German TV promo 'Disney Filmparade' has presented an astonishing look at the final stages in The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror's creation. Through a unique 8-minute video, we can finally discover the libraries, boiler rooms, haunted corridors, drop shafts -- and backstage -- of our very own Hollywood Tower!,
The Disney Filmparade has brought us some truly brilliant looks into the world of Disneyland Resort Paris in the past — such as the creation of Disney’s Once Upon a Dream Parade or the Imagineering of Crush’s Coaster. Whilst basically a television promotion for the resort in the competitive German theme park market, nothing compares to the gems this show regularly throws up.
In their second special edition for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (following one many months ago), then, is there anything close to a “gem” worth looking out for? Well, the 58 screen caps which follow the video might answer that one.
It’s all in German, but, whatever your language, “enjoy!”…
Now, if it’s the first time you’ve seen the video, pick your jaw up off the floor. Let’s start again from the very beginning, the images in this TV special are going to take a while to sink in…
1. Tower of Terror street-level view, some months ago.
2. Pre-show video inside one of the two Library rooms.
3. Test riders (in costume!) superimposed on the screen.
1. View from halfway, early 2006.
2. View downwards, early 2007.
3. Tower going vertical timelapse.
1. Tower reaches full height at sunset.
2. Inside the hotel lobby, bare concrete, no ceiling.
3. (Almost) Completed ceiling with intricate paintwork and wooden carving.
1. Lobby with details on arches and progressing floor – note the beautiful floor tiles.
2. Some of the artifacts and forgotten ornaments to be dotted through the hotel.
3. Read our article about the Tower’s accessories for more on these.
1. Some of the real books to fill the bookshelves in each library, many by famous French authors.
2. Inside one of the libraries – note the wood panel ceiling, bookcases and countless accessories.
3. One of the boiler rooms (loading areas) during heavy construction.
1. Inside the completed boiler rooms – see the stairs to upper boiler room (2nd loading floor).
2. Panning along the incredible detail of the boiler rooms, acclaimed in DCA (and no doubt soon in WDS) for their spectacular show lighting.
3. One of the infamous service elevator entrances.
Continued with MUCH more on Page 2…