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Epcot Update: Mexico’s Donald Duck Meet and Greet, Italy’s Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Japan’s Spirited Beasts Exhibit & More – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

There are many changes going on at Epcot – I’ll start with the Mexico pavilion (below, left), where Hacienda de San Angel is quickly taking shape, and the new Donald Duck meet and greet area (below, right).

Donald Duck wears his fancy sombrero (below left and right) as he waves to the camera and greets his next guest.

The full meet and greet area is shown below, it looks like ancient ruins (below, left). Hacienda de San Angel (below, right) has some added color since the last time I was there.

Video #1 – Donald Duck – New Meet and Greet at Epcot, Mexico Pavilion Walt Disney World 7/15/2010 – Donald Duck greets guests in his new meet and greet area at Walt Disney World.

Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria at the Italy pavilion is scheduled to open next month, and the facade is now down from the restaurant (below left and right).

Two different views include the detail around the windows (below, left) and a full shot of the restaurant (below, right).

Video #2 – Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria Construction at Epcot, Walt Disney World 7/15/2010 –This new restaurant will be opening in Italy at Epcot in time for fall 2010. The 300-seat restaurant will feature a menu inspired by the famous pizzerias of southern Italy.

A fascinating new exhibit is at the Bijutsu-Kan gallery in the Japan pavilion (below left and right). It is called Japan’s Spirited Beasts:  From Ancient Stories to Anime Stars.

The two worlds of Japan collide in a variety of displays (below, left and right). We’ll have a bigger update later that includes a variety of photos from this exhibit!

New signs have been posted at Epcot, between the shops at the main entrance to World Showcase (more on that below). A classic sign shows the way to the Romantic Road in Germany (below, left). Spaceship Earth’s grandeur is seen behind Hacienda de San Angel (below, right).

One of the new signs points the way to Future World (below, left). On the way out of the park, I noticed Lady Tremaine and the stepsisters (below, right).

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

Epcot Center Historical DVDs – Available Now:

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

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Latest Release – Magic Kingdom Summertime 2010:

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.

Featurers: SpectroMagic (Final showing of the season 06/05/10), Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Show (Premiere 06/06/10), Main Street Electrical Parade (Premiere 06/06/10) plus, BONUS: “Top of the World” Fireworks Viewing (2010)

Running Time: 66 Min

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Vintage Disney-MGM Studios:

Jeff Lange Remembers: Disney-MGM Studios Classics – Vol 1

Jeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to experience the early years of the Disney-MGM Studios. This first volume in a series features the following vintage footage:

Studios Entrance Scenes (1989-1992), Here Come The Muppets (1991), Soundstage Restaurant (1992), The Studio Showcase (1992), Star Today Ceremony (1992), The Great Movie Ride (1991) and more!

Running Time: 66 Min

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Also available: Jeff Lange’s Disney-MGM Studios Parade Classics – 20th Anniversary Collectors Edition DVD

Remember Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2010:

Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2010

Celebrate spring at one of Disney’s most anticipated events of the year: The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2010.

Experience these unique panoramic displays throughout Epcot’s  Future World and all around World Showcase!

Running Time: 64 Min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 09, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2008

Walt Disney World Vintage Footage:

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

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

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.