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Disneyland Halloween Update

Hi everyone!

I just returned from the incredible D23 Expo (photos and video to come in the upcoming week), and had a great time at Disneyland too. On the last day I was there, even more Halloween decorations came out in the form of banners hanging from the buildings (below left and right).

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Buy it Now – Jeff Lange’s Disneyland Parade Classics Vol 2

Disneyland Parade Classics 2Jeff Lange takes you back in time to experience this second in a series of DVDs featuring vintage parades from the “Happiest Place on Earth”, Disneyland!

Aladdin’s Royal Caravan (1993)

As Aladdin’s Royal Caravan approaches Disneyland’s Main Street USA, you’ll be magically transported to Agrabah! This critically acclaimed parade features a 32-foot tall Genie, as well as the grand entrance of Prince Ali, spitting camels, and the piece de resistance is Aladdin and Jasmine on top of Abu in the form of a giant elephant!

The Lion King Celebration (1994)

Performers dressed as monkeys swing from trees in this African-themed procession based on the blockbuster hit from 1994! Giraffes with articulated necks, an elephant squirting water, and an incredible float that features thunder leading into a full rainfall helps make this one of the most beloved Disneyland parades of all time. Zazu’s appearance signifies the first time an audio-animatronic figure is used in a Disney parade. Dancers in tribal outfits and beloved Lion King characters including Simba and Timon join together in this joyous event.

Hercules’ Victory Parade (1998)

With the Disneyland Astro Orbiter as a backdrop, marvel as a giant float featuring a lightning-bolt clutching Zeus helps lead this lively spectacle! Dozens of dancers in brightly colored outfits inspired by the 1997 film entertain the crowd, along with movie favorites such as Phil and Zeus. Hades attempts to bring the mood down with his sidekicks Pain and Panic before “Zero to Hero” Hercules saves the day, flanked by the beautiful Megara.

Mulan Parade (1998)

This charming nighttime version of the Mulan parade features dancing pagodas, a giant inflatable Shan Yu tied to a bed of skulls, and Mushu as an extended-length dragon with his body symbolizing the Great Wall of China! Led by the Matchmaker towering high above the crowd, the pageantry is energized by sword-wielding huns and acrobatic performances. The parade concludes with a larger-than-life Emperor waving to the crowd!

Relive these special Disneyland parade memories year after year or experience the magic for the first time by purchasing a copy of “Jeff Lange’s Disneyland Parade Classics 2”.

Running Time: 54 Min

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California 2009 Recap Part 4: Disney's Electrical Parade Enhanced – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

Here are some photos from the recently updated Electrical Parade at Disney’s California Adventure! The parade now has nearly half a million lights. This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the parade! If you’d like to see how the Main Street Electrical Parade used to look, you can find my “Jeff Lange Remembers: The Main Street Electrical Parade” DVD for sale below the photos.

The Tinker Bell float is new, with more than 25,000 points of light (below left and right).

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Mickey’s Train announces the name of the parade (below left and right).

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Alice from Alice in Wonderland sits aloft on a mushroom, while the Cheshire Cat flashes his wide grin (below, left).   The pirate ship from Peter Pan spews smoke (below, right).

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After a 13 year absence from the parade, the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Mine float is back with enhanced lighting (below left and right).

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Also back after 13 years is Pinocchio on the Pleasure Island float (below left). You can see the special lighting effects (below, right).

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Returning favorite Elliott from Pete’s Dragon, snorts smoke out of his nose (below, left). The “To Honor America” float brings up the rear (below, right).

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Please click HERE for my past entry about the history of vintage floats from the Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of this beloved parade!

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

Bonus Videos – “Disney’s Electrical Parade” Enhanced Version from Disney’s California Adventure.

With Mickey’s Fun Wheel in the back, this is part 1 of 3 of the entire Electrical Parade.

The former Main Street Electrical Parade at DCA in July, 2009, Part 2

Part 3 of the Disney’s Electrical Parade.

