Checking Out of the Twilight Zone's Tower of Terror
Disney Imagineers watched around 156 different episodes of “The Twilight Zone” for inspiration when creating The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Throughout the attraction there are nods to different episodes.
Have you ever noticed any of these objects paying tribute to different Twilight Zone episodes?
Red Toy Telephone - Long Distance Call
Broken Stop Watch - A Kind Of A Stopwatch
Typwriter - A Thing About Machines
Gold Thimble - The After Hours
Opening Attraction Footage - It's A Good Life
The storyline of the attraction takes place on Halloween night, October 31, 1939.
The Tower of Terror is inspired by several Southern California landmark hotels, including the Biltmore Hotel and the Mission Inn.
The film clip seen in the library in which Rod Serling introduces the attraction was taken from a “Twilight Zone” episode called “It’s a Good Life.” You may see Rod Serling, but the voiceover you hear is partially done by Mark Silverman.
There's a few hidden Mickey's but my favorite is the one Sally Shine is carrying when entering the dooming elevator.
Tower of Terror at Disneyland's California Adventure is 199 feet tall with a 130 foot drop at a rapid 40 miles per hour faster than the speed of gravity taking you to the 5th demension
January 2nd, 2017 is your last chance to check in to the Hollywood Tower Hotel in California before it turns to the Disney's new Guardians of the Galaxy attractions.