Twilight Zone – Tower of Terror on video

At Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios theme park. Below is a video, look below that for some interesting facts about the ride.

Height: 199 feet, the second tallest attraction at the Walt Disney World Resort, shorter only than Expedition Everest’s 199.5 feet.

The Tower of Terror is 199 feet high at Walt Disney World because of FAA regulations that require a fixed red light beacon to be added to the top of any 200-foot or taller building. Imagineers thought that the beacon would take away from the hotel’s 1939 theme.

Opening date: July 1994 (comment: Wow that ride has been there awhile. It still feels like a “new” ride to me!)

Cast costumes: resembles a 1930s bellhop. At over USD $1,000 per uniform, it is the most expensive costume in the various theme parks.

After guests are loaded on the elevator, the needle to indicate what floor the elevator is on moves past the 12th floor. This is a reference to the 9th floor and the episode “The After Hours”.

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