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YMMV / The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

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  • Awesome Music: The sort of ghostly, echoey 1930s jazz music that plays in the queue and lobby consisting of many iconic jazz artists like Fats Waller, Vera Lynn, Turner Layton, Red Allen, Johnny Hodges, Glenn Miller, etc. It really does add to the story and theming of the ride.
  • Cult Classic: Many Disney attractions have become so beloved for their immersive experiences and the Tower is no different.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The Twilight Zone versions of the Tower of Terror are supposed to be set in Hollywood, California. Yet the only version of the ride that actually did exist in California has been re-themed. On top of that, the California ride only lasted 13 years. Guess 13 really is unlucky.
  • Permanent Placeholder: Ever since the removal of Hollywood Studio's previous two icons (The water tower and the giant sorcerer's hat), the Tower of Terror has become the icon of the theme parks. It is not known what may become the park's symbol once Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens. Besides, the tower's presence before entering the park makes it an easy way to know what park one is approaching.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: At the 2016 San Diego Comic Con it was announced that California Adventure's Tower of Terror would be changed into Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!. This also counts as an Internet Backdraft as people feel it's only a marketed ploy just so Disneyland can show off that they own the Marvel brand. This prompted the creation of a petition on to keep the ride as it is. That said, the Florida and Paris versions of the ride are still in place.
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  • Too Dumb to Live: Funny enough, you. The ride's premise has you visiting an old, abandoned hotel that, right from the get-go, you know clearly something is very wrong with the place. Yet you still willingly "check in" whilst being given not-so subtle clues left and right that the hotel is not only haunted but is possibly out to get you as well. Ultimately subverted, of course.
  • Vindicated by History: When California Adventure's version first opened, several theme park fans dismissed it as a cheap and inferior duplicate of the Disney-MGM ride. However, California's version eventually grew a strong enough following for its closure to elicit genuine anger and mourning from the theme park community when it got converted into Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!.

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