Tower of Terror

21 Days: Tower of Terror

Tower of Terror

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is our choice for #Day21 of our #DisneyWorldCountdown!

Hello everyone, and welcome to #Day21 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today we are taking a look at the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, which, I will admit, is a ride that I have absolutely no love for!  There are some things that I think are really great about this ride, but the part I dread the most — the “elevator ride” — is something that I truly do not look forward to, and I rarely take in this attraction anymore!

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The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is not my favorite ride!

The backstory behind the Tower of Terror is, in my opinion, one of the very best at Disney.  From incorporating Rod Serling and the Twilight Zone into the tale, and the way that they have decorated the queue line, it all builds up to a great backstory.

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We met new friends who were just married when we were in line to ride it back in 2008!

The first time we rode this attraction, way back in 2008, we met this happy couple who had just been married!  We congratulated them, they wished Sophie a Happy Birthday, and we chatted while we were in line.  Our time in line turned into a pen-pal writing relationship between Sophie and them, and we are friends to this day!  Fortunately, they did not become ghosts, like our next picture suggests…

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The ghosts stare at you as you approach the elevator to your “room”!

The Imagineers do a great job of building up the tension as you approach the elevator.  You’ve got the Twilight Zone story, and the ghosts, and the darkness when you don’t know what is going on, and then, a terrifying drop!

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I will admit, though, that the building is great, especially at night!

I will admit, though, that the building is neat when you look at it at night!  However, this YouTube video may just dissuade me from ever riding the attraction again…

What about you, though? Do you like the attraction, or are you like me and can’t stand the “elevator ride”? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!

Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – Twilight Zone Tower of Terror!

Tower of Terror

Hello everyone, and thanks for stopping by here today as we share our Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia with you!  Along with my friends Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Jenn from Disney Babies Blog and Heidi from Heidi’s Head, I’m Mike here to share a unique bit of Disney Trivia.  I hope you enjoy what we have for you today!

Tower of Terror Trivia!

Did you know, that on this day, in 1994, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction opened on Sunset Boulevard at Disney World’s Disney-MGM Studios. A simulated freefall thrill ride, it is
themed after the popular television series The Twilight Zone, hosted and created by Rod Serling. (The television anthology series originally ran for 156 episodes between 1959-1964.) The Disney attraction takes place in the fictional Hollywood Tower Hotel (itself inspired by the Hollywood Tower, a real structure built in 1929 and named an historic landmark by the US Department of the Interior). The story of the hotel is adapted from elements of the television series, including the hotel being struck by lightning on October 31, 1939 and mysteriously transporting an elevator cart full of passengers to the Twilight Zone!

This is NOT my favorite ride, but a lot of my friends — and Sophie too, for that matter — love it!  I do, though, think that it is one of the coolest backstories in all of Disney, and it is so cool that I’ve even got a video to show you related to the ride.  If you haven’t seen this, it might just shock you!

Now, come check out the rest of the posts, and thanks for stopping by!

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