Friday, September 11, 2015

Disney to ditch Osborne lights

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click to enlarge THE MOUSE AND THE MAN: The late Jennings Osborne with Mickey Mouse. - WALT DISNEY WORLD
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  • THE MOUSE AND THE MAN: The late Jennings Osborne with Mickey Mouse.

Disney World will end its annual Osborne Family holiday light show, the resort announced today. This year will mark the 20th year of The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Disney said it will close the show to make room for new attractions, including Toy Story Land and a Star Wars-themed land. 

The Osborne family moved the lights to Disney in 1995 after the Arkansas Supreme Court ordered the family's massive light display moved from their home on Cantrell Road. 

Disney has expanded the display over the years, and in 2011, replaced the lights with LED models. 

Jennings Osborne died in 2011

Highly recommended from the archive: David Koon's feature on his life and legacy and the material possessions he left behind.

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