OpEd: Out of All Disney World’s Hotels There’s One Wish Left Ungranted

Can you spend the night in Disney's Tower of Terror

The Walt Disney World Resort hosts an outstanding plethora of Resort Hotels that range in price, location, luxury, and overtly Disneyfied immersion.

Disney's Contemporary Resort

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From taking in the Disney Enchantment Fireworks from a Park-view balcony at Disney’s Contemporary Resort to taking a swim with Nemo and friends at Disney’s Art of Art of Animation Resort, and all of the options in between. Gran Destino Tower transports Guests to Spain, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge brings the adventure of an African Safari right to your window, and the spirit of Mardi Gras lives on at Port Orleans.

Savannah Animal Kingdom

There is arguably a Disney World Resort Hotel for everyone. But there is one hotel option that Disney has continued to avoid giving its Guests: a legitimate hotel section to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Tower of Terror

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The Hollywood Tower Hotel stands as the tallest “hotel” on Disney Property, boasting 13 floors, but contrary to popular belief, Guests cannot spend the night inside. The hotel is just a facade, a set for one of the most iconic drop rides in the Theme Park industry. But the idea of checking in to this haunting hotel has long been a wish wished by Disney Fanatics. The art deco splendor of Hollywood’s Golden Age combined with the haunting paranormal sense from both its connection to The Twilight Zone and a generally abandoned hotel sparks a special kind of romanticism and excitement–and this is something that Walt Disney Imagineers are more than able to achieve.

Adding an actual hotel section to the Tower of Terror will also give Walt Disney World something it has been lacking for its 50-year tenure in Central Florida: a chance for everyday Guests to spend the night in a Disney Theme Park.

Tower of Terror

Whether or not the powers that be would want to make this exclusively a DVC hotel, or want to limit Guests to 2-3 nights like they did with Star Wars Galactic Starcruise, there is no doubt in this writer’s mind that Guests will not hesitate to fill up bookings for months on end.

As of now, Disney World has no confirmed plans to build this expansion of the Hollywood Tower Hotel, but we fans will keep wishing on a star that one our dreams will come true.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s and may not reflect the sentiments of Disney Fanatic as a whole.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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