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The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror features the interior of a dilapidated building with a service elevator equipped with seats

Disney California Adventure Park

Hollywood Land

Guests Must Be

40" (102 cm) or Taller

Age Interest

Teens, Adults

Thrill Level

Loud, Dark, Scary, Thrill Rides, Big Drops

Accessibility and Other Information - Opens Dialog


  • Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
  • Video Captioning


Rider Switch, FASTPASS, Indoor

Guest Policies

  • WARNING! For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue, or if you have a Disney FASTPASS® return ticket, enter the FASTPASS® return line.
  • Rider Switch Offered.
  • Service animals may not accompany Guests on this attraction.
  • Supervise children at all times.
    Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • Persons who do not meet the minimum height requirement of 40 inches (102 cm) may not ride.

Check in and board this haunted elevator-themed ride before it checks out forever on January 2, 2017.

A gloomy but once grand hotel lobby, with abandoned luggage and furnishings draped in cobwebs

A Spirited Sendoff with All-New Thrills

Experience an added dimension of fear at the spookiest time of year. Don’t miss one of your last chances to celebrate this legendary attraction before it vanishes forever into The Twilight Zone in early 2017. More than ever, prepare for a “departure” from the ordinary, featuring:

  • “Late Check Out” – Guests arriving after nightfall will endure this frightful odyssey while plunged into complete darkness!
  • Performances by the Silver Lake Sisters – Through October 31, these dulcet-toned sirens of yesteryear will make regular “appearances” to entertain Guests with tunes from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Check the Disneyland Mobile App for show times.
  • Special Disney PhotoPass Opportunities – Complete your eerie experience with a photo of yourself “checking out” in front of the Hollywood Tower Hotel marquee, complete with vintage luggage and other period Tinseltown props.

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror devotees can fondly remember this harrowing ordeal with one-of-a-kind merchandise, a specialty hot dog and commemorative cocktail.

  • “Final Check Out” Keepsakes – Bring home a souvenir from the other side. Items may include commemorative pins, t-shirts, room-key keychain and holiday ornaments (while supplies last).
  • The Tower Drop Dog at Award Wieners – The ultimate “wurst-case” scenario features an all-beef frank dripping with red pepper ketchup, buried in grilled onions, peppers and onion crunch, then laid out on a black noir potato bun.
  • The Drop Cocktail at Carthay Circle Restaurant – Midori and Irish cream encounter several exhilarating “drops” of grenadine.

A woman's hair flows up as she experiences the thrill of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction

Drop into The Twilight Zone

Hold on tight for a thrilling journey into another realm.

Return to a Legendary Landmark
Explore the notorious Hollywood Tower Hotel, the onetime haunt of Tinseltown’s rich and famous—until a mysterious event forced it to close on Halloween in 1939. Edge past the wrought-iron gates of the abandoned abode and wind your way through a neglected, weed-filled garden before stepping inside a dilapidated lobby, seemingly frozen in time.

Make your way into a cozy library and behold curious artifacts from around the globe. As lightning ignites the darkened room, a nearby television set springs to life and Rod Serling welcomes you on a journey into the Twilight Zone.

From a secret passage, trudge into the shadowy confines of a dilapidated boiler room, where your vessel into the 5th dimension awaits. Enter the dusty service lift and strap yourself in, light bulbs flickering on and off above you.

Going Up?
Seated in the lift, launch upward though the hotel in darkness as the voice of Rod Serling echoes all around you. Suddenly, the corroded doors spring open to reveal a lengthy hallway inhabited by the otherworldly hotel inhabitants from 1939 beckoning for you to join them. But your skyward journey has just begun.

Going Down!
Squeal in terror as you “freefall” down the abandoned shaft then unexpectedly change direction and hurtle back upward. Gaze out through a missing wall 13 stories high as the doors inexplicably open and close to reveal the hotel grounds. As if possessed by some unseen phantom, the lift plummets down and speeds upward over and over again, the sound of cables snapping and metal clanging overhead.

Will you make it back to the real world… or will you become a permanent resident of the Twilight Zone?

A eerie statue of an eagle, covered in cobwebs, sets the tone of this popular attraction

The Mystery of the Hollywood Tower Hotel

One stormy Halloween night in 1939, 5 unlucky souls mysteriously disappeared from the Hollywood Tower Hotel’s doomed elevator.

Classic stars of the silver screen sought rest and relaxation at the Hollywood Tower Hotel during the Golden Age of Hollywood. In 1939, during a gloomy Halloween night, these unfortunate hotel patrons were riding in the elevator when a violent storm struck the building… and they were never seen again. Wherever they may have gone or whatever became of them has remained a mystery to this day. The hotel closed down that night and has remained abandoned ever since.

The Present Day
You’re invited to take a tour of the Hollywood Tower Hotel and embark on a perilous journey to unravel the mystery.

A sign painted on a wall for the service elevator at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Based on the Classic Television Series

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is based on the popular anthology series The Twilight Zone, which aired on CBS from 1959 to 1964. Created, hosted and written by Rod Serling, the award-winning show—with its imaginative storylines and unexpected twist endings—was wildly successful.

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

An oversized Mickey inspired jack o lantern decorates Main Street, U.S.A.

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

Spirit away for some spooky fun—and your last chance to experience the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror during Halloween Time—from September 9 through October 31.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

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