VIDEO & ANALYSIS: Walt Disney World Introduces On-Ride Video, Tower of Terror Debuts First

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Very quietly on August 12th, 2014, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror began offering an on-ride video to guests who had purchased MemoryMaker and have a MagicBand in their procession. The video is acquired at two points in the ride and automatically edited together as a really nice video package, as you can see here (we tried it out last night, so see if you can find some famous WDWNT faces in the video):

The video is automatically showing up on the PhotoPass website for guests with MemoryMaker who have claimed their Tower of Terror on-ride photos. Pretty neat, huh?

The only change to the ride that the video cameras make is a much brighter white-light that lasts for a few seconds as your elevator stops at the floor where the on-ride photo has always been taken. Otherwise, the ride experience is the still the  same.

Based on some testing that has been done with cast members over the last few months, it seems likely that on-ride video much like this one should be coming to other attractions at Walt Disney World very soon, including but not limited to Expedition Everest and the Haunted Mansion.

So, what do you think? Is this a cool offering? Would you pay to get on-ride videos like this for your vacation?

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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  • This is really a cool idea and I am glad that Disney is adding more cutting edge ideas to its PhotoPass / MemoryMaker. I feel most visitors share their experiences via Facebook & Twitter and this idea will be shared even more on all media outlets.

  • 18 days until I am there on vacation and I am excited to be back on the Tower of Terror again, have not been on it since this past May. I always did the PhotoPass+ when at WDW for vacation. This video is neat and I like the fact I do not have to do anything to get it makes it really nice. What format is it in when you get it?

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