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The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Bathed in bulbs of brilliance, the Streets of America glow with millions of dancing lights and animated displays Nov. 10 through Jan. 4, 2010. Amid gently falling snow, guests will bask in the glow as twirling carousels, melodic angels, colorful wreaths, marching toy soldiers and Santa and his reindeer move to high-energy music and 3-D effects, creating a dazzling symphony for the senses. The spectacle actually starts behind the scenes while the summer temperatures are still on the rise in Florida as dozens of Disney “elves” begin their meticulous work on more than 10 miles of rope lights, 130 angels, 44 snow machines and more.

 History of the Lights 

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights started modestly in Arkansas as a single home's annual display. Every year, Jennings Osborne and his family set up an elaborate collection of holiday lights and over the years, the collection of lights grew, and grew... and grew! In 1995, the Osborne family decided to share their magic with the world, and Walt Disney World Resort happily offered to become the new permanent home for this exceptional exhibition of holiday cheer.

 Beyond the Dancing Lights 

You may come for the dancing light but you will stay for the sheer grandeur of it. So take your time and walk around the streets as you may be surprised at whet you might see. It amazing at the level of detail, there is a grill that is covered in lights and even a bicycle too. Did you know that there are 40 hidden mickeys just waiting to be found! Can you find them all, I have only found about half of them.

Did you ever wonder what it took to make this happen?

  • More than 5 million lights in the display
  • 800,000 watts of electricity
  • 30,000 lights on the red canopy
  • 80,000 lights on the 80ft tree with 3 layers of color
  • 110 angels
  • 33 snow machines using 100 gallons of snow fluid each evening
  • More than 1500 dimmable channels used for the dancing effect
  • 30 miles of extension cords
  • 10 miles of rope light
  • 20,000 man hours to install the display
  • 2 million tie wraps
 Dates & Times 
  • Nov 10 - Jan 3 2012
  • Located at the Streets of America with a lighting ceremony approx 6:00pm

Video: The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

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