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Hold on tight for a thrilling journey into another realm of sight and sound you’re sure to never forget.
A Grand Re-Opening
Explore the notorious Hollywood Tower Hotel, the onetime haunt of Tinseltown’s rich and famous until a mysterious event forced it to close. Edge past the wrought-iron gates of the abandoned abode and wind 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 "elevator" and strap yourself in, light bulbs flickering on and off above you.
Launch upward through 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.
Squeal in terror as you plunge down the abandoned shaft then unexpectedly change direction and hurtle back up the hotel. 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?
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, 5 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 ride in one of the only working "elevators" to unravel the mystery.
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.