Dewey Todd is a Disney Parks character from the Tower of Terror.

History

Background

Dewey Todd was a bellhop who worked at the Hollywood Tower Hotel during the late-1930s.  In 1939 on Halloween night, Dewey was operating the elevator for four of the hotel guests:  Sally Shine, Emeline Partridge, Carolyn Crosson and Gilbert London.  Tragedy struck however when a bolt of paranormal lightning struck the hotel's elevator shaft and caused the five people to be dropped down and killed.

Following this, the five victims were spirited away and trapped in the supernatural 5th dimension and bound to the hotel as ghosts.  In the 1990s, the hotel reopened and Dewey's ghost (along with the others) had encounters with new potential victims of the hotel.

Appearances

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Dewey Todd is seen in the pre-show video for the Tower of Terror in the library.  His ghost is later seen in the hallway of the attraction, hithering guests deeper into the hotel.  Additionally, his likeness can be found in the 5th dimension scene.  At the end of the attraction, Dewey and the other ghosts bid guests farewell as they exit the Twilight Zone.

Dewey is sometimes identified as being the voice of the Hollywood Tower Hotel employee giving the safety-spiel.  This is likely due to his identification as the bellhop who ran the elevators and the voice being dissembodied (with Dewey being a ghost).

Other Appearances

Tower of Terror (film)

The son of hotel magnate Dewey Todd, Sr., Dewey Jr. worked as a lowly bellhop at the Hollywood Tower Hotel prior to and during the events of the film. Being clumsy and sloppy, he often bumped into people and thus earned the ire of Gilbert, whom he has a rather lukewarm relationship with. Guilt-ridden, he blamed himself for the Halloween incident, later vowing to his grandson that he will "do something right", as he wasn't able to perform his duties properly as a porter and elevator operator when he was alive, let alone manage the hotel.

Dewey was also initially indifferent if not outright hostile towards Buzzy and Anna. At first, he and the other ghosts warded them off the hotel, wary of any intruders attempting to disturb them. He later lashed out at Buzzy for selfishly profiting from their deaths, bitterly comparing himself and the others to "zoo animals" should they be featured in the newspaper, but had a change of heart and jubilantly expressed his optimism when Buzzy and Anna promised to help bring closure to their fates.

Notes

  • Dewey is probably the only bellhop in the Tower of Terror who is not consistently portrayed as being malevolent, particularly in the film.
  • In Behind-The-Scenes Video, for the making of; Tower Of Terror's Pre-Show, Dewey is shown wearing a Blue Bellhop Attire, rather than the Burgundy Suit which he wears in the Film as well as other Bellhops in the Attraction. This was likely so it would come out on the Black & White Video of the Twilight Zone Episode.

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Media
Tower of TerrorBook"Lost Episode"
Disney Parks
The Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorTower of Terror Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe
Locations
The Hollywood Tower HotelThe Tip Top ClubThe 5th DimensionThe Manhattan Tower HotelHotel HightowerSunset BoulevardHollywood
Characters
Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror: The BellhopsThe NarratorSally Shine Carolyn CrossonEmeline PartridgeDewey ToddGilbert LondonThe Silver Lake Sisters (Ethel Bounds, Dolly Bounds and Dottie Bounds)

Tower of Terror (Tokyo DisneySea): Harrison Hightower IIIShiriki UtunduArchibald SmeldingBeatrice Rose EndicottManfred Strang • Kibwana • Kijanji • Kijanji's grandfather (Kibwana's great-grandfather)
Characters from Spinoffs: Great Grand DudeAbigail GregoryChris ToddBuzzy CrockerAnna PettersonPatricia PettersonJosh Winslow

Miscellaneous
We'll Meet AgainThe Twilight Zone (TV series) • Kokoko tribe • Mtundu tribe


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