Top 5 facts about the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure

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Tonight’s episode of Fastpass Facts is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction…

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This, as you may recognize is a maintenance service elevator, still in operation, waiting for you. And we invite you, if you dare, to step aboard because in tonight’s episode Fastpass Facts brings to you 5 facts you need to know about the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror! 

The Twilight zone tower of terror, like its name indicates, is based on “The Twilight Zone”, an amazing television series that ran from 1959 to 1964. Rod Sterling was the creator of the series and also its host. Actually, many of the props in the hotel queue are references to different original twilight zone episodes so, if you like this show, look for all of the references that are around the hotel! 

And speaking about the Twilight Zone and its host, the footage used in the queue preshow is the original footage taken from an episode called “It’s a good life”. But while the footage is all Rod Serling, the voice is not. Mark Silverman provided the voice impersonation for Serling when he introduced the maintenance service elevator that takes us straight into the Twilight Zone! 

Now, for the story of one of our favorite rides… Portrait of a hotel, Halloween night 1939. 5 people get in an elevator while a severe thunderstorm is raging outside. While they are in there, a lightning bolt strikes the hotel causing the elevator to drop and crash and the people inside to disappear. No one knows what happened to them and so, the hotel closes abruptly and the mystery remains unsolved. The names of this five people are Sally Shine, Emmaline Partridge, Gilbert Lawrence, Carolyn Crosson, and Dewey. 

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is one of the tallest attractions in the Disneyland Resort. With its height being just a little bit under 200 ft and the drop heigh being 130 ft! No wonder it takes us into another dimension! 

Everyone thinks that this is a free fall attraction right? Well, it’s not! Actually, we fall faster that the speed of gravity! We reach a speed of almost 40 miles per hour while we’re falling! That’s crazy, isn’t it? 

Sadly, this amazing attraction is changing in January but you if visit before that date you get to experience, if you dare, the “Late Check Out”. You’ll get to go on the ride in complete darkness and you’ll also be treated to a special performance from the Silver Lake Sisters. We already did and its something out of this world! 

So the next time you check into a deserted hotel on the dark side of Hollywood, make sure you know just what kind of vacancy you’re filling. Or you may find yourself a permanent resident of… The Twilight Zone. Also, don’t forget to subscribe and tell us in the comments who else is a fan of the twilight zone series like we are?

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