Twister: Ride It Out to Close at Universal Orlando on November 2, 2015

Monday night, it was revealed that “Twister: Ride It Out” will be closing at Universal Orlando on November 2 to make room for a new attraction, “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Twister: Ride It Out at Universal Orlando

“Twister: Ride It Out” opened May 4, 1998, and was themed after the popular 1986 disaster movie, Twister.

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Walt Disney World Announces Plans to Remove the Sorcerer’s Hat and More at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Sorcerer's Hat at Disney's Hollywood Studios by Michelle Snow
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Walt Disney World finally confirmed this week the long-running rumors that The Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be taken down.

The Sorcerer’s Hat has often been a bone of contention among Disney fans, many of whom hated that it blocked the view of the Chinese Theatre and also wasn’t in line with that section of the park, which was dedicated to the early era of Hollywood.

Disney installed it in 2001 as the park’s new icon. It replaced the Earful Tower on the park’s advertising, which also aggravated many long-time Disney park fans.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios to End Studio Backlot Tour September 27, 2014

The Studios Backlot tour at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Hot on the heels of announcing the huge change in entertainment offerings at Epcot, and the imminent transition of Maelstrom to a Frozen attraction, word comes this week that The Studios Backlot tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will give its final tour this coming weekend.

The attraction opened on May 1, 1989, when – as it was known then – Disney-MGM Studios did. It allowed guests to experience what happens behind the scenes of movies and TV shows.

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