Goodbye to Disney’s Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

We made a special trip to Disney, just to see the Osborne Lights for the final time. I’m not sure how I feel about it. On one hand, I’m excited for Star Wars and Toy Story… On the other hand, another Disney classic tradition bites the dust. If they ever attempt anything like it again (there are rumors), I hope they execute it better. It’s always been too crowded, to really enjoy it. I think they need to double or triple the area, make it more open, and provide tons of seating. Either that, or make it like a ride, where guests can slowly ride a tram through the area. Anyway…

Before heading over to the park, we took some pictures at the resort. I love the Boardwalk, and at Christmas-time, it’s even better!

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

We took the Friendship boats to the park. It was easy, peasy. If we weren’t staying at the resort, the parking would have been a nightmare. It seems that the entire state of Florida, and beyond, have been coming out to say “Good-bye.” Disney had guests park at EPCOT, and then take the bus over to The Studios. Oh, Lord Jesus, no thank-you. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

It was a lousy 80 degrees and sunny! Living in Florida at Christmas, stinks! I’m dreaming of a White Christmas. I’ll never get used to it.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Whoever said that Disney is for young kids? You just need to be young at heart.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

We even got to squeeze in some scare lessons, with Mike.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

We had to stop in to see Santa Goofy. I needed to give someone my Christmas list. My husband didn’t want it. Sigh…

Santa Goofy

Santa Goofy

Santa Goofy

Santa Goofy

Santa Goofy

Santa Goofy

He’s so goofy!

Muppetvision 3-D

We had a little bit of 3-D fun at Muppet Vision, and then played some air-guitar with Phineas and Ferb.

Phineas and Ferb

Phineas and Ferb

Did someone say, “Dance Party?” 

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

I have no shame. Not anymore. None.

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

“Why yes, Baloo. Of course, I will dance with you.”

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

My son vanished in an instant. He was gone without a trace. He had flown the coop. He left no clues behind.

Was he embarrassed? Humiliated? Scared to be sucked into my pixie-dusted delusion? All of the above?

I do know this… He had had enough Kool-Aid for the day, to last a lifetime. 

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

We finally made our way, over to the lights. It was super crowded.

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

But, they were as beautiful, as always.

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

One last selfie!

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Thank you, Jennings Osborne (RIP), and family. It’s been fun!

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Once we finished with the lights, we rode the Rock-n-Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror.

Tower of Terror

Tower of Terror

Dorks! Ha ha ha ha!

Dorks!

Disney's Hollywood Studios

We had dinner back at The Boardwalk. We gave Trattoria al Forno, another try. We didn’t have much of a choice, as it was the only place that we could get a reservation. At least it was convenient.

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

I have to admit, it was a bit better than the last time. Maybe, they’re stepping up their game?

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Well, that’s all she wrote on the Osborne Lights. I’m looking forward to seeing what the future brings.

2 Comments

  1. December 30, 2015 / 12:51 PM

    Beautiful pictures!!!

    • Karen
      January 5, 2016 / 2:57 PM

      Thanks! We had a good time!

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