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Buy it Now – Jeff Lange DVD Presents: Bob Welbaum's Walt Disney World 1986

wdw-1986-coverJeff 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 Resort

Contemporary Resort – Marina, landscaping, interiors and extended roof scenes.

Polynesian Village – Exteriors, beach, Sunset Point and lobby scenes.

Disney Shopping Village – Exteriors, shops, playground and Empress Lilly.

Epcot Center

The Living Seas – Exterior, ride scenes, Sea Base Alpha exhibits and sea animals.

The Land – Exteriors, Tomorrow’s Harvest Tour, and interior scenes.

World of Motion – Exterior and TransCenter scenes.

Horizons / Universe of Energy – Exterior scenes.

Morocco Pavilion – Exterior and landscaping scenes.

Journey Into Imagination – Exterior, Image Works, and jumping fountains scenes.

Mexico Pavilion – Ride clips and interior scenes.

Future World / Fountain of Nations / Spaceship Earth – Exterior scenes.

Discovery Island

Discovery Island – Extended walking tour of the exhibits and animals.

Magic Kingdom

Tomorrowland / Main Street USA / Adventureland – Brief scenes.

Mickey’s Street Party – Parade highlights.

Skyway to Fantasyland / Richard F. Irvine Riverboat – Ride scenes.

Seven Seas Lagoon

Electrical Water Pageant – Complete performance.

Experience the excitement and charm of Walt Disney World as it existed almost twenty five years ago with “Jeff Lange DVD Presents: Bob Welbaum’s Walt Disney World 1986

Running Time: 65 Min

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

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Disney's Hollywood Studios Club Penguin Meet & Greet, Magic Kingdom Construction, Virgin Megastore, Latest Contemporary Bay Lake Tower – Photos & Video

Hi everyone!

I am currently working on a very special DVD project featuring some recently discovered vintage Walt Disney World footage circa 1986! I am enjoying working on this very much and being able to rediscover some things I never thought I would get to enjoy again. Just a few highlights are the original Disney Shopping Village, The Contemporary and Polynesian Village before the Grand Floridian was built (although you see the land being cleared), Discovery Island, classic Epcot Center, Magic Kingdom and much more. Watch this site for more details on this  exciting project! Also, go to Mousesteps for a new contest for an Epcot Flower and Garden Screensaver, the contest ends June 3rd.

Today we feature the latest happenings around Walt Disney World, starting with the test of the Club Penguin meet and greet at  Disney’s Hollywood Studios (below)! The two-week test ended yesterday, and there is no word yet on whether the meet and greet will be brought back. Look for characters soon from Pixar’s UP!

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Photo Memories: Walt Disney World's 15th Anniversary – Epcot Center's Daredevil Circus Spectacular!

Hi everyone!

It all started last week when a good friend of mine asked me the following question: “Jeff, did you ever hear of elephants performing at Epcot Center? A friend of mine told me about it, but I don’t remember anything like that in over 30 years of visiting Walt Disney World and couldn’t imagine it was true”. I instantly knew they were thinking of “Epcot Center’s Daredevil Circus Spectacular“. Keep reading after the photos for a full description of this amazing part of Epcot Center history!

(below) A rare photo of the Fountain Stage being readied for the upcoming show.

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(Below) The entrance topiary featuring the parade of Pachyderms.

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(Below left) A parade of Elephant-like “Martian Mastodons” approach the fountain stage. (below right) A live band plays along as the Elephants and acrobats perform “spine-tingling” acts.

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(Below left) Communicore is transformed into a “Spacearena” as a double-trapeze act is performed. (Below right) The most amazing part of all this to me was the “Space Cycles” riding along wires connected from both Communicores to the center of Spaceship Earth!

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(Below) It was the most incredible thing to see motorcycles driving high in the air on thin-looking wires.  I remember thinking that they actually touched Spaceship Earth (although they probably did not).

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(Below) My last photo showing both “Space Cycles” (with girls hanging below them) speeding high above Future World towards Spaceship Earth!

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Walt Disney World’s 15th Anniversary Celebration:

Back in the fall of 1996, Walt Disney World was beginning it’s 15th Anniversary Celebration and held a big kickoff press event. The press kit (below left) touted all the special events planned for the upcoming year including: The Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution featuring The Magic Kingdom’s “Star-Spangled Salute” and “All American Parade“, the 15th Anniversary Gift-Giver (where you could win a new Chevrolet on “Birthday Bonanza Weekends“) and more!

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(photo above & text below ©1986 The Walt Disney Company)

I found the most intriguing event the celebration promised to be “Epcot Center’s Daredevil Circus Spectacular“. To fully understand why it captured my imagination, please read the excerpt from the press release below. It sounded unbelievable to me that this was actually going to happen!

