Dec 15, 2014

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights | Xmas@WDW | Mickey Monday

Welcome back to another edition of the Mickey Monday linkup: the linkup centering around a love for Disney, sharing that love and connecting with others. I hope this linkup will become a great place to turn to for Disney content each week and help all the bloggers participating out by helping readers find that great mouse-eared content. I'm co-hosting with Katie from Adventures by Katie, so of course check her blog out.

After my "oops week" last week, I'll be continuing my look at Christmas in Walt Disney World. Last time I went off the main path by looking at the gingerbread house at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This week, I'll be looking at a "spectacle" that's a little larger. This week I'll be talking about...

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

In a recent Friday Five, I mentioned my love of Christmas lights. The largest display I have ever seen is easily those found at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The official page describes it as a "holiday extravaganza will thrill you with dazzling displays, delightful music and sheer magical magnitude!" That's not just marketing speak, it's true to what you see. The display actually began as a single family's display at their home in Arkansas. Every year, the display grew and grew until in 1995 Walt Disney World offered to become the permanent home to the exhibition. It's an absolute site to be seen, a magical display put to music unlike any other. It really can't describe it with mere words. So instead, here are some pictures to admire.

Mickey and Santa, pals in the magic.

Angels we have heard on high...


The lights are all around you.

All around and everywhere.

Even that imagineer touch of hidden mickeys.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures. If you did, go see it in person. These pictures don't do it justice.

Do you enjoy Christmas lights? Have you ever seen the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights?

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  1. I just love the Osborne lights so much! We even took a mini-trip back down last weekend (while we were sick!!) just to see them one more time this year. We caught the opening ceremony this time and something about it just brought tears to my eyes. It was crazy crowded though, probably because it was a Saturday night!

    1. That sounds like an awesome idea to do. We didn't get to see the opening ceremony when we were there, but it was plenty crowded on the weekend when we saw it. Disney has that ability to bring on that bit of the feels.