Osborne Spectacle of Lights at Disney

6 Dec

Every year, my family goes to Disney World in Orlando to see the Osborne Spectacle of Lights. This is when the Christmas season starts for us!

The light show is set up in one of their fake downtown areas in Hollywood Studios (formerly MGM). The streets fill with people waiting for the show to start as the sun sets.

Once the show starts, it is truly an amazing sight. Not only is the display beautiful, but every few minutes the lights are set to music!

I have several tips for visiting the lights that I have learned over the past few years:

  • The snow is soap – try not to get it in your eyes, it burns! (Yes, I started with the most practical tip!)
  • Go on a slow weekend. We went the weekend after Thanksgiving (one of their slowest times) and it wasn’t crowded at all. Plus, the lines for the rides were actually reasonable!
  • Stay at a Disney hotel. They provide bus transportation to and from the park. You avoid the traffic, because they use some lesser known back roads, and you avoid the parking fees. We stayed at the Pop Century resort. This is the newest of their lower price tier hotels. We paid $89 a night, so it was a fantastic deal! If you are a Florida resident, you can get really low rates by booking directly through Disney, but I also found comparable rates on Hotels.com
  • If you don’t have an annual or seasonal pass, try to plan to stay at Disney for a few days. The one day tickets are fairly expensive. Once you get up to 3 day passes and up, the per day prices become more reasonable.



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