Tower of Terror Will Receive Magical Holiday Transformation

in Walt Disney World

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Tower of Terror is a popular ride located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World Resort. Typically, this ride is considered “scary” or “spooky” as it takes Guests into the 5th dimension after hopping aboard a maintenance service elevator, but during select months, the Tower of Terror transforms into a magical delight!

And for the 2021 holiday season, the attraction will once again transform into what many know as the Hollywood Holiday Tower Hotel!

Related: Disney May Be Gearing Up to Transform Tower of Terror

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Disney Parks Blog shared the following information regarding the Hollywood Holiday Tower Hotel for 2021:

Sunset Seasons Greetings returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as the Hollywood Holiday Tower Hotel on Sunset Boulevard will twinkle once again with projection effects, magically transforming into a snowy corner of Arendelle, a Muppets gingerbread masterpiece, a Toy Story toy hotel, and a Dickensian village inspired by “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.” This holiday show will also alternate with the tower’s nightly transformation into a Beacon of Magic.

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Related: Disney’s Hollywood Studios Decked The Halls for the Holidays!

Disney Parks Blog also shared that Santa Claus will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in a cheerful motorcade, Guests will be able to enjoy the festival finale at For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, and Minnie Mouse will once again host her festival meal at Hollywood & Vine:

Santa Claus will bring some North Pole cheer to a motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard. You will also be able to enjoy “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration,” with its festive finale featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf. Minnie Mouse is also returning to host her festive meal at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Minnie and her friends will be donning their holiday best – even Santa Goofy will be there! And throughout the season, vintage-themed holiday décor will shine bright across the park.

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Related: Tower of Terror Takes Next Step in Returning to Normal Operations

Other holiday offerings at Walt Disney World for 2021 include a new Disney After Hours event at Magic Kingdom called Disney Very Merriest After Hours, which you can read more about here, and the return of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, which you can read more about here.

More on Tower of Terror

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Related: Enter the Twilight Zone with Tower of Terror Pictured During Storm

In case you aren’t familiar, the official description of Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios 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?

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Related: Next Stop: 5th Dimension? Disney Should Build a Real-Life Tower of Terror

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