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Encyclopedia > The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Manufacturer Walt Disney World Co
Attraction type Elevator drop
Theme The Twilight Zone
Hosted by Rod Serling
Vehicle type AGV/VVC
Vehicle capacity 21
Height requirements 40" (102 cm)
Number of vehicles 6
Guests per vehicle 21
Tower of Terror ride - Disney's Hollywood Studios. December 2007
Tower of Terror ride - Disney's Hollywood Studios. December 2007

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, more commonly known as Tower of Terror, is a simulated freefall thrill ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida at Disney's California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California and at Walt Disney Studios Park, Disneyland Resort Paris in France. It is based upon the television show The Twilight Zone. The version of the attraction located at Disney's Hollywood Studios opened in 1994, the version located at Disney's California Adventure opened in 2004 and the version in Walt Disney Studios in Paris opened on December 22, 2007. Image File history File linksMetadata TowerofTerror_Logo. ... Walt Disney Imagineering was formed by entertainment mogul Walt Disney on December 16, 1952 as WED Enterprises (WED: Walter Elias Disney) to develop plans for a theme park and to manage Disneys personal assets. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... The Twilight Zone is a television series created by Rod Serling. ... Rodman Edward Rod Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction anthology television series, The Twilight Zone. ... DVD case cover for Tower of Terror Tower of Terror is a 1997 television film, directed by D.J. MacHale. ... The escape pod travelling up the tower. ... Freefall or free fall in the strict sense is the condition of acceleration which is due only to gravity. ... Types of amusement rides include: Bumper cars Carousels Dark rides Ferris wheels Freefall towers Log flumes Loop-O-Plane Motion platforms Observation towers Octopus (ride) Roller coasters Scenic railways switchbacks Shoot-the-Chutes The Zipper See also Amusement park External link A list of amusement ride patents, with links to... Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. The third park to open at the resort, it debuted on May 1, 1989. ... Lake Buena Vista is a city located in Orange County, Florida, U.S., at the 2000 census the population was 16. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Disneys California Adventure Park is a Disney theme park in Anaheim, California, adjacent to Disneyland Park and part of the larger Disneyland Resort. ... Anaheim redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Walt Disney Studios Park is one of the main attractions of Disneyland Resort Paris. ... Disneyland Resort Crymych is a holiday and recreation resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. ... The Twilight Zone is a television series created by Rod Serling. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


A similar attraction without a Twilight Zone theme opened at Tokyo DisneySea in Japan on September 4, 2006. Tokyo DisneySea ) is an 176 acre (714,000 m²) theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just outside of Tokyo. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The attraction is themed to resemble the fictional Hollywood Tower Hotel. The story of the hotel, adapted from elements of the television series, includes the hotel being struck by lightning on October 31, 1939, mysteriously transporting an elevator car full of passengers to the Twilight Zone. The exterior of the attraction resembles an old hotel with a blackened scorch mark across the front of the facade where the lightning destroyed part of the building. All of the cast members wear a costume that resembles that of a 1930s bellhop. At over one thousand dollars (US) per uniform, it is the most expensive costume in the various theme parks.[1] is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Elevator (disambiguation). ... A bellhop (also bellboy or bellman) is a hotel porter, who helps patrons with their luggage while checking in or out. ...


At 199 feet, it is the second tallest attraction at the Walt Disney World Resort, shorter only than Expedition Everest's 199.5 feet. The Tower of Terror is 199 feet high at Walt Disney World because of FAA regulations that require a fixed red light beacon to be added to the top of any 200-foot or taller building. Imagineers thought that the beacon would take away from the hotel's 1939 theme. At the Disneyland Resort, the 183-foot attraction is the tallest attraction at the resort, as well as the tallest building in Anaheim. In Disneyland Resort Paris it is the second tallest attraction. Only the Jules Verne-themed Panoramagique goes higher (over 200 feet). Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... Expedition Everest One of the trains ascending the main lift hill A close up of one of the trains on the main drop WDI concept art The exterior of the ride in October 2005 Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain is an elaborately themed roller coaster at Disneys... FAA may refer to: Federal Aviation Administration in the United States Fleet Air Arm in the UK Royal Navy Fuerza Aérea Argentina in Argentina This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Walt Disney Imagineering was formed by entertainment mogul Walt Disney on December 16, 1952 as WED Enterprises (WED: Walter Elias Disney) to develop plans for a theme park and to manage Disneys personal assets. ... The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is a major recreational resort (owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company), and is home to two theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment area. ... Disneyland Resort Crymych is a holiday and recreation resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. ...

