Tower of Terror Takes Next Step in Returning to Normal Operations

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Tower of Terror

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As Disney World continues to modify protocols as they stay in line with the CDC recommendations and state/county guidelines, Guests visiting the Orlando theme parks are beginning to see a return to normal.

For example, Guests no longer have to wear a face mask while outdoors and walking around the parks — It is important to note Guests must still wear face coverings while on attractions and while indoors. Cast Members have been walking around enforcing this new rule.

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Additionally, Disney World has announced they will begin reducing social distancing in a phased approach. We have already seen Cast Members begin removing social distancing markers and now we are also seeing this new rule being implemented while on attractions.

Tower of Terror is a popular ride located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World Resort. It takes Guests into the 5th dimension after hopping aboard a maintenance service elevator, making for a thrilling experience. Due to the pandemic, Disney was seating Guests only in the back rows and front rows of the elevator — Leaving the middle row open to keep a safe social distance between parties. Now, it seems as though Disney is doing away with this rule, and is now filling elevators from back to front.

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Inside the Magic reader, Jill, commented on a recent article of ours explaining how this past weekend, she was visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios and she not only witnessed every row being filled within the elevator but also experienced it first-hand! Jill explained that this is just another step back to normalcy and even helped cut down the wait time:

They sat all rows starting this past Saturday when we rode it. Was awesome because our wait time was so much less with all rows being sat now! Woohoo for back to normal!!!

This is something that has happened on other rides within the last few months. For example, we reported back in December that Expedition Everest and Slinky Dog Dash were both loading every row.

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