Guests are invited on a tour of the former home and hotel of Harrison Hightower III, who was an adventurer and collector of cultural antiquities. Part of the mansion includes the 14-story 'Great Tower' in which the ride takes place. One particular item from Hightower's collection is the idol statue 'Shiriki Utundu', which it transpires was stolen from a local tribe after they refused to sell it to him. Upon returning home, the statue was further disrespected and eventually invoked a curse on the building which led to the disappearance of Hightower and the subsequent naming of the 'Tower of Terror' by the locals.
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.
The (high speed) elevators of the original Tower of Terror attraction in Disney's Hollywood Studios (Walt Disney World, 1994) were supplied by Otis Elevator Company. While it has not been confirmed, it is assumed that Otis also supplied the elevators for this installation.
タワー・オブ・テラー / Tower of Terror is the third installation of the Tower of Terror-rides of Disney. It is the first not to feature the Twilight Zone-theme, as the Japanese culture is not familiar with the television series. The new storyline of Harrison Hightower III was created especially for this installation.
Tower of Terorr features a similar ride system as the versions in Disney California Adventure (Disneyland Resort, 2004) and Walt Disney Studios (Disneyland Resort Paris, 2007). A simpler version compared to its original in Disney's Hollywood Studios (Walt Disney World, 1994), without the use of Automatic Guided Vehicles.
Ride duration3 minutes
Number of vehicles6 vehicles
Seats (per vehicle/theatre)21 seats
Ride length40 m
Maximum speed63 km/h
Maximum height61 m