I was so excited to hear that Star Wars Land was coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And now I’m just extremely sad to hear that this year will be the final year to enjoy the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. I understand that in order for something new to arrive that we sometimes have to let go of attractions we know and love. But not my lights! As I try to wrap my brain around the fact that not only will I not see the lights this year but never again, here’s a post I wrote about my love of the Osborne Lights.
I can tell you why I love the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights lights with one word, joy. They make me happy. I could tell you the back story, which is pretty cool, or explain how many lights are in the display but honestly none of those things really matter to me.
We saw The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights for the first time in 2011. After years of wishing and hoping, I finally got to be at Walt Disney World during the holidays. I was fully expecting something else to be my favorite but it ended up being those dancing lights.
Sitting in a huge crowd, we waited for the lights to begin. I was starting to feel a little uncomfortable. Sitting in a wheelchair surrounded by people is not my favorite thing. But then the music started, the lights started their dance, and wonderful, soapy fake snow started to fall. I think my heart grew two sizes.
I wholeheartedly love Castle Dream Lights and the snow on Main Street but there is just something about being in my favorite park during my favorite time of year that makes me so happy that I literally have tears in my eyes while I am typing this. I know it’s sappy and I know all of the other sensible/Grinch reasons why I sound silly. I don’t care. Life is hard and not fun so much of the time that if you don’t let yourself enjoy the silly then you are missing out. Let your freak flag fly people!
It’s that time again, a little more Disney Christmas in July! Today I’m discussing my love of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Make sure you head over to This Happy Place Blog to check out my fellow elf host’s post.