This article is about the fictional episode that is the premise of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction. For the 1997 TV film adaptation, see Tower of Terror (film).

Attraction logo and "episode title card"

You are the passengers on a most uncommon elevator about to ascend into your very own episode of...The Twilight Zone.'
Rod Serling, (Florida version)


"Tower of Terror" is the fictitious "lost episode" of the original American television anthology series The Twilight Zone and the set up for the Disney Parks drop tower attraction, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

Opening Narration

"Hollywood, 1939. Amid the glitz and the glitter of a bustling, young movie town at the height of its golden age, the Hollywood Tower Hotel was a star in its own right; a beacon for the show business elite. Now, something is about to happen that will change all that."

In the lobby of the Hollywood Tower Hotel, 5 people (Gilbert London, Carolyn Crosson, Emeline Partridge, Sally "Sally Shine" Gregory and Dewey Todd) board one of the elevators. As they ascend, the hotel is suddenly struck by a large bolt of lightning and whole wings of the building vanish including the one carrying their elevator. The 5 guests are electrified as they disappear into thin air and the elevator plummets. As the second half of the narration begins, we see the elevator, as well as the hotel, have been put out of commission since the accident.

The camera then pans to the Twilight Zone narrator in the hotel boiler room with a service elevator behind him.

The time is now, on an evening very much like the one we have just witnessed. Tonight's story on The Twilight Zone is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction. This, as you may recognize, is a maintenance service elevator, still in operation, waiting for you. We invite you, if you dare, to step aboard because in tonight's episode, you are the star, and this elevator travels directly to…the Twilight Zone.
Rod Serling.


"Plot"

For the "plot details", see The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror#Attraction storyline and description.

Closing Narration

A warm welcome back to those of you who made it, and a friendly word of warning, something you won't find in any guidebook: the next time you check into a deserted hotel on the dark side of Hollywood, make sure you know just what kind of vacancy you're filling, or you may find yourself a permanent resident...of the Twilight Zone.
―Rod Serling.
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"Cast"


Trivia

  • Lindsay Ridgeway was the only cast member to appear in both the pre-ride show and the 1997 film.


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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 WinslowJill Perry

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



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Hollywood Boulevard
Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway
Echo Lake
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame PlazaFor the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along CelebrationStar Tours: The Adventures ContinueVacation Fun
Grand Avenue
Muppet*Vision 3D
Animation Courtyard
Walt Disney Presents • Disney Junior Play & Dance! • Star Wars Launch Bay
Sunset Boulevard
Lightning McQueen's Racing AcademyRock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring AerosmithThe Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Toy Story Land
Alien Swirling SaucersSlinky Dog DashToy Story Midway Mania!
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's RunStar Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Current Entertainment
Fantasmic! (Reopening in 2021)

Seasonal: Unleash the Villains • Rockin' Fourth of July Celebration • Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Former Attractions and Entertainment
The Great Movie RideThe Magic of Disney AnimationSorcery in the SkyAladdin's Royal CaravanThe Sorcerer's HatMulan ParadeStar Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far AwayHere Come the MuppetsDisney Junior - Live on Stage!The American Idol ExperienceStar ToursStar Wars: Path of the JediMonster Sound Show • ABC Sound Studio • Sounds Dangerous! • Jedi Training Sign Up • Muppets Courtyard Streets of America (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set AdventureLights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt ShowStudio Backlot TourEarffel Tower) • Hercules "Zero to Hero" Victory Parade • Disney Junior Dance Party! • Beauty and the Beast Live on StageVoyage of the Little MermaidIndiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!Citizens of HollywoodJedi Training: Trials of the Temple • Superstar Television • Disney's Doug Live

Seasonal: Disney Movie MagicWonderful World of AnimationStar Wars: A Galactic Spectacular • Disney Society Orchestra and Friends

Resorts
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser (Opening in 2021)


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Buena Vista Street
None
Hollywood Land
Disney Animation Building (Turtle Talk with CrushAnimation Academy (Reopening in June 15, 2021)) • Disney Junior Dance Party! • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!Mickey's PhilharMagicHyperion Theater
Grizzly Peak
Soarin' Around the WorldRedwood Creek Challenge Trail (Reopening in July 9, 2021)

Seasonal: Villains Grove

Pacific Wharf
Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar
Cars Land
Radiator Springs RacersMater's Junkyard JamboreeLuigi's Rollickin' Roadsters

Seasonal: Haul-O-Ween • Mater's Graveyard JamBOOree • Luigi's Honkin' Haul-O-Ween • Mater's Jingle Jamboree

Paradise Gardens Park
Goofy's Sky SchoolSilly Symphony SwingsJumpin' JellyfishThe Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea AdventureGolden Zephyr (Reopening in June 15, 2021)
Pixar Pier
IncredicoasterInside Out Emotional WhirlwindJessie's Critter CarouselPixar Pal-A-RoundToy Story Midway Mania!Games of Pixar Pier
Avengers Campus
Avengers Quinjet (Opening in 2022) • Doctor Strange: Mysteries of the Mystic ArtsGuardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure

Seasonal: Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters After Dark

Current Entertainment
World of Color

Seasonal: Disney's Celebrate America • World of Color: Seasons of Light • World of Color: Villainous • Frightfully Fun Parade

Former Attractions and Entertainment
A Bug's Land (Flik's FlyersFrancis' Ladybug BoogieHeimlich's Chew Chew TrainIt's Tough to Be a Bug! • Princess Dot Puddle Park • Tuck & Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies) • Hyperion Theater (Aladdin: A Musical SpectacularFrozen: Live at the Hyperion) • California Screamin'Disney Junior - Live on Stage!Golden DreamsKing Triton's Carousel of the SeaLuigi's Flying TiresMaliboomerMission Tortilla FactoryMuppet*Vision 3DPaint the NightSuperstar LimoThe Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorWho Wants to Be a Millionaire – Play It!S.S. RustworthyDisney's LuminAriaDisney's Electrical ParadeDisney's Eureka! A California ParadeBlock Party BashPixar Play ParadeCondor Flats (Paradise PierGolden State) • Red Car TrolleyThe Bakery TourGrizzly River Run

Seasonal: World of Color: Winter Dreams • World of Color: Celebrate! - The Wonderful World of Walt Disney

Resorts
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & SpaDisney's Paradise Pier Hotel


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Front Lot
Disney Studio 1Earffel Tower
Toon Studio
Animation Celebration (Animation Academy) • Cars Quatre Roues RallyeCrush's CoasterFlying Carpets Over AgrabahRatatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de RémyToy Story Playland (Alien Swirling Saucers (Coming Soon) • RC RacerSlinky Dog Zigzag SpinToy Soldier Parachute Drop) • Cars: Road Trip
Production Courtyard
Stitch Live!The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: A New Dimension of Chills • Disney Junior Dream Factory (Opening in July 1, 2021)
Avengers Campus (Opening in Early 2022)
Iron Man Jukebox (Opening in Early 2022) • Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure (Opening in Early 2022)
Kingdom of Arendelle (Opening in 2023)
Frozen Ever After (Opening in 2023)
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (upcoming)
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Current Entertainment
None
Former Attractions and Entertainment
AnimagiqueBacklot (Armageddon - Les Effets SpeciauxRock 'n' Roller Coaster Avec AerosmithMoteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular) • Disney Junior - Live on Stage!Disney's Stars 'n' CarsCinéMagiqueDisney Cinema ParadeArt of Disney AnimationStudio Tram Tour: Behind the MagicMickey and the MagicianStar Wars: A Galactic CelebrationStar Wars: Une galaxy Lointaine, Très Lontaine


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