Early preview for final Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios set for Nov. 1-5

in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World

With the news last month that Walt Disney World will be discontinuing the popular Christmas-themed “The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights” presentation located at Hollywood Studios this year, guests will have a few extra days to get to the park early to enjoy it one last time.

Though the official dates for it were previously announced as starting on November 6 and running until January 3 2016, there will be an “early peek” beginning on November 1 and extending through November 5 for all guests at Hollywood Studios.

The annual event is coming to a close after 20 years to make room for an aggressive expansion of Hollywood Studios, which has seen several attractions closed this year for the same reason.

“In order to prepare for some incredible experiences coming to the park, including the recently announced Toy Story Land and a Star Wars-themed land, we will not be able to present The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights in the future,” said the company in a post on their Disney Parks Blog announcing the decision.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, a Disney spokesperson stated the company had not decided at the time of the announcement what they would be doing with the lights — so there is still a slight chance it may be moved to another location.

Late last month, workers had already began setting up the lights at the Streets of America.










  1. Sarah

    I can not find any details on this sneak peek. It was originally sent out in an email to passholders, but the link in the email took you straight to the event page. There are no details anywhere on who this is open to, if you have to RSVP or times or anything. We would love to make a special trip down just to see these early, but more details would be helpful in planning!

    1. Tricia

      I hope this is really true because we are set to leave disney world November 5. Has anyone one else have information on this.

  2. Kelly

    I could only find this on your site. Where did you here it? I am so hoping it is true and the lights will start early for all guests. I guess they are having a preview for annual pass holders but couldn’t find anywhere that it would be for all guests.

    1. Tricia

      I couldn’t either. I’m from pa so I’m not a passholder. I’m leaving on the 5 th. The whole park should be open to everyone !

  3. Angie

    I spoke to several CMs today and not one could confirm this and did not seem to have a clue what I was talking about. I would love for it to be true, as we leave November 2nd….any updates or additional info on this?

  4. Amy

    I am in DHS RIGHT NOW (Nov 1, 2015), and I can confirm that the lights are up and running AND open to everyone! Go enjoy!

    1. Ella

      What time does the light show begin (for previews) this week?

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