Edit: Studios remains popular one way or another as the close today has been extended to 8:30pm with a second Fantasmic added at 9pm.
The Legend of Jack Sparrow “interactive” show at Hollywood Studios is closing at the end of the day on November 6th, 2014. The much maligned experience was met with mediocre reviews at best, with most guests deeming it a waste of time. It’s expected that it’s closing not necessarily because it’s a terrible waste of time, but due to the expected expansion of Pixar Place. The website admits it never really understood the hate. Escape from Groangott’s [sic] it is not, but with the return ticket system, the attraction only took about 15 minutes to experience. RIP.
Everything is pointing to the Sorcerer’s Hat at Hollywood Studios finally coming down, probably during the second week in January.
I don’t have much use for rumors, but big things look to be coming to the Studios with the expectation that Pixar Place will see a substantial expansion and much of the rest of the Backlot area, including Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt show will close early next year to make way for bigger and better things.