"I had the opportunity to work at the Spectacle of Dancing Lights (Dec. 2008 – Crowd Control) in the night that the Osborne family was there to see the display. It’s was an amazing night and I was shocked with the news, last year.! Now, the lights have one more special meaning to all of us!"
"As Mr. Phelan’s [the man who wrote this article] daughter, I can say that the lights definitely changed my life. Once that call was made that fateful day 16 years ago, our family holiday traditions became entwined with the Osborne lights. Dad would disappear into the planning of the Spectacle around November and we wouldn’t see him for weeks. But then we’d meet on the opening night of the display whether it was Residential Street or New York Street or the new renamed Streets of America and he would just be glowing with pride. Sometimes the Osbornes would be there that night, sometimes a little later, and they too would always be aglow with pride and excitement.It was always magical.After so many years of seeing the lights you would think the magic would wear off. But still, that initial moment when they throw the switch and the lights turn on sends tingles down my spine and brings a tear to my eye every single time. My favorite pieces were always the Blue Angel Squadron or Flock as I used to call them. Just seeing them all light up simultaneously would take my breath away.I had the opportunity to meet and thank Jennings, Mitzi, and Breezy many times over for allowing my father to work on such a wonderful project and for enfolding my family in so much holiday and year round love. It’s something I’m truly proud to have been touched by and will never ever forget. The news of Jennings’ passing broke my heart, but his story and gentle smile when he looked around at those lights that lit up millions of people on the inside with the spirit of Christmas is something that lets me know he’ll be remembered for a long long time."
"I met my wife at WDW on November 20th, 2005. On November 22nd, 2005, we kissed for the 1st time under these very lights. The display has always been special to us… a place of wonder and love. Thank you, Jennings, for your warmth and love of the season. You achieved your goal… you touched the hearts of millions."