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October Florida Recap: NFFC Convention, Adventurers Club Dinner, New Releases and more

Hi everyone!

I had a great trip to central Florida last week, and accomplished all I set out to do. Below are the highlights of the trip:

2008 NFFC Florida Canvention:

This years NFFC Florida Convention was excellent as expected! Highlights included author David Koenig, who gave a highly informative and entertaining presentation on Epcot’s World Showcase concepts that were never realized. Animation Legend Joe Hale (below right) gave an interesting and candid talk about working at the Disney Studios. His recollections included memories of Walt Disney and dealing with Jeffrey Katzenburg, Michael Eisner and more!

Another highlight was Ike Eisenmann (below left), who spoke about his work on the original Witch Mountain movies. He segued into his involvement with the upcoming “Race to Witch Mountain” film and his own animation company. A very special tribute to Disney Legend Ralph Kent featured emotional memories from Gary Sohmers and a panel of Ralphs friend and co-workers. This was followed by a spirited auction where some of Ralph’s memorabilia was auctioned off by Mr Sohmers to benifit Ralph’s estate.

The convention also included a tour of the Walt Disney World Merchandise Warehouse, the induction of three new NFFC legends: Hank Dains, Jess Rubio, Phil Smith and Gretta Verity. A very detailed talk about the history of the Adventurers Club from Disney historian Jim Korkis rounded out the convention and got everyone ready for the special event that followed!

The Adventurers Club Dinner:

When Pleasure Island opened in 1989, I was 22 years old. It was the perfect age to enjoy all that P.I. offered! That included the Comedy Warehouse, a variety of nightclubs – and the mysterious Adventurers Club. I enjoyed the Island on my frequent Disney trips, but was especially enamored with the interactive characters and atmosphere of the AC. When I found out about Pleasure Island’s closing, I was especially saddened as I would not be able to visit the final night. Fortunately, I was given another chance to say goodbye with the NFFC during a wonderful evening as part of the Florida Convention.

I enjoyed a special evening with other NFFC members, who’d waited excitedly to enjoy the Club one last time. All the characters were in attendance, and even more interactive than usual due to the absence of the library shows.

We were treated to a hilarious New Member Induction Ceremony poking fun at all the “Disney Fanatics” in the room plus two Mask Room shows and two Treasure Room shows!

The actors seemed genuinely happy to host our group, and talked out of character a little more than usual at the end of the evening. Jim Korkis ended the eventful night with a final tribute to the Club and the performers (photo below of the cast posting for us).

It was an unforgettable evening, and I will truly miss this unique Disney experience. I hope it returns in some form in the future. For more photos of this very special event, please visit partner site MouseSteps.

New Releases:

I recently spent 3 days recording footage at Disney’s Polynesian Resort for an upcoming DVD and screensaver release! Please feel free to email suggestions for a future resort title to: suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com.

Available Now:

Be sure to check out my latest release: Jeff Lange’s Trick or Treat 5 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2008).

As a special thank you to those that order Jeff Lange’s Trick or Treat 5 direct from this site, I am including the guide above as a free bonus while supplies last. This was the Boo! What? Where? When? Party Guide Map given out at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. It makes an ideal companion to the new DVD.

For more details on purchasing this title, click HERE.

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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JeffLangeDVD Travel Update, Epcot's 26th Anniversary, NFFC Florida Convention, Halloween at Walt Disney World and more.

Hi Everyone!

This week I will be traveling back to Walt Disney World for a very busy week of activities. Highlights include the NFFC Florida Convention which will also include the NFFC World Chapter Meeting and a special Adventurers Club event as well as Epcot’s 26th Anniversary and maybe some Halloween fun!

Epcot’s 26th Anniversary:

I will start my trip by visiting Epcot for it’s 26th anniversary on October 1st! It will be interesting to contrast what will be a low-key day this year to the 25th celebration from one year ago. I had a great time last year reminiscing about Epcot’s past and enjoying an unforgettable day!

Epcot’s 25th Anniversary DVDs – Available Now:

Celebrate Epcot’s 26th Anniversary with these great Epcot DVD Titles!

Click HERE for more information or to purchase any of these Epcot’s 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition DVDs.

