The original version of the attraction opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in July 1994 and was the basis of the 1997 television film of the same name, several scenes of which were shot at the attraction. A decade later, Disney began plans to add similar versions of the attraction to their newest parks at the Disneyland Resort in California, Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan, and Disneyland Paris. In California and Paris, Disney sought to use the popular attraction to boost attendance at the respective resorts’ struggling new theme parks. The California and Tokyo versions of Tower of Terror opened in 2004 and 2006, respectively, while financial problems delayed the opening of the Paris version until 2007. The California version closed in January 2017.
The Tower of Terror buildings are among the tallest structures found at their respective Disney resorts. At 199 feet (60.7 m), the Florida version is the second tallest attraction at the Walt Disney World Resort, with only Expedition Everest 199.5 feet (60.8 m) being taller. At the Disneyland Resort, the 199-foot (60.7 m) structure (which now houses Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!) is the tallest building at the resort, as well as one of the tallest buildings in Anaheim. At Disneyland Paris, it is the second tallest attraction.
Come with us as we delve into the weird stories about Disney parks; human remains, odd accidents and possible hauntings. We chat about the rumors and true incidents that make up the creepier side of visiting your favorite place.
On this fun episode of the Obscure Disney Podcast, we tackle some Disney news, spread some Disney rumors and even possibly tell some Disney lies! We talk about the new Disney streaming service and it’s impact on the current players, chat about a new Walt Disney World hotel and round out the discussion about escalating prices at the parks.
On this Not So Scary episode of the Obscure Disney Podcast, we talk about a few changes Disneyland makes in the parks for Halloween, and then chat about what Walt Disney World could do to put a Halloween spin on some of their existing attractions as well.
On this special Halloween episode of the Obscure Disney Podcast, we enjoy talking about a nostalgic classic, Hocus Pocus. We talk about the movie’s production, the music, and the lasting legacy of the Sanderson Sisters and the virgin lighting the black flame candle.
On this spooky special of the Obscure Disney Podcast, we are discussing The Nightmare Before Christmas, the film and it’s influence on the park, specifically the Haunted Mansion Holiday; the Halloween / Christmas overlay featured in Disneyland.
On this episode of the Obscure Disney Podcast, take a look into our darkest fears…or at least the top 11 things that scare us about Disney parks; from people to rides, let’s talk about what makes us uncomfortable enough to avoid while at the happiest place on earth.
For the month of October, we here the Obscure Disney Podcast have decided to take a look at the spookier side of Disney as we are starting with the Gorilla style short film filmed at Disneyland, Missing in the Mansion. We also talk about the follow-up film. Followed Home from the Mansion and Escape from Tomorrow.