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MouseSteps Weekly Show #35 – Dining: SeaWorld, Epcot’s Germany Pavilion Biergarten, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Trails End Buffett, New Years Eve Fireworks at Disney’s Polynesian Resort!

Hi everyone!

In Mousesteps Weekly #35, we talk about a whole lot of food! We cover: The SeaWorld All-You-Can Eat Dining Deal, which we tried during Christmas week!  We also share some of the Christmas decorations and activities around the park, including the Sea of Trees, Winter Wonderland on Ice skating show and the fireworks finale.

Continue reading MouseSteps Weekly Show #35 – Dining: SeaWorld, Epcot’s Germany Pavilion Biergarten, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Trails End Buffett, New Years Eve Fireworks at Disney’s Polynesian Resort!

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Presidential Suite: Detailed Tour Including Commentary, Oversized Balcony Views of the Magic Kingdom and More – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

We had a terrific opportunity to visit the Presidential Suite at Disney’s Contemporary Resort a couple of weeks ago (below, left). The Presidential Suite is on the concierge level (below, right), and overlooks the Magic Kingdom – unlike the Vice Presidential Suite, which has a Bay Lake view.

 

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New Years Eve Recap: Magic Kingdom Fireworks from the Polynesian Beach, Epcot Celebrations and Early Fireworks, Disney’s Hollywood Studios Lights! Camera! Happy New Year! – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

We enjoyed not only one, nor two, but four fireworks displays in the past two days! The first was Illuminations: Reflections of Earth and the Holiday Tag after seeing the last Candlelight Processional for the season. The second was the Magic Kingdom New Years Eve fireworks on December 30th (below, left), as seen from Disney’s Polynesian Resort (below, right).

 

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Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary Festivities At The Magic Kingdom, Special Castle Celebration, Cupcakes, Enhances Wishes Fireworks and More – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

Yesterday we enjoyed celebrating Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary at the Magic Kingdom! There was a “40 Magical Years” banner welcoming us as we entered through the security gates (below, right), and one hanging from Cinderella Castle – in this picture, behind the Partners statue featuring Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse (below, right).

  

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Some "After-Christmas" Gingerbread – Polynesian Torch Lighting Returns – Latest DVD Release "Disneyland Holiday Treat 08"

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are recovering nicely. Today I present some “after-Christmas” gingerbread from around the Walt Disney World resort! Donald and Daisy Duck are residing at the Boardwalk Resort. The carousel below is from the Beach Club, Tinkerbell sits atop of it! You will find her below.

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On the lower right, one of the employee-led gingerbread houses inside the Polynesian Resort. Instead of just one gingerbread display, they have many. Some are done by chefs, but others are a team effort from a variety of areas at the resort.

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Below on the left is the main gingerbread display in the lobby. All others are on the 2nd floor, including the Tiki bar which is one of two that are at the sushi bar. The Polynesian has some wonderful displays, including one of an air hangar with moving propellers!

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Polynesian Torch Lighting Returns:

Frequent contributor and site partner Denise from MouseSteps was at the first Polynesian Torch Lighting Ceremony tonight since it was stopped a few weeks ago due to Kaleo leaving.

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The ceremony was hosted this evening by Lipoa, who entertains at “Ohana.

All New DVD:

Jeff Lange’s Disneyland Holiday Treat 08

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This all-new JeffLangeDVD title features the following magical experiences from the holidays at Disneyland: “A Christmas Fantasy Parade”,  Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle Lighting, “Haunted Mansion Holiday”, “it’s a small world holiday”, Believe… In Holiday Magic” fireworks and much more!

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

Don’t forget these other great JeffLangeDVD Holiday titles: Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland Holiday Classics, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Holiday Traditions, Jeff Lange Remembers Walt Disney World Holiday Classics,

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Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 06, Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 07 and Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 08.

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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.

Click here to browse the JeffLangeDVD store.

Final Polynesian Resort Torch Lighting Ceremony – Production Update: Disneyland Holiday Treat 08

Hi everyone!

On December 13th, Disney’s Polynesian Resort held it’s last Torch Lighting Ceremony at the main entrance to the Great Ceremonial House.

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Polynesian Resort fans may recognize the master of ceremonies at the torch lighting as Kaleo, the guitar player from the Tambu Lounge.

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Kaleo is leaving the Polynesian after over eighteen years of entertaining many guests, myself included! We wish him the best in whatever he does next and fans can keep up to date at his website bighawaiianguy.com.

To see some of my vintage Polynesian Resort photos, please click HERE and HERE.  For those who are huge Polynesian Resort fans (as I am!),  I also have for sale a  Polynesian Resort Screensaver CD and a Polynesian Resort Experiences DVD. I also recommend the Tikiman Pages as the best online resource for Polynesian resort history. 

Bonus Video:

This is video of the final Polynesian Resort Torch Lighting Ceremony recorded 12/13/08!

Thank you Kaleo and Mahalo!

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Production Update:

I am working on an all new DVD featuring the Holidays at Disneyland that will be titled “Disneyland Holiday Treat 08“!

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I plan to include: “A Christmas Fantasy Parade”, Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle Lighting, “it’s a small world holiday”, “Haunted Mansion Holiday”, Believe… In Holiday Magic” fireworks and more!

Christmas DVDs:

Get your last minute holiday shopping finished with these JeffLangeDVD titles, available now! Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland Holiday Classics, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Holiday Traditions, Jeff Lange Remembers Walt Disney World Holiday Classics, Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 06, Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 07 and Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 08.

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.

Click here to browse the JeffLangeDVD store.

Updated Treehouse Villas Construction Videos – Polynesian Resort Vintage Photos – Christmas DVDs Available Now

Hi there!

Construction is progressing at the Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas at Walt Disney World! Here is some new video contributed by site partner Mousesteps.com.

Mousesteps also has some photos of around Fort Wilderness Campground on the new site update!

Polynesian Resort Article and Vintage photos:

Also today, my friend Jim Hill did a story about the Polynesian Resort featuring some of my vintage photos. I have always loved the Poly and have so many wonderful childhood memories of staying there!

Below I am seen enjoying the themed volcano slide and a rare view of the original pool during a rehab.

For more of my vintage Polynesian photos please click HERE. I also have available a Polynesian Resort Screensaver CD and a Polynesian Resort Experiences DVD. To learn even more about this wonderful resort, I recommend Tikiman’s Polynesian Resort pages. He really does a great job and I learned much I did not know about The Polynesian’s history from his site.

All New DVD:

Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 08 (Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2008).

This all-new JeffLangeDVD title features the 2008 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party including: Cinderella’s Holiday Wish, Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, Holiday Wishes – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season, the “Celebrate the Season” show, cookie and hot chocolate stations and much more!

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

Christmas DVDs:

We also have these title available! Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland Holiday Classics, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Holiday Traditions, Jeff Lange Remembers Walt Disney World Holiday Classics, Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 06 and Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 07.

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.

Click here to browse the JeffLangeDVD store.

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