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It is still incredible that this actually happened and I am glad to have found the photos and information to remember this amazing part of Epcot Center history!

Epcot Center Historical DVDs – Available Now:

In keeping with the vintage Epcot Center mood of today’s update, I present my Epcot Center 25th Anniversary Collection to relive these wonderful memories or experience them for the first time!

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Click on any cover for more information

Click HERE for more information or to browse all of my Epcot Center DVDs including the 25th Anniversary series!

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.

Buy it Now – Jeff Lange Remembers: Epcot's Horizons – 10 Years Later – Updated 3-Disc Set

horizons-3-disc-coverJeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to celebrate Epcot’s 25th Anniversary. This updated 3-Disc edition features the Future World classic attraction “Horizons”, Presented by General Electric.

Disc One: Jeff Lange Remembers: Epcot’s Horizons

Horizons Presented by GE / Space Ending (1993)

This incredible video was recorded with an audio mixer and two microphones to capture the sounds in front of you and the narration from the speaker behind your head. Features full coverage of the exterior, queue & load area, all your favorite ride scenes, a visit to the space station “Brava Centauri” plus the original General Electric exit displays.

Desert Ending (1992)

Travel to the desert farm of “Mesa Verde”.

Undersea Ending (1992)

Visit the “Sea Castle” research base.

Complete OMNIMAX Loop (1991-1993)

View the complete OMNIMAX loop (not possible on the ride itself) showing modern technologies and ideas that could be used to build the world of tomorrow.

Horizons (No Sponsor) / Space Ending (1998)

A complete ride from the pavilions last full year of operation. All references to General Electric have been removed.

Photo Slideshow (1983-1998)

A photo montage of over eighty vintage images.

Bonus Ride / Space Ending (1992)

A bonus ride on the Future World classic.

Disc Two:  Jeff Lange’s Companion Collection: Epcot’s Horizons

Horizons Presented by GE / Desert Ending (1991)

Features extended coverage of the exterior, queue and load area, the full ride, and the original General Electric exit displays.

Horizons Presented by GE / Desert Ending (1992)

Complete ride with extended queue footage.

Horizons Presented by GE / Space Ending (1992)

Complete ride edited from multiple recordings.

Photo Slideshow (1983-2007)

Historical images including props and current park tributes.

Disc Three:  Jeff Lange Presents: Remembering Horizons – 10 Years Later

Epcot’s “Horizons” closed forever on January 9th, 1999. This all-new disc pays tribute to the beloved Future World attraction and it’s replacement “Mission Space”!

Horizons / Undersea Ending (1997)

A previously unreleased complete ride! Includes full coverage of the exterior, queue, load area and exit displays with all references to GE removed.

Horizons / Undersea Ending (1996)

Another previously unreleased complete ride, featuring all of your favorite scenes shot from new angles.

Mission Space Presented by HP (2006)

The replacement attraction for Horizons was Mission Space, opening in 2003. This segment features extended coverage of the exterior, queue and load area, pre-show, the full ride, and post-show exhibits and displays.

Celebrate Epcot’s 25th Anniversary year after year or experience the magic for the first time by purchasing “Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s Horizons”.

Running Time: 190 Min

For those customers who already own the “Horizons 2-Disc Set”, we offer an upgrade package HERE!

Click HERE to browse all Epcot DVDs including the 25th Anniversary series!

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Buy it Now – Jeff Lange Presents Epcot’s Horizons Windows Screensaver Photo CD

horizons-ss2Due to popular demand for my vintage Epcot photos you can now experience the magic of Epcot’s Horizons pavilion on your home computer!

Over 80 hi-resolution images let you bring home your favorite scenes from the attraction and much much more to enjoy each and every day!

* Over eighty full screen images

* Hi-resolution images

* Any image as your wallpaper

* Random or consecutive images

* Easy to install and use

Please click HERE for sample photos.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows – All versions.

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Buy it Now – Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s World Showcase 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition 2-Disc Set – Free Shipping Qualifier

Jeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to celebrate Epcot’s 25th Anniversary. This ninth in a series, features Epcot’s World Showcase.

Disc One:

Mexico Pavilion: El Rio de Tiempo (1991)

Set sail on ‘The River of Time’ and view scenes from Mexico’s history. A complete ride thru featuring the earliest footage available of this World Showcase classic.

Mexico Pavilion: El Rio de Tiempo (1993)

This complete vintage ride through was recorded with an audio mixer and two microphones to capture the main narration plus the sounds of all the background audio effects.

