The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, often known as Tower of Terror, is indeed a dark attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Tokyo DisneySea, Walt Disney Studios Park, and previously at Disney California Adventure. The activity is set in a fictional Hollywood Tower Hotel in Hollywood, California, and therefore is based on Rod Serling’s anthology television show The Twilight Zone. The Tokyo version has an unique tale set inside the fictional Hotel Hightower, which is unrelated to The Twilight Zone.
Riders are placed in an apparently typical hotel elevator throughout all versions of the attraction, which presents a fictitious narrative wherein individuals inexplicably disappeared from of the elevator many years ago underneath the power of a mystical entity.
The first incarnation of the attraction debuted in July 1994 at Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios, then known as Disney-MGM Studios. A decade later, Disney announced plans to bring comparable rides to its newest parks, including the Disneyland Resort in California, the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan, and Disneyland Paris.
Disney hoped to leverage the famous attraction to bolster attendance at the resorts’ faltering new theme parks in California and Paris. The California and Tokyo versions of Tower of Terror debuted in 2004 and 2006, correspondingly, although the Paris version was postponed due to financial issues until 2007. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!, which has been subsequently merged into the Avengers Campus themed zone in 2021, succeeded the California version in January 2017.
The Towers of Terror are among some of the world’s highest structures at one‘s corresponding Disney resorts. The Florida version, at 199 feet (60.7 metres), is the second highest attraction there at Walt Disney World Resort, behind only Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom by 0.5 feet (0.2 m). Even after its retheme, the 199-foot edifice is the highest building at the Disneyland Resort and one of the tallest buildings in Anaheim. It is also the second highest attraction at Disneyland Paris.