Some people love it and some people hate it but it’s no matter cause it’s going away in 2015. Installed in 2001, Sorcerer Mickey’s 122 foot tall hat has been the backdrop for many a family’s vacation photos over the past 13 years at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
I was a cast member at this very park a long, long time ago. And I remember the centerpiece of Disney’s MGM Studios (what it will always be to me) as the Chinese Theater. It was that iconic building that served as the backdrop for my memories and other guest’s memories as it stood tall at the end of Hollywood Blvd for nearly 12 years before the giant and misplaced sorcerer’s hat obstructed it’s glory.
I didn’t want to see it placed there as much as I wouldn’t have wanted it to be placed smack dab in front of Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth or the Tree of Life. I happily wave farewell to Sorcerer Mickey’s hat as I did to his glove and wand in July of 2007.