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Sorcerer's Hat
Sorcerer's Hat

Opened

September 28, 2001

Designer

Walt Disney Imagineering

Height

122 ft. (37 m)

The Sorcerer's Hat is the icon of Disney's Hollywood Studios, one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It replaced the Earful Tower as the theme park's icon in marketing material. Mickey Mouse's gloved hand and ears underneath the hat are visible emerging from the ground.

It currently is used as a venue for pin trading and sales. It also serves as a backdrop to many special events and shows. Disney Channel Rocks! is a new show that culminates several dances from several shows on Disney Channel and performs several times a day in front of the hat. Disney characters make meet-and-greet appearances around the hat throughout the day.

History[]

Built in front of the Great Movie Ride, the Sorcerer's Hat debuted on September 28, 2001 as part of the 100 Years of Magic celebration at Walt Disney World Resort. The structure was inspired by the Sorcerer's Apprentice segment in Walt Disney's 1940 animated film Fantasia.

During the celebration, interactive kiosks were installed underneath the Sorcerer's Hat, where guests could learn about Walt Disney's life and career. When the celebration ended in early 2003, the kiosks were removed.

On May 20, 2011, the Sorcerer's Hat served as the venue for the grand opening ceremony for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.

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