Farewell to Hollywood Studios’ ‘Earffel Tower’

As we approach the 27th birthday of Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, there is very little that remains from the original Disney’s MGM Studios birth in 1989. The big blue sorcerer’s hat was removed last year and the entire backlot is now a construction zone. One element that has stood tall consistently through the years is the ‘Earffel Tower,’ a giant water towel with Mickey Mouse ears bearing the park logo.

It stood tall until last night.

The Earffel Tower met an unceremonious demise as it was dismantled last night as part of the massive Toy Story Land construction project. Now it is just a memory along with the hat, the backlot and countless Roger Rabbit references.

RIP Earffel Tower (1989-2016)

 

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I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us and DisneyEverything.com My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back but was deepened by two semi-recent developments:1) The birth of my son (who is now 6 years old and can't get enough Disney); and 2) Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm/Star Wars (did I mention I was a super Star Wars geek?)I recently came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching it with my son, so it only made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it.