Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmastime at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Osborne Spectacle of Lights

In 2006, we spent money for extra tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. We got to enjoy a slightly less crowded Magic Kingdom, and the cookies and hot cider were a nice touch. The fireworks were also spectacular, but in the end, it really wasn't worth the extra ticket price. This year, the only evening we spent at Walt Disney World was at Disney's Hollywood Studios (I will forever refer to it as MGM Studios, but I'm trying). At dusk, we waited for the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights. At first I thought this might be the guy who did up his house to YouTube fame, but it turned out to be a different family.

I also remember that the fake snow they blew two years ago really seemed like ice crystals that melted, but this year the fake snow was just soap bubbles.  I caught some on my tongue before I realized this, but it didn't stop the kids from trying.

Adam and Dova try to eat soapflakes
Dova soap snow
3-D Glasses
Through the 3-D Glasses

We also bought 3-D glasses for the show, which gave added a prismatic effect to lights. After the lights finally came on, you really didn't need them, it was more spectacular without them (that is, don't bother buying them!). Here's the obligatory video of the spectacle, complete with my crazy kids:

On the way to the Fantasmic character show, I snapped this photo of Mickey's wizard hat. It looked magical!

Mickey's Wizard Hat

The kids and grandma enjoyed the Fantasmic show (this name is just a bit to close to orgasmic for me), but I felt that it was nothing to write home about.  Too much water and not enough fireworks!

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