When Guests used to drive down World Drive, they would be met with an enticing promotional sign of Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Tower of Terror. The sign is of a free-floating elevator shaking and moving within the famous Hollywood Tower Hotel that got Guests excited to enter the theme park and take on this thrilling ride.
However, for quite some time, the elevator on the Tower of Terror sign on World Drive was not in motion — Instead, the sign simply stood still. Though, the Tower of Terror billboard still promoted the popular Disney’s Hollywood Studios attraction, it’s obvious that without the movement of the elevator, it is not as enticing for Guests.
There is something special about seeing the free-floating elevator moving up and down on the sign that gets Guests eager visit the theme park to try and stay at the Hollywood Tower Hotel themselves and take on this thrilling attraction.
Well, we have some great news as Disney World has finally fixed this famous Tower of Terror sign and the free-falling elevator is once again moving and shaking! You can check it out in Streaming the Magic’s YouTube video below.
More on Disney World’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension; a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into…the Twilight Zone.”
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is a thrill ride located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Walt Disney World Resort. It takes Guests into the 5th dimension after hopping aboard a maintenance service elevator.
In case you aren’t familiar, the official description of Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park reads:
Step uneasily inside the infamous Hollywood Tower Hotel and find a dusty lobby frozen in time. Even the subdued hotel staff seems strangely out of another era.
Suddenly a television set springs to life and Rod Serling welcomes you on a journey into the Twilight Zone. He reveals that on a gloomy Halloween night in 1939, some hotel patrons were riding the elevator when a violent storm struck the building… and they were never seen again. The hotel closed down and has stood empty ever since.
Enter the rickety, elevator-style lift, strap yourself in and prepare to discover what lies beyond the darkest corner of your imagination.
Shriek in terror as you’re suddenly propelled up and down the abandoned shaft—unexpectedly dropping and rising—as you hear the sound of cables snapping and metal clanging overhead.
Will you make it back to the real world… or will you become a permanent resident of the Twilight Zone?
Are you excited to see the Tower of Terror sign back in motion? Let us know in the comments below.