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!

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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!


7 Responses to “Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – Twilight Zone Tower of Terror!”

  1. That was my favorite ride the one time I went to WDW (when I was 10!) I was so glad that they brought a version of it to DCA…but now my stomach is a bit too old for it! haha Thanks for sharing the backstory!

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