On May 1st, 1989, seven years after Epcot opened, Disney World's third theme park was unfurled. Originally known as "Disney-MGM Studios", this 135 acre park was dedicated to show business (i.e. Films, television, music, and theater). Plans for what would later become known as "Hollywood Studios" began in 1985, with an agreement between the Disney Corporation and MGM Studios to include a working production facility and a backlot. This agreement ended in 2008 and the park was renamed. Six themed areas now make up the Hollywood Studios area; Hollywood Boulevard; Echo Lake; Muppets Courtyard; Pixar Place; Animation Courtyard; and Sunset Boulevard. But more importantly, for us, this is where our eldest granddaughter, Lucy (a very talented artist in her own right) got to spend some time with one of Disney's "Imagineers", (who knows, Lucy may have a future career here?), and where our seven year old grandson, Devin, (who had just been introduced to the "Star Wars Universe") got to participate in the "Jedi Training Academy." The "Force" may yet be strong with him, so the "Evil Empire" and Darth Vader better be weary of this new Jedi!
Marching to the beat of their own drums.