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Buy It Now – Jeff Lange Presents: Disneyland Class of 1956 – 1958 DVD

Jeff Lange Presents: Disneyland Class of 1956 – 1958 DVD

22 August 2008

Jeff Lange Presents: Disneyland Class of 1956 – 1958 DVD – Released Today.

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Windsor, Conn. (August 22nd, 2008) -Today, JeffLangeDVD has released their latest title, Jeff Lange Presents: Disneyland Class of 1956 – 1958.

Jeff Lange brings you the third in a series of DVDs featuring special years at the parks. This volume features attractions that opened from 1956 – 1958. The attractions that are still in operation are presented as they exist today.

Disneyland Class of 1956 – 1958 contains the following complete attractions:

Main Street Omnibus:

Disneyland’s double-decker bus was placed into service in 1956. You will travel along Main Street USA to Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, in this segment that was recorded from the center upper deck.

Frontierland Shooting Gallery:

This shoot-em-up attraction opened in 1957. Grab your rifle and experience the various target effects of Boot Hill!

Sailing Ship Columbia:

Embark on a scenic journey around the Rivers of America on this vessel that was christened in 1958. Also included is a full tour below deck of the crew quarters exhibit!

Tom Sawyer Island:

First explored in 1956, experience all of the swashbuckling adventure of Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island. Highlights include: Dead Man’s Grotto, Smuggler’s Cove and Lafitte’s Tavern.

Main Street Fire Truck:

Commissioned in 1958, this vehicle had a special place in the heart of Walt Disney and appeared in the last official portrait of Walt at Disneyland. This is a one way trip down Main Street USA to Town Square.

Alice in Wonderland:

Opened in 1958. This true Disneyland classic lets you experience Wonderland from Alice’s point of view. Includes detailed coverage of the queue and exterior.

Astro Jets:

First launching in 1956, this attraction blasts you high over Disneyland in your own rocket jet! Soar past the orbiting planets before returning safely to earth.

Horseless Carriage:

Placed into service in 1956. A relaxing drive from Sleeping Beauty’s Castle to the Main Street Railroad Station.

Experience the excitement and charm of these classic attractions that still capture our imaginations after almost fifty years with “Jeff Lange Presents: Disneyland Class of 1956 – 1958”.

Running Time: 60 Min

$14.95


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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)

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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.

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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.

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All New Release – Jeff Lange Remembers: The Main Street Electrical Parade DVD

Jeff Lange Remembers: The Main Street Electrical Parade DVD

8 August 2008

Jeff Lange Remembers: The Main Street Electrical Parade DVD – Released Today.

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Windsor, Conn. (August 8th, 2008) -Today, JeffLangeDVD has released their latest title, Jeff 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”.

Disneyland: Main Street Electrical Parade (1993)

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… Disneyland proudly presents our spectacular festival pageant of nighttime magic and imagination in thousands of sparkling lights and electro-syntho-magnetic musical sounds…The Main Street Electrical Parade!” This is where it all started, recorded live from Disneyland’s Main Street USA! The Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade ran from 1972-1996.

Walt Disney World: Main Street Electrical Parade (1991)

This is the original Walt Disney World version of the Main Street Electrical Parade that ran from 1977 to 1991. All of your parade favorites are here, including the toy soldiers from “Babes in Toyland” and “It’s A Small World”.

California Adventure: Disney’s Electrical Parade (2007)

This current version of the parade, recorded with the beautiful Paradise Pier nighttime lights as a backdrop, opened in 2001 and includes all the classic floats.

Walt Disney World: Electrical Water Pageant (1992)

A predecessor to the Main Street Electrical Parade, this incarnation of the popular nighttime show took place on Walt Disney World’s Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. This original version premiered in 1971, and features colorful, lighted floats depicting King Triton and an assembly of sea creatures – concluding with a patriotic finale!

Relive these classic Disney nighttime memories year after year or experience the magic for the first time by purchasing a copy of “Jeff Lange Remembers: The Main Street Electrical Parade”.

Running Time: 66 Min

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California 2008 Recap Part 1, Disneyland's 53rd Birthday, Sleeping Beauty Castle Announcement, Disneyland Dream Suite Preview & Production Update

Hi everyone!

I had such an unforgettable trip to California, with more unique experiences than I could possibly fit into one article. Look for weekly updates on my trip, which will include my photos (and thoughts on) the NFFC convention, as well as Club 33, Disney’s Burbank Studios, El Capitan, the Disneyland Dream Suite, Comic Con, and so much more! Thank you to everyone who stopped by during the room-hopping and NFFC Show and Sale! I enjoyed meeting everyone and appreciate your support.

Disneyland’s 53rd Birthday – Tony Baxter Announcement:

One of the highlights of my California trip each year is to celebrate the birthday of Disneyland. It really is a special day for me, and I was lucky to get to spend it this year with friends and at a special NFFC event! Normally the NFFC leaves the day completely open – but NFFC members were treated to a special announcement in the Lincoln Theater by Tony Baxter. It wasn’t a surprise that the Sleeping Beauty walk-through was going to be reopened, it’s been apparent for quite some time.

However, we not only were there for the official announcement of the “reawakened” version of the walk-through, but shown original artwork and models as well. Presenters were: Andy Siditsky, Sr. Vice-president of Walt Disney Home Entertainment, Tony Baxter, Sr. Vice-president of Walt Disney Imagineering, Chris Merritt, Art Director for WDI, and John Gritz, Technical Director for WDI.

“It is fitting that we are announcing the return of a classic on the 53rd anniversary of Disneyland,” said Tony Baxter. With the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” approaching, Baxter said that the excitement around the movie created interest in the return of the Disneyland attraction.

The attraction is expected to open for the holiday season 2008, in tandem with Sleeping Beauty’s 50th Anniversary. Or, as Tony Baxter stated “Before the autumn leaves fall, Sleeping Beauty will again walk the halls”

Disneyland’s 53rd Birthday – Special Birthday Celebration:

As in previous years, the re-dedication ceremony was conducted by the Mayor of Main Street, flanked by Mickey Mouse and his friends.

During the ceremony Walt Disney’s original opening day speech was played. “To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here, age relives fond memories of the past… and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America… with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.”

Disneyland Dream Suite – Preview:

While covering the NFFC convention, I was one of 30 lucky winners to win a tour of the Disneyland Dream Suite for myself and one guest from designer Kim Irvine. The Disneyland Dream Suite includes a living room, open-air patio, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Please check back soon for a full report with photos from this very special location!

Production Update:

I am currently working on the following titles:

* Disneyland Resort After Dark

* Disneyland: The Sixties (“Class of” Series featuring attractions from 1960-1970)

* Complete Main Street Electrical Parade (WDW, DL, DCA)

* Walt Disney World: Resort Classics

* Walt Disney World Class of 1971

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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All New Release – Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics DVD

Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics DVD

6 June 2008 Continue reading All New Release – Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics DVD