This ride 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 duration2 minutes
Number of vehicles6 vehicles
Seats (per vehicle/theatre)21 seats
Maximum speed55 km/h
Maximum height32 m
The first Tower of Terror-ride opened in Walt Disney World in 1994. An adapted design of this ride was made for Disney's Paris resort, however these design were first used for the Tower of Terror ride in Disney California Adventure. A few years later, an exact copy of that ride was also built in the Walt Disney Studios.
In 2019 the ride was enhanced with new drop sequences.