Friday, January 23, 2015

The Sorcerer's Hat at Disney's Hollywood Studios

By Barbie

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.


  1. I think it is sad that the hat is coming down. Not horrible or wrong, just sad. I sure wish they were taking it down and putting it back up somewhere else in HS!

  2. I agree, Gaylin. It could have gone somewhere else. Any shade providing structure is better than none! And this one is meaningful to so many people. I hope something new and exciting is in the works for HS.


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