Skywatch Friday – DIsney Hollywood Studios -Tower of Terror

I’ve been taking my readers on a tour of Disney’s Hollywood (DHS) Studios all week through the various memes in which I participate. I will continue here today for Sky Watch Friday.

Check out Monday, Tuesday, Wed & Thursday for other shots around DHS!

To see more sky shots from around the globe click on the button above!
TOWER OF TERROR – Hotel Hollywood!
These photos were taken as the sun was setting on September evening.
7:04pm

7:06pm
A ride on the “fright elevator” beyond the eerie boiler room in the hotel basement could be down, then up, or maybe down again, or up and up—every experience is different and randomly selected by the Tower itself. There’s no way of knowing which direction you’ll go on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Tower of Terror is a decent Disney movie from 1997 with Steve Guttenberg, Kirsten Dunst and Nia Pepples. If you want a good family flick for a Friday night… pick this one up at your local video store, it ‘explains’ the ride!

Edited to add – I just realized that not EVERYONE knows what the Tower of Terror is! This is a ride in which you go up near the top of this building in an elevator, the whole queue line is themed like an old dusty hotel from 1939. Once you are at the top, you are loaded into another “elevator” car in which you sit with many other riders. Then you go down, BUT, it is an elevator out of control, and you never know how far you will fall on each drop! Every now and then the doors in front of you open and you can see the outside.

I personally rode this only once. I’m not a thrill rider. As far as rides go it was not too bad, but for Tara and I it was never worth the usual long wait. The themeing inside is very cool, so I was glad we did it once. (Tara actually rode it another time with friends!)

Here is the front side of the building. You can see it looks scorched. As part of the story, the hotel was hit by lightning. If you look under the word “hotel” you will see the doors that open depending on where the ride drops.

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Skywatch Friday – DIsney Hollywood Studios -Tower of Terror

I’ve been taking my readers on a tour of Disney’s Hollywood (DHS) Studios all week through the various memes in which I participate. I will continue here today for Sky Watch Friday.

Check out Monday, Tuesday, Wed & Thursday for other shots around DHS!

To see more sky shots from around the globe click on the button above!
TOWER OF TERROR – Hotel Hollywood!
These photos were taken as the sun was setting on September evening.
7:04pm

7:06pm
A ride on the “fright elevator” beyond the eerie boiler room in the hotel basement could be down, then up, or maybe down again, or up and up—every experience is different and randomly selected by the Tower itself. There’s no way of knowing which direction you’ll go on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Tower of Terror is a decent Disney movie from 1997 with Steve Guttenberg, Kirsten Dunst and Nia Pepples. If you want a good family flick for a Friday night… pick this one up at your local video store, it ‘explains’ the ride!

Edited to add – I just realized that not EVERYONE knows what the Tower of Terror is! This is a ride in which you go up near the top of this building in an elevator, the whole queue line is themed like an old dusty hotel from 1939. Once you are at the top, you are loaded into another “elevator” car in which you sit with many other riders. Then you go down, BUT, it is an elevator out of control, and you never know how far you will fall on each drop! Every now and then the doors in front of you open and you can see the outside.

I personally rode this only once. I’m not a thrill rider. As far as rides go it was not too bad, but for Tara and I it was never worth the usual long wait. The themeing inside is very cool, so I was glad we did it once. (Tara actually rode it another time with friends!)

Here is the front side of the building. You can see it looks scorched. As part of the story, the hotel was hit by lightning. If you look under the word “hotel” you will see the doors that open depending on where the ride drops.

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  1. Hi Martha, I love the colors of the skies! And I have been on this thriller ride and it was scary! I am not going on this ride again! Hehehehe, I just had to accompany my daughter!

  2. These shots are great..the second is very cool..and eerie…beautiful skies…I would not have known the tower of terror…. but I don't think I'll ride it!

  3. Wow! is right! Really fantastic shots! And it does look like a Tower of Terror, but beautiful anyway and the sky is the perfect backdrop!

    Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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