Terrific Tuesdays: The Tower of Terror

The Hollywood Tower of Terror is one of the most popular rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This attraction is the second tallest in all of Walt Disney World at 199 feet, and is is a dark thrill ride with several big drops.

The Tower of Terror has any number of randomized drops and lifts. Due to this randomization it is possible to never have the same ride twice. However, every ride contains one false drop with the intention of startling the riders, as well as one complete drop thru the entire tower.

The drops on this thrill ride are faster than gravity. A cable system actually pulls you downward during each of these drops. I think it is impossible for your bottom to remain on the seat during many drops. Thank goodness they check the safety belts often!

The maximum speed of this ride is 30.7 miles per hour. Falling 170 feet at that speed, can definitely instill the terror of this attraction. Tower of Terror often has a long wait, so if you are interested in riding this terrific ride, it is strongly recommended to schedule a FastPass+ for this ride.

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Denise has loved Disney as far back as she can remember. She has two teenage girls who were raised with Disney. Their rooms were decorated, and their closets were filled with Disney articles. Denise’s house now has Disney on every wall. Her wardrobe is made up mostly of Disney clothes. She feels that being surrounded by Disney keeps the memories and magic alive! Her friends affectionately call her “the crazy Disney lady”. Denise was born and raised in Oregon. Currently she lives in both Oregon and Florida splitting her time between both parts of the country. She lives with her youngest daughter (15) and her roommate. Her daughter goes to high school in Oregon. Denise and her roommate sneak away to Florida several times a year, as often as possible. Her daughter tags along when she can, without missing too much school. Her oldest daughter (20) doesn’t make it to Florida much anymore, but hopes to again very soon. Denise’s first trip to Walt Disney World was for her birthday in 2009. She fell more in love with the magic of Disney that day! Ever since then, Denise and her kids have been annual passholders. Last spring she upgraded to a premier pass to include Disneyland. Over spring break her youngest daughter had the pleasure of her first visit to Disneyland. With Denise helping them plan, her brother and his family enjoyed their first family trip to Disneyland at that same time. 

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