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Celebrating Disneyland’s 57th Birthday at Walt Disney World, Former Fantasyland Skyway Station Area, Fantasyland Bonjour! Village Gifts and Gaston’s Taven – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

I’ve had the opportunity to celebrate Disneyland’s birthday (July 17th) in person many times in the past, including at the big media event for the 50th! But there are years that we don’t get to Disneyland in July – so we celebrate instead at the Magic Kingdom (below, right). We celebrated the 57th birthday of Disneyland on a very rainy day at the park. Our tradition is to ride opening day Disneyland attractions, but some of them are outside, so we couldn’t really be too choosy!

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Art of Animation Construction Update, Magic Kingdom & Disney’s Hollywood Studios Final Holiday Nights – Photos and Video (Now in HD)

Hi everyone!

We stopped by Disney’s Pop Century Resort yesterday to get photos of the construction at the upcoming Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (below left and right), formerly it was to be Disney’s Pop Century Legendary Years. You can see the progress of the new resort from our previous updates HERE and HERE.

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Buy it Now – Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Summertime 2010 (Featuring SpectroMagic, Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Show, Main Street Electrical Parade and more!)

Jeff Lange brings the grandeur of Spectromagic, the brilliance of the Main Street Electrical Parade, and the dazzling display of the Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Show to your door with Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Summertime 2010.

SpectroMagic (Final showing of the season 06/05/10)

Over a half-million lights shimmer and dance in this long-running Disney favorite! This is the final showing before Walt Disney World debuted the Main Street Electrical Parade for the summer of 2010. Mickey Mouse cuts a grand figure in a lighted magicians cape, directing the symphony of lights, color and sound that bring this brilliant parade to life. You will enjoy characters from classic movies that include “The Little Mermaid”, “Fantasia” and “Aladdin”. The finale highlights the real star of the show – the lights, which in a Disney parade first, change from white to brilliant color with the flick of a paint brush!

Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Show (Premiere 06/06/10)

This debut showing of the Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Show begins with the Fairy Godmother welcoming you, followed by a spectacular fireworks display to “Bibbiddi, Bobbidi Boo”. It isn’t long before Fauna and Merryweather fight to decide whether Cinderella Castle should be pink or blue. Soon, Captain Hook arrives and leads the pirate attempt to take over the castle, ending in an explosive battle with fireworks on the castle itself! Tinker Bell takes to the night sky and saves the castle with a wave of her magic wand.

Main Street Electrical Parade (Premiere 06/06/10)

Illuminated with over a half million twinkling lights, this most beloved of Disney’s parades is now back on Main Street at Walt Disney World for the summer of 2010! This multiple angle segment was shot premiere night from great views in Town Square and Main Street USA. Tinker Bell leads the parade in her all-new float, and this version includes the return of Pinocchio’s Pleasure Island float and the Seven Dwarfs glistening diamond mine! All your parade favorites are here including: Mickey’s Train, Alice in Wonderland, Pete’s Dragon and more! The Main Street Electrical Parade has never shone more brightly!

BONUS: “Top of the World” Fireworks Viewing (2010)

A spectacular and rare viewing of the Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Show from the exclusive Top of the World observation deck high atop the Contemporary Resort Bay Lake Tower! This version includes the fireworks music from the observation deck, and natural sound from below.

Relive these Disney summertime memories year after year or experience the magic for the first time by purchasing a copy of “Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Summertime 2010”.

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Summer Nightastic Preview, Main Street Electrical Parade Returns and Summer Nightastic Fireworks Show Premiere – Photos and Video

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We had such a great time last night as the Main Street Electrical Parade returned to the Magic Kingdom! We saw this version at Disney’s California Adventure last year (see video HERE) where it was called “Disney’s Electrical Parade“, but it’s not the same as seeing it where I first did as a child in 1977. The Tinker Bell float (below, left) was new for last year, with 25,000 points of light. Mickey’s train announces the name of the parade (below, right), though it wasn’t changed for Summer Nightastic to the Main Street Electrical Parade moniker.

Continue reading Summer Nightastic Preview, Main Street Electrical Parade Returns and Summer Nightastic Fireworks Show Premiere – Photos and Video

Buy it Now – Jeff Lange Remembers Disneyland’s Light Magic (Includes: One Man’s Dream Show)

Jeff Lange brings you vintage footage from two completely different but unique elements of Disneyland history! Light Magic replaced the popular Main Street Electrical Parade, but ended after only 4 months in 1997. One Man’s Dream was a beloved stage show that also ran for 4 months in 1990 before making way for Dick Tracy’s Diamond Double Cross.

Two different vantage points – from the Small World mall and Main Street USA – give you a complete look at Light Magic. Opening on May 23rd, 1997 with four battery powered floats and 125 performers, Light Magic was billed as a “Streetacular” instead of a parade due to the two performance zones. The buildings on Main Street USA were enhanced with fiber optics created for Light Magic and lighting towers were added to the Small World mall (those still are used to this day). The soundtrack was a mix of both classic Disney songs and new music written specifically for Light Magic, the infectious “Dream our Dreams”. There is even a salute to the Main Street Electrical Parade, “Baroque Hoedown”.

The first complete Light Magic recording is shot from the Small World mall, recorded under a speaker for optimum clarity. Characters such as Chip and Dale, Goofy, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Roger Rabbit and Rafiki appear in their pajamas alongside pixies who dance to Celtic music. The performance includes audience interaction, fiber optic and smoke effects, and concludes with a bast of colorful confetti.

The second Light Magic recording is shot from Main Street USA, with a similar assortment of characters and pixies, and includes a perfect view of the screen that features Disney animated characters with corresponding music.

One Man’s Dream celebrated the remarkable imagination of Walt Disney, in an incredible stage show which begins in black and white and soon turns to color before your eyes! The setting was Videopolis, a teen dance venue which was turned into a stage for this Tokyo Disney-inspired show. Impressive sets and a cast of 40 bring movies such as Peter Pan and The Jungle Book to life, adding characters such as The Three Little Pigs, Pinocchio, Goofy and Pluto into a variety of dance sequences. You’ll see Peter and Wendy fly, and behold a beautiful dance sequence with Snow  White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and their princes. Mickey and Minnie open the One Man’s Dream show simply, and the presentation unfolds in front of you – building into a grand “H00ray for Hollywood” climax, and ending with an explosion of fireworks. This is a show not to be missed!

Relive the magic year after year or experience it for the first time by purchasing a copy of “Jeff Lange Remembers Disneyland’s Light Magic”.

Running Time: 66 Min

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Walt Disney World “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” Press Event – Day One: What’s New, What’s Next Media Presentation – Photos and Video

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We just attended day 1 of the “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” press event! The event was held at the newly re-branded ESPN Wide World of Sports facility. The evening kicked off with the “What’s New, What’s Next” (below, left) media presentation. Meg Crofton, President of the Walt Disney World Resort (below, right) told everyone about the upcoming “Summer Nightastic“.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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