Disney World Park Opened Without Tower of Terror

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The Twilight Zone Tower of Tower is one of the most iconic rides in all of Walt Disney World Resort. The fan-favorite thrill ride sees Guests travel to the fifth dimension while visiting the infamous Hollywood Tower Hotel, which has fallen into disrepair after the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park today, however, unfortunately couldn’t ride Tower of Terror at rope drop. The popular ride failed to open with the theme park at 9 a.m. EST.

WDW Stats on Twitter confirmed the temporary closure:

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 20 minutes.

Fortunately, the ride did reopen at 10:03 a.m. EST, after just over an hour. Although this is significantly longer than its average downtime, Tower of Terror has remained operational since this morning.

Related: FOUR Rides Close in First Hour Magic Kingdom Is Open

It is important to note that Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members do everything in their power to keep rides and attractions operational all day, every day at all four Disney World theme parks — EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Sometimes, though, temporary interruptions do occur due to mechanical issues and general maintenance.

If you are at Walt Disney World Resort today, check the My Disney Experience app for the latest ride closure information and wait times.

More on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

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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.

Going Up?

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 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today?

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Springs or Disneyland Resort and the Downtown Disney District!

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