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The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™

The Hollywood Tower Hotel against a midnight-blue sky at night

Disney's Hollywood Studios®

Sunset Boulevard

Guests Must Be
40in (102cm) or taller
Age Interest

Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Thrill Level

Big Drops, Dark, Scary, Thrill Ride

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Advisories
WARNING! For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.
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Accessibility and Other Information

Accessibility
  • Must transfer to standard wheelchair, and then to ride vehicle
  • Language Translation Devices
  • Video Captioning
Advisories
  • Supervise children at all times. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Due to the nature of the experience, service animals are not permitted on this attraction.

Interests

Indoor

Rider Switch
  • Rider switch offered. Opens tool tip. Beginning of tooltip content This attraction offers rider switch, which allows 2 or more adults to take turns waiting with children who are too small to ride, without the need to wait in line twice. Please ask a Cast Member at the attraction entrance for assistance. End of tooltip content
Guest Policies
  • Flash photography not allowed
  • Persons who do not meet the minimum height requirement of 40 inches (102 cm) may not ride.
  • WARNING! For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.
  • Supervise children at all times.
    Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
Hurtle up and down into the Twilight Zone aboard a haunted elevator.
Service Elevator in the basement as part of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Drop into The Twilight Zone

Hold on tight for a thrilling ride into the Twilight Zone.

A Grand Re-Opening
Tour the infamous Hollywood Tower Hotel, the onetime haunt of Tinseltown’s rich and famous until a mysterious incident forced it to close in 1939. Amble under the iron-wrought gates of the abandoned abode and wind your way through a neglected, weed-filled garden before stepping inside a dusty lobby, seemingly frozen in time.

Edge into a dark library with strange artifacts. As lightning illuminates the darkened room, a nearby television set springs to life and Rod Serling welcomes you on a journey into the Twilight Zone.

From a secret passage, trudge into the shadowy confines of the dilapidated boiler room, home to rattling machinery and your vessel into the 5th dimension: the service elevator. Enter the rickety lift and strap yourself in, light bulbs spookily flickering on and off above you.

Going Up?
Seated in the elevator, launch upward in darkness until the corroded doors unlock to expose a lengthy hallway inhabited by the otherworldly hotel inhabitants from 1939. Beckoning for you to join them, the spooky specters dematerialize and your skyward journey continues.

The 5th Dimension
At the 13th floor, a collection of sights and sounds inspired by the opening credits of The Twilight Zone come into view. Journey through this star-filled realm and prepare to discover what lies beyond the darkest corner of imagination.

Going Down!
Shriek in terror as your elevator freefalls down the abandoned shaft then unexpectedly changes direction and launches back up the hotel. Gaze out through a missing wall 13 stories high as the doors inexplicably open and close to reveal the hotel grounds. As if possessed by some unseen phantom, the lift plummets down and speeds upward over and over again, the sound of cables snapping and metal clanging overhead.

Will you make it back to the real world… or will you become a permanent resident of the Twilight Zone?

A dusty counter at the hotel's main desk with an old hat, coat, newspaper and vintage telephone

The Mystery of the Hollywood Tower Hotel

On a stormy Halloween night in 1939, 5 unlucky souls disappeared from the Hollywood Tower Hotel’s doomed elevator.

Classic stars of the silver screen sought rest and relaxation at the Hollywood Tower Hotel during the Golden Age of Hollywood. In 1939, during a gloomy Halloween night, 5 unfortunate hotel patrons were riding in the elevator when a violent storm struck the building… and they were never seen again. Whatever became of them and wherever they may have gone has remained a mystery to this day. The hotel closed down that night and has remained abandoned ever since.

The Present Day
You’re invited to take a tour of the Hollywood Tower Hotel—and ride in one of the only working elevators—on a stormy night very similar to the evening when the unexplained event occurred. Be welcomed by Rod Serling as you journey to the 5th Dimension.

The cobweb-infested check-in counter with a lamp, desk bell and registration book

Based on the Television Series

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is based on the popular television series which originally aired from 1959 to 1964. Created, hosted and written by Rod Serling, the award-winning show—with its imaginative storylines and unexpected twist endings—was wildly successful.

The Twilight Zone® is a registered trademark of CBS, Inc. and used with permission pursuant to a license with CBS, Inc.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™

Monday, April 21, 2014

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Extra Magic Hours
  • 8:00AM
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