Our friends at WDW Magic have informed us that overnight, one of the last remaining landmarks of Disney’s Hollywood Studios has officially been taken down and removed. The water tower donning a set of Mickey Ears that was for so many years an icon of the park (along with the recently removed Sorcerer’s Hat), is gone. Dubbed the “Earffel Tower”, it stood alongside the Sorcerer’s Hat and the Chinese Theater for years as notable icons of the park.
We are curious to see if anything will be replacing it as a sort of icon when Toy Story Land opens in its place. It’s been around since Disney’s Hollywood Studios was called MGM, and we sure are a little heartbroken to see it go. However, as Walt would say:
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
We know that change needs to happen in order for new and wonderful things to appear, like Toy Story Land. Will you miss the Earffel Tower?
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