17 November 2009

More than 5 million lights

Last week the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights once again began filling hearts to the brim with holiday spirit. This year, in addition to the lights and the refracting glasses (available for one dollar a piece), banners also sprung up along the Streets of America relating interesting trivia and history of the lights. The curious piece of information found in the banners, at least to this reporter, is the mention of the area as Tri-City Square, in addition to the aforementioned Streets of America. Is this a hint at the possible renaming of the streets?Below is the information from the banners, provided by the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights Historical Society, along with several photographs of the lights, some with the special glasses and some without.
More than 130 angels shine throughout Tri-City Square.More than 5 million lights twinkle in this year’s spectacle.35 miles of electrical cable run through Streets of America helping illuminate the dancing display.More than 100,000 lights dance on the resplendent 70 foot tree next to you.This 70 foot tree next to you, originally was illuminated on top of Mrs. Osborne’s kitchen roof.Every year, the purple cat from the Osborne Family’s Halloween Display can be found crouching in a different spot.This year there are at least 36 hidden-Mickeys twinkling in the dancing display.Disney’s crew of hardworking specialists begin installation in August to have the lights glittering by November.The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights has been sparkling at Walt Disney World since 1995.The Osborne Family backyard was the original home of the dazzling globe with proclaims “Peace on Earth.”


Princess Fee said...

It has been years since I've seen this - I will have to try and conincide a trip so I can get to see the Dancing Lights again... Thank you, Ryan, for making us feel like we're there!

Unknown said...

That's amazing!