The hat's always been obnoxious since it was first drawn on paper
The Hat would have been fabulous in the Animation courtyard as the entrance to the animation studios... So an Icon (Chinese Theater ) for Hollywood films, an icon (Sorcerer's hat) for Animation...Which would tie in with the Burbank studios animation building...
and please dear God please let them update the Great Movie Ride and make it relevant again.
If you look at DCA, Disney has made it almost a "Pixar" Park... There's only a few rides that were built in the wrong parks, IE: Ariel @ DCA and Buzz Lightyear at DLR. It's kind of nice to see the back lot at HS, but as DCA now has greater attendance with WoC and CarsLand, I would expect HS to follow suit to attract more visitors to the park.
I say the should have buid Toontown, Toy Story Land, a new Carthay Circle Theatre, Red Car Trolly, and a nightmare before christmas ride, I'd be happy then
TAKE DOWN THE HAT. They can move it but not in front of anything that looks nice.