NFFC Florida Convention:

Look here next week for an update on the NFFC event, including the Adventurers Club dinner! The NFFC Florida Convention will be held at the Regal Sun Resort from October 3rd – 8th, 2008. If you are attending the show and sale on October 8th, please stop by and say hello (click HERE for a flyer with a $1.00 off coupon). I look forward to meeting everyone! For more information about the NFFC please click HERE.

Halloween at Walt Disney World:

I hope to conclude this visit to central Florida with some Halloween fun. If I have the time, I would like to attend another Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and record more of the holiday decor around the parks and resorts. Be sure to check out my latest release: Jeff Lange’s Trick or Treat 5 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2008).

As always, while I am traveling you will still receive the same level of quality service and guarenteed 24 hr shipping you have come to expect from JeffLangeDVD. 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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Trick or Treat 5 (Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2008) Bonus while supplies last.

As a special thank you to those that order Jeff Lange’s Trick or Treat 5 DVD direct from this site, we are including the following as a free bonus while supplies last.

This was the Boo! What? Where? When? Party Guide Map given out at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. It makes an ideal companion to the new DVD.

For more details on purchasing this title, click HERE.

For more information on this or other titles please contact jeff@jefflangedvd.com or visit JeffLangeDVD.

JeffLangeDVD Travel Update, Disney's Vero Beach Resort, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party & Upcoming NFFC Florida Convention

Hi everyone!

I am less than 48 hours away from my yearly September trip to Walt Disney World. I will be recording video footage for future projects, including this years Trick or Treat 5! I’ll also be exploring Disney’s Vero Beach Resort which will be one of the last completely new Disney experiences that I’ve not enjoyed yet. I have heard great things about the resort, and look forward to giving a full report upon my return. (photos below © Disney)

One of the highlights of my year is the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! I can’t believe that summer has ended so quickly, and that Halloween is just around the corner. I love the decor in the Magic Kingdom, and hope to see the hitchiking ghosts and the bride below again at the event!

NFFC Florida Convention:

I will be attending the upcoming 3rd annual NFFC Florida Convention and It sounds fantastic! This year, the convention takes place at the Regal Sun Resort (formerly the Grosvenor Resort Walt Disney World) at Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The dates are October 3rd through October 5th, 2008. The schedule has been released and is available HERE. (Highlights below)

“In case you haven’t heard, Pleasure Island, Downtown Disney’s nightlife fun spot at the Walt Disney World Resort, will be closing the week before the NFFC Florida Convention. Included among the clubs and restaurants set to be shuttered is the very popular Adventurer’s Club, which just happens to be the location of the convention’s closing night dinner party.

Fear not, the Walt Disney Company is honoring its commitment to the NFFC. This means attendees at this year’s 3rd Annual NFFC Florida Convention will be among the last—maybe even the very last—Disneyana fans that get to experience this truly one-of-a kind Disney venue.

Join the fun as the NFFC, the place for Disneyana enthusiasts, bids a fond farewell to the Adventurer’s Club. It promises to be a full evening featuring a buffet dinner, one of a kind in-depth tour of the Adventurer’s Club, and some very special entertainment, especially designed for the Florida Adventurer.

At the conclusion of the Convention and Giant All Disneyana Show and Sale, the World Chapter, the convention host chapter, will host a special meeting at the Regal Sun Resort.”

Halloween DVDs – Available Now:

Just in time to start thinking about Halloween, we have these title available now! Jeff Lange’s Trick Or Treat Vol 1 (2003-2004), Jeff Lange’s Trick Or Treat Vol 2 (2005), Jeff Lange’s Trick Or Treat Vol 3 (2006), Jeff Lange’s Trick Or Treat Vol 4 (2007) and Jeff Lange Remembers Haunted Mansion Holiday!

 

As always, while I am traveling you will still receive the same level of quality service and guarenteed 24 hr shipping you have come to expect from JeffLangeDVD. 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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JeffLangeDVD hits the road, NFFC Disneyana National Convention, Disneyland Resort, Comic-Con Convention and More

Hi everyone!

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since the last California NFFC Convention, but I’m packing my bags to attend next week! In addition to this special Disneyana event, I have a packed schedule which will include my first-ever Comic-Con convention.

NFFC National Convention:

The NFFC convention schedule has just been released and you can read it HERE. Legendary Imagineer Tony Baxter is a new addition to the schedule, as well as a very special appearance by Disney Legend Wally Boag. Wally will be joined by his son Laurence (who has inherited his fathers wonderful sense of comedic timing) as well as his friend Gene Sands. Gene is working with Wally on the book “ Wally Boag: The Crown Prince of Disneyland“.

