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daveann
11-11-2009, 12:47 AM
we just got back from hollywood studios opening night for osborne lights spectacular and it was fantastic well worth a visit :)

gwennie81
11-11-2009, 01:32 AM
Oh, geez. Holiday spectaculars already? I just can't go there, yet. Maybe next week.

Beccaberry
11-11-2009, 01:47 AM
*sigh* SO VERY JEALOUS.

Johnie
11-11-2009, 01:53 AM
It's up already??

Was Barbra Streisand still singing Jingle Bells?

Wendy
11-11-2009, 09:33 AM
I'm jealous :lol: I love the Osborne Lights, some people still prefer the old ones though, I never had the chance to see them :shrug:

OWJAY
11-11-2009, 10:54 AM
We saw them last year and they were fantastic, just keep dreaming of when we will see them again

Kate
11-11-2009, 11:59 AM
We also saw them last year, i thought they were brilliant, my little girl (2 at the time) was sat with her mouth open looking at them all!

Wendy
11-11-2009, 01:24 PM
We also saw them last year, i thought they were brilliant, my little girl (2 at the time) was sat with her mouth open looking at them all!

:lol: I'm a lot older than 2 and I had my mouth open as well :lol: Chris told me to close it or a fly would get lost :lol: :lol:

daveann
11-11-2009, 01:47 PM
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Wendy
11-11-2009, 04:00 PM
Ahhhhhh it brings back memories :D thank you for sharing :hug2:

Isafari
11-11-2009, 04:26 PM
I love the atmosphere you get wandering through the Osborne Lights....listening to carols while the 'snow' is falling and gazing in bewilderment at all of the lights.
Thanks for the photos Ann :thumbsup:

BigThunder
11-11-2009, 06:37 PM
The lights are colored now? Weren't they all white before? I guess it's been a few years since i've been at christmas time. That was always a highlight tho :)

Tinker
12-11-2009, 02:39 AM
I am so jealous . Gorgeous Photos ! Thank You !!!

Tink
12-11-2009, 03:14 AM
There are clear lights too Cristine. :yes: Originally, there were more clear than color, but were still some with color. Now they have added millions more, most of which are in color.

It is a breathtaking sight. :yes:

daveann
12-11-2009, 03:23 AM
it really was good they danced at regular intervals but boy was it packed it was a struggle to take pictures

simonwebb74
12-11-2009, 08:13 AM
Great photos!!

We walked through there last week and saw all the lights attached to the buildings and strung across the street and could only imagine what it would look like lit up.

uscwest
12-11-2009, 11:56 AM
As pretty as this is I thought it was a lot more spectacular when they had all of the backlot homes and yards decorated and you walked through that area.

Deb
12-11-2009, 12:57 PM
I've never seen these in real life. They look spectacular! Great pics Ann...I actually said "wow!!" when I saw them! :yes:

Tink
12-11-2009, 01:04 PM
It is an overwhelming display, Deb. :yes: The original is the favorite of many, but WDW added so many millions of lights to the original that the display had to change.

It took a bit of getting used to, but I'm ok with this one now if only for the sheer brilliance of all the lights. :lol: It's not quite up to the wattage of Herself's Christmas Tree, but runs a close second. :wink: :lol:

Once the display has been up for a bit, it does get somewhat less crowded. When it first goes up, and over the weekends, and around Thanksgiving, plus the week of Christmas sees the highest number of guests viewing the spectacle. The little bits of days in between are a bit slower so you can wander and roam at your leisure.

Once in awhile, there will actually be a frosty night (like the year we took little Seth when he was living with us) which will really put you in the Christmas spirit if you associate Christmas with a cold winter. :yes:

Rosie0610
12-11-2009, 01:41 PM
Again you've wowed me!! I can't wait! I'll be seeing this in person on the 30th!!!

Can I ask what time they lit everything up??

piglet
12-11-2009, 06:33 PM
I think they start the lights at 6.00pm. I'm going to make sure I get to see them when I go

BigThunder
12-11-2009, 09:31 PM
As pretty as this is I thought it was a lot more spectacular when they had all of the backlot homes and yards decorated and you walked through that area.


