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Disney’s Hollywood Studios to take down iconic Earffel Tower

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios will close several attractions and take down its iconic Earffel Tower to make way for eagerly awaited theme lands based on Star Wars and Toy Story.

Disney announced the April 2 closing of the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show and “nearby locations around Streets of America,” with the Orlando Sentinel adding to the list the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure, a Monsters, Inc. meet-and-greet and the Studio Catering Co. restaurant.

It’s not known when the park will remove the Earffel Tower, the 130-foot water tower replica water tower topped by enormous Mickey Mouse ears that’s been part of Disney’s Hollywood Studios since its opening in 1989.

Disneyland in Anaheim, California, has already closed attractions — among them, Big Thunder Ranch — to begin construction of the 14-acre Star Wars-themed area. Toy Story Land will replicate Andy’s backyard from the Pixar films, with the addition of a family-friendly Slinky Dog roller coaster and an aliens saucer rice.

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I would be upset about this if I weren’t pumped for the two new theme park sections.

I’d be upset about this if I’d actually -been- to any Disney park since 1983.

It was only a matter of time. Disney shut down Hollywood Pictures years ago and Touchstone doesn’t appear to have much of a future. Disney just doesn’t seem to have much desire to put out a traditional movie slate anymore now that they have so many big brands to maintain.

David Littlefair

January 18, 2016 at 8:23 pm

I love Disney so much

Mmm, aliens saucer rice…

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