Dan name tag

If you've seen the Osborne Lights in the last year or so, you may have noticed one of the Toy Soldiers that stand in front of the main tree where the lighting ceremony takes place has a name tag.  On it, we see the name "Dan" from Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Why is it there?

Turns out this is a little homage to a man who made helped bring the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights to Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Dan refers to Dan Summers, who was a technician on the Osborne Lights and worked on bringing them to the park.  Moreover, Dan helped figure out how to make the Osborne Lights "dance" to the music played and he was someone that genuinely loved the Osborne Lights.

Unfortunately, Dan passed away in 2009 due to cancer and the Osborne Lights crew decided to honor Dan's legacy by placing his name tag on one of the toy soldiers.

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