"If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger
"I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow."- Walt Disney
"I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for."- Walt Disney
I'm all for the hat staying, still have no problem with it. For me it's an icon but then again others don't view it as such. Maybe it was an icon shoved down my memory throat through the marketing of the four parks but it stuck and I like it.
But seriously I just can't picture Epcot's Spaceship Earth, AK's Tree, Cinderella's Castle and a movie theatre as the fourth icon. For some reason a Hat works and not just any hat but the one mickey wore in that legendary film.
I guess they can replace the hat with AN EVEN BIGGER HAT!
For some reason a Hat works and not just any hat but the one mickey wore in that legendary film.
It's the hat Mickey took without permission and then used to cause a big problem.
I'd also like to point out that Eric Jacobson, one of the Imagineers who was present and said, "I see there’s mixed opinions on that. I’ll be taking some names on the way out. We’ll have a little sign up sheet," is the Imagineer behind designing the hat. The man who designed this thing wants it gone.
There were many thematic blunders that happened at WDW in the late 1990s and early 2000s but this was the worst. Get rid of this tacky monstrosity that destorys one of WDW's best vistas. Maybe it can be a storefront for a Wonderful World of Eisner shop somewhere else.