The Earffel Tower, constructed in 1989, is the first of the two water towers, and was the original icon of Disney's Hollywood Studios (then-known as Disney-MGM Studios), along with the Chinese Theatre facade of The Great Movie Ride. The Sorcerer's Hat, which was completed on September 28, 2001, served as the park's official icon until its removal in 2015. The Earffel Tower is located in the park's backlot area, and could be observed by guests riding the Studio Backlot Tour. After the attraction's closing in 2014, the Earffel Tower is no longer viewable outside of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. In January 2016, Disney confirmed that the tower in Florida would be removed in early 2016.
The Earffel Tower is also the icon for Walt Disney Studios Park, standing 163 ft (50 m) tall and including lighting along the outline of its ears at night.