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Adventure Into The World of Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: Disney Tip #31

Holiday LogoI want you to think back on all of the Christmas lights you have seen in your life and combine them into one area. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights in Disney’s Hollywood Studios® would put that space to shame.

Located inside the park on the Streets of America, every single building is covered from head to toe with millions of glittering Christmas lights as they dance to various Christmas music.

Dating all the way back to 1995, these lights are truly spectacular to see and I highly recommend adding it to your list of things to see and do when you visit Walt Disney World during the holidays.


Here are a few tips to help enhance your experience:

  • The lights will turn on around 6 p.m. every night. If you arrive early enough, you will get a chance to see the ceremony of Disney characters flipping on the big light switch that starts the show.
  • Every 10 minutes the lights will dance to various Christmas music, so make sure you stay long enough to watch!
  • Just like the snowfall you can experience on Main Street U.S.A., the Streets of America provides a snowfall as well, so make sure to look up for some Disney magic.
  • For the first time this year, Glow with the Show ears will light up and dance with the all the sights and sounds throughout the show.
  • The best time to visit the lights and avoid large crowds is during the showing of Fantasmic! or right before the park closes.

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is open until January 5th so make sure you see it before it is gone until next year!

How many of you have seen the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights? What was your experience like? I would enjoy hearing your comments below!

Peyton is currently a student at the University of Mississippi majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in print. Growing up in Los Angeles and most recently moving to Atlanta, he has seen and experienced the best of both Disneyland and Disney World. Making his first visit to Disney World at the age of 5, he has never looked back as he entered the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.