The weekend we went to Disney was the opening weekend of The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights! I have seen these dancing lights a handful of times now, and they never get old. The whole event is beautiful, magical, and topped off with artificial snow
Disney began this show in 1995 after getting the lights and the idea from the Osborne family. The Osborne family is a real family from Little Rock, Arkansas who spent God knows how long transforming their house into a crazy spectacle of over 3 million lights synced up with music every holiday season (I’m sure the neighbors were thrilled.) Their idea was so successful and unique that Disney had to be a part of it.
After a few court cases from disgruntled neighbors, the Supreme Court actually shut down the entire display. Disney thought this was too magical to disappear so they talked with the Osborne family and decided to move the entire display to Hollywood Studios.
Now, 17 years later, Disney has added a couple more million lights and over 40 hidden Mickey’s.
It’s so magical to stand in the “snowy” streets of Hollywood Studios in the midst of thousands of people all staring at the dancing lights and singing along with the Christmas music.
I officially felt festive and in the Christmas spirit after seeing Disney’s famous lights. Let the Christmas shopping, constant carol singing, holiday movie marathon, and fattening food consumption commence!