Monday, July 25, 2016
Less Than Marvel-ous News
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror holds a very important place in Disney California Adventure history as its first real "A-List" attraction for guests of the Disneyland Resort. Previously, the entire DCA Park was a snoozer that generated very little (positive) buzz. Even though my stomach does not usually do well with drop rides, this is one that I made an exception for. The thematic detailing of the line queue rivals that of Disneyland's Indiana Jones Adventure. With the recent announcement that the Tower would be completely redone as a Marvel attraction (no comment other than the title of the post), I decided to make today's post a virtual ride-through.
The lobby has always been my favorite part; so much to see, and so little time to observe it. I could happily saunter through this part of the line queue for a few hours noticing all of the little details.
Where you would have checked-in if it were 1929.
A personal favorite: the vintage Shirley Temple doll and Oz book.
The elevator directory:
Off to the library; will it be the one on the left...
or the right?
Either way, you get to see Rod Serling on the television:
It doesn't look good for this group of 1929 Hollywood elite.
The boiler room is another personal favorite, with its eerie lighting and abundance of props:
Before you know it, your elevator is ready:
The unsuspecting group:
Hard to tell which one is me, right?
Whoa...where'd we go?
You shouldn't get off the elevator just yet:
A closer view of what's outside the hotel room doors:
The Hollywood elite have returned in a ghostly form:
And now it's time to say goodbye...
A comparative view from the top; September 2006:
How it looks now; be sure to click on this wide panorama shot:
And finally, you get to exit the attraction.
Ever notice this under the stairs?
If you want to check-in to the Hollywood Tower Hotel one more time, you have until early 2017. The "new" Guardians of the Galaxy version will be opening Summer 2017.
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