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Tower of Terror Refurbishment Complete, Back to Full Capacity

(UPDATE 8/11/19:) After being run at reduced capacity throughout the Spring and Summer, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is back running at full capacity.

Tower of Terror

Besides bringing the Tower of Terror back to full capacity, the randomized drop sequence has also returned after only using the single drop profile since the refurbishment started.

The attraction was in need of maintenance and because of the lower capacity, wait times have been higher than normal in the last months. That should change with it operating at full capacity again which is good news for park-goers in the coming weeks.

Hollywood Studios is already low in attractions and now with Galaxy’s Edge opening up and possible record crowds coming at the end of the month, it’s going to be crucial that the rest of the park’s attractions are running at full speed and can hold as many guests as possible.

We’re happy to have the Tower of Terror fully back up and running smooth. Make sure to drop in on your next visit to Hollywood Studios.

(Original Story) One of Walt Disney World’s most popular attractions is going to be at reduced capacity for most of 2019 as the Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is getting a refurbishment.

According to the Tower of Terror refurbishment is going to be done in phases so the attraction will stay open during the refurbishment.  Workers will work on one side of the attraction and then move to the other side, allowing it never to completely shut down.

Good thing because I don’t think Hollywood Studios can take losing another attraction for any amount of time.

Tower of Terror lobby

Even though the Tower of Terror will remain open, there will be fewer FastPass+ reservations available so waits are going to definitely be higher.

This is a smart move on Disney’s part to get this type of refurbishment done BEFORE Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opens up later in 2019.  Hollywood Studios is going to be a zoo when that happens and they will definitely need the Tower of Terror’s capacity for guests waiting to get into Galaxy’s Edge.  Therefore it’s better to get this over with now than have a problem in the Fall.

Tower of Terror elevator

The Tower of Terror Refurbishment will start during the Spring and continue through the Summer of 2019.  Stay tuned more more info as soon as we have it, but here’s hoping some of the now missing effects are restored to normal!

Check out the Full List of Disney World Refurbishments and Ride Closures to see what else is being worked on.

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the Tower of Terror getting a refurbishment…

  • Does this affect your trip?
  • What effects would you like to see return?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Monday 12th of August 2019

Glad to hear it. Still one of my favorites. ?? Thx for the update.