Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park at Walt Disney World Resort opened at 9 a.m. EST today, and one of its most popular attractions — The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror — closed mere minutes after crowds poured into the theme park at rope drop.
WDW Stats on Twitter confirmed the thrill ride’s temporary closure at 9:04 a.m. EST:
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 20 minutes.
— WDW Stats (@WdwStats) July 15, 2021
At the time of publication, Tower of Terror has not reopened.
It is important to note that Disney World Cast Members do everything they can to keep rides and attractions at all four Disney World Parks — EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Magic Kingdom — operational all day, every day.
However, sometimes unexpected closures and downtime do occur. These interruptions can be due to mechanical issues or general maintenance. If you are at Walt Disney World Resort today, check the My Disney Experience app for the most up-t0-date information regarding ride closures and wait times.
More on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Disney officially describes Tower of Terror as:
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?
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