The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is a thrilling ride in Walt Disney World. The attraction takes place in the abandoned Hollywood Tower Hotel. According to the story, the hotel was once the center of Hollywood glitz and glamour before a thunderstrike caused a large section of the hotel to disappear into the Twilight Zone. The tour through the hotel begins with a look at the deserted lobby and into one of the hotel libraries. Here, the adventure begins as a television mysteriously comes to life and presents the plot of this real-life Twilight Zone episode. In this episode, guests become the stars and are taken on an elevator through a thrilling journey that climaxes with an impressive plummet down thirteen floors!
There is a 40″ height requirement for this ride.
When to Go
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is one of the premier attractions at Hollywood Studios and attracts long lines throughout the day. Visit in the morning before 11:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. to avoid the longest lines.
Utilize child swap if you have a small child who does not reach the height requirement or is frightened of the drop.
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n Roller Coaster are included in Genie+. You need to get a reservation for each. If these are your priorities aim to get a reservation at 7 am for one of them and then get the other riders throughout the day. They may not run out as quickly as the newer rides, but they will still be popular.
- Look carefully at the footage of Rod Serling in the pre-show video. While his hands are cupped to hold a cigarette, there is no one there, as it was digitally erased from the original footage.
- In the library, there are artifacts that will be familiar to Twilight Zone fans. Among them are the broken glasses from Time Enough at Last and the future telling machine from Nick of Time.
- The ride has been changed many times to include new random drop sequences. At this point, there are a few different program sequences the computer can pick so the ride is never quite the same twice.