We have spent Christmas in Orlando the past 3 years. Some things that were very exciting the first time, or the second...have lost a bit of their luster for us. One thing that hasn't, is our trip to see the Osborne Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is something that is truly difficult to describe. My pictures can't begin to show you what it feels like to be standing among all that color. Every 15 minutes or so, the lights all dim and holiday music will start to play. The lights will "dance" to the music, flashing on and off to the beat. Several times a night it will "snow" and no matter what the temperature, with the "snow" coming down, the music playing and the lights all around you...you know it is Christmas.
The Osborne Lights began in Arkansas in 1986, when Jennings Osborne decorated his home with 1000 red lights at the request of his 6-year-old daughter. Each year his display got larger and brighter. By 1993 there were over 3 million lights and people came from miles around to see the display. Sadly, his neighbors didn't appreciate the thousands of people that swarmed their neighborhood and took Osborne to court over the issue. Disney World took over the lights in 1995 and the display has continued to grow and now has 5 million lights. I think the pictures will speak for themselves. Enjoy!