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The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

"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."

Guests enter the hotel library where they watch a short movie clip hosted by Rod Stirling, explaining the events surrounding the hotel and inviting you to step into the Twilight Zone.

As the story goes, on October 31, 1939, the hotel was struck by lightning, mysteriously transporting an elevator car full of passengers to the Twilight Zone.

You are about to take that same trip!

As you embark on the journey, lightning strikes and you enter the Twilight Zone. After seeing a reflection of yourselves, the door closes, and when it opens again you see the hotel's permanent residents, trapped there after the original lightning strike. You suddenly drop then shoot up to the 13th floor, followed by a long drop, then 2/3 back up again, a drop down, then right back up to the top where the doors open for a view across the park, followed by a final drop.

About this Attraction

Location: Hollywood Pictures Backlot

Type: Simulated freefall ride

Duration: 2:25 minutes

Ride Capacity: Three elevator shafts, each with two vehicles, holding 21 guests each

Restraint Type: Lap belts

Child Swap available

Fastpass: Yes

Onride photo available

Best time to visit: Early morning

Tips & Fun Facts

Fans of the Twilight Zone series will spot many references to the episodes scattered around the attraction.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ is the highest attraction at the Disneyland® Resort.
Since the original Twilight Zone® TV series, which ran from 1959 to 1965, there have been two subsequent series and one feature film.
The ride vehicles are accelerated downward faster than the pull of gravity.
Opened May 5, 2004.
The Tower of Terror is 183 feet tall.

Additional Information

Guests must transfer from their wheelchair or Electric Convenience Vehicle to the ride vehicle by themselves or by assisted by members of their party to experience this attraction.
Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue, or if you have a Disney's FASTPASS® return ticket, enter the FASTPASS® return line.
Service animals may not accompany Guests on this attraction.
Guest-activated captioning is available on selected preshow video monitors in this attraction. Please contact a Cast Member at the location for assistance.

Minimum height requirement 40" (102 cm)

For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.
Young children should be accompanied by an adult.

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