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Osborne lights to glow away forever this year


Yes, as has been speculated here before, 2015 will be the last year for the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

According to the parks blog the light show on the Streets of America must go away “in order to prepare for some incredible experiences coming to the park, including the recently announced Toy Story Land and a Star Wars-themed land.”

“Our heartfelt thanks go out to the family of Jennings Osborne for letting us share their family tradition year after year,” said Disney in its blog post.

This will be both the 20th year of the display. It started when the Residential Street section of the backlot tour, then moved to the Streets of America when construction began for Lights, Motors, Action stunt show. Now word yet if that attraction is also slated for removal (rumur is yes).

If you really want to enjoy your last year of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, Disney is offering two special events the Merry & Bright Dessert Party (Nov. 6-Dec. 30) and the Merry & Bright Dinner Reception (Jan. 1- 3), which will overlook the dancing light display. Booking should be available soon.

Here’s a video of highlights from the 2011 season:

What do you think? Is it time for the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights to go or should Disney try and transplant it yet again? If you think a transplant is in order, where would you locate it? Could be anywhere in Walt Disney World.

13 thoughts on “Osborne lights to glow away forever this year”

  1. Considering how it has always been a crowd pleaser and enjoined by family packed audiences. I vote to “relocate”
    Is is not yet been outdated or not attended with packed viewers who repeat and bring new generations

    1. Discovery Island is listed as abandoned Disney property. What about relocating there.
      Maybe turning that into a park for special needs. Where it’s more eased and laid back for anxiety or kids on various spectrums. Year round displays of light shows and fun.

  2. They have to move it someplace. It is one of the.most amazing things. I think rework it to take over EPCOT for the holidays but I am open to anywhere that saves it.

  3. Please save the light show. When we did a holiday trip to DW 3 years ago with my dying brother we went on a friend’s recommendation. It was the highlight of a trip that included the Epcot Show and Mickey’s Christmas Party. I will never forget the look of joy on my brother’s face as he looked at the display

  4. Yes they should transplant it but I have no idea where but with all of the property Disney has Im sure they could find somewhere it could be added onto for the holiday season it brings so many families here each year and so much happiness to children big and small ? I would leave it up to your Great Imagineers who know how to do it best!

  5. Betty Dulasky Noooooooo say it isn’t so! Why can’t they re-locate them, somewhere on Disney Property? Why not make a PERMANENT place for them, and call it Christmas Town? They could have a Christmas decorations store, with all sorts of lights and ornaments, and even trees. Then they could have an Elves workshop, where you can watch little animatronics elves making toys. And sell lots of toys there too! Then you could have a bakery, where Mrs. Clause comes in and helps the elves bake and sell cookies and hot chocolate! And how about a Reindeer Barn to walk thru, again with animatronic reindeer! There are so many things that they could do. They could even have rides just for the children, like a train, a carousel etc, (like they have a DTD) Come on Disney Imagineers……YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! And I know you have lots of room to do it in!

  6. Put them in Disney Springs so we can all see them for “free”. Would be a great way to get locals out (and open their wallets).

  7. So sad to see this go. It’s my family’s favorite part of WDW during the holidays. I’m really hoping that they move the dancing lights to somewhere else at the resort.

  8. Addind the lights to Disney Springs would create a complete zoo.
    And the # of locals that “open their wallets” would be dwarfed be the massive # of “freeloaders” who would simply clog the place up for the rest of us who love eating, drinking & shopping in Disney Springs.
    Horrible idea, fortunately Disney’s smart enough to know this.

  9. I don’t care where they put it…anywhere is fine but getting rid of this is a huge mistake. we no longer have family to spend the holidays with and our once a year Disney World and seeing this street of lights gives us an evening of happiness and memories. How can you take this wonderful experience away from so many?

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