I just returned from a very busy schedule at Walt Disney World. I attended and recorded the first two Star Wars Weekends plus covered American Idol winner Kris Allen’s visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Jim Hill Media (my article is HERE). I also recorded footage for upcoming DVD titles featuring the Animal Kingdom Lodge and Kidani Village. Finally, the trip ended with the special D23 Flowers and Fireworks event Sunday night at Epcot so be sure to check back for a full report soon!
Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas: Opening Day Photos 6/1/09
I had the great honor of being one of the first to visit inside a newly-opened Treehouse Villa at Walt Disney World’s Saratoga Springs. June 1st was opening day – the treehouse villas had been soft-opening for a week or two. I’d already had the opportunity to visit the property previously and to talk with an Imagineer and designer of the new villas.
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Yesterday was the first day that the Disney Vacation Club Treehouse Villas were in soft opening. We have some video and photos!
*UPDATE – I now have photos and video from INSIDE a Treehouse taken on the official opening day available HERE!
The front sign (below, left) is at the entrance for those who are driving in. The boat dock (below, right) is serviced by the DVC resort ferry, which also makes a stop at the new dock next to the soon-to-open Paradiso 37.
Continue reading Treehouse Villas At Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort: Soft Opening – Photos & Exclusive Video
I was pleased to be able to visit the new Sanaa Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Kidani Village last weekend, and I have a joint review with Denise Preskitt from Mousesteps, as well as a second review by another friend, Steve Buddin.
We will start with Steve’s glowing review, which includes photos that Denise and I took during our lunch on May 2nd. Thank you to Steve for offering the review for everyone to enjoy! A portion of our joint review follows, which you can then finish on Mousesteps. We end with a video of the restaurant. Remember that we have over 20 minutes worth of Kidani Village videos, as well as photos of the pool and other areas of the resort!
Continue reading Sanaa: Walt Disney World's New Destination Restaurant! Reviews With Photos And Video
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)! Remember tomorrow May 1st, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will celebrate it’s 20th Anniversary and we plan to have a full report here!
The response to Mondays Blog Post covering the preview of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge DVC Villas: Kidani Village, has been overwhelming! The biggest request I keep getting is for a video tour of the pool area. Today, MouseSteps & JWL Media team up to offer complete coverage of this beautiful new addition!
Continue reading Kidani Village Pool Area: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge DVC Villas – Photos & Exclusive Videos
I am very excited about my latest DVD release, Jeff Lange’s Disney-MGM Studios Parade Classics – 20th Anniversary Collectors Edition (for more information or to order click HERE)! Remember, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary on Friday May 1st and we plan to have a full report of the festivities!
Denise from partner site MouseSteps had the chance to preview Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Kidani Village today and she shares these great preview photos below!
The Kidani sign on the drive in (below, left). When you arrive, you need circle the building to get to the parking area. The front of Kidani/entrance to the lobby (below, right).
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Today I have new photos from the soon to open Disney Vacation Club properties as well as Paradiso 37 at Pleasure Island. I have also added two additional Pleasure Island Celebrate Tonight videos, recorded 4/13/09, to last weeks blog post. These feature a completely different lineup. Please post your comments on my youtube channel and let me know what you think.
*UPDATE – I now have photos and video from onboard the Characters In Flight balloon experience at Downtown Disney! Available HERE!
Pleasure Island Celebrate Tonight / Paradiso 37:
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I have recently released Volume 2 in a series of Walt Disney World parade DVDs. The first volume is called Magic Kingdom Parade Classics (if you enjoyed parades like “Mickey Mania” and the “Remember the Magic Parade”, then check below for more details or to order!). This latest Volume, Magic Kingdom Parade Classics 2 features more current parades and includes the nighttime bonus “SpectroMagic”. Please check below for more details or to order.
Thanks to site partner MouseSteps, we have some great pre-opening photos from the 2009 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival!
The former Wonders of Life Pavilion (Above, left) becomes Garden Town for the festival. The Flowered Quilt display (Above, right) continues to grow in nicely.
Continue reading Part 2: Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Pre-Opening Photos and Video, Contemporary Resort Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Lodge