Contents

Attraction storyline and description

Queue & Pre-Show

In the American and European versions of the attraction, guests enter the hotel through the main entrance gate. The outdoor queue winds itself through the overgrown gardens of the Hollywood Tower Hotel, and then it enters the lobby. From this point, guests are assisted in entering the hotel's library. Through the window, guests can observe that there is a thunderstorm going on outside. Lightning strikes and the television comes on, apparently of its own accord. The opening sequence of Season 4 of "The Twilight Zone" plays, proceeded by an explanation of the events hosted by Rod Serling. He then invites guests, if they dare, to step aboard the service elevator. With that, the TV goes out, and the sliding wall in the back of the library opens. The guests exit the library, and enter the basement boiler room, where they wait until their elevator is ready. Rodman Edward Rod Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction anthology television series, The Twilight Zone. ...


Although the ride is designed to feel like a freefall, the elevator is actually accelerated downward faster than the pull of gravity for extra thrills.[citation needed]


In an effort to be true to the spirit of The Twilight Zone, Disney Imagineers reportedly watched every episode of the original television show at least twice. The attraction buildings are littered with references to Twilight Zone episodes. Walt Disney Imagineering was formed by entertainment mogul Walt Disney on December 16, 1952 as WED Enterprises (WED: Walter Elias Disney) to develop plans for a theme park and to manage Disneys personal assets. ...


Disney's Hollywood Studios version

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Opening date July 22, 1994
Ride duration 3:10 minutes
Taglines "Never the Same Fear Twice", "The Tower is in Control!"
Must transfer from wheelchair
FASTPASS available

The ride system employs specialized technology developed specifically for Disney, particularly the ability to move the vehicle in and out of the vertical motion shaft. The elevator cabs are self-propelled, automated vehicles which lock into the vertical motion cabs. The cabs move into and out of elevators horizontally, move through the "Fifth Dimension" scene, and on to the drop shaft. After the vehicle has completed its profile, the vehicle propels itself to the unload dock and then back to the show shaft. The Floridian ride system runs on a loop, though it's not as efficient as the newer "franchise" version used in California, Paris, and Tokyo. The self propulsion system used in the vehicles often causes some long and complicated downtimes which are, of course, frustrating to cast members and guests. is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Fastpass logo Fastpass is a virtual queuing system created by The Walt Disney Company. ... Disney redirects here. ...


In this version of the attraction, Rod Serling greets passengers the moment the elevator doors close, saying, "You are the passengers on a most uncommon elevator about to ascend directly into your very own episode of The Twilight Zone". The elevator rises for a few seconds before coming to a stop.


The doors open to reveal a corridor populated by the ghostly occupants from 1939, who then disappear. The corridor fades to a starlit night sky, except the window at the end of the corridor. The window then morphs into a more ghostly black-and-white version and shatters (like in the opening segment of each episode).


The elevator doors close and the car begins to rise again. Serling's voice continues: "One stormy night long ago, five people stepped through the door of an elevator and into a nightmare. That door is opening once again, and this time, it's opening for you".


At the top, the doors again open and the car mysteriously moves forward out of the shaft, through a section of the ride called The Fifth Dimension: a surreal collection of objects and sights, once again in the style of the television show's opening sequence.


A field of stars appear and then opening sequence of the Twilight Zone. Then after the segment is done, the stars fade, forming a hidden Mickey right before disappearing, then reveals a vertical line, which splits in half and opens like elevator doors. Serling's voice is heard again, saying, "You are about to discover what lies beyond the fifth dimension, beyond the deepest, darkest corner of the imagination, in the Tower of Terror". A Hidden Mickey mixed in the spots of a closed Disneyland shop. ...

