This is the weekly news, rumors and refurbishments update for Walt Disney World for the week of March 1, 2015.
Here are the three biggest updates from around the resort for the past seven days.
1. The Sorcerer's Hat is gone from Disney’s Hollywood Studios
After 14 years of celebration, we can finally say goodbye to the giant Sorcerer's Hat that was placed in front of the Great Movie Ride.
The Sorcerer's Hat was constructed in 2001 to commemorate Walt Disney’s 100th birthday. It was supposed to be a temporary structure, but the merchandise team saw an opportunity for greater sales and the hat stayed. Now with the highly rumored Star Wars Land about to be built on the south side of the park, the hat would be too much of an intrusion and had to go.
The Chinese Theater façade for the Great Movie Ride will now once again be highly visible. Permits have been filed to return the four spires that were removed many years ago. The theater is also getting new lighting and a fresh coat of paint.