Construction permits suggest a return of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights for 2015

Jun 30, 2015 in "Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights"

Posted: Tuesday June 30, 2015 3:13pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Construction permits recently filed are the first official indication that the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights will be returning to Disney's Hollywood Studios for the 2015 holiday season.

Speculation is building around a major make-over of Disney's Hollywood Studios, which is likely to see the removal of the Streets of America area, and the home of 5 million+ Osborne Family lights.

Although it was always expected that the lights would return at least for 2015, the permit application suggests that the current plans are indeed for the lights to be shown this year.

No announcement has yet been made about the lights, or about the future of Disney's Hollywood Studios.

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SparerCascadeJul 07, 2015

I would really hope for a designated area for the lights during the holiday season. They are consistently a big draw and you are absolutely correct that DHS needs some sort of holiday offering. Perhaps this has been answered elsewhere, but has there been any talk of re-branding the lights (i.e., other than the Osborne lights)?

ToTBellHopJul 07, 2015

I wouldn't be at all surprised if the DHS updates coming include a land where the lights can be on display during the holiday season. They already have the lights and they are incredibly popular. DHS needs some sort of holiday offering.

SparerCascadeJul 07, 2015

As much as I enjoy the Osborne Lights, their continuation or discontinuation seems to be just year-to-year at this point. They are fun and a great holiday tradition, but each year is just an added bonus. Hopefully bigger things to come.

The TunaJul 02, 2015

Would hate to see these go away. Great show, great atmosphere. Hopefully if they have to go it's temporary or maybe they get moved somewhere else for a year or two.

NossitJul 02, 2015

I am so glad this is coming back. I have already bought our tickets to the Christmas party and will be staying for the other parks afterwards. I'm taking my dad and his wife with us this year. This attraction got me more excited for Christmas than anything I've ever experience(even more than MVMCP). It was so mesmerizing to me I stood in the middle for over an hour smiling.

danlb_2000Jul 02, 2015

Yes, there has been a structural permit for Coastal at least the past few years. I assumed it was to put up some of the support structures

PhotoDave219Jul 02, 2015

Agreed. Their fate is unknown as of right now.

zakattack99Jul 02, 2015

Like @PhotoDave219 has been saying these special draws have been keeping DHS afloat. My opinion is that untill the park is in total construction mode they need what they can get to keep the tunstyles clicking and people interested. So sad yet so true!!! Lol

TomJul 02, 2015

Do they typically file structural permits too? I know ERMCO always files theirs, but I wonder what Coastal will have to do. We are too. Short stay booked 11/11-11/13 before our cruise. DHS is on our short-list. :hilarious: You're always knocking us grumpy old curmudgeons down a peg.

RSoxNo1Jul 02, 2015

I've knocked Fastpass+ more than anyone, but they haven't closed anything in DHS that has Fastpass+. The other rumored stuff (LMA, Indy) has Fastpass+ but doesn't actually need it.

grimb168Jul 02, 2015

Before long you will only need 3 fast passes for the park.

ToTBellHopJul 02, 2015

We said that about 2014. And 2013. SoA will close when it closes.

JasonDeyoungJul 01, 2015

Not surprising since they were advertised for this years wine & dine 1/2 months ago. As for next year, I'll be surprised if they are around

T-BoneMickeyFanJul 01, 2015

Awesome!! We'll be there at Thanksgiving.:bawling::)