Disney’s Hollywood Studios

IMG_4391For Christmas Eve we decided we wanted to go to Hollywood Studios for one main reason, the Osborne Family Lights. Sadly part of this post is obsolete now since the Osborne Family Lights have now been retired and 2015 was the final year for the display.

Before we went to the Osborne Family Lights display we had reservations for dinner at the Hollywood Brown Derby. This was one of the more expensive restaurants at Disney World, but was well worth it on Christmas Eve. We did get to the restaurant a bit early so we started off at the bar and had a drink. While waiting for our drinks we were called to be seated, we told the bar our table was ready and they sent our drinks to the table instead.

The meal was not rushed and the service was efficient. We decided to order a bottle of wine in addition to the drinks. Both my Mom and I had the famous cobb salad as a starter (highly recommend), while my Dad had the crab cakes. We all ordered the same entree, the charred filet of beef, which was perfectly cooked to medium rare. The entree came with a vegetable and white truffle oil mashed potatoes. On top of the steak was a cabernet shallot butter. The meal was fantastic and the perfect choice for Christmas Eve.

Afterwards we decided to go on the Great Movie ride since we could walk right on, which was surprising for Christmas Eve. This ride is a bit hokey, but it does fit the theme of Hollywood Studios. Afterwards we headed towards the Osborne Family Lights.

Since Hollywood Studios is being expanded and going under construction to make way for Toy Story and Star Wars lands, the Osborne Family Lights was nixed by Disney. Even though the Osborne Family Lights are no longer, I wanted to share a couple videos and photos since this was a fantastic attraction and great way to spend Christmas Eve.

The light show is timed to various Christmas songs that seem to play around every 15-minutes. This was incredibly fun to watch and walk around looking at. Overall I’m disappointed Disney decided to remove this show since it was a fun part of the Hollywood Studios experience at Christmas.

IMG_4412After this we decided to head back to the hotel room for the evening since we were
exhausted. There is a brand new Star Wars fireworks show at Hollywood Studios now, which we did miss. The start time over the Christmas holidays was after 11pm and since we were tired we decided to try and visit it another night. Unfortunately I became sick the following day and never made it back to Hollywood Studios.

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