Parade Titles Available now:

jwl-media-main-street-electrical-paradeJeff Lange Remembers: The Main Street Electrical Parade!

Jeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to experience the evolution of Disney’s beloved nighttime classic, “The Main Street Electrical Parade”.

Features: Disneyland: Main Street Electrical Parade (1993), Walt Disney World: Main Street Electrical Parade (1991), California Adventure: Disney’s Electrical Parade (2007) and Walt Disney World: Electrical Water Pageant (1992)

Running Time: 66 Min

For more information or

to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Also Available:

hercules_electrical_parade_copyJeff Lange Remembers: The Hercules Electrical Parade in New York City

Jeff Lange takes you back to June 14th, 1997 to see this one-time-only extravaganza make it’s way through Times Square.

All of the classic floats are here, with the addition of the special Hercules units and fanfare. You have never seen the Parade like this!

Also included: The Main Street Electrical Parade recorded in 1999 during it’s short return engagement at The Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

Running Time: 43 min

For more information or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Also Available:

disneyland-parade-classics-copyJeff Lange’s Disneyland Parade Classics Vol 1

Jeff Lange takes you back in time to experience this first in a series of DVDs featuring vintage parades from the “Happiest Place on Earth”, Disneyland!.

Features the following classic Disneyland parades: Very Merry Christmas Parade (1985), Totally Minnie Parade (1986), Party Gras Parade – Disneyland’s 35th Anniversary (1990) and The World According to Goofy Parade (1992)!

Running Time: 60 Min

For more information

or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Parade Classics Vol 1 and Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Parade Classics Vol 2.

Click here to browse the JeffLangeDVD store.

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.

Available now:

jwl-media-main-street-electrical-paradeJeff Lange Remembers: The Main Street Electrical Parade!

Jeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to experience the evolution of Disney’s beloved nighttime classic, “The Main Street Electrical Parade”.

Features: Disneyland: Main Street Electrical Parade (1993), Walt Disney World: Main Street Electrical Parade (1991), California Adventure: Disney’s Electrical Parade (2007) and Walt Disney World: Electrical Water Pageant (1992)

Running Time: 66 Min

For more information or

to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Also Available:

hercules_electrical_parade_copyJeff Lange Remembers: The Hercules Electrical Parade in New York City

Jeff Lange takes you back to June 14th, 1997 to see this one-time-only extravaganza make it’s way through Times Square.

All of the classic floats are here, with the addition of the special Hercules units and fanfare. You have never seen the Parade like this!

Also included: The Main Street Electrical Parade recorded in 1999 during it’s short return engagement at The Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

Running Time: 43 min

For more information or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Also Available:

magic-kingdom-parade-classics-coverJeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Parade Classics

Jeff Lange takes you back in time to experience this first in a series of DVDs featuring vintage parades from Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom!

Features the following classic parades: “Surprise Celebration Parade” (1991), “Mickey Mania Parade” (1994), “Remember The Magic Parade” (1996) and “Share A Dream Come True Parade” (2001)!

Running Time: 61 Min

For more information or

to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Click here to browse the JeffLangeDVD store.

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.

Walt Disney World Update, including Tomorrowland Construction – Photos & Video

Hi everyone!

I am still working on my Disneyland updates, including photos and video from the recently enhanced Main Street Electrical Parade now appearing at Disney’s California Adventure!  In the meantime, here are some photos from Walt Disney World yesterday.

Both Walt Disney World and Disneyland raised prices on Sunday. New prices are listed (below, left). In Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom, the demolition continues on the old Skyway building. A larger area is now fenced off, including around Space Mountain and the Arcade (below, right).

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Continue reading Walt Disney World Update, including Tomorrowland Construction – Photos & Video

California 2009 Recap Part 3: D23 Disneyland USA Event – Bonus Video: "Magical" Fireworks Show

Hi everyone!