Mexico Pavilion: El Rio de Tiempo (2006)

Final ride thru edited from multiple recordings taken just before this Epcot Center original attraction closed forever. Features full coverage of the exterior, queue & load area plus all your favorite ride scenes and exit displays.

Mexico Pavilion: Gran Fiesta Tour (2007)

We have combined the very best footage from seven ride throughs to present this ultimate recording of the updated attraction. Includes full coverage of the queue and load area plus the all new scenes featuring Donald Duck, Jose Carioca and Panchito Pistoles.

Norway Pavilion: Maelstrom (1991)

Travel back to a mythological version of Norway’s Viking days  and encounter trolls and polar bears before plunging into the North Sea.

World Showcase Omnibus Tour (1991)

Experience a true hidden gem of classic Epcot Center as you take a full circle tour of World Showcase from atop a double decker omnibus.

Disc Two:

The American Adventure (1993-1995)

Ben Franklin and Mark Twain are your hosts for this E-ticket attraction presenting historic figures who shaped our nation. Audio-Animatronics of Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass,Susan B. Anthony, Will Rogers, Alexander Graham Bell, and Franklin D. Roosevelt are some of the people represented.

Skyleidoscope Lagoon Spectacular (1986)

Rare footage featuring highlights of the original Epcot lagoon spectacular. Witness a battle between good and evil fought with bi-planes, dragon boats, kites, colorful smoke and daytime fireworks.

Surprise in the Skies: WDW 20th Anniversary Edition (1991)

Colors take flight around World Showcase in this extravaganza that features the worlds largest daytime fireworks display. Boats, kites, para-planes, hang gliders, fireworks and giant balloons encircle the lagoon and soar above the park. Patriotic music signals a surprise appearance from the Disney Characters as forty foot high inflatables pop up around world showcase promenade. This complete performance was shot from multiple angles to capture all the action from the best possible locations.

Surprise in the Skies: Standard Edition (1992)

Another complete performance of the daytime spectacular after it was changed to remove all references of Walt Disney World’s 20th Anniversary.

Celebrate Epcot’s 25th Anniversary year after year or experience the magic for the first time by  purchasing ‘Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s World Showcase’.

Total Running Time: 134 Min

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Buy it Now – Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s 25th Anniversary Oct 1st, 2007 – 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition DVD

Jeff Lange takes you back in time to celebrate Epcot’s 25th Anniversary. This eighth in a series features Epcot’s Silver Anniversary Celebration on October 1st, 2007

Epcot October 1st, Entrance Scenes and Rope Drop:

Start your unforgettable day at Epcot by viewing the special 25th Anniversary decor. Experience the countdown to the rope drop and join the crowd in wishing Epcot Center, ‘Happy Birthday’!

Epcot’s 25th Anniversary Ceremony:

Enjoy front row viewing of this historic Silver Anniversary Ceremony. Presenters were Walt Disney World 2007 Ambassador Michael Kelley, cast member and host Tracy Wiu, Walt Disney World Senior VP  Erin Wallace, Epcot VP Jim MacPhee and featured speaker Disney legend Marty Sklar. The ceremony payed tribute to Epcot’s original dedication including: Future World cast members marching on stage carrying signs representing the pavilions. The pouring of waters from the 11 countries represented at World Showcase into the Epcot fountain. A surprise appearance from Mickey and Minnie plus a special fountain display and daytime fireworks!

Epcot’s 25th Anniversary Gallery:

Experience this unique exhibit showcasing concept art, models and memorabilia from the early days of Epcot Center. This footage was recorded over several days and features the entire exhibit including planning, construction, opening day, Future World, World Showcase, cast member costumes and Epcot Center collectibles.

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth:

Enjoy the entire multi-media fireworks spectacular recorded live October 1st, 2007. This was a flawless performance of the Epcot classic and really got the crowd excited for the special 25th Anniversary Finale to follow!

Illuminations: Special 25th Anniversary Fireworks Finale:

Witness this once in a lifetime finale celebrating 25 years of Epcot with dazzling fireworks and vintage music. This amazing extravaganza featured more simultaneously exploding shells than I have ever seen! Also featured is a 25th Anniversary laser display projected on Spaceship Earth following the finale.

Bonus Feature: Illuminations Fire Barge Burn Off:

Experience the rarely seen Fire Barge ‘burn off’ where any extra propane is blown out and burned in a gigantic fireball. An announcement is made that the following is a ‘final salute to signal the end of another spectacular day at Epcot’ followed by a countdown and the ‘burn off’ itself!

Celebrate Epcot’s 25th Anniversary year after year or experience the magic for the first time by purchasing “Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s 25th Anniversary October 1st, 2007“.

Running Time: 66 Min

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