Ultimate Guide to the Tower of Tower
The Twilight Zone’s Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has become an iconic symbol of the theme park in it’s almost 25 years. It has become a landmark and identifying structure of the park and, for those diehard fans, a must-do attraction for every Disney World vacation.
At the height of the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Hollywood Tower Hotel was the place to be for all of Hollywood Royalty. The rich and famous would visit to rub elbows with the stars of the silver screen. On a stormy Halloween night in 1939, 5 unlucky souls boarded the elevator at the Hollywood Tower Hotel and, as a violent storm struck the building, they were never to be heard from again. What happened is a mystery and the hotel remains abandoned to this day… Now, guests are invited to board the still operational service elevator, if they dare, as they journey to the fifth dimension.
Guests checking in to the Hollywood Tower are wise to plan for an advance FastPass to this attraction. The stand-by lines fill up quickly and this ride is not to be missed by thrill seekers. Riders must be a minimum of 40 inches tall to board the service elevator. To enter the hotel, guests will walk through the wrought iron gate and wind through the overgrown gardens that have clearly been neglected over the years. As guests enter the lobby, they’ll see more signs of neglect as the once beautiful hotel is now covered in a thick layer of dust and cobwebs. As you check in, you’ll be escorted to the library, which is filled with strange artifacts. As the doors close, the lights flicker and Rod Sterling will come across the television set to provide guests with the backstory of the Hollywood Tower Hotel. When the lights come on once again, guests will be invited to enter the secret passage through the boiler room toward the service elevators. Board the rickety elevator and travel through the 5th dimension to experience what happened as the elevator ascended to the 13th floor on that fateful Halloween night in 1939.
One of the most exciting aspects of this attraction is that your experience is never the same. The elevator plummets down the abandoned elevator shaft at random, meaning you never know when it will happen or how many times you will be brought up and down. Don’t forget to open your eyes though! You won’t want to miss gazing out the missing wall on the 13th floor as you fall! And don’t forget that, with the Memory Maker photo package, you’ll get a priceless picture of your crew experiencing the free fall so that you can relive it for eternity…Will you dare to enter the Twilight Zone?
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