The hotel lobby, Florida, Disney's Hollywood Studios, October 2005.
The hotel lobby, Florida, Disney's Hollywood Studios, October 2005.

After the elevator moves in to the shaft, the randomly-selected drop sequence begins. At one point, doors in front of the riders will open to reveal a view the park from a height of 13 stories. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 823 KB)Enterence to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror This picture is taken from hebrew wikipedia under the licence there. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 823 KB)Enterence to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror This picture is taken from hebrew wikipedia under the licence there. ...


In the years since the attraction's initial opening, a randomized pattern of drops and lifts have been added, where the ride vehicle will drop or rise various distances at different intervals. Other effects were also added, including new projection images of the breaking window, wind effects, and ominous blacklit figures of the five ghostly original riders. These changes were made to make every trip to the Twilight Zone a different experience.


After a series of these drops have been made, the second corridor when returning to the basement is as the opening for the third season of the Twilight Zone. Then Rod Serling's voice says, "A warm welcome to those of you who made it, and a friendly word of warning; something you won't find in any guidebook. The next time you check into a deserted hotel on the darkside of Hollywood, make sure you know just what kind of vacancy you're filling. Or you may find yourself a permanent resident of... The Twilight Zone!" The ride vehicle returns to the basement of the decrepit Hollywood Tower Hotel. The slogan for the ride now is "Never the Same Fear Twice!!"


The versions in Disney's California Adventure and Walt Disney Studios

Disney's California Adventure
Land Hollywood Pictures Backlot
Opening date May 5, 2004
Ride duration 2:25 minutes
Must transfer from wheelchair
FASTPASS available

While similar in concept and theme to the original attraction in Florida, the versions of this attraction in Disney's California Adventure Park and the Walt Disney Studios in Paris do have some differences. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 324 KB) Photograph taken by me during my visit to California in April 2006. ... Disneys California Adventure is a theme park in Anaheim, California, adjacent to Disneyland Park and part of the larger Disneyland Resort. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Fastpass logo Fastpass is a virtual queuing system created by The Walt Disney Company. ...


In order to conserve space and money, Imagineers redesigned the entire ride system for the attraction at Disney's California Adventure, and made some general changes to the show scenes. The attraction features three elevator shafts. Each shaft, in theory, is its own separate ride with its own separate operating system. Doing this made it easier to repair individual areas of the attraction without causing the entire attraction to go down. Each shaft has two vehicles and two load levels. It is designed so that the lower vehicle can be in profile while the upper vehicle is loading, making the attraction much more efficient. Since each vehicle loads and unloads from the same point, it also saves space. Since this system works so much more efficiently, it is also used at Tokyo DisneySea. Imagineer could refer to: Walt Disney Imagineering Imagineer (company), a video game developer An Engineer who only imagines things (aka the best kind of Engineer) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


When the show cycle starts, the vehicle pushes backwards away from the elevator door while a starfield appears around it and a purple spiral appears on the doors. The narrator, (Rod Serling), says, "You are the passengers of a most uncommon elevator, about to take the strangest journey of your lives. Your destination...unknown, but this much is clear, a reservation has been made in your name for an extended stay". A door closes, placing riders in darkness as the elevator rises.


The first stop for the elevator is a large mirror. Rod Serling tells riders to "wave goodbye to the real world". As they do, lightning strikes and electricity begins to arc around the mirror and the reflection of the riders is replaced by a ghostly silhouette of themselves. The passengers' reflection then disappears with the narrator saying "For you have just entered ... the Twilight Zone!" This is actually a thermal-mirror, which shuts off to reveal the dummy vehicle behind it. The elevator shudders as the door closes and the elevator moves to the next show scene. As the door opens, it reveals a corridor of the hotel, with an elevator door located on the far end of it. Here, the narrator says that "What happened here to dim the lights of Hollywood's brightest show place is about to unfold once again", which is followed by an appearance of the hotel's permanent residents. Electricity courses through the hallway after their disappearance as Rod Serling continues his narration: "One stormy night long ago, five people stepped through the door of an elevator and into a nightmare...."


