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Vintage Walt Disney World: Earffel Tower

Nate Rasmussen

by , Librarian, Walt Disney Archives

Soaring 130 feet into the air with a 32,000 lb. set of Mouse Ears, the Earffel Tower has been home to Disney’s Hollywood Studios since its opening. In November 1987, the park’s logo still hadn’t been painted on the side while construction carried on around it.


While the Earffel Tower is not used to hold water, it was inspired by the working water tower in Burbank, Calif. landmark at the Disney Studios since 1939.


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  • If there isn’t water in there what is? Chocolate?

    • I like to think Pixie Dust. 🙂

  • Very much looking forward to the Earful Tower re-taking it’s rightful place as the one true park icon at Hollywood Studios.

  • If the Backlot’s gone, will Earful Tower’s symbol of “Movie production” still be the icon of the park, without the Hat?
    Or will Grauman’s Chinese go back to being the “Hollywood” symbol?

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