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Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Overlooking Sunset Boulevard stands the daunting Hollywood Tower Hotel, home to one of Disney's most innovative and popular creations, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror!
Travel to the height of fright in a haunted freight elevator for a gut-wrenching, faster-than-gravity free fall. Then rocket back to the top of the shaft and do it again and again!

"Fear Every Drop!"

Those guests brave enough to 'check-in' to the early 20th century hotel will enter through the elegant, yet dusty lobby and head towards the library. Once inside, the doors close behind you and a sudden burst of lightning covers the room in darkness. A tv in the corner flickers to life and the mysterious story about a family of former guests who came to their demise when the lift they were traveling in was struck by lightning and plummeted to the ground. The bodies however, were never found and its said the family still roam the hotel. You will then be invited to enter the fifth dimension, to learn the secret of that fateful night by boarding the one and only elevator still operational.
Upon leaving the library, you enter the hotel's boiler room in the basement. Winding through he boiler room in a second queue until you reach the elevator.
Your elevator will be taken on a gradual ascension whereby you'll encounter a series of supernatural and out-of-the-ordinary events, heightening the tension. Finally, having reached a height of 13 stories up, a door opens in front of you allowing a brief glimpse of the outside world  before you head rapidly groundwards in a random series of drops and rises.

About this Attraction

Location: Sunset Boulevard, Disney's Hollywood Studios

Type: unique elevator rise-and-drop thrill ride

Duration: About 10-15 minutes from pre-show to exit.

Fastpass: Yes

Onride photo available

Flash photography and video lighting not allowed

Pal Mickey Interaction

Best time to visit: In the first hour after park opening, in the evening or use fastpass.

Tips & Fun Facts

When you enter the library to view the short, pre-plummet film, try and maneuver yourself towards the far corner (diagonal from entrance) so that your one of the first out when it ends.
When exiting the library, take the left hand queue (queue's split into two lanes) as this is the shorter of the pair.
If you get a case of pre-ride jitters prior to boarding the elevator, just speak to a nearby cast member who will direct you to an exit. You will be able to meet the rest of your party as they disembark.
Remember to smile (or scream) for the ride photo, which will snap you as you drop!

The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror is approximately 199 feet tall making it the tallest attraction in WDW. Had it been a foot taller, a warning light would have been required to alert passing aircraft.
Many of the props seen in the hotel lobby and throughout the attraction are based on those seen in various episodes of "The Twilight Zone"
Ride engineers are able to re-programme the drop sequences, allowing them to randomise the number and height of drops. If you ride a couple of times, you're likely to have two different experiences.

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Additional Information

Guests must be able to transfer from wheelchairs to board the attraction.

Must be at least 40 inches tall to ride.

Guests should be in good health and free from motion sickness, back or neck problems, heart problems, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure; expectant mothers should not ride.

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Hidden Mickeys

Before you enter the Tower building, check out the main balcony designs.

During the pre-show video, the little girl in the elevator is holding a Mickey Mouse plush

Also in the Library (pre-show) there are hidden Mickeys to be found on the sheet music.

In the boiler room, just after the queue splits, a water stain on the wall forms a hidden Mickey.

At the door to the final drop, a swirl of stars form a familiar shape.

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