January 2, 2017

Goodbye Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Today, January 2nd,  marks the last day of operation  for the excellent Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure. That is as we know it. Yes, the above concept art for the thrilling and beloved attraction is as underwhelming as was the experience for anyone who first knew the original and best incarnation found at Walt Disney World. But make no mistake, even this second generation, truncated attraction is an Imagineering classic. It was the last piece of Bargain Basement Imagineering before the decision was made to revamp the park and save California Adventure from itself. (Check out a look at California Adventure 1.0 from its concept art here.)

Like it or not, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy version is on the way. Hopefully, it is the beginning of an incredibly themed land at the park. 

(Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)

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