News of the Sorcerer’s Hat impending removal at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was our most viewed story of 2014, so it makes sense that one of our first stories of 2015 would be about the process starting.
Beginning Jan. 7, 2015, construction walls will be put up around the Sorcerer’s Hat at the park as crews begin dismantling the structure. There is no word on how long this will take or if the Hat will eventually move to another location. But it’s expected to just be demolished.
Walt Disney World maps at many locations have now been updated without the Sorcerer’s Hat (we first reported about one of them before the removal was officially announced). Thanks to @PaulChadkin on Twitter, we have a look at the new Hollywood Studios map below with the hat removed:
The Walt Disney World overview map below, found at local hotels, also shows the park without the hat represented:
Orlando Attractions Magazine: The Show host Banks Lee provided this early ’90s photo of what the area looked like before the Sorcerer’s Hat was built and what it may possibly look like in the very near future:
Are you excited to see the view down Hollywood Boulevard without the Sorcerer’s Hat again? Do you hope Disney will move it to another location? Do you like the view of The Great Movie Ride theater or would you like to see something else built in the hat’s place? Let us know in the comments below.