Video of when we got stuck on Tower of Terror

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Video of when we got stuck on Tower of Terror

Now, this was an experience that could have been bad or would be bad to some people, but we thought it was awesome! This happened during our trip in december 11'.

The entire ride on TOT went perfect! At the end of the ride when the car backs out of the elevator shaft, turns to the exit door, and the lights come on giving you a glimpse of the props and decor...well, that didn't happen. The car exited the elevator shaft, started to turn and just stopped. The lights came on, the voice over played like normal, and the exit door didn't open. We then just sat there in the dark. People started getting concerned and asking if it was normal to which i excitedly replied, "No! We're stuck! Yay!" They did not share my excitement until later. Smile All of a sudden, bright lights came on and back behind us we could see a break room. haha It was the weirdest sight. A maintenance guy walked into the room and was shocked to see us sitting there. He walked back out of the room without saying anything. People even started to yell, "Hello?!" He came back with two other maintenance guys and they started to walk around the car looking at it. They backed up the car using a manual driver into the break room area and started working on it. That's when i pulled out my phone and started recording...

You can see the door where you normally back out of the elevator shaft. Who knew this whole break room area was right behind you the whole time!

Behind the Scenes on Tower of Terror

This is us going a back way and taking an elevator back up to the loading area to get to ride again.

Behind the Scenes on Tower of Terror 2

All of the employees were suuuper nice and it was an awesome experience to be able to see all of the behind the scenes action of one of my favorite rides. It was one of the highlights of our trip.

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That's crazy....Love how they just have a George Foreman grill sitting there

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That was awesome! I love how everyone just stood in the regular elevator at the end.

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That really was fun to see.

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That's a great behind the scenes perspective.

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That was pretty good!

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That is pretty sweet! thanks for sharing!

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One time we got on it and it was getting really dark outside because of the usual storm rolling in. When you're actually on the ride and the doors open at the top, it was storming like crazy and we all started laughing at how realistic it was. But then after like 2 drops it just stopped and we all sat there like....well, is it gonna suddenly come back to life? people started taking pictures to light-up the area and we were just stuck staring at a wall. They eventually brought us down really slowly and brought us to the normal doors to get off.

I've heard of people having to do the same thing as you though and I'm super jealous!!!

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That's pretty neat that they actually let you record behind the scenes! yay DH and I did the Backstage Magic tour back in 2009 for my birthday trip! It was awesome and completely worth the experience if you are a Disney Nut like myself! They took us behind the scenes at the TOT to see the ride vehicles and how they work. It was pretty neat! We were in a room that looked very similar! They didn't let us record or take pictures of anything though. sad

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That. Is. AWESOME! I'd be the guy high-fiving you when you excitedly replied "No! We're stuck! Yay!"

yeah

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LuvAllDisney wrote:
That's pretty neat that they actually let you record behind the scenes! yay DH and I did the Backstage Magic tour back in 2009 for my birthday trip! It was awesome and completely worth the experience if you are a Disney Nut like myself! They took us behind the scenes at the TOT to see the ride vehicles and how they work. It was pretty neat! We were in a room that looked very similar! They didn't let us record or take pictures of anything though. sad

I know you can't hear well what people are talking about with the one maintenance guy, but he was saying to someone else that was recording to not post it online, because he was in witness protection. laugh That's when they started joking about his family and if he ever gets to see them.

JeffC wrote:
That. Is. AWESOME! I'd be the guy high-fiving you when you excitedly replied "No! We're stuck! Yay!"

yeah

biggrin awesome

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Thanks for sharing! Very cool!

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Oh my goodness!! That was hilarious..I love how you all just stood on the elevator..too funny! I would LOVE if that happened to me!

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