Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Bonus Ride on Tower of Terror: Great Disney Cast Members

By: Nick

My favorite ride at Walt Disney World is The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

I love the details the Imagineers put into the ride from the classic television series.

Back in November of 2007, after the pre-show video, Barbie and I stayed back in the library, taking photos of props referencing episodes. A Cast Member named Darren started pointing out details that we may not have noticed, such as these broken glasses, an homage to one of my favorites, "Time Enough at Last."

We chatted for a few moments, until we had to depart as the next group of guests entered the library,

We thanked Darren, and Barbie and I proceeded to our "service elevator."

After our visit to the Twilight Zone, imagine our surprise when Darren greeted us at the exit. He didn't say anything, except "Come with me." He then proceeded to bring us up on a real service elevator, back to the loading area. He spoke to another Cast Member loading guests, and within a few moments, we were placed on our very own elevator!

Once again, Darren met us on the other end, and asked if we'd enjoyed our ride. We couldn't thank him enough for this wonderful surprise!

It's wonderful experiences, and even more wonderful Cast Members, that keep us dropping by Disney Theme Parks!

Thanks again Darren!


  1. That is so awesome when "special magic" happens in the most magical of places! It just adds so much to a trip! Thanks for sharing this!!

  2. Wow, I don't think I could ride ToT twice in a row! I love the ride but it makes me wonky afterwards . . .

    What a great cast members to offer you that lovely bit of magic. Darren is awesome.

  3. That's awesome! ....although I can't bring myself to go on this ride... :-(


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