Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner? The holidays creep up on us, but for those of us that are going to visit Disney this season that isn’t such a bad thing. In fact picture after picture of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights are starting to surface. If you don’t know what that is then you have come to the right place, because I am going to explain. Like me and many other Central Florida residents the Dancing Lights display has become a yearly tradition for the family.

When the display arrived in 2006 it was purely the original display from the Osborne estate. The history behind the Osborne estate is pretty simple; in 1986 a man by the name of Jennings Osborne decorated his house for his daughter’s entertainment with 1000 lights. Over the years the light display got bigger and bigger until the two adjacent properties to the house had to be purchased just to support the accumulation of three million lights by 1993.

Unfortunately the light show at the Osborne estate had to be limited, because the masses of people visiting the site caused to great a disturbance in the middle of the night. So now the great display can be found at Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. But not only can it be found here the collection of three million lights has expanded and the lights display dances to different music for nearly forty minutes!

If you are going to visit the Hollywood Studios theme park this season then this is a definite plus! With great music, lots and lots of lights plus the occasional hot coco stand I am excited about this Christmas season coming up… even if all the excitement is a little early!

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