I will be attending the entire convention and will have a table at the giant NFFC Disneyana Show and Sale. The sale date is Sunday, July 20th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort (12021 Harbor Blvd. Garden Grove, CA). If you are attending, please stop by and say hello (click HERE for a flyer with a $1.00 off coupon). I look forward to meeting everyone! I will also be opening my room at the convention hotel for room hopping on Saturday, July 19th. For more information about the NFFC please click HERE.

Disneyland’s 53rd Anniversary:

One of the highlights of my yearly trip is to celebrate Disneylands Birthday! As a diehard Disneyland enthusiast (and Disney in general!), I’m known to never leave the park before closing – and July 17th is no exception. My Disneyland birthday tradition is to join my friends for a full day in the park, riding all of the opening day attractions from 1955.

Comic-Con:

This year will be my first at the frenetic Comic-Con International convention! For years, friends have been trying to drag me away from Disneyland to attend this huge event. I’ll be covering the convention as part of JimHillMedia. Please check back here in late July for a full report on my experience!

JeffLangeDVD Production News:

Thank you to everyone who voted in the poll that my partner site Mousesteps ran! I was thrilled with the response, and you overwhelmingly favored a vintage WDW resort DVD series. I’ve been busy digitizing old footage, and getting it organized for editing. Look for a late summer/early fall release of my first vintage resort DVD! While in California, I will be recording video for upcoming DVD projects including a “Disneyland Resort, After Dark” title and the next in the “Disneyland, Class of” series! You can find other titles in that series in the JeffLangeDVD store.

Disneyland Anniversary DVDs – Available Now:

Just in time for Disneyland’s 53rd Anniversary we have these title available now! Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland’s 35th Anniversary, Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland’s 40th Anniversary, Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland’s 40th Birthday and Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland’s 45th Anniversary!

As always, while I am traveling you will still receive the same level of quality service and guarenteed 24 hr shipping you have come to expect from JeffLangeDVD. 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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Click here to browse all Disneyland titles.

Special Limited Re-Release to Celebrate Independence Day! Jeff Lange Remembers: Epcot's Star Spangled Spectacular

2 July 2008

Jeff Lange Remembers: Epcot’s Star Spangled Spectacular DVD – Re-Released Today.

To purchase this JeffLangeDVD title, click this LINK.

Windsor, Conn. (July 2nd, 2008) – To celebrate Independence Day ( for one week only!) JeffLangeDVD is Re-Releasing Jeff Lange Remembers: Epcot’s Star Spangled Holiday Spectacular! DVD.

Jeff Lange takes you back to July 4th, 1992 for Epcot’s Star Spangled Holiday Spectacular! Just imagine a patriotic version of the Candlelight Processional and you will get an idea of what this special show was all about. Also included is the Epcot 4th of July perimeter fireworks and a special bonus, the 1993 version of The American Adventure.

Your Independence Day celebration begins as you enter Epcot Center, admiring Spaceship Earth as it was before the Millennium Celebration enhancements. After making your way to the American Gardens stage, you take your front row seat for Epcots Star Spangled Holiday Spectacular! This lively, patriotic show features the All American College Orchestra, Epcot’s Voices of Liberty and the World Dancers. You will also enjoy many patriotic song and dance numbers as well as tributes to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The show concludes with a rousing fireworks finale followed by the Epcot 4th of July perimeter fireworks all around World Showcase.

SPECIAL BONUS: The Epcot Center favorite, The American Adventure.

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.

Pick up a copy of Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s Star Spangled Spectacular! today and relive all the magic or experience it for the first time.

Running Time: 70 minutes

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End of Spring Special Promotion – Epcot Flower & Garden Combo Pack Including Bonus Festival Guide

Hi everyone!

Now that summer is officially here, we are offering a special “ End of Spring” Combo Pack featuring “Jeff Lange Experiences Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival” DVD and “JWL Media Presents Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival” Windows Screensaver/Photo CD.
While supplies last we are also including the festival guide pictured above with each order! This is a 24 page full color “ Fun in the Sun” guidebook that was given out during this years Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. It makes an ideal companion to the new DVD and Screensaver!

For complete details on this special offer please click HERE.

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Posted by Jeff at 10:43 PM