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Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House and Holiday Decorations, Contemporary Resort Gingerbread – Photos and Video

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We’ve had a great time taking photos and video around the various Walt Disney World resorts over the past couple of weeks. There is so much to see! Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is truly grand, with vintage vehicles in front of the resort (below, left) and beautiful decorations inside (below, right).

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Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort “Top of the World” Lounge and Fireworks Viewing – Photos and Video

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We were invited to the Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort by friends to enjoy an evening at the Top of the World Lounge.  I’d spent some time last year taking photos and video of the resort prior to opening, but had not yet been inside. In the lobby, there is an area set up for a cast member to assist guests who want to go up to the lounge and observation deck (below, right).

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Walt Disney World Update Including Epcot's Sounds Like Summer Concert Series – Photos and Videos

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The DVC Bay Lake Tower is just a few months from opening and everything looks nearly finished on the front exterior of the building (below left). A view of the relocated tennis courts (below right) from high atop the Contemporary Resort.

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Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade, Now with More Characters (No Villains Float) & DVC Bay Lake Tower Update – Photos And Exclusive Video

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I am very happy with the reaction to my latest DVD release, Jeff Lange’s Disney-MGM Studios Parade Classics – 20th Anniversary Collectors Edition (for more information or to order, click HERE)! Last week was a huge one for Walt Disney World, I had a wonderful trip and have another update that came out of it.

Walt Disney World rolled out the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade without the Villains Float, but with many more characters interacting with guests. Characters like Geppetto also are in the street and not on the float.

Pluto waves to the crowd (below, left). Geppetto now walks through the street, shaking hands with guests (below, right).

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First Look: Onboard The Characters In Flight Balloon Experience At Downtown Disney – Photos & Exclusive Video

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Today, Denise from site partner MouseSteps finally made it onto the new Downtown Disney balloon experience Characters In Flight! Enjoy a full report on her two flights with photos and exclusive video.

Characters In Flight Balloon Experience – Onboard Photos – 4/15/09:

Characters In Flight (operated by Aerophile) is a tethered helium-filled balloon that takes guests 400 feet above Downtown Disney. The ticket counter (below right) is where you can purchase your ticket immediately before entering the final queue for your flight.

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Pleasure Island, Contemporary Bay Lake Tower, Magic Kingdom: Photos & Video – Production Update: Flower & Garden 09 DVD

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I just returned from a quick trip to Walt Disney World where I recorded footage for my upcoming DVD, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden 09 DVD (my 2008 edition is available HERE). I was also able to see the Characters In Flight balloon testing and learned that the opening date has been pushed back pending building permits and further testing.

I have some photos and video from around Walt Disney World starting with Pleasure Island (below). It seems the Celebrate Tonight theme has made it’s way to the Island and I am told there will be nighttime entertainment offered going forward.

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Next is the Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower (below left). The Fantasia Market (below right) will replace the Concourse Sundries-Spirits shop which closed on January 20th.

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Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Pre-Opening Photos and Video – Stitch's Supersonic Celebration and Bay Lake Tower Construction

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Today I have some great photos and exclusive video from the upcoming Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival! Below is Sorcerer Mickey and the Broomsticks from Fantasia plus the all-new topiary from the Ostrich Ballet segment.

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If the Sorcerer Mickey and Broomsticks look familiar they appear to be the ones that were on display next to the Hollywood Drown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (below right).

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The Flowered Quilt display is growing in nicely (below left) and the Butterfly House going up (below right).

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Some famous characters peer from the bushes as we spot Goofy and Mickey Mouse topiary getting ready for the festival!

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