It is based on the classic anthology television series The Twilight Zone and is hosted by the series' creator and host, Rod Serling voiced by Mark Silverman. The original incarnation of the attraction opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios in and the Paris version opened in Opening to rave reviews and hailed as an instant classic upon release, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has become one of the most popular Disney attractions ever made. The hotel, now dilapidated and haunted, has mysteriously reopened having guests experience the events of that fateful night aboard one of the service elevators as they enter their own episode of The Twilight Zone. The hotel's exterior features a huge, blackened scorch mark across the front of the facade where lightning had struck that eerily glows purple at night. Elevator doors leading to the missing floors of the building are exposed, opening upon the arrival of screaming riders.
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Accessibility and Other Information - Opens a dialog. Due to the nature of the experience, service animals are not permitted on this attraction. Hurtle up and down aboard a haunted, elevator-themed ride. Hold on tight as you make your way into another dimension of sight and sound. Read More.
Tower of Terror
It is based upon the television show The Twilight Zone. The original version of the attraction opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios in July , with the California Adventure version opening nearly ten years later, in May The attraction takes place in the fictional Hollywood Tower Hotel itself inspired by the Hollywood Tower, named a historic landmark by the US Department of the Interior. The story of the hotel, adapted from elements of the television series, includes the hotel being struck by lightning on October 31, , mysteriously transporting an elevator cart full of passengers to the Twilight Zone and causing an entire wing of the building to disappear.
By Arthur Levine. Combining a thrilling freefall ride, dazzling effects, and an inspired and fiendishly clever storyline based on the seminal "The Twilight Zone" television series, Disney Imagineers have created a ride that, like a select few E-Ticket attractions , is so much greater than the sum of its parts. For those old enough to remember the original "The Twilight Zone" show or those young'uns savvy enough to seek it out more recently , merely the sound of Rod Serling's voice intoning, "You've just entered A master storyteller, Serling created black and white mini-dramas that, through subtle plot twists and deft presentation, were deeply spine-tingling and engaging. The Tower of Terror reproduces the Zone zeitgeist and invokes the same sense of off-kilter foreboding as the show.