The hallway slowly fades away into a starfield with the permanent residents standing in the now open elevator that was at the end of the hallway. Serling then says "That door is opening once again, but this time, it's opening for you." The ghostly elevator drops, and then a second later, the passenger elevator begins its drop sequence: a drop from the show scene to the first floor, then a rise to the "13th" floor. After flashing strobe lights and the photo opportunity, the elevator has a short drop, followed by a longer one, then a rise that goes up 2/3 of the way up to the top and an immediate fall down to "B3." The lights flicker as the elevator goes all the way back up to the top, it is then that the top floor doors open and riders are treated with a sky high over view of both Disneyland and California Adventure. It pauses there a moment and falls to place between the load levels (so that both load levels give the same ride) and a door opens again and you see an elevator door. The vehicle begins moving toward the door. The Twilight Zone theme begins again as Rod Serling says "The next time you check into a deserted hotel on the dark side of Hollywood, make sure you know just what kind of vacancy you're filling or you may find yourself a permanent resident of...The Twilight Zone." The door opens, and a bellhop is standing in the doorway to greet you.


Seasonal enhancement

For Disney's Halloween Time, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's California Adventure receives special sound and lighting effects and a fun Halloween makeover of the lobby. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is the starting point of Disney's "Happiest Haunts on Earth" tour.


Paris version

Walt Disney Studios Park
Land Hollywood Boulevard
Soft opening date December 8, 2007
Opening date December 22, 2007
Must transfer from wheelchair
FASTPASS available

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Walt Disney Studios Park is based on the same designs as the version at Disney's California Adventure. However, it was originally "Imagineered" for the Paris park at the same time as Tokyo's tower and planned to open just 2 years after the opening of the park itself.[2] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Walt Disney Studios Park is one of the main attractions of Disneyland Resort Paris. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Fastpass logo Fastpass is a virtual queuing system created by The Walt Disney Company. ...


When financial troubles again hit Disney's Parisian theme park resort, the attraction was put on hold. In the mean time, it was constructed for Disney's California Adventure as an added crowd-puller.


The attraction was finally greenlit in 2005 and was under construction right in the centre of the park, behind the "La Terrasse" seating area, in early 2006. Upon completion, it was joined by a new theme development producing an outdoor Hollywood Boulevard of faux movie sets.[3] Unlike its American cousins, the Paris Tower was constructed using concrete rather than steel due to French construction guidelines and standards, at a total cost exceeding €70 million. Hollywood Boulevard is a new themed land or studio lot at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Resort Paris. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


The Paris and California versions were originally believed to become identical versions upon completion, but some differences remain, notably the height of the building, the location of some rooms backstage as well as other differences due to construction and work regulations being stricter in France.[4]


The name of the attraction in French is La Tour de la Terreur - Un Saut dans la Quatrième Dimension. (Tower of Terror - A jump into the fourth dimension)


The default audio language for the pre-show library video and the ride is French, but can be changed to English by the Cast Member. The library video is the same as the American version but dubbed in French.


The Paris version opened on December 22, 2007, with soft openings for Annual Passholders and Cast Members (along with their families) beginning on December 8 and ending December 16. is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Twilight Zone references and design information

  • Rod Sterling's opening lines and appearance in the introduction video during the queue--
Tonight's story on The Twilight Zone is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction. This, as you may recognize--

are directly lifted from the episode It's a Good Life. “It’s a Good Life” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ...

