Tower of Terror is the first E-Ticket attraction to be added since the park's opening in 2001. Though it may be the best-themed drop ride in the whole world, that is all it is, so if you're a person who will not do a drop ride, seeing the theming may be enough to give it one try. The story is that in 1939 the Hollywood Hotel was the site of a major disaster when a bolt of lightning hit the hotel causing much damage and slipping the occupants of the elevator into another dimentsion. The ride is introduced by Rod Serling in classic Twilight Zone style and then you get into your own elevator. In the process of lifting you up to dropping height, some special effects are used to hide what is happening and then wham…down you go. Since you are in an elevator shaft much of the drop is in the dark, though elevator doors open at points to give a view of how high up you are. The elevator car isn't simply dropped, but instead falls in jerks, including getting pulled back up at times.
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