Ding Dong, The Hat Is (Almost) Gone

I’ve never managed to muster the kind of hatred other people have for the giant Sorcerer’s Hat icon in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In fact, I’ve never known the Park without it. (My family didn’t visit Disney at all between 1989, when my middle sister was born, and 2001, just before I went off to college.)

And, truth be told, I’ve never been a big fan of the Chinese Theatre. It’s sort of big, imposing and ugly. But maybe that’s just because I’ve never seen it properly, without a giant conical headpiece in front of it.

I guess I’ll find out soon. Because Disney’s MGM Studios has finally taken off her hat.

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Dan from At Disney Again and I have been talking about this a lot lately–it’s a big change! And as we started talking about it, we realized that Disney’s been preparing us for the hat’s demise for at least a year. Here, take a look:

These photos are all of 2014 Four-Parks-themed merchandise that we photographed before the announcement that the Sorcerer’s Hat was coming down. And what do you notice? None of them feature the Sorcerer’s Hat.

In fact, all of them show the Earful Tower as the weenie representing Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Sure, they’re trolling us a bit on two of them: Showing Sorcerer Mickey, so the hat is still there … but the Earful Tower is clearly the weenie representing the Park.

Crazy. They’ve been hinting at this change all year!

How do you feel about the demise of “The Hat”? Sound off below!

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