Disney announced back in January 2016 that DHS’s iconic Earful Tower would be torn down as part of the plan to redevelop the park.
At one time, the Earful Tower served as the main icon for what was then known as Disney MGM Studios in the 1990s. It was in place when Disney MGM Studios opened on May 1, 1989 and through the years the tower saw décor come and go.
The Earful Tower was removed overnight after park closing last Friday night (April 29, 2016). The area of land that the tower occupied will soon be home to the new Toy Story Land.
Major construction at DHS continues on a new Star Wars-themed Land and new Toy Story Land, both opening in 2017.
This follows the removal of DHS’s other park icon, Mickey’s Socerers Hat, in early 2015:
In January 2016, is was rumored that the Earful Tower might be moved to Disney Springs, but then a new, different style water tower was installed at Disney Springs in February.
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