OMG! At Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida the Sorcerer’s Hat is set to be removed! The iconic hat has been there since 2001.
Disney officials have said that they are removing it because they are working to bring new experiences to life at the park.
The 122-foot hat was inspired by Mickey Mouse’s hat in the 1940’s film “Fantasia” and has been a prime photo spot for guests of the park for years.
Crews will begin dismantling the hat this Wednesday and could continue on for a few days since it is so big.
Disney officials have not said if anything will replace the hat, which served as a roof for a souvenir shop, but until then you will once again have a clear view of the replica of Grauman’s Chinese Theater.
Fans had been wondering about the fate of the hat for months since it was noticeable absent from an updated Walt Disney World brochure.
We certainly will miss the iconic Sorcerer’s Hat, but we look forward to the changes that may come next!
Andrew Millstein has been promoted to president of Walt Disney Animation and Jim Morris has also been promoted to be the new president of Pixar.
Andrew had joined Disney in 1997 and was the executive VP and general manager of Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Morris had been president of Lucas Digital before becoming the general manager and executive VP of production for Pixar.
Both men will continue to oversee business operations and productions at their companies. They will report to Ed Catmull the president of both Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.
Here’s what Ed had to say about the promotions,
We’re fortunate and proud to have an abundance of strong creative leadership at Disney, and Andrew and Jim are two incredible talents that embody the perfect blend of business and artistic focus. Not only have they done so much to ensure each of their studios is operating at peak condition, they continually push their teams to new heights of creativity, storytelling and innovation.
Congratulations to both men on their new positions!