Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights Final Year

Friday, September 11, 2015 9:45 PM

Disney announced today that this will be the final year of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights in order to make way for the Star Wars and Toy Story attractions. While this was expected and this does mean that the new attractions are happening sooner rather than later it is still a bummer to lose such a neat holiday event at Walt Disney World.

Last edited by TimChat2, Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:26 PM
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Friday, September 11, 2015 11:29 PM

I call shenanigans. Those aren't the only streets with buildings, and I don't buy it that this is it.

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Friday, September 11, 2015 11:35 PM

The band Mulch, Sweat & Shears is also ending their run at the Studios in October. While not a major attraction, they were always fun whenever we caught them. Perhaps they will start touring the country like Off Kilter.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 12:33 AM

Never understood the appeal. Sort of understood it when it was some Yahoo in Arkansas, trying to be Jon Gotti of the Ozarks. I've always thought the over the top garish display in a theme park just seemed in poor taste. I fully admit that I'm the only one, and the fact that it has been successful for 20 years just proves why I'm not in charge of these things.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:28 AM

I think it's visually interesting, and with updated control systems and LED's that can be dimmed, it has gotten better over the years. They just pack in the people, which is why I'm skeptical that they're going to simply abandon it entirely.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 6:10 PM

Disney couldn't afford the Osborne family's asking price for the IP.... ;~P

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 7:23 PM

The Osbornes have a show at Disney? What, do they hand out free drugs? Do they sensor the profanity?

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 7:43 PM

You probably wanna do a little more research.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:14 PM

I'm pretty bummed over this announcement; if in fact the show is going away permanantly. It's a "must do" in my opinion if you ever visit WDW during the holidays. My wife and I hit it every time we are in town for our annual December WDW trip.

Over the years, it seemed to only grow in popularity; even when I visit in early December, that area of the park is always packed with guests. Some of my best PhotoPass photos are with the dancing lights in the background. I certainly hope there are plans to continue the show in a different location.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 11:16 PM

It does seem like there are other places they could go. Heck, you could even put them on Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd, though that could create some nasty crowds with Fantasmic. But, the announcement seemed fairly clear...time will tell, I guess.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 2:31 PM

But is the family black?

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