Today, I went to Disney's Hollywood Studios for several hours late in the afternoon. I got there in enough time to walk around a bit, but it got dark soon. I got in a photo of the main street area.
The one ride I wanted to take, the Backlot Tour closes down at 5:00 pm, so I had a sandwich and Coke and then walked over to the area that is composed of fake buildig fronts and is supposed to be a street in New York. Here is what it looked like before dark.
As soon as it got dark, the Osborne Family Light and Music Show began. WOW! It was fantastic and these photos do not do it justice. I took some video but cannot figure out how to download it from my camera.
In the midst of the booming sound and flashing lights, my son from Ohio called me on FaceTime, which is a video service on my IPhone. My grandson tried to say something, but I could hear nothing, so we ended the call. Then I remembered that my daughter-in-law from California had never used FaceTime, so I called her and told her to pick up the phone when I called on FaceTime. It was great to be able to show them what was going on and all the noise and lights. Unfortunately, I couldn't hear a thing! The show starts and stops every few minutes. No need to find a place to sit on the curb for this show, by the way. You just stand and walk around. Very easy to see everything, even with the crowds. Temps were in the 70s even at 7:00 pm at night, so it was a great night for wandering around, but my back, knees, and feet are getting old and sore, so I keep quitting early each day.
When the show stopped, I was able to hear more and got a partial tour of their new travel trailer. We'll try this again when my connection is better and they have more time. FaceTime is a lot better than Skype because you can wander around with your phone more easily than a laptop.
Decided to come back here tomorrow to take in some of the rides. I am spending very little money on this Disney trip because it is so nice to skip the lines and go back to my cozy home.