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Photos and videos from The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

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dsc08153The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has become a Christmastime tradition in Central Florida. The lights debuted at the Studios on Nov. 24, 1995, but they weren’t dancing to the music until 2006.

From 1995 to 2003, the spectacle lit up Residential Street, part of the Studio Backlot Tour. In 2004, the lights moved to their current home on the Streets of America. The display uses 10 miles of twinkling rope lights.

The display started in Little Rock, Ark., at the home of Jennings Osborne. Disney offered to display the lights at Disney World after Osborne’s neighbors started complaining about the bright lights and extra traffic. Osborne and his family now visit the display at Hollywood Studios after Christmas each year. The Osbornes also sponsor light displays in 32 cities in Arkansas. You can read more about the family on their Web site: jenningsosbornefamily.com

Here are three different videos of the lights dancing to different songs. First up is “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” by Leon Jessel and Edward B Marks Music Company.

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights - Parade of the Wooden Soldiers

Here’s “Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24” by Trans Siberian Orchestra.


The last video is a Christmas classic, “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano.


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There are more hidden Mickeys to find in the display than ever before. You have to look up, down and all around.


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This Mickey can only be seen as a reflection in the window.


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They’ve added these signs this year giving facts about the display.


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A Photopass photographer is set up near here so you can get your picture next to the switch that turns the lights on.


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Notice that Disney’s new Christmas special, “Prep & Landing” is playing on the television.


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The stockings hung above the fire have the names Jennings, Mitzi and Breezy – the Osborne family members.

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights will be lighting nightly at dusk through Jan. 4, 2010.

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orlando holiday December 28, 2009 - 8:34 am

I have only one thing to say and that’s awesome. What a lovely photographs and Videos. I loved it but my son just gone crazzy. He seen it so many times and I have saved this page so we can see it in future again.

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