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Re: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
« Reply #1635 on: May 29, 2012, 11:23:30 PM »
I think it's only the one at Disney's Hollywood Studios that has randomised drops. The ToT's at Paris, Disney's California Adventure and Tokyo Disneysea use the new ride operation system, which isn't randomised. I guess they could do it one day, but it might be more difficult to program.
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Re: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
« Reply #1636 on: May 30, 2012, 12:51:09 AM »
One of the shafts has a slightly different drop pattern I believe, instead of up-up-down before the big drop it goes up-down-down. I want to say this is to do with space issues needed for the infinity corridor scene, but I may just be massively jumbled up!
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Re: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
« Reply #1637 on: June 16, 2012, 10:53:40 PM »
Yeah...! I want this for WDS every night! :)

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Re: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
« Reply #1638 on: August 09, 2012, 04:11:10 PM »
I jsut love the tower of terror.
not only just the ride but the clerks arre just messing with you.

Too bad we had one who didn't do anything 'creepy' or fun.
jsut a peace sign when the ride started.  :roll: very in character indeed.
am I the only one or has anyone the same experience, where the clerk doesn't do anything creepy or fun.

ps. ;) which experience with a staffmember in the 'hotel' was the best?
the best thing I had was a clerk who told us to hold on to: children, personal belonings, our lunch that day,...
and just waving creepy when the ride started.
when the ride ended, he just popped his head into the elevator and counted each and every one of us to check if nobody was vanished.
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Re: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
« Reply #1639 on: August 16, 2012, 12:27:40 AM »
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am I the only one or has anyone the same experience, where the clerk doesn't do anything creepy or fun.
It happened to me, too (on my first and only ride :( ). But maybe it was just because he was a bit freaked out by me saying "I DON'T WANT TO GET ON!!!!"
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Re: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
« Reply #1640 on: August 17, 2012, 02:02:05 AM »
Last time, one CM on the elevator claimed that it had an emergency exit at the top...which if course, it hasn't, so when ppl askes how they'd get out, he just said: "Well, it's too late"
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Tower of Terror in disrepair?
« Reply #1641 on: November 08, 2012, 10:26:12 PM »
Just found a blog when looking for info about the new Ratatouille ride...

http://www.mepipe.com/2012/06/disneylan ... aires.html

Mentions the ToT being in disrepair...  It's been a year since I've been, but I couldn't imagine there being a serious problem with it.

Anyone know what's going on?
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Re: Tower of Terror in disrepair?
« Reply #1642 on: November 08, 2012, 10:35:01 PM »
I took this picture back in April where you can see the concrete crumbling.  Also, they had netting around the two sticky out bits at the top...
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Re: Tower of Terror in disrepair?
« Reply #1643 on: November 09, 2012, 02:11:15 AM »
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I took this picture back in April where you can see the concrete crumbling.  Also, they had netting around the two sticky out bits at the top...


looks like mouse/rat traces to me or any other major rodent
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Re: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
« Reply #1644 on: December 19, 2012, 01:12:50 AM »
The concrete problems of the TOT are under investigation, it's obvious it's not a minor problem. It's really hard to pour concrete in winter, but today's improvements in cocrete pouring methods allow you to produce good results in cold weather. However, it's unusual to see spalled concrete in such a recent structure, and that could be a reason. There are many options, but they must do something soon.
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Re: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
« Reply #1645 on: December 19, 2012, 10:40:00 AM »
That answers my question before I post it! I was at the park this past weekend, and noticed netting on 40% of the structure. I was going to ask why, but this explains. However, a lot of the netting was at the top section of the building
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Re: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
« Reply #1646 on: December 19, 2012, 12:05:12 PM »
Probably, because it's the section of the building where temperatures are colder and winds are stronger. However, I think I watched somewhere a video in which workers were placing some precast concrete, so it is also likely to be its composition. But, you know, there are a lot of issues related to concrete, and I'm just an engineering student. So we have to wait and see the investigation results.
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Re: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
« Reply #1647 on: February 10, 2013, 07:05:46 PM »
Okay so I have made a decision- I will finally ride it when I visit in 9 days!. Been scared by it for years- and had no desire to ride it- but reading all the posts on here have really intrigued me, and when I watched a couple of videos on youtube I got really excited, it looks like an amazing ride :D really hoping I will get it in English though! Does anyone know how high the biggest drop is?
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Re: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
« Reply #1648 on: February 10, 2013, 07:32:04 PM »
I've been on the Tower of Terror, it is worth it for the wonderful Disney themeing inside and that horrible sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach when you take the drop, but for some reason I can't face the Parachute Drop in TSPL.
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Re: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
« Reply #1649 on: February 19, 2013, 10:12:26 PM »
Finally Did it! Went on it for the first time today- and it was amazing , so much fun ! Was so regretting it at first but i loved it. Will def do it again tomorrow! And it was only a 10 min wait.
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