Readers' Opinions

From 70.118.44.204 on March 9, 2010 at 11:21 AM
My personal fav.
From 90.216.154.44 on March 9, 2010 at 11:28 AM
i think its brill 1 hell of a ride cant wait 2 go on it again in august.
From Kris Jeronimus on March 9, 2010 at 12:26 PM
It's a fantastic ride. I just wish I hadn't ridden with some loud and obnoxious frat boys my last trip, who ruined the ambiance with thier constant drunken chatter. I think TOT is best experianced when your ride mates are silent, until the drop of course.
From Michael Owen on March 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM
Simply the best themed attraction in the world.

What many people don't know is that the 'simple ride system' isn't actually simple at all. The system is a million miles away from traditional drop towers, instead the attraction goes faster-than-gravity and allows for the attraction to chose one of 5 different drop sequences.

Throw in some absolutely brilliant theming and you have the complete package - a true testament to what WDI can do.

From 173.162.139.169 on March 9, 2010 at 12:33 PM
The best attraction I have ever been on.
From 69.244.221.8 on March 9, 2010 at 12:41 PM
I actually liked it more when there was only one drop. You seemed to fall farther and faster. The multiple drops just don't have the "punch."
From Anthony Murphy on March 9, 2010 at 12:58 PM
Its the best!

It starts with the line you wait in, with the music, garden, and mist.

The ride itself, while over 10 years old, is still quite thrilling!

BTW, the Paris version is also a Twilight Zone Themed one (its actually a copy of the DCA version)

My most favorite attraction anywhere!

From Joshua Counsil on March 9, 2010 at 1:09 PM
In terms of themed rides, it just doesn't get any better than this. 10-Perfection on the TPI scale.

If I had a complaint, I would have to agree with the anonymous poster. The random drop sequences rarely pull a full 13-story drop, packing less of a punch than the classic ride, but it's still amazing.

As for your trick of creative video editing note, there is an excellent interview explaining how they pulled it off. Frankly, I consider it the best pre-show on any themed attraction.

From Mike Saperstein on March 9, 2010 at 2:19 PM
This ride is my wife's absolute favorite.

I have to mention as a side note: I am completely scared of drop rides, and will not go on this ride. But I did go through the queue area with my wife a few times. The first time, after skipping the ride itself, I was ushered alone to an "exit elevator" by a fully-costumed cast member. He stared at me, and pushed buttons manically in the "exit elevator", and I was honestly pretty scared and about 70% convinced we were about to drop!! :-)

From Don Neal on March 9, 2010 at 2:43 PM
I hadn't road this yet in 2008 when it won. But had the chance to ride it a few times last summer in Orlando. I was definitely impressed and see why so many people love it.
From Thomas Caselli on March 9, 2010 at 6:25 PM
One of the best, if not THE best theme park attraction ever. It was awesome when it first opened, then they changed it to a having a random drop sequence making it even better. It is also unique because it is the only one with a randowm drop sequence.
From James Rao on March 9, 2010 at 8:43 PM
TZ ToT is the attraction that obsoleted every other freefall-style ride in the world. It is also a perfect example of what Disney does best: take a standard amusement park idea and turn it into a creative tour de force. Pure genius.
From 76.172.237.107 on March 9, 2010 at 9:42 PM
This attraction is even better for someone who has only been on California's shortened version, then experiences the original in all its intended glory. In that way it is just like Pirates of the Caribbean, with the original in California this time.
From Rob P on March 10, 2010 at 3:09 AM
This used to be a fantastic attraction when it first opened.

But now..............it's even better. The introduction of the various "drops" added more spice to an already hot dish.

Every element of ToT is superb. From the outside line all the way into the reception area and then through to the lifts themselves : each and every step of the way is excellently themed and presented.

Enough has been said about the ride itself. It's the best. End of.

From 200.219.132.37 on March 10, 2010 at 5:09 AM
Sorry Niles,

But Paris' one is also Twilight Zone themed.

From Sylvain Comeau on March 10, 2010 at 6:56 AM
A perfect blend of thrills and immersive theming -- everything you could want in a Disney ride. TOT is a complete experience, from the detailed queue to the final "warning from Rod Serling". TOT is, and always will be, one of the top attractions at WDW.
From Randy Scott on March 12, 2010 at 5:00 PM
ToT is the best of the best hand's down. I'm not even going to justify my pick. If you can't tell the difference between ToT and free-fall rides at other parks I would just be wasting my time. Enough said.