Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is loosely based on the television series The Twilight Zone. The storyline of the ride is about the Hollywood Tower Hotel. In 1939 the hotel was struck by lightning, causing not only damage to the hotel building but also transporting a family in one of the elevators to the Twilight Zone. Guests are challenged to join a ride in the elevators of the deteriorated hotel and experience the Twilight Zone for themselves.
The ride is a freefall ride which includes dark ride scenes on multiple floors in the building. Riders are sometimes offered a glimpse of the outside world when the doors of the elevator open for a short time.
Ride duration5 minutes
Number of vehicles8 vehicles
Seats (per vehicle/theatre)21 seats
Maximum speed63 km/h
Maximum height31 m
This ride is the first ride of its kind; not only is it the first Tower of Terror built in the Disney parks, it is also the world's first modern freefall ride.