You will wander through the hotel grounds, lobby, and then boiler room of an old Hollywood hotel where something has gone wrong. Years ago, lightning struck the hotel and an elevator disappeared into...the Twilight Zone! After a little trip through the Twilight Zone, your elevator will drop you up and down numerous times for a thrilling, but fun, experience!
~The FastPass machines for this attraction are located at the end of Sunset Boulevard, between Rock n' Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror itself.
~The brick structure you see on the right, just before you reach Tower of Terror, are bathrooms; but they are usually crowded. Venture back up the street a bit to an area tucked back between some gift shops on Sunset Boulevard for a less crowded bathroom stop.
~Follow the path in front of the building to reach the line's entrance; and just beyond that is the exit for the gift shop. Feel free to do a little shopping here, whether or not you're riding!
~There's a covered area located near the ride's entrance and exit. It's a great place to sit down and relax, especially if you're waiting for your family to finish their ride. You can sometimes find a coffee cart nearby as well!
~Pay special attention to the hotel sign located at the entrance. If it doesn't look that impressive, just wait for it! The words, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, will appear over the old sign!
~Before you enter the lobby, look for a marker on the wall outside the hotel to see what year the hotel was built.
~The lobby is full of vintage details hidden under decades of dust! You will probably see something new each time you ride so keep your eyes open!
~Once you enter the library, move to the other end of the room where you see a blank space of wall. This is the next door you will pass through. If you can, make your way to this space to be closer to the front of the line once the video is over!
~During the video, be sure to notice what the little girl is carrying; and also pay attention to the library windows. They make it look like it's storming outside!
~When you enter the boiler room, you will find that the line branches off into 2 separate lines. Usually, the left line goes faster.
~There's lots of details in the boiler room too! Look over the railings to see what the workers had left behind and the sparking motor near the elevators that looks a little old.
~The elevators have several rows of seats that have seat belts and small handles, so don't be concerned about having to stand up as you drop several stories. You will be seated and safe.
~When you drop, be sure to keep a hand on your belongings; and you may want to remove your hats and sunglasses. We have had shopping bags that have flown up to our knees during the drops before!
~How do you know when your elevator is about to drop? Once the stars during the Twilight Zone scene come together and everything get's dark, that means you're about to drop! In the summertime, you will find that it gets hotter at this point too.
~While this ride is VERY popular, it can handle a large number of guests and moves rather quickly. The line is also entertaining. When deciding whether to get a FastPass for Rock n' Roller Coaster or Tower of Terror, we recommend getting one for Rock n' Roller Coaster and waiting in line for Tower of Terror.
~FastPasses for Tower of Terror tend to run out by the afternoon so get them early!
~Many guests stay away from this attraction because it's scary. If this is you, just think of it as a simple drop ride. After all, once you pass throught the Twilight Zone scenery, all that's left is the up and down drops. If it helps, keep your eyes closed.