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    Osborne Lights?

    I know the story of why Mr. Osborne's lights were run out of his home town, but would like to know his connection to WDW. Also, are these all the original lights from his hometown, or does Disney provide more lights, displays, etc.? Is Mr. Osborne a WDW fanatic?

    P.S. I have a bunch of lights in the attic (some work and some don't) do you think I could donate them to WDW and have a JC's Lighted Bush in the MK?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiminy Cricket
    I have a bunch of lights in the attic (some work and some don't) do you think I could donate them to WDW and have a JC's Lighted Bush in the MK?
    Maybe! If they did, though, it would probably be in the farthest corner of Toontown, though!
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    I can give you a bunch of info on Jenning Osborne and his original displays. My dad lived in Little Rock for many years. I was lucky enough to see the original 'red house' Jennings did his first year. Sadly his neighbors didn't like the holiday traffic it caused, but were not bothered by the mall traffic down the street.

    Jennings then started decorating (and paying the bill) for houses all over the state to be covered in lights. Which he still does to this day. The last year his display was up in Little Rock he had the Santa and Mickey shaking hands which you can still see today at MGM.

    Why did he choose Disney? He knew they would be able to keep the magic of the season alive. He still works closley with the Disney team each year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrendyMagic
    I can give you a bunch of info on Jenning Osborne and his original displays. My dad lived in Little Rock for many years. I was lucky enough to see the original 'red house' Jennings did his first year. Sadly his neighbors didn't like the holiday traffic it caused, but were not bothered by the mall traffic down the street.

    Jennings then started decorating (and paying the bill) for houses all over the state to be covered in lights. Which he still does to this day. The last year his display was up in Little Rock he had the Santa and Mickey shaking hands which you can still see today at MGM.

    Why did he choose Disney? He knew they would be able to keep the magic of the season alive. He still works closley with the Disney team each year.
    Wow, that's neat. Mr. Osborne must be very rich. Do you think he could send me some lights for our house and some money for a new car for me?

    Do you know who I can contact at WDW to get my JC's Lighted Bush installed by next year?
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