"The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror" is an accelerated drop tower dark ride located at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Tokyo DisneySea, Walt Disney Studios Park, and formerly located at Disney California Adventure.

The attraction (opened 22 July 1994), and takes place in the fictional Hollywood Tower Hotel
in Hollywood, California.

The Tokyo version, which features an original storyline not related to The Twilight Zone, takes place in the fictional Hotel Hightower. All three versions place riders in a seemingly ordinary hotel elevator, and present the riders with a fictional backstory in which people have mysteriously disappeared from the elevator under the influence of some supernatural element many years previously.

Disney felt Rod Serling needed to be part of the attraction, although he had died in 1975. In order to include Serling in the attraction, Disney opted to hold auditions to cast his voice, with Carol Serling, Rod's wife, serving as a consultant for the casting. There are also a number of electronic games based on the ride.

After many auditions, Mark Silverman was chosen by Rod's wife to provide her husband's voice. The archival footage of Serling used in the preshow was taken from the episode, "It's a Good Life". Silverman would later reprise this voice role for additional lines for the Disney California Adventure attraction. He also reprised the voice of Serling for the 2019 revival of "The Twilight Zone"; episodes - Blurryman (2019) and 8 (2020).

The ride's host is Rod Serling (voiced by Mark Silverman in the English versions).

The following is a clips of the ride and video:

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (Youtube) from The Professor on Vimeo.

For more information on Rod Serling original "Twilight Zone", use the below link:


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