A few years back someone at Disney Parks decided that then, MGM Studios, now Hollywood Studios needed a more iconic central image for the park. The Tower of Terror, I suppose wasn't deemed well received by a broad enough cross-section of the populace. Thus, the hat was built. At first, it covered a circle of informational Kiosks quizzing visitors on Disney World trivia. Now, in true fashion, it's simply a gift shop.
This shot is a handheld, HDR, panoramic shot from a group of photos taken at portrait orientation with the camera, then stitched together in CS5. Hard to get this location without people in it since it serves as a crossroads for them majority of the park.
from the Photoblog: www,graffitivisuals.com