Tower of Terror (Disney Land)

Disney Tower of Terror RideI’ve been thinking about visiting Disneyland Paris, one of the rides there is called ‘The Twilight Zone: The Tower of Terror’ which is based upon the TV show; The Twilight Zone and takes it’s theme from the fictional Hollywood Tower Hotel.

The ride itself transports passengers into a simulation of a phantom lift that shoots up the liftshaft and then plummets back down – this kind of sounds like one of the rides in Blackpool, but only done a lot better.

I don’t know about you, but I love the application of technology in theme parks, they’re a great place to spend a day, particularly going on the various ‘themed’ rides rather than basic rollercoasters – it always adds something more for me, probably because I find it to be a more involving experience.

In this case the ride looks to be an authentic 1930s hotel – even the theme park staff wear 1930s hotel “bellhop” uniforms.

Take a look at the following promotional video which shows a cheeky thrill-seeking dog exploring the theme park at night!

If you want another more extensive view (in a sense) of the Hollywood Tower of Terror hotel, you can also get an idea of what it’s like from the following video which I found over at The Disney Blog, it shows a Half Life 2 mod that has been made of this attraction. Don’t know what Half Life is? Then catch up with Half Life in 60 seconds.

Have you ever been on the Tower of Terror ride? Are there other rides that you would recommend that I check out when I go to Disneyland Paris? Or even other theme parks which would be worth visiting, both in Europe and America?

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  1. says

    I want to go Universal Studios too, unfortunately I’ve missed the chance to go on the Back to the Future ride as it’s now gone – that’s a real shame, BTTF is one of my favourite movies and always wanted to try out the ride!

  2. Nico says

    I found your blog via Google while searching for paris hotel deals and your post regarding f Terror Video looks very interesting to me. I just wanted to write to say that you have a great site and a wonderful resource for all to share.

  3. Steph says

    I know this is from a while ago, but just came back from Disneyland paris last week and thoroughly enjoyed it!
    Tower of Terror is the best ride I’ve ever been on, because its totally different!
    I was shaking for about 15 mins after I came off and clung to a french girl whom I didn’t know all the way through…
    The only downside is the length especially after the queuing, and that was with a fast pass!

  4. says

    Nico – Thanks very much for your kind words, it’s always good to get feedback from people, especially when it’s good! Hope you continue to enjoy it in the future!

    Steph – I’m still wanting to go to Disneyland Paris, I love all those themed rides like the Jaws Ride and other movie-based rides, do they have those kind of rides at Disneyland Paris? I’ve seen some good deals, so may just have to take a trip sometime soon!

    It’s a shame about the waiting times, but I guess that goes with the territory, but hopefully it was worth the wait!

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  5. Nenee Permana says

    Looks strange, I have never been but hopefully will do one day. I always wanted to rise the Jaws ride at Universal Studios.

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