to record video footage for future projects
and assist in the final planning of the ‘
Epcot Thing
‘ event. As always, while I am traveling you will still receive
the same level of quality service and guaranteed 24 hr shipping you have
come to expect from JeffLangeDVD.

JeffLangeDVD Production Update: I am currently working on my
Epcot’s 25th Anniversary
series with ‘Communicore & The Living Seas
, ‘World Showcase and ‘Epcot’s Millennium Celebration. I will
also be continuing my ‘Class
‘ series with ‘Walt Disney World: Class of 1971’. Check back soon
for a ‘Special Collectors Edition’ of a very popular retired attraction
that will include an actual piece of the ride and a vintage photo
suitable for framing. For more details and release information please
check JeffLangeDVD.com. I have included a subtle hint below.

Please remember, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory
topic or comment on anything, just drop me a line at

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