It’s been a week since I’ve been back from California, and am finally getting more photos and blog posts up – some photos and the text are courtesy of Mousesteps.com. This article features the D23 Disneyland U.S.A. event on July 17th, which was Disneyland’s 54th birthday. I was very fortunate to be one of 200 guests to be part of this D23 event!

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We had gotten our wristbands for the event outside of the Disneyland gates, and were given a time to meet at “it’s a small world”.

We were ushered backstage to see the film and panel discussion, hosted by Tim O’Day, that included former Disneyland President Jack Lindquist, Chief Disney Archivist Dave Smith and Imagineers Tony Baxter and Bob Gurr.  We were told that cameras weren’t allowed to be used at all backstage. It was a longer walk than I expected from Small World to the auditorium (but I could use all the walking I could get before the dessert party!) Before entering, we were treated to some information about the Disneyland fireworks, including the mention that there would be a new Hallowishes show.  Everyone was then given bags of candy, pretzels and a bottled water before being ushered inside.

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We watched the beautifully restored version of Walt Disney’s 1956 “People and Places” featurette in CinemaScope, “Disneyland U.S.A.” We were given a few things to watch for ahead of time, I was surprised that there used to be fishing at Disneyland – but that soon ended, due to guests leaving their fish behind in the park (which created an odor problem). We were told that there were 17 Disney songs in the film, and you can hear Old Yeller even though it wasn’t yet out.

After the film, each panel guest talked for a few minutes. Bob Gurr talked about how Walt had seen a monorail in Germany, but wanted Bob to design a better one. Gurr had 8 months to design the monorail, but was still learning engineering – he trained himself at Disneyland.  He said how it took 13 years to get the Autopia car just right, and that those 1968 cars are still running – and the original subs as well. Gurr also does not like roller coasters, he rode one just to be able to tell Walt that he was doing research for the Matterhorn. Gurr said of his job, “I was paid to design, not ride this stuff”.

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Jack Lindquist said that one of his most touching moments in the park was on one Christmas Eve, before the park closed at 6pm. There were only a handful of people left in Disneyland at 5pm, and he fell into step behind a family walking down Main Street.  One of the two children in the family turned to their mother and said, “You know mom, you were right.  This was better than having a visit from Santa Claus“.

One of my favorite stories of the evening was when Lindquist and Marty Sklar were throwing a party on the evening before the World’s Fair.  They ran out of ice, and Lindquist went through an apartment building looking for some – knocking on doors until he finally found a couple who had some to spare.  The couple talked to him, and then asked Lindquist if he knew their nephew – Marty Sklar. He did not tell them that Marty had been in town for months!

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Geri Bumpass was also one of the panel guests, she was a hostess that can be seen in old film footage and photos with Walt Disney. She told a funny story about how she once slapped Walt’s hand away from reaching from her chest, but it turned out that he was just wanting to take a look at a new pin he’d not yet seen. Bumpass eventually left her job at Disneyland, but returned to work there again many years ago because “I still had Pixie Dust in my blood”.

At one point, we were told that it was okay to bring out the cameras for a photo.

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The dessert party included Celebration cupcakes, along with coffee and tea. The area isn’t the best for the fireworks, but I saw Magical around 10 times during my trip with castle-front views, so I enjoyed more spending time with friends in a non-crowded setting.

Thank you to D23 for another fantastic event! I am glad to be a charter member. For my report on the D23 Flower & Fireworks event at Epcot this summer, please click HERE.

Bonus Videos – “Magical” Fireworks Show from Disneyland

“Magical” Fireworks Show – Part 1 from Disneyland

“Magical” Fireworks Show – Part 2 from Disneyland

Available Now – Latest Release:

disneyland-parade-classics-copyJeff Lange’s Disneyland Parade Classics Vol 1

Jeff Lange takes you back in time to experience this first in a series of DVDs featuring vintage parades from the “Happiest Place on Earth”, Disneyland!.

