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Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

Drop ride
Minimum height to ride: 40 inches

Robert Niles

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Published: March 15, 2014

The story takes place in the Hollywood Tower Hotel, an "Old Hollywood" resort from the late 1930's. Bellhops greet you and direct you to wait in the library. Inside the small room, the lights go out, and an old, black-and-white television turns on to welcome you into an episode of The Twilight Zone. When the bellhops return, they're not taking you up to your room, but down into the boiler room, where you'll board a service elevator for ride of your life. This elaborately themed drop ride offers multiple drop sequences, so you'll probably not get the same ride twice. Note that Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling really does appear in the pre-show film, thanks to clever editing from Disney's Imagineers, who used clips from dozens of Twilight Zone show introductions to splice together the ride's pre-show introduction.

Jonathan Katz
Everything you could want in an indoor, themed thrill ride. The experience is chilling, the decor fabulous, and the ride itself keeps you guessing. 9/10
Jaiden Cohen
Perfection. 10/10
James V.
9/10. Probably the second most thrilling ride on Disney property next to Rock n Roller coaster. A must for thrill seekers.
Owen  Scott
10/10 no doubt. One of my all time favorites
Rob Pastor
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.
Manny Barron
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.
Jeff Krinock
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.
Nick McKaig
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.
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.

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