2017 Training Stats

Miles Completed = 29.01
(Run/Walked = 29.01, Biked = 0.0, Elliptical = 0.0)


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Countdown to 2012 WDW Marathon Weekend #60

Since we are 60 days out from the 2012 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and my 2nd go at the Dopey Challenge, I thought I'd do a daily countdown of some of the things at Walt Disney World that I'm looking forward to experiencing either for the first time or just because I love it.  So here goes:

#60 - Disney's Hollywood Studios' The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
2007 ToT 2
From the Walt Disney World website:
Plunge down the dark freight elevator shaft of the once glamorous Hollywood Tower Hotel in The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, a thrill ride for big kids, teens and adults at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park.

Ah, but this is no ordinary hotel. Its phantom elevator is located beyond the fifth dimension, the one that crosses over into The Twilight Zone.

The Legend
Classic stars of the silver screen sought rest and relaxation at the grand Hollywood Tower Hotel during the Golden Age of Hollywood. In 1939, during a gloomy Halloween night, 5 unlucky souls were riding down the Hotel's maintenance service elevator when a violent storm struck the building… and they were never seen again. Black scorch marks still scar The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror facade where lightning left its autograph.

The Elevator
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.

Step aboard, if you dare. You're about to discover what lies beyond the deepest, darkest corner of the imagination.

The Twilight Zone® is a registered trademark of CBS, Inc. and is used with permission pursuant to a license from CBS, Inc.

What do I love about it?
It is one of the best rides to do after you finish an endurance event - there is no pain involved in riding the Tower of Terror :)!  It's easy to get on and off the ride and the drops don't jar your stiff and sore joints and muscles.

Okay, apart from that, the ride is pretty spectacular.  With random drop sequences that can leave you breathless it is like being on a new ride each time.

One of my other favorite things about Tower of Terror is riding with first timers.  There is nothing better than the reactions of the guests around you when they've never experienced the ride.  You can feel their nerves stretching taut as you board.  Some people react negatively and others are just in sheer delight - you just don't know until you try it how you'll react to the magic of the drops!


Matt said...

Great idea, Amanda! I love Tower of Terror, but mostly for the queue. For some reason, I love the eerie, yet beauty of the gardens and the Lobby area. Just really cool and very well done.

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