Features the following classic Disneyland parades: Very Merry Christmas Parade (1985), Totally Minnie Parade (1986), Party Gras Parade – Disneyland’s 35th Anniversary (1990) and The World According to Goofy Parade (1992)!

Running Time: 60 Min

For more information

or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Parade Classics Vol 1 and Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Parade Classics Vol 2.

More New Releases:

wdw-1986-coverJeff 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

For more information

or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Fantasyland Classics and Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics

Also available:

disneyland-classics-vol-5-smallJeff 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) and Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks (1993)!

Running Time: 66 Min

For more information or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland Classics Volume 1 – 4.

Also available:

magic-kingdom-wishes-cover1Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Wishes DVD

Jeff Lange takes you to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to experience the best of all the “Wishes” nighttime fireworks spectaculars!

Features: Wishes – A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, Holiday Wishes – Celebrate The Spirit of the Season plus Bonus: Magic, Music & Mayhem Fireworks!

Running Time: 61 Min

For more information or to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Click here to browse the JeffLangeDVD store.

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.

Walt Disney World Update: Pixar's Up Balloon at Downtown Disney Photos and Video, Magic Kingdom Hall of Presidents Photos

Hi everyone!

Pixar has an UP balloon display outside of the AMC theaters at Downtown Disney (Orlando), Denise Preskitt from site partner Mousesteps was there to get photos and video! The Up balloon flies above the house (below, left). She then took a photo of the balloon from behind the fountain (below, right).

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Continue reading Walt Disney World Update: Pixar's Up Balloon at Downtown Disney Photos and Video, Magic Kingdom Hall of Presidents Photos

Buy it Now – Jeff Lange's Disneyland Parade Classics Vol 1

disneyland-parade-classics-copyJeff Lange takes you back in time to experience this first in a series of DVDs featuring vintage parades from the “Happiest Place on Earth”, Disneyland!

Very Merry Christmas Parade (1985)

Enjoy a front row seat for the Very Merry Christmas Parade, recorded from Christmas Tree Point with a view down Main Street USA! This beloved holiday tradition includes segments from Disney classic films, including: Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Herbie the Love Bug, Dumbo, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 101 Dalmations, Fantasia and Mary Poppins. Christmas wouldn’t be complete without an appearance by Santa Claus, joining perennial parade favorites including the soldiers from  Babes in Toyland, snowmen, prancing reindeer and a Christmas train packed with a multitude of Disney characters!

Totally Minnie Parade (1986)

Join Minnie Mouse as she creates her new  music video! This vintage Disneyland parade features bouncy music, Mickey as the producer and Donald Duck as director of this unmistakably  80’s spectacle. All of Minnie’s friends turn out – you’ll enjoy appearances  by The Three Little Pigs, Prince John, Snow White, Pinocchio and so many more!

Party Gras Parade (1990)

Stilt walkers and acrobats accompany a variety of floats in this Mardi Gras influenced procession, celebrating Disneyland’s 35th Anniversary! Marvel as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Roger Rabbit appear as gigantic cold air balloons towering nearly 40 feet above  Main Street USA. The parade was shot from multiple camera angles so you don’t miss any of the action!

The World According to Goofy Parade (1992)

Goofy’s 60th birthday is celebrated in style, with a Goofy twist on the history of civilization! The World According to Goofy Parade ran only 5 months in 1992, but many  Disney parade fans consider it to be one of the best daytime parades in Disneyland’s history. Opening with Ludwig Von Drake giving a Goofy history lesson, you’ll see Goofy through the years from the stone ages through today!

Relive these special Disneyland parade memories year after year or experience the magic for the first time by purchasing a copy of “Jeff Lange’s  Disneyland Parade Classics”.

Running Time: 60 Min

Buy 2 or more titles from my store and receive free shipping with no handling charges.

I strive to provide my customers with superior customer service.

All orders shipped within 24 business hours guaranteed!

$14.99


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