This... exactly. I really did hate the hat too, but now I realize it was better than NOTHING. IMO, the HTH is just a ride, not anything that represents the entire park or all Disney movies. Same with the Chinese Theater. It just doesn't make sense. The water tower is just that... a water tower. That would be the most lame park icon ever. I'm not saying it shouldn't be somewhere in the park, and an endearing sight. I'm just saying it's not in any way representative of the park. And the archway? I mean... it's an archway.As much as i hated that hat, it really did suit the park as a better icon.
I didn't vote for anything, because I didn't see a choice that was good enough. I don't have a great idea for an icon, but it wasn't any of those. Btw, I'm not saying I don't like or even love any of those landmarks, especially Eisner's toe, but when discussing a new icon, not so much.
Why not add the Star Wars Deathstar to the list? As much as I'm a SW fan, the Deathstar as an icon makes just as much sense as the rest.