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  • [Rumor] Sorcerer Hat to be Gone by the end of 2013?

    ORDDU: So today, ducklings, my sisters and I had the pleasure of keeping company with a cast member friend of ours who works at DHS. Over lunch he informed us that the Sorcerer Mickey Hat would be gone from this park by the end of 2013. At this point we're not claiming this to be a fact--it's merely a rumor.

    ORWEN: But it's a rumor we hope comes true because we've never liked the hat where it's placed in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. And we knew a lot of others out there don't like it there either.

    ORDDU: We asked if the hat would be moved to another location and our friend said it would actually be destroyed and not moved. Again, this is merely a rumor. So don't hold our broomsticks to the fire if none of these things come true.

    ORWEN: On the other hand, if it DOES turn out to be true, we expect everyone here to attend a big celebration in our honor--along with the fact that the hat, itself, is gone--by going to DHS with us.

    ORDDU: It would really be nice to have the hub area returned to DHS. It would free up more space for parade viewing.

    ORGOCH: 'Cept now they's gone an' gotten rid a the dang parade! There ain't no tellin' how soon they's gonna have another parade fer Dizzy Hollyweird Studs!!!

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    Re: Sorcerer Hat to be Gone by the end of 2013?

    We should do a flash mob "Ding Dong the Hat is DEAD!"
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    • #3
      Re: Sorcerer Hat to be Gone by the end of 2013?

      ORDDU: Now you're starting to think like a certain coven of witches, Your Magesty! We love it!!!

      ORWEN: Love you, too! Always enjoy reading your posts!

      ORGOCH: Got Munchkins?

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      • #4
        Re: Sorcerer Hat to be Gone by the end of 2013?

        If you look at the page for DHS there is no image of the hat. Maybe there is something behind it...

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        • #5
          Re: Sorcerer Hat to be Gone by the end of 2013?

          I suspect they want the feel and look and sounds of Buena Vista Street without the distraction of the hat and the theatre once again the star of those streets.

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          • #6
            Re: Sorcerer Hat to be Gone by the end of 2013?

            Grand plans are in store for DHS... but I have yet to see anything concrete that would signal the removal of the hat this year. The only thing I know is that a lot of Imagineers hate the hat and would love to see it gone... as would I.

            So no, I can't confirm this, as much as I wish I could.
            -Bill

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            • #7
              Re: Sorcerer Hat to be Gone by the end of 2013?

              This thing is going to look hideous in front of Stamos' house.

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              • #8
                Re: Sorcerer Hat to be Gone by the end of 2013?

                If a lot of Imagineers hate it what was the point of making it an addition to the park? Either way, I hope that it is true. It really has no point, but to throw something big, random, and massive in the middle of the park. It doesn't go with anything.

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                  Re: Sorcerer Hat to be Gone by the end of 2013?

                  Originally posted by DisCollector View Post
                  If a lot of Imagineers hate it what was the point of making it an addition to the park? Either way, I hope that it is true. It really has no point, but to throw something big, random, and massive in the middle of the park. It doesn't go with anything.
                  The BAH was intended as a temporary structure to mark the 100 Years of Magic celebration which was centered around the Disney-MGM Studios like the "2000" Wand that was erected over Spaceship Earth to commemorate the Millenium celebration. After both celebrations ended it was decided that it was cheaper to keep the temporary structures up instead of remove them. The BAH has the additional hurdle that merchandising thinks that it is more marketable. We've now reaching the point where the BAH will have been there for more than half the park's existence.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Sorcerer Hat to be Gone by the end of 2013?

                    Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
                    This thing is going to look hideous in front of Stamos' house.
                    Very funny.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Sorcerer Hat to be Gone by the end of 2013?

                      I so hope that this rumor comes true.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Sorcerer Hat to be Gone by the end of 2013?

                        I'm praying and hoping the hat on Mickey's nose will be removed soon.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Sorcerer Hat to be Gone by the end of 2013?

                          In front of his house? Think again. He's going to turn it upside and convert it into a hot tub for his backyard.

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                          • #14
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                            Oh, wouldn't that be nice?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Sorcerer Hat to be Gone by the end of 2013?

                              Originally posted by lazyboy97O View Post
                              The BAH was intended as a temporary structure to mark the 100 Years of Magic celebration which was centered around the Disney-MGM Studios like the "2000" Wand that was erected over Spaceship Earth to commemorate the Millenium celebration. After both celebrations ended it was decided that it was cheaper to keep the temporary structures up instead of remove them. The BAH has the additional hurdle that merchandising thinks that it is more marketable. We've now reaching the point where the BAH will have been there for more than half the park's existence.
                              Not at all true... though I can't really blame you because that's what marketing convinced the public.

                              The real story goes something like this:

                              WDI insisted upon building the BAH as a permanent replacement for the Chinese Theater icon. They wanted an icon at the center of the park, as the water tower was designed as a billboard and never meant to serve as the park's icon. The BAH was only approved because WDI convinced everyone else that it was going to be a double ferris wheel. (One for each ear) The other departments signed off on it, and it got built to be the new icon for the park, tied in with the 100 Years of Magic Celebration for marketing purposes only. It was always budgeted to be there much longer. Merchandise does NOT think it is more marketable. Marketing thinks that. Meanwhile, pretty much anyone who supported the hat is gone from WDI or has changed their opinion, and they now want to tear the thing down.
                              -Bill

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