The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - Disney's Tower of Terror

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Written By Carlos Braga

One of the most radical attractions of the entire Disney resort in Orlando! The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror promises to make even the bravest of travelers scream!

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, also known as Tower of Terror, it is a free fall attraction in the dark of the park Disney's Hollywood Studios.

She can also be found at DisneySea, Walt Disney Studios Park and Disney California Adventure Park.

But after all, what will happen in ride?

You will be invited to take an unforgettable tour of the Hollywood Tower Hotel on a rainy night.

One night, much like the night there was a sinister event.

You will be welcomed by Rod Serling at the beginning of your journey to the 5th dimension.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror was inspired by the famous television series originally broadcast from 1959 to 1964.

Created, presented and written by Rod Serling, the award-winning series, with its inventive storylines and unexpected endings, was a huge success.

At the beginning of ride a short film will be shown where they will tell this macabre story that happened.

What is the Tower of Terror?

You will then proceed to tour the hotel.

the attraction of Tower of terror it starts with a tour even in a cart, where you will see ghosts and mysterious things happening as we can see in the photo below.

The tour is pretty cool, despite being quite short.

After a little time in the dark, get ready for a 40m free fall (13 floors). That disney attraction it is not for the faint of heart.

An interesting curiosity, everyone (including us just above) says that this attraction is free fall, but in reality you do not fall in free fall.

It's WORSE (or better ehehhe)!

In reality you are pulled down. That's because the Disney Imagineers wanted it to go faster than a free fall.

Surely they did, the fall of the Tower of terror it's just amazing.

The cool thing is that it drops several times and randomly.

So, if you walk a few times in the tower it is possible that you will have different experiences each time you go on this attraction.

By the way, it is also worth mentioning that in one of the falls, your elevator will go up to the top of the tower and through the window, you will have an incredible view of the park!

The Tower of Terror Theme

In my humble opinion, the Tower of Terror theme is perhaps the best of all Disney attractions.

From the outside of the line, the inside of the line, the pre-show, the castmembers (Disney employees), everything prepares you for an unparalleled immersion.

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I agree that Disney has surprised us more and more and the recent attractions like Flight of Passage and the new Star Wars attractions Galaxy's Edge have an immersion like no other.

But we are talking about a 20-year-old attraction and it still surprises today as if it had been built last year.

My recommendation to you is, pay attention to every detail while waiting in line.

Even it has considerably large queues, so you will have time to evaluate everything.

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disney-tower-of-terror

Every detail of this place will transport you directly to the “Twilight Zone”!

History of the Tower of Terror

The original version of Tower of Terror attraction opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in July 1994.

It was even the basis for the 1997 television show of the same name.

By the way, several scenes from the show were filmed on the attraction.

A decade later, the Disney began planning to include similar versions of the ride in their new parks like Disneyland Resort in California.

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But there the attraction has already closed and became the attraction of the Guardians of the Galaxies.

In at Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan and Disneyland Paris also.

The towers of Tower of Terror are among the tallest structures found in their respective Disney resorts.

At 60 meters, the Florida version it is the second tallest attraction at the Walt Disney World Resort.

She loses only to Everest Expedition (60.8 m) which still remains higher.

At the Disneyland Resort, the 60.7 m structure (which now houses Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!)

It is the tallest building in the resort, as well as one of the tallest buildings in Anaheim. At Disneyland Paris, is the second tallest attraction.

Technical Data and Notes Twilight Zone Tower of Terror:

Park: Disneys Hollywood Studios
Area: Sunset Boulevard
FastPass +: Recommended
Public: Older children and adults, people with joint problems, heart problems or even pregnant women are not allowed.
minimum height: 1.02 m
Baby swap: Yes
Opening Date: July 21, 1994
Fall Speed: ? (63 km/h)
Fall Height: 40 m
Building Height: 61 m
Note Departed Disney Parks:  10 – Highly recommended for adventurers

Tower of Terror video tour

Want to know a little more about the Tower of Terror? In our Youtube channel We put a little video of her to give you a taste!

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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