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. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times.I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it.Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.