Disney's Hollywood Studio's is taking down the Sorcerer's Hat. Many people are upset by this, while others are thrilled. Those people say it was an eyesore and blocked the view of Grauman's Chinese Theater.
Here's one of the people who was apathetic to the hat being there in the first place.
Of course, he remembers the park before the hat was there.
The photos of the hat below were taken during our visit to Walt Disney World last week, as the removal began.
Not me. I've never known Disney's Hollywood Studio's without the hat. For me, the Sorcerer's Hat has always been a destination unto itself. A landmark promising pin trading, character meets and a shady, cool spot to get out of the sun on particularly bright days. I'd say that there are probably a lot of people who are in shock that the hat is coming down, considering it opened in 2001, replacing the water tower with ears (aka Earful Tower) as the Studio's iconic image.
So here's to the hat. We had a good run with you. You will be missed!
these last two photos courtesy of Ann and Andrew Cloud,
and were taken in February of 2015.