The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror • Disney's Hollywood Studios
Some of the most meticulous theming of any attraction, ever.
"Never the Same Fear Twice!" thanks to random drop patterns.
Long lines and waits during peak crowd times.
Licensed IP could be a target for re-theming as seen at DCA.
On the edge of Disney's 135 acre homage to tinsel-town, the ominous Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (ToT) casts a dark shadow over visitors to Sunset Boulevard. Any semblance of serenity on the palm lined strip is relentlessly broken by the panicked screams of visitors in the midst of a faster-than-free-fall 13-story trip down (and up and down and up) the tower's elevator shaft. The ToT first opened its doors in 1994 with Disney's Hollywood Studios first expansion and has since developed a ravenous following of thrill-seekers. While the Florida original spawned sister attractions at Tokyo Disney Sea, Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris, The Twilight Zone intellectual property is licensed from CBS, one of the few external IPs in Disney parks, and in 2016 Disney began moves to re-theme the DCA version with their own Guardians of the Galaxy IP.