15 September 2009

Osborne's dream

In 1986, at the request of his daughter, Jennings Osborne draped their house with one thousand lights for Christmas. By 1993 the number of lights had exploded to over three million. In 1994 the display, which had become a thorn for Osborne’s neighbors, was once again burning brightly with several new conditions, including a schedule of when the lights could be on. After violating this schedule the court system ordered the lights turned off permanently. In 1995 the lights moved from Arkansas to Florida and found a new home at Disney-MGM Studios, now Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where they have been merrily twinkling ever since.

Found along the Streets of America section of the park, this cartoon tells the whole story.

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