Video: Guests Stuck Inside Tower of Terror with Lights On

Tower of Terror breakdown
Credit: @victoriabarros_ (left); Disney (right)

On Thursday, July 14, Disney World Guests were given a unique perspective on a landmark attraction when they got stuck on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

TikTok user @victoriabarros_ shared a video of her and her friends in the elevator car at the point in the experience right before the big drop, staring at what appear to be doors that open to the outside world.

Check it out:


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It is unclear at which point exactly this group got stuck, though, and it is also unclear what occurred to cause the ride to shut down and turn on its interior lights. But, considering this video did not come to our attention until almost two days later, we can speculate that it was a minor malfunction.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is the landmark attraction of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Its 13-story tower can be seen all across the Walt Disney World property and has inspired multiple variants found at Disney California Adventure Park, Tokyo DisneySea, and Walt Disney Studios Park at the Disneyland Paris Resort.

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Credit: Disney

Related: Video: Guest Skips Seat Belt, Hits Ceiling in Free Fall on Tower of Terror

The Walt Disney World website describes the thrilling drop ride as the following:

Next Stop: The 5th Dimension

Step uneasily inside the infamous Hollywood Tower Hotel and find a dusty lobby frozen in time. Even the subdued hotel staff seems strangely out of another era. 

Suddenly a television set springs to life and Rod Serling welcomes you on a journey into the Twilight Zone. He reveals that on a gloomy Halloween night in 1939, some hotel patrons were riding the elevator when a violent storm struck the building… and they were never seen again. The hotel closed down and has stood empty ever since. 

Going Up? 

Enter the rickety, elevator-style lift, strap yourself in and prepare to discover what lies beyond the darkest corner of your imagination. 

Shriek in terror as you’re suddenly propelled up and down the abandoned shaft—unexpectedly dropping and rising—as you hear the sound of cables snapping and metal clanging overhead. 

Will you make it back to the real world… or will you become a permanent resident of the Twilight Zone?

Tower of Terror Billboard

Credit: Inside the Magic

Related: Report: Disney World Removing Iconic ‘Tower of Terror’ Sign

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.

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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