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Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Debuts at The Magic Kingdom with Anna & Elsa, Fire Breathing Dragon, Crowd Pleasing Spectacle! – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

Disney Festival of Fantasy debuted on Sunday! This magnificent parade features many favorite characters, elaborate floats and a catchy musical score – not to mention a fire-breathing Maleficent dragon! We went during the first two days, picture perfect for photos and video! Belle and Beast (below, left) lead the princess float, which also is the title float. Cinderella and Prince Charming are next on the float (below, right).

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Jack Skellington and Sally, Captain Hook, and other Characters Meet at Epcot in Advance of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

Jack Skellington and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas (below, left) have been greeting guests at Epcot’s World Showplace in preparation for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! Jack and Sally (below, right) have never appeared at the Walt Disney World parks. They made their East coast debut last year at Downtown Disney, and will appear at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party each night. They have been a fixture at Disneyland for years, we are glad to see them here!

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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.

Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade, Now with More Characters (No Villains Float) & DVC Bay Lake Tower Update – Photos And Exclusive Video

Hi everyone!

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)! Last week was a huge one for Walt Disney World, I had a wonderful trip and have another update that came out of it.

Walt Disney World rolled out the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade without the Villains Float, but with many more characters interacting with guests. Characters like Geppetto also are in the street and not on the float.

Pluto waves to the crowd (below, left). Geppetto now walks through the street, shaking hands with guests (below, right).

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Walt Disney World’s “Main Street Electrical Parade” – More Vintage Photos, Plus A Look Back At “The Hercules Electrical Parade” in NYC

Hi everyone!

There has been continued interest in my vintage Main Street Electrical Parade Photos, and I’ve found more images that I will be sharing with you today! I hope you enjoy these photos taken either by myself or my father, Walter Lange – a Disney fan who shared the love of the parks with his family and got me started on all this.

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Florida’s Main Street Electrical Parade opening unit (above left) announces the parade. “WDW’s 15th Float” (above right and below) was a special float to honor Walt Disney World’s 15th Anniversary. That float was only used for one season!

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Note the one dimensional design of these early floats (above right).

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The elusive “Pinocchio Underwater Unit” featured Monstro the whale (above left). A mystery (to me) has been resolved as many readers have identified the cars as from The Fox and the Hound – “Widow Tweed’s Car” (above right).

Continue reading Walt Disney World’s “Main Street Electrical Parade” – More Vintage Photos, Plus A Look Back At “The Hercules Electrical Parade” in NYC

Main Street Electrical Parade Vintage Photos, Contest Update and DVD Check-off Sheet

Hi everyone!

During production of my recently released Main Street Electrical Parade DVD, I came across some interesting images of long retired floats and parade elements. I am presenting them here for all to enjoy!

Below is the Florida opening unit of the Main Street Electrical Parade, followed by Toy Soldiers from Babes in Toyland. As a kid, I thought this was a special Christmas bonus as we often traveled to Walt Disney World for the holidays. I remember seeing them one July and realizing they were always part of the parade.

Next we have the “It’s A Small World” section that ran from 1977 – 1991. This was unique as it was the only float that was based on a park attraction.

This next series of photos is very rare. These photos were taken by my father in 1976 (when “America on Parade” was being performed). I don’t recall ever seeing a Pinocchio Monstro float in the Main Street Electrical parade. Look carefully and you will see the large headed America on Parade characters driving the vehicles. Was this a nighttime version of America on Parade?

If anyone has more information about these parade units please email me at Jeff@JeffLangeDVD.com and I will post the information on the site.

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)

For more information or to purchase this item

Please click HERE.

Click here to browse the JeffLangeDVD store.

Also Available:

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Jeff 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 thru Times Square.

All 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.

For more information or to purchase this item

Please click HERE.

The Gumball Rally:

MiceChat’s Dustysage is inviting everyone to a huge upcoming event at Disney World:

Disney fans everywhere are invited to attend a fun four park event this October 18th. The MiceChat Gumball Rally is an event which challenges you to ride a set of attractions in all four parks in just one day! The event is designed to see who can make best use of their time and transportation skills to complete the assigned attractions in the least amount of time possible. It promises to be a fun and unique way to visit the parks – all of them! Since the first Gumball Rally at Disneyland nearly 3 years ago, there have been constant requests to “Bring the Rally to Disney World,” and that is just what we are going to do! Whether this is your first visit to WDW or your hundredth, this event was designed for you to have a great time. We hope you’ll all join us. For more information and to sign up, please visit this link on micechat.com Gumball Rally Information.

Contest Winner:

Thank you for another great response to my latest contest with partner site Mousesteps! The winner was Eric Hoffman of Georgia and he will receive a free Disneyland Anniversary DVD of his choice!

DVD Check-off Sheet:

The most frequent request at my NFFC show and sale booth last month was a check-off sheet for my customers to keep track of their JeffLangeDVD.com titles. We now have the check-off sheet available HERE, sorted by release date, park, and 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.

Click here to browse the JeffLangeDVD store.