The Major Hidden Warning Guests MISS on Tower of Terror

in Walt Disney World

twilight zone tower of terror lobby

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The Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a popular ride that gives Guests a thrilling, yet unique, experience. If you have never experienced the ride, it drops Guests directly into the Twilight Zone every few seconds.

Both the queue area and ride itself have references to the popular television show, The Twilight Zone, which aired on CBS from 1959- 1964 and was hosted by Rod Sterling.

But the references to the television show aren’t the only hidden thing found inside the Tower of Terror queue area. In fact, there is a message hidden in plain sight that warns Guests not to continue into the elevator shaft.

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When Guests enter the queue for Tower of Terror, and step inside the hotel lobby, they will come to a fork in the road to which a Cast Member will direct you to go either left or right. In the middle of this fork is a directory (as seen in the screenshot above).

If you look closely, you will notice that the directory has several missing letters. If you take some time to figure out which letters are missing, and then unscramble those letters, you will figure out the secret message!

tower of terror hidden message
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TheMouselets on TikTok took the time to not only figure out which letters were missing, but also discovered that if you flip one of the missing W’s into an M, and unscrambled the remainder of the litters, you will uncover the message:

Evil Tower U R Doomed

tower of terror hidden message
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So there you have it! This entire time Disney has been warning Guests not to ride on Tower of Terror through this hidden message, which I, personally think, is one of the coolest hidden details at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

You can watch the full video here:

Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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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?

Tower of Terror
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