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The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

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The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

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The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights feature millions of holiday lights that turn the entire backlot at the Disney's Hollywood Studios into a winter wonderland. Guests to the theme park may stroll through the sparkling scenery, soaking in the beauty of the multi-colored bulbs and intricate ornaments.

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights was born at the Osborne home in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1986. That year, Jennings Osborne strung a modest 1,000 red lights as a holiday gift to his 6-year-old daughter, Breezy. She had asked her father to make their house sparkle with holiday lights.

In fact, Osborne's dream kept growing until in 1993, when he strung more than three million lights. His 22,000-square-foot home, bathed in bulbs, was the site of curious sightseers and long lines of traffic — crowds too large for those who lived in the neighborhood. Calling his display a nuisance, Osborne's neighbors took legal action — all the way to the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Shortly after the court battle, Osborne packed his bulbs and took them to Walt Disney World Resort, where theme park guests — surrounded on all sides by bright bulbs — actually walk into his multi-colored display.

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