Osborne Lights Return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Starting November 6, 2015

It hasn’t been officially announced, but the Walt Disney World website reveals that The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights will once again be returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this holiday season. They will run , 2016.

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Osborne Lights are one of the highlights of the holiday season and can be found on the Streets of America section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Every single facade is decorated from top to bottom with holiday lights and decorations that often dance in time to the holiday tunes blasting over the speakers.

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Enjoy these Videos from the 2014 Osborne Family Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Earlier this holiday season, I spent an evening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to enjoy the 2014 edition of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights.

So here for your Christmas Day viewing are my videos from that evening:

Have you seen the Osborne Lights? What are your favorite parts?

Watch A Frozen Holiday Wish Light Up Magic Kingdom for the Holidays

A Frozen Holiday Wish at Magic Kingdom

New this year at Walt Disney World for the holidays is A Frozen Holiday Wish at the Magic Kingdom.

In year’s past, Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother lit up the castle for the holidays, but this year, the honor falls to Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf.

I took a video of the new show when I went earlier this season, so for Christmas Eve, I thought I’d share this video with you. Enjoy!

So how do you think A Frozen Holiday Wish compares with the old show featuring Cinderella?

Gingerbread House Now Up at Disney’s Grand Floridian

gingerbread house in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian

One of the most fun Disney holiday traditions is the annual gingerbread house in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian resort at Walt Disney World.

This isn’t a tiny house either. This gingerbread house is 16 feet high by 17 feet wide and features a classic Austrian gingerbread recipe that calls for 700 lbs of chocolate, over 1000 lbs of honey, 800 lbs of flower, and 600 lbs of powdered sugar, among other edible items.

The house is big enough to offer 80 square feet of retail inside. This bake shop offers freshly baked items such as cookies, shingles and gingerbread ornaments. Other homemade items for sale include Stollen Bread, chocolate peppermint bark, truffles and miniature gingerbread houses.

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The List of Narrators for 2014 Candlelight Processional at Epcot at Walt Disney World

Neil Patrick Harris at Epcot's Candlelight Processional. Photo by Michelle Snow.The Candlelight Processional at Epcot is one of the most beloved holiday traditions at Walt Disney World, with the retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir.

This year’s event has a lot of familiar faces returning to narrate, as well as a few new.

Here is the schedule, so you can plan your visit accordingly:

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Out and About: Osborne Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

We’ve just passed Halloween, so it’s time for Walt Disney World to start bringing out their Christmas-themed events. One of my favorites is The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and I got a sneak peek at this year’s version on Wednesday night.

For those not familiar with the history of the event, it all started in 1986 when Jennings Osborne decorated his Arkansas home to make his daughter happy. It started with 1000 lights, and grew to the point that he had to buy two neighboring homes to hold the light displays. By 1993, there were over 3 million lights, and neighbors filed a lawsuit claiming the traffic driving by to see the lights was too much. Disney caught wind of this and offered to move the display to Walt Disney World.

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

In 1995, the first Osborne Lights were put up on what was then “Residential Street” on the backlot of the park (which no longer exists). It now occupies the Streets of America area, all the way down to the entrance of Lights! Motors! Action! (which is located where the old Residential Street used to be).

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Walt Disney World Changes Holiday Castle Lighting Event with New Frozen Show for 2014

A Frozen Holiday Wish at Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World has announced they are introducing a new holiday show called “A Frozen Holiday Wish” that will replace “Cinderella’s Holiday Wish” for the 2014 holiday season at Magic Kingdom.

“A Frozen Holiday Wish” features Anna and Elsa in an all-new show on the Castle Forecourt Stage, with special appearances by mountain man Kristoff and everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf. Not much about the plot of the short show has been revealed, except that it will culminate in Queen Elsa using her powers to transform Cinderella Castle into an ice palace for the holidays. In the previous show, that was the job of the Fairy Godmother.

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Osborne Lights to Return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Starting November 7, 2014

2013 Osborne Family Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

It hasn’t officially been announced but some browsing of the official Walt Disney World site revealed that The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights will be returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this holiday season.

The Osborne Lights will return to the park’s Streets of America area from November 7, 2014 to January 4, 2015. Every single facade is decorated from top to bottom with holiday lights and decorations that often dance in time to the holiday tunes blasting over the speakers.

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