The Streets of America at Disney-MGM Studios are sparkling with millions of twinkling lights now through Jan. 7, 2007, during The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, presented by North American lighting provider Sylvania .
Now in its 11th year, the Spectacle has been enhanced to include over five million choreographed “dancing” lights which swirl and soar to an exhilarating medley of holiday music every 15 minutes courtesy of Sylvania, Disney, and some electronic wizardry featuring more than 400 dimmers and controllers.
Every building façade, all the trees, wreaths, bells, and holiday figures dance to classic tunes as “Floridian snow flurries” fall from above. Also bringing the Disney-MGM Studios backlot to life are three-dimensional and motion-based displays—some originally created at the Osborne home in Arkansas by businessman Jennings Osborne as a holiday display for the delight of his daughter. After the home exhibit grew larger and brighter over the years, the million-light display was transported to Disney-MGM Studios in 1995, where the Spectacle continues to grow larger and brighter each year. Some of Osborne's original creations still shining at the park today are a giant Mickey Mouse light, dozens of flying angels, and Santa Claus light designs.
The Sylvania sponsorship is part of the recently signed 12-year alliance between Disney and Siemens. Branding of other major consumer-focused Disney events at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland® will continue to roll out over the life of the sponsorship.
Billboards over the pathways leading into the Streets of America, verbal mentions and the official Disney-MGM Studios guide map now brand the event as Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights, presented by Sylvania. This lighting spectacle has become an annual tradition at the Orlando resort, running from Thanksgiving until the first week of the New Year and attracts over 450,000 visitors annually.