Osborne Family lights begin their last run at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Posted Wednesday, November 4, 2015 7:07 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, which has become a holiday staple, will run nightly through Jan. 3. The company announced in September that this would be the last year for the lights "in order to prepare for some incredible experiences coming to the park."

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 11:20 PM

I'll be pretty bummed if this show/concept isn't replaced down the road, and it sounds like it very well may not. It has been part of my annual early-December WDW pilgrimage for well over a decade. I just love grabbing a beer (or two) and camping out toward the bottom of the street and watching the show cycle through the songs.

Some things at WDW are just perfect as is. I'm dreading the day that Soarin finally changes over next year; I can ride that puppy (Stacy reference) over and over. During IAAPA in a few weeks, I'm actually shooting over to Epcot one afternoon to take it for a final spin before it goes into re-furb. The music score is just perfect in my opinion. Plus you can't beat Puddy in the pre-show video.

And don't get me started on Illuminations. I'm not sure what I'm going to do the day it gets re-vamped. That's another show that never gets old.

"Wishes" on the other hand.....yawn... Same for Fantasmic; never did anything for me.

Last edited by Hanging n' Banging, Wednesday, November 4, 2015 11:31 PM
Thursday, November 5, 2015 9:18 AM
Jeff's avatar

Yeah, it's weird if they can't find a way to make that show work in another part of the park, but the more I think about it, the other "streets" simply aren't wide enough, and they already have to handle traffic in and out of the park.

Illuminations now has MOAR LASERZ!!!1!, by the way. They're mostly used during the slow, smoke clearing part where there's nothing to look at other than the globe. They're sourced from positions on the islands in the lagoon. It's a good change.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 1:36 PM
janfrederick's avatar

I wonder if it would fit out here at DCA? Or would that be too far away for the family?

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 5:20 PM
slithernoggin's avatar

Would it run into the same issue Jeff mentioned above? I think that one of the reasons the Osborne Family lights worked was because that area of the park was largely empty most of the day. Nothing to do there but look at fake buildings.

Is there a place at DCA that could accommodate large crowds without interfering with traffic flow, and does Disneyland Resort need an additional holiday attraction, what with the various overlays (Haunted Mansion Holiday, Jingle Cruise) and seasonal events?

I'd bet money it will end up somewhere. I can't imagine a popular, family-friendly attraction just going away.

Last edited by slithernoggin, Thursday, November 5, 2015 8:38 PM

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 8:36 PM
LostKause's avatar

What about Old Town? That would be an interesting place to put up the lights.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 10:07 PM
Jeff's avatar

If you want to visit a dump. :) I'm a hater.

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