I agree, I miss that as well.

keith
13-11-2009, 01:42 AM
They were switched on at 6pm today so yeah, 6 seems to be the time at the moment

I agree with everyone else though, WAY better when they had the backlot homes and yards

To be honest, they've gone overboard with plastering blocks of lights up in every available space so they can do the, admittedly cool, dancing lights.

I'd far rather some houses/shops etc with some well chosen lights than every inch of every wall covered

Tink
13-11-2009, 02:03 AM
Yes, that's so true. It was (would be) much nicer if there were an orchestrated theme other than put up as many lights as space will allow. :yes:

It's still impressive if for nothing more than sheer volume, but it's more a case of quantity wins out over quality of display.

Tinker
13-11-2009, 04:56 AM
I didn't go till 2002 my very first December visit . So, I never saw the lights in the backlot area . I bet that was pretty . :yes:

BigThunder
14-11-2009, 09:06 PM
I guess the going overboard with lights is kind of what the Osbournes are known for, lol.

keith
14-11-2009, 09:29 PM
I guess the going overboard with lights is kind of what the Osbournes are known for, lol.

totally :lol: but there's overboard with a purpose and then there's just blat millions of lights and turn them on yah know?

I could've strolled down the old streets with lights in the windows and the gardens for hours. They could've put a street from disneyworld to disneyland, put the lights on there and I'd have walked between the two before realising it ;) but now I just find I can stand in the middle, see the whole thing and once the lights have danced to a song well, it's kinda all done

BigThunder
15-11-2009, 02:28 AM
Remember when they gave out the special glasses that allowed you to see angels in the lights? Do they still do that?

Isafari
15-11-2009, 12:53 PM
Remember when they gave out the special glasses that allowed you to see angels in the lights? Do they still do that?

I'd like to know this too. I forgot to ask for them last year.

keith
15-11-2009, 02:45 PM
I didn't try to get them this year but last year you could get them if you were an AP holder by asking at the desk right near the front of the park as you first go in, next to oscars.

Last year there were also CMs walking around and if you asked nicely, even without an AP, they'd give out the glasses.

HOWEVER, the reason I didn't both this year is that the effect was nothing like it was a few years ago with dancing angels and so on. All they seem to do now is kinda add multiple lights round each light if that makes sense.

Tinker
15-11-2009, 03:15 PM
I still have mine from years back .

daveann
15-11-2009, 05:07 PM
they were $1 this time the CM were selling them

Isafari
15-11-2009, 06:45 PM
they were $1 this time the CM were selling them

Did you buy some Ann? If so, did they make a great difference?
$1 :rolleyes2: free was better!

daveann
15-11-2009, 08:41 PM
nope didnt buy any nor was anyone else


i changed the pics in my flickr account and there not there any more sorry :(

keith
15-11-2009, 09:01 PM
It'll be "pay-per-light" next year.

COME ON EVERYONE!!!! just 10 more texts at $1.50 to w-disney-light-me-up and we'll get that next strip of lights lit! Remember, only 1.4million lights left!

BigThunder
16-11-2009, 02:35 AM
Charging for the glasses??? I'd rather they weren't available at all than to know they are charging for them. That makes me really sad :(

Tink
16-11-2009, 01:37 PM
Nit picking, isn't it? It's that sort of thing that makes WDW look too mingy for words. :(

BigThunder
16-11-2009, 04:12 PM
Yeah, I guess to those that don't know better they don't think twice about it but those of us that do....well, it just seems like they are trying to squeeze every nickle & dime they can out of us.

I can remember for a couple years of our trips to WDW they had those Mickey shaped straws at the resort food court check outs for free. My kids thought they were great & I thought how nice to give these away. And then on one of our trips suddenly the straws were fifty cents each. Ok, yes, that's not a lot of money but still....it really annoyed me. I'm just being picky myself I guess, lol.

daveann
16-11-2009, 04:51 PM
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Isafari
16-11-2009, 05:58 PM
Ann!!!! you are making me want to get my cases down from the loft right now!!!! :lol:
You tease me by putting photos here....then you tease me by sending photos to my mobile....and i love you for it :hug2: :lol:

uscwest
20-11-2009, 03:23 PM
Remember when they gave out the special glasses that allowed you to see angels in the lights? Do they still do that?
Gosh I had almost forgotten all about those glasses BT. And now they have the nerve to charge for them? Keith did you say they were free for AP holders?