“Forgotten Hollywood”- Mickey’s Fantasia Hat Going Poof!

Posted on October 29, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

sorcerershat2   The great big Sorcerer’s Hat that has greeted guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando since 2001 will soon be taken down. This iconic tribute to Fantasia was built to honor Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney, and the animator’s adult life collaboration with Tinsel Town.

   Guests have either loved the hat or hated it over the past 13 years. Some say the much-maligned giant blue hat took away from the section of the park dedicated to the Golden Age of Hollywood of the 1930s and 1940s. The hat also blocked the view of the Chinese Theater as guests walked down Hollywood Boulevard.

GOLDEN-AGE of Hollywood

   There have been rumors of the hat’s demise swirling in recent weeks after the big blue Sorcerer’s Hat was glaringly missing from new park maps. And, Disney confirmed the news the 122-foot tall hat would be gone in early 2015. Construction walls are expected to go up soon – likely in early January.

   This isn’t the only major change coming to the Studios. It was also announced that The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow is closing, and the Studio Backlot Tour closed last month. There is no word on what, if anything, will replace The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, or if the Sorcerer’s Hat will find a new home somewhere else in the park.

   Cue The Sorcerer’s Apprentice… and bring in the brooms.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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