Disney should retheme the Florida Tower of Terror to Ducktales and you could drop into Mc Ducks money pit as the classic song plays. Plus having to pay extra for the drop package, running at half capacity and opening early for the rich elite would be part of theming as Scrooge is always trying to make a quick buck. $99 extra if you want to wait in the indoor AC line and get a cupcake after riding. After all the money you spent you would not even notice that's it a cheaply done redo of a classic ride.
This says Tower is closing in January. Feige says "With its debut timed to the release of the film’s sequel..." GOTG2 comes out May 5th. That's 4 months. I am betting this is a temporary overlay like Haunted Mansion Holiday. If rumors are true, the Twilight Zone license was due to expire soon. If Disney needed to remove the Twilight Zone theming anyway, why not slap this on for a few months/years until "by popular demand" they bring back the Hollywood Tower Hotel as a generic Hollywood spooky hotel? Here's hoping... Cuz if not, what a waste of the Marvel license. First an Iron Man overlay of Star Tours in HK and now this.
It's sad that Universal's update of the Hulk looks more interesting, exciting and truer to the characters then this. Long live Marvel Super Hero Island! Stop the cash grabs!
I wonder if the Tower of Terror will look like an inflatable pink birthday cake, replace its glowing Hollywood letters with Guardians 2017 or put a giant Star Lord hat/helmet with a gift shop under it. Temporary and Disney usually ends up being years or decades.
This is absolutely fantastic!! Lol
This...is just weird. It has the distinct smell of, "Hey we own this IP, let's do a quick overlay of an attraction to cash in."
It clashes with the themimg of Hollywood Land. It was a visual treat to walk down the street and have TOT at the end awaiting you, in a grand and menacing fashion. Now it'll look out of place with all those satellite dishes and antennas. Looks more like a cellphone/wifi tower that's taken over a once beautiful building. Ugh... I can go on and on. It's another attraction that no one wanted and leaves people saying, "But why this?"
At least the superior version is still left untouched at DHS.
It is not a temporary overlay. This is the start of the Marvel Land for DCA. If the story is similar to that of the Tokyo DisneySea Tower, it will be great. I've been to every Tower and out of the four, the DCA version and the WDSP version are the weakest. I think this will provide a much better experience.
So yea this is not temporary, it is a drop coaster so no track redo and you don't need to do a lot of rework to the drop shaft. The exterior work can start immediately if they wanted and the down will be mostly for queue redesign. This tower is also getting the upgraded computer system to give it the random drop profiles. To those complaing how it ruins the 1930s Hollywood theme, that theme is loose begin with. This is the start of a Marvel themed area as Joe Rhode mentions in the video. If you loved the ride, it is still there, just now it will have an improved ride system with a more cohesive story from the moment you walk up to the building.
If they touch Tower of Terror at WDW, I'm done. Seriously.
And no point comparing to Tokyo Disney. That's not a Disney property. It's just licensed.
I know it's Disney but what has it to do with Orlando?
It has to do with Orlando because WDW also has a Tower of Terror, and the consensus seems to be that we do NOT want it re-themed.
Thanks Dan. While I have no issue replacing Universe of Energy, I'm disappointed that World Showcase will become the latest location for more movie rides. Whatever happened to creating a unique new experience for attractions? When Epcot first opened, everything was original. Nothing was based on movies or anything else. It was all unique. Guess those days are gone...Bummer.