Disney Files Construction Permit For Fan-Favorite Ride

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Walt Disney World Resort has a few rides that stand head and shoulders above the rest in regard to fan popularity. One such ride is The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.

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Related: Disney’s Tower of Terror Doesn’t Actually Drop

The popular Old Hollywood-themed ride transports Guests to the Fifth Dimension in the abandoned Hollywood Tower Hotel — then drops them from 13 stories in the air!

Now, Disney has filed a new permit for construction work on the ride. The permit is specifically to “Provide labor, material and/or electrical for construction.” Disney’s own construction company, Buena Vista Construction Company, is set to oversee the project.

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Related: Tower of Terror Actually Has a WORKING Maintenance Service Elevator

It is worth noting that Disney World has not added Tower of Terror to its official rides and attractions closure calendar. Therefore, it is unlikely that the construction project will impact ride operations.

Currently, Tower of Terror is part of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary celebration with Beacons of Magic projections at night. Orlando’s WESH 2 news station shared a video of the Park icon’s transformation, which you can view below:

More on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

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The official description of the Tower of Terror:

Next Stop: The 5th Dimension
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?

Have you visited Disney World for the 50th anniversary celebration yet?

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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