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Tower of Terror "new stories and effects" coming?

DisneyGentlemanV2.0

Well-Known Member
It would probably be better as a regular Haunted Hotel. There is no need for Twilight Zone anymore.
How about Haunted Honeymoon Hotel?
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Naplesgolfer

Well-Known Member
I thought this ride just had a refurb one drop shaft at a time. Did they fix most of the broken effects? If not ,what was fixed.?I haven't ridden the last few trips.
 

DisneyFan 2000

Well-Known Member
So an update for you...

The pre-show remains as is, no changes.

The original story is gone.

I had 2 of the 3 storylines, both were well done and used the two current show scenes in new and unique ways. The drop sequence went on a lot longer off-set by shorter show scenes. The little girl speaks in English and French, she is much more sinister/scary than the old show which I would describe as spooky.

Overall the reaction from guests seemed to be positive, I think many were caught off guard because there isn't really any indication that the ride has changed unless you know about it.

I concur. Just got back from a trip last week. The new storyline is different from the original, but very effective and Universal Studios-HHN level of spooky (without the gore obviously). Tower is my favourite Disney ride, but I wouldn't be mad at all if this were a permanent change. We rode this one multiple times and got a kick out of the different profiles and the fresh storyline.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
I concur. Just got back from a trip last week. The new storyline is different from the original, but very effective and Universal Studios-HHN level of spooky (without the gore obviously). Tower is my favourite Disney ride, but I wouldn't be mad at all if this were a permanent change. We rode this one multiple times and got a kick out of the different profiles and the fresh storyline.
It’s permanent.
 

Tom Morrow

Well-Known Member
The Hollywood Tower Hotel is not haunted. It contains rifts in time and space that open and close under the right conditions. You could have this story without slapping the Twilight Zone branding on it. It wouldn't be just a generic "haunted hotel" with the dimensional element in addition to the "forgotten relic of the golden age of Hollywood" angle. The loss of some elements like the Rod Serling Narration would be unfortunate, though.

Also, another update: DHS Tower still has wonky and busted effects, overly quiet and missing audio, broken doors to the outside, nearly silent drop sequences. Still a mess.
 
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MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
The Hollywood Tower Hotel is not haunted. It contains rifts in time and space that open and close under the right conditions. You could have this story without slapping the Twilight Zone branding on it. It wouldn't be just a generic "haunted hotel" with the dimensional element in addition to the "forgotten relic of the golden age of Hollywood" angle. The loss of some elements like the Rod Serling Narration would be unfortunate, though.

Also, another update: DHS Tower still has wonky and busted effects, overly quiet and missing audio, broken doors to the outside, nearly silent drop sequences. Still a mess.
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