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Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

Drop Tower
Minimum height to ride: 40 inches

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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.


Perfect. Just perfect. Everything about Tower of Terror is perfect. From the second you see it looming over sunset boulevard to the second you exit the gift shop, it is a top notch theme park experience. It's so much more than just a "drop ride." The ride is super immersive, the lobby, library, outside, and inside have details all over them. It has a great story and excellent theming everywhere in the ride. As you wind through the lobby to the moment you the elevator goes up, it's so immersive and scary. The fifth dimension scene is one of the most impressive theme park attraction moments ever. The way it leaves the shaft and goes dark and all of the sudden you're at the top of the tower and you plummet 199 feet, screaming, laughing, and it's just such a great time. The build up and the atmosphere to this ride are truly unreal. Yes, this is for sure an intense thrill ride, but not let that scare you off. The random drop sequence is just icing on the cake for the best ride at WDW, if not all of Orlando. 10/10
Just fantastic. One of the best rides in the world. From the moment you see it on Sunset Blvd to the exit gift shop, it is a top notch Disney experience. As a Twilight Zone fan, the Rod Serling narration always gets me so excited. The ride itself has some unbelievable effects; the drop sequence is just icing on the cake for a nearly perfect ride. 10/10
My favorite ride at WDW, hands down. Worth the admission to DHS. It's just amazing. The theming, immersion, queue, build-up (especially the elevator car leaving the shaft), and the thrilling drops. I literally rose out of my seat every time we dropped! The drop sequence is randomized, so you never have the same ride twice. The storytelling and illusions in this ride create an immersive experience that shouldn't be missed. I felt like the ghosts were right in front of our car. The dropping caught me off-guard, there's no warning. No matter how many times I rode it, the drop always surprised me. This ride just gets everything right.
You are missing out if you don't ride this. It's outstanding, spectacular, thrilling, and a blast! Anyone who thinks this is just another drop ride is wrong. The theming as you wind your way through the haunted lobby, all the way up to where your journey begins, is a truly immersive experience. DON'T miss this!
This is the best attraction at WDW and even in Orlando. It has a great storyline and great theming. Also the drop tower sequence is very fun, and this comes from someone who is not a huge fan of traditional drop tower rides. Rating: (10/10)
I have been on this attraction before and I had really high hopes. The anticipation for the drop was scary as usual and the theming was excellent. Though, when the drops are occurring its not thrilling. 8.5/10
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is a great ride! It's more than just an up-and-down ride, the car actually moves forward as well. There's a nice story to it and a great queue. The employees also do a nice job of acting like it's real. Although the minimum height requirement is 40 inches, you probably need to make sure your kids aren't too scared of ghosts and paranormal things. The up-and-down part is fun, but not too stomach churning which makes it a great ride for all ages. Definitely a "must-do" ride at DHS!
Overall - 9.5/10
Hands down THE BEST attraction on WDW property. The theme and story are the perfect fit in what was once my favorite park at WDW. It creates a fantastic mood to the ride experience and the thrill of the drops are surprising and absolutely FUN!
Such a great ride! I love how it's never the same back to back. Just a fun drop and the whole setup is really cool. Love me some Tower of Terror!!
This is a fun ride. The details are amazing. My daughter and I could ride this all day long!
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
9/10. Probably the second most thrilling ride on Disney property next to Rock n Roller coaster. A must for thrill seekers.

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