  • There is a display case in the exit hallway of the Tower Of Terror attraction at Disneyland that contains two items relating to the A Thing about Machines episode. One is a typewriter (with the GET OUT OF HERE FINCHLEY message); the card next to it reads "Almost Writes By Itself". There is also an electric razor; its card reads "Has A Long Cord - Can Follow You Everywhere".
  • The queue at California Adventure features a reference to the Twilight Zone episode "Little Girl Lost." Chalk marks on the wall are in the same place they were in the episode when trying to find where the portal to find the girl was. This can be found in the upper level of the boiler room next to the attraction warning signage. Periodically the girls voice can be heard calling out for help from the wall and from the radios around the boiler room.
  • Outside the libraries at DCA, in the glass case adjacent to the doors there is a gold thimble accompanied by a card that reads, "Looking for a gift for Mother? Find it in our Gift Shop!" This is a reference to the Twilight Zone episode "The After Hours"
  • The floor indicator for each of the service elevators shows that the Hollywood Tower Hotel only has 12 floors, but the arrow moves past the 12 indicating a supposed 13th floor. This is another reference to "The After Hours", recalling the experience of the main character who was sent to the 9th floor of the department store that only had eight floors.
  • One of the shafts at DCA (called Charlie shaft by its cast members) features the mirror scene below the hallway scene while the other two (Alpha and Bravo) feature it in the opposite position. This is because the engineering room (which contains all the computers that operate the attraction) is located behind the mirror scenes for Alpha and Bravo.
  • Both of the elevator exit areas of the Florida ride contain a display featuring, among other things the ventriloquist dummy "Caesar" from the Twilight Zone episode "Caesar and Me."
  • In the lobby of the hotel on a dusty couch sits Talky Tina from the Twilight Zone episode Living Doll, at California Adventure.
  • In the library, the Mystic Seer machine from the episode Nick of Time can be seen sitting on the high shelf.
  • At DCA, an envelope with the name Rod Serling can be found in both libraries, near the sliding wall, a reference to the episode "A World of His Own". In Library 1, it sticks out of the top of the green books. In library 2, it sits in front of the books. The green books contain titles of selected "Twilight Zone" episodes. Other books in the libraries are in various languages from around the world, including German and Danish.
  • According to Imagineers[citation needed], the attraction at DCA contains no Hidden Mickeys. This is because Imagineers wanted to put more effort into references from the Twilight Zone.
  • In Florida's queue just before the library, there is a board with white letters that announce various events scheduled at the hotel. Some of the letters have fallen to the bottom, and if you peer into the case, you can see that they spell out "EVIL TOWER U R DOOMED." These letters have since been removed. Several petitions on the Internet are active in hopes of returning the letters to the directory in the Florida lobby.[citation needed]
  • The trumpet from A Passage for Trumpet can be seen in the display while exiting the libraries.
  • As the ride comes to a stop in Florida the slot machine from the Twilight Zone episode The Fever can also be seen.
  • Also as the ride comes to a stop the flying saucer from the Twilight Zone episode The Invaders is hanging from the ceiling.
  • At all rides besides Tokyo's, the preshow includes the little girl holding a Mickey Mouse plushie, along with her still holding it on the hallway scene. At DCA's there is a picture of Walt Disney behind the counter in the gift shop of him at a Tip Top Club party holding a Mickey Mouse plushie as well.
  • The elevator has a plaque that says the last time the elevator was checked. It was checked on October 2, 1959 (the date The Twilight Zone first aired) and was checked by Mr. Cadwallader, the sinister deal maker from the episode Escape Clause.
  • "Picture If You Will..." is in the Hotel Gift Shop where you can buy your on-ride photo, something Rod Serling would say in the Twilight Zone episodes.

“A Thing About Machines” is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... Little Girl Lost is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... The After Hours is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... The After Hours is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... “Caesar and Me” is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... Living Doll is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... Nick of Time is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... “A World of His Own” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... “A Passage for Trumpet” is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... The Fever is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... “The Invaders” is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... For other uses, see Escape Clause (disambiguation). ...

Soundtrack

In the queue for the Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios, music from the 30s is played.


The ride's theme was conducted by Richard Bellis,[5] and can be found on several theme park albums:

  • Disneyland/Walt Disney World Music Vacation (as part of a medley)
  • Walt Disney World Resort: The Official Album (1999 CD)
  • Walt Disney World Resort: Official Album (2000 CD)
  • Official Album: Walt Disney World Resort Celebrating 100 Years of Magic (2001 CD)

Disneyland/Walt Disney World Music Vacation was a 2 CD set only released in Japan in 1997. ...

Historical site

In Hollywood, California, visible from Highway 101, are the Hollywood Tower apartments on Franklin Avenue. A plaque by the front door reads: ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ...

HOLLYWOOD TOWER. 1929. SOPHISTICATED LIVING FOR FILM LUMINARIES DURING THE "GOLDEN AGE" OF HOLLYWOOD. PLACED ON THE REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR.

