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Old 09-13-2013, 08:42 AM   #16
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I like the tower, and wish it would return as the icon, but I agree that it's outdated and irrelevant now really.

I always thought I was alone in hating the hat until joining these forums.

Personally, I would think TT is the icon of the park now. It's the first (and only) thing you see from a distance. When I see TT I know we're close to DHS, the same way I know when I see Spaceship Earth and Cinderella Castle.

However, I think it would make sense to get rid of the hat soon too, and use the tower as a placeholder and a tribute before building Star Wars Land and using one of those attractions as the new icon.
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:50 PM   #17
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Last year I remember a t-shirt that came out and a few other items and they all had the earful tower instead of the hat. It sparked up some debates and speculation then including some rumors the hat was staying but moving outside the park by the entrance. Another vote for seeing the hat disappear!
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:58 PM   #18
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Never experienced it without the hat in the way. Anybody got a picture to post of the original look before the "stupid" hat?
Here's one that I took years ago.

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Old 09-13-2013, 06:54 PM   #19
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Here's one that I took years ago.
Does actually look better without it.

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Old 09-14-2013, 12:42 AM   #20
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It definitely looks better without it. I remember before they had the hat. I was surprised when they put it there. I would be happy to see it moved elsewhere .
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:10 PM   #21
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It definitely looks better without it. I remember before they had the hat. I was surprised when they put it there. I would be happy to see it moved elsewhere .
If "elsewhere" means a Chinese scrapyard... Then I'm all in on that one
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:45 PM   #22
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I'm a big Sorcerer Mickey fan and find him under utilized in the parks. I'm glad there is a park that celebrates my favorite Mickey with the sorcerer hat front and center. Having said that, I agree that the stage is awful and also agree that perhaps having it at the end of the street as you walk in is not the best placement for it. I wouldn't argue if they chose to relocate it within the park. But please don't get rid of it altogether.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:20 PM   #23
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I know I can get beat up for this but I'm one of the few people that actually love the hat. Yes it really doesn't fit in with it's surroundings but just love the theme of the hat. If they moved it to another area with similar surroundings to compliment the hat not that many people would hate it as much
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #24
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I know I can get beat up for this but I'm one of the few people that actually love the hat. Yes it really doesn't fit in with it's surroundings but just love the theme of the hat. If they moved it to another area with similar surroundings to compliment the hat not that many people would hate it as much
I won't beat you up on this one. I agree the hat is unique, especially to Fantasia and Mickey. I really didn't notice it out of place as much until the pics of the blvd without it, and it just doesn't match up. I agree with moving it rather than scrapping it. Perhaps closer to Fantasmic?

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Old 09-15-2013, 06:49 PM   #25
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Apparently you think the Sorcerer's hat is "stupid".
I just laughed out loud!
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #26
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Move it out to the parking lot. I saw MGM studios...err DHS... before the hat with Grauman's anchoring the Hollywood recreation. Hate the hat.
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My main problems with the hat are twofold:


1.it was a "new policy" based off the 2000 wand at EPCOT. The original EPCOT thing was great and widely applauded... At first.

But it's approval was in a limited time... Everyone just assumed it would be brought down... Logical in 2001 or early 2002.
Well... Applause turned to loathing when they tried to "bleed it"

So in 2001... When the hat went up... And internally (emp at the time) the "at least ten years" promise was made... The reaction was "woah, woah... It only a 15 month thing". But they not only decided they had to get "legs" out of these gimmicks... You guessed it: a line of cheap crap from the Chinese express had to be rolled out to capture the " once in a lifetime iconic memories"

The hat is a legacy to bad Eisner... As is the continued employment of joe rhode.

2. The hat served no purpose... It was neither visible outside the park nor used for anything Involving the park... As sorcery in the sky was gone (still way better and missed than fantastic)

What they did do... Was put a freakin pin stand under there. And pins are another legacy to bad, greedy , stale Eisner.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:31 PM   #28
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My main problems with the hat are twofold:

2. The hat served no purpose... It was neither visible outside the park nor used for anything Involving the park... As sorcery in the sky was gone (still way better and missed than fantastic)

What they did do... Was put a freakin pin stand under there. And pins are another legacy to bad, greedy , stale Eisner.
I have never liked the hat for precisely this reason. The hat serves no purpose. With the other parks, the icons are a part of the park that people visit as attractions or a dining experience in the case of Cinderella's castle. Every time i see it, I cringe. The pin stand is the worst use of that space.

I'd love to see the hat disappear or it be turned into something that people could actually interact with...even a character meet and greet would be better than a pin stand!
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:07 PM   #29
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Well here I go with my two cents...

I don't like the hat....

and the stage, well I dislike that even more.

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I have never liked the hat for precisely this reason. The hat serves no purpose. With the other parks, the icons are a part of the park that people visit as attractions or a dining experience in the case of Cinderella's castle. Every time i see it, I cringe. The pin stand is the worst use of that space.

I'd love to see the hat disappear or it be turned into something that people could actually interact with...even a character meet and greet would be better than a pin stand!
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