Twilight Zone Tower of Terror reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, a drop ride in Sunset Boulevard at Disney's Hollywood Studios. (The minimum height to ride is 40 inches.)
Written by Molly R
The story takes place in the Hollywood Tower Hotel, an old hotel in Hollywood from the late 30's. As you pass through the overgrown foliage of the garden, you make your way into the once-abandoned hotel. Bellhops greet you and, while they "prepare your rooms", you wait in the library. All of a sudden, the lights go out as the old, black-and-white television turns on to reveal that "The Twilight Zone" is on. Rod Serling explains what happened in the Hollywood Tower Hotel many years ago, and that you, the riders, are "about to star in your own episode of... The Twilight Zone." As these words are said, the TV turns off as lightning is heard. The bellhop comes to take you to the boiler room, where you will ascend to your room in a Service Elevator. Just as the doors of the elevator close, a sinister look comes over the bellhop's face. "You've just crossed over into... The Twilight Zone!" Prepare for the elevator ride of your life! Up and down it goes. Which direction is next? It's up for you to find out, while this runaway elevator has been terrifyingly programmed to drop you 13 stories, at random, into the "Twilight Zone"!
10/10 no doubt. One of my all time favorites - Owen Scott
Outstanding attraction. The Twilight Zone setting is tremendous and the feeling of floating in the air on the elevator, if you don't hold on, is excellent. One of the top ten attractions in Disney. - Rob Pastor
This Disney World icon is one of the best rides in Orlando. The theming is truly immersive and the story from the queue, to the cast members, and on to the ride itself is imperative to the ride's success and done right. A fun ride and the drops are just way cool. Even the view from the top, though quick, is spectacular. A true classic, and a definite must see. - Manny Barron
This is similar to the one in California, although the ups and downs seemed shorter than the California version. I could have done without the wandering elevator however. - Jeff Krinock
Everyone's already said it, but this ride is easily the best around. It is so much more than simply a drop tower, with the theming and the technology at its disposal. Especially not that you cannot predict which way you will go first, it's simply perfection. 10/10. - Nick McKaig
This ride and it's story has NOTHING to do with the theme of this park, a movie studio. But as a ride it's the best Disney has to offer. - O T
This is the best ride in all of Disney. Universal usually is better at rides but this time Disney has beat Universal. - Jaiden Cohen
This is easily one of the best rides at Disney World. It also most likely clinches the spot for best drop tower ride ever created. While I love Disney World, I've always felt that Universal beat them when it came to solidly themed rides. This does not ring true for the Tower of Terror, as it is one of the best themed rides you will ever find. The cast members who work this ride, stay in character superbly and really add to the atmosphere of the attraction. Everything about this ride is done very well, and it all helps add to the creepy, spooky atmosphere Disney was trying to achieve. The ride itself is pretty intense, so not everyone will be able to ride. If you can handle the thrills, and you don't mind being scared a little bit, don't miss out on this ride whatsoever. 9 out of 10. - Joshua Bixler
So cool. Best drop tower ride around. I loved the ride ops uniforms, the theming is perfect inside and out, the last projection before you enter the elevator shaft was amazing. So cool how you are indoors in the dark then pop outside to see the park. I know that ride photos are designed to make money, but I enjoy looking at them even if I am not a buyer so I think that it was smart of them to have a photo taken even though most drop towers do not. Great Disney work as usual, just so much more exciting when it is purposed for adults. (10/10) - Lexi R
After many, many WDW visits, I finally braved ToT- and I'm so sorry I didn't do it sooner! The theming from beginning to end is beyond compare. I have to admit, the drops were a bit much for me- almost to the point of not enjoying it- but the rest of the experience more than made up for that. Incredible attraction! - KJ Simpson
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