Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Home for the Holidays at Disney World

Welcome to those of you joining me from The Magical Mouse Pad and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the second stop on our Magical Blogorail.

As we celebrate the fall, there are a few things we can be certain of:

  • The leaves will fall off the trees in the north
  • Snow will eventually begin to fall
  • And Disney Parks and destinations will be dressed to the nines to celebrate the holidays
Each and every year as the decorations magically appear before our eyes, I get nostalgic for home. No, not New York City; rather my second home of Walt Disney World Resort. There's something EXTRA magical about the holidays at Disney. Everything has that extra touch and everyone seems to be in a great mood.

There are a number of amazing events at Walt Disney World for the holidays but my favorite event is the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. It turns an area that I otherwise do not appreciate to an amazing spectacle each year. This year from November 8, 2013 to January 5, 2014, you may visit the Osborne lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Here's how Disney describes the lights:

"Marvel at millions of glittering lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music.  Share in an awe-inspiring seasonal treat for the entire family. Brilliant multi-colored bulbs wrap the buildings, changing hues and brightness throughout the show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.   As joyful music surrounds you, a sea of twinkling lights form twirling carousels of heavenly angels, toy soldiers, a spinning Earth, and even Santa and his trusty reindeer. It’s something you have to see to believe!"

Here are some of my favorite photos from last year:

I will miss the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights this year, because oh there's no place like home for the holidays, 'cause no matter how far away you roam - if you want to be happy in a million ways, for the holidays - you can’t beat home, sweet home.

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is The Disney Chick.

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Heidi Strawser said...

December 16th. That's the day I'll get to experience the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights for the First. Time. Ever! Yes, I'm getting a little excited. Of all the Disney Christmas happenings, this one was not high on my list - but everyone else seems to put it at the tippy top - which makes me think you have to experience it to really appreciate it. Therefore, I can't wait! :)

Melissa - Disney on Wheels said...

Oh how I love the Osborne Lights! I get chills just thinking about being there. :)

Mandas Disney Blog said...

This was second on my list!! When I visited in October a couple of years ago I saw them going up but I've never seen them lit! I'd love to see this :) Thank you for sharing the photos! x

Capturing Magical Memories said...

I am also missing it this year. I think this is the first time in 6 years I have missed them. And now that they have the glowing ears I am just a bit more bummed.

Rosanne_Mottola said...

This is the first time in 3 years I'm missing them and I'm slightly depressed about it. :( However, the internet is a wonderful place nowadays. I can YouTube it and all is well!

Rosanne_Mottola said...

Manda, they start going up as early as AUGUST! It's crazy! You need to get back and see them one day soon. It's magical. Thanks for stopping by :)

Rosanne_Mottola said...

There's nothing quite like them. It's such a simple yet ornate idea!

Rosanne_Mottola said...

Heidi, I'm not going to lie. I am SO jealous. You are going to LOVE them! Pictures do not do it justice. It's truly an experience. Make sure you're there when they flick them on for the first time. You'll truly get chills!

Beth Green said...

One of the best parts of Christmas at WDW!! I love these lights!! Beautiful!

Rosanne_Mottola said...

I agree wholeheartedly! Thanks for stopping by Beth!

MouseFanDiane said...

Great pics Roe -your right it's amazing and one of my favorites ;-)

Deb @ Focused on the Magic said...

Great post! Osborne Lights are one of the best parts of Disney at Christmas! I'm missing it this year too, so sad.

ReturnToDisney said...

Great pictures - thanks for sharing them! I think the Osborne Lights might just spoil us for "normal" Christmas light displays :)

Lisa Cameron said...

This was the highlight of our holiday trip. We were just watching our videos the other night.The lights are so beautiful and really get you in the holiday spirit.

PixieBrenda said...

I am definitely with you, Rosanne. Getting a cup of coffee or hot cocoa at the Writers Stop and going to Osborne is our absolute favorite holiday activity. We look forward to it year after year and it never disappoints. It would be super cool to see you there sometime! Thanks for the post.

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