Hotel Hightower

Hotel Hightower
Tokyo DisneySea
Opening date September 4, 2006
Must transfer from wheelchair
FASTPASS available

The Tower of Terror at Tokyo DisneySea has no connection or tie-ins with The Twilight Zone, and is instead themed as the Hotel Hightower, a New York City 1890s hotel owned by eccentric billionaire Harrison Hightower III who disappeared while taking the elevator up to his private quarters shortly after taking a mysterious idol of a trickster spirit called Shiriki Utundu from an ancient civilization in Africa. A similar thing happened with the Disneyland Paris' version of Haunted Mansion, which was instead called Phantom Manor. The facade is more gothic in architecture, and is located in the American Waterfront area of the park, opposite the S.S. Columbia cruise liner. This version is cited as the most elaborate of the four, as well as the most expensive version, at an estimated $190 million. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 390 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (521 × 800 pixel, file size: 141 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): The Twilight Zone... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Fastpass logo Fastpass is a virtual queuing system created by The Walt Disney Company. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Castle of the Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland Park Disneyland Resort Paris is a theme park in Marne-la-Vallée, near Paris. ... The Haunted Mansion is a dark ride attraction located at Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Park in Paris (as Phantom Manor). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


See also

“Telefilm” redirects here. ... // This is a summary of notable incidents that have taken place at various Disney-owned theme parks, amusement parks, or water parks. ...

References

  • "Operating Guideline for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's California Adventure"
  1. ^ Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Headline | National News | Dallas Morning News
  2. ^ The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (Around The World) - 15th Anniversary - Disneyland Resort Paris | DLRP Magic!
  3. ^ DLRP Today | Hollywood Boulevard
  4. ^ DLRP Today | Spotting the details of a Twilight Zone redux
  5. ^ [http://www.richardbellis.com/filmography.html Theme Parks and Rides: Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Disneyland,WDW]

External links

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Jim Hensons Muppet*Vision 3D is an attraction found at Disney-MGM Studios, part of Walt Disney World located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and at Disneys California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California. ... Turtle Talk with Crush is an attraction within The Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion at Epcot, one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The title of this article is incorrect due to technical limitations and should be a bugs land. ... Its Tough to be a Bug! is an 9-minute 3-D movie based on the Pixar movie, A Bugs Life. ... Fliks Flyers is a spinner ride inside a bugs land at Disneys California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... Heimlichs Chew Chew Train is a slow moving train-type ride inside a bugs land at Disneys California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... Golden State is one of the five lands in the Disneys California Adventure Park and is divided into five smaller sub-lands. ... Soarin Over California is a simulator attraction at Disneys California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... Grizzly River Run is a rapids ride at Disneys California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... The Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is a large forest themed play area at Disneys California Adventure. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Paradise Pier Marquee in front of the loop at California Screamin Paradise Pier is the home to the fun and thrill attractions at Disneys California Adventure Park, one of two theme parks at the Disneyland Resort. ... California Screamin is a steel roller coaster at Disneys California Adventure theme park. ... The Mailboomer is an attraction at Disneys California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... The Sun Wheel at night as seen from across Paradise Bay. ... Entrance to Mulholland Madness at Disneys California Adventure. ... The Orange Stinger in motion. ... The Golden Zephyr was the first in its kind to be made in almost 35 years. ... The Entrance of King Tritons Carousel of the Sea. ... Guests onboard the Jumpin Jellyfish. ... The S.S. rustworthy, Paradise Piers crashed fireboat. ... Concept art by Walt Disney Imagineering Toy Story Mania! is an interactive theme park attraction under construction at Disneys California Adventure and Disney-MGM Studios in California and Florida, respectively. ... Concept art of what will be Radiator Springs Racers. ... Radiator Springs Racers will be a major new “E-ticket” attraction at Disney’s California Adventure. ... Disneys Electrical Parade at Disneys California Adventure. ... Block Party Bash is a parade that plays at Disneys California Adventure park. ... The Walt Disney Studios Park is one of the main attractions of Disneyland Resort Paris. ... Concept art for Front Lot Front Lot is a themed land or studio lot at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Resort Paris, based on the glamorous administration areas of Hollywood movie studios from the golden age of movies in the 1930s. ... A WDI concept for Toon Studio Toon Studio is a new area, or land, at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Resort Paris, France. ... Crushs Coaster is a spinning roller coaster-based attraction at Walt Disney Studios Park, the second theme park at Disneyland Resort Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, near Paris, France. ... Located in the Adventureland section of the Magic Kingdom, you sit in a carpet that lifts you up into the air and takes you around in circles. ... Hollywood Boulevard is a new themed land or studio lot at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Resort Paris. ... Production Courtyard is a themed land or studio lot at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Resort Paris. ... CinéMagique is a theatre show at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Resort Paris mixing the live performance of an actor with synchronised movie scenes on a big screen. ... Stitch Toilet Papers Cinderella Castle for the grand opening of Stitchs Great Escape Stitchs Great Escape! is an attraction located at Walt Disney World in the Magic Kingdoms Tomorrowland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rock n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith (commonly referred to as simply Rock n Roller Coaster) is an enclosed steel roller coaster ride at the Disney-MGM Studios and Walt Disney Studios parks in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and Marne-la-Vallee, France, respectively. ... The Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show is a performance show at the Disney-MGM Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. Revolving around a series of high-octane stunts featuring automobiles, the show debuted at the park on May 5, 2005, as part of the Happiest Celebration... The Twilight Zone title. ... The Twilight Zone is a television series created by Rod Serling. ... The New Twilight Zone is the popular nickname for the 1985 revival of Rod Serlings acclaimed 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone; it was officially titled the same as the original. ... The Twilight Zone title. ...

