Today marks the 31st Anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and we’d be remiss to not feature a deep-dive into the park’s official icon, The Hollywood Tower Hotel. Yes, that’s right––Disney never fully gained rights to the Chinese Theatre, only its likeness, which is why you see the Tower of Terror as the park icon on most merchandise, guide maps, and more. For fans of “The Twilight Zone” and drop rides, no trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is complete without a trip to another dimension. A dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind… a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas.
Today, we’re bringing you an episode of Back to the Future LIVE! based on the original Tower of Terror––from its early Mel Brooks-themed origins as Castle Young Frankenstein, to its current iteration, and the various versions across Disney Parks worldwide. This multimedia presentation will cover the full history of Disney’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, so make sure to pull on those yellow straps and get ready to go back… way back!