Key People

Rod Serling | Buck Houghton | Charles Beaumont | Richard Matheson | Jerry Sohl | George Clayton Johnson | Earl Hamner Jr. | Reginald Rose | Ray Bradbury Rodman Edward Rod Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction anthology television series, The Twilight Zone. ... Buck Houghton was a television producer for The Twilight Zone, as well as many other television programs from the 1950s through the 1990s. ... Charles Beaumont (January 2, 1929 – February 21, 1967) was a prolific U.S. author of speculative fiction and horror short stories, beginning in 1951. ... Richard Matheson (born February 20, 1926) is an American author and screenwriter, typically of fantasy, horror, or science fiction. ... Gerald Allan Sohl Sr. ... George Clayton Johnson is a science fiction writer most famous for his novel and screenplay Logans Run but also known for his work in television, writing screenplays for such noted series as The Twilight Zone and Star Trek. ... Earl Henry Hamner Jr. ... This article or section is missing needed references or citation of sources. ... Ray Douglas Bradbury (born August 22, 1920) is an American literary, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer best known for The Martian Chronicles, a 1950 book which has been described both as a short story collection and a novel, and his 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. ...

See Also

Playhouse 90 | List of The Twilight Zone episodes | List of The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series) guest stars | The Twilight Zone (pinball) | Twilight Zone: The Movie | The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Playhouse 90 is the name of a 90-minute long dramatic television series that ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961. ... This is a list of The Twilight Zone episodes. ... The following is a list of guest stars that appeared on the 1959 television series The Twilight Zone. ... Twilight Zone (often abbreviated TZ) is a 1993 widebody pinball game, designed by Pat Lawlor and released by Midway (under the Bally label). ... Twilight Zone: The Movie was a 1983 movie produced by Steven Spielberg as a theatrical version of The Twilight Zone, a long-running early TV series. ...


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The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror was struck by lightning during construction.
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Architecture: The architecture of the Hollywood Tower Hotel was inspired by the revival styles that swept California in the early 20th century.
Tower of Terror (1135 words)
Reaching 183 feet, “The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror” is the tallest attraction at the Disneyland Resort.
Tower building materials include over 900 tons of steel, over 1,600 cubic yards of concrete, over 50,000 square feet of exterior plaster, and about two miles of HV DC power cable.
At the top of the tower, the elevator doors open to reveal a gaping hole in the tower and a brief view of the outside world before the elevator plummets.
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