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Terror with a view – premiere on-ride video

Sunday, 25th November 2007 at 20:00

25-terrorview-00.jpgWould you like to hear some of the new French narration "pour notre Tour"? See the incredible view across Disneyland Resort Paris from our Tower? Indulge in a naughty, pre-opening preview ride on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror? It's just one click away... Do you dare drop in?,

Now, DLRP Today usually tries to keep up the illusion, stay away from spoilers, … But when you spy a video which not only reveals the long-awaited first-hearing of The Hollywood Tower Hotel’s French narration but a truly spectacular nighttime view over the resort from the top of said hotel… Well, who can resist that?

Can you?

Leave this page now if you don’t want to take an early drop into The Twilight Zone…!

Just released to the world less than 2 hours ago via video website Dailymotion, the video is labeled as “Tower of Terror Avant-Premiere”. The resort generally tries to stop video capture or picture taking during its Cast Member and various other attraction previews, but, in this new video sharing world, one inevitably slipped through the net – from the Imagineer family preview this weekend. It reveals enough to seriously excite, but not nearly enough to spoil the massive, immersive experience of an entire, real ride on the attraction, starting as it does just as the elevator “pushes away” and ending during the final drop.

The French commentary follows exactly that of the original English version with no room given for improvisation. “Your destination… unknown” becomes simply “Votre destination… inconnue”. Impressively, even this relatively low-quality still camera video picks up the sublime show lighting throughout the Tower’s scenes, along with one other major feature…

That view!! What can you say? If the Paris Tower wins in one field, it’s having the most spectacular, jaw-dropping Twilight Zone panorama of them all.

Your thoughts…?

— Video by Mustaleski on dailymotion.

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  • One of the best onride videos i have seen from TOT.I only hope we have a chance to choose an English ride version as this is storytelling at its perfection and to get fully immersed in it you have to understand whats going on.

  • Hey
    Can’t wait to visit the French Tower. I’ve had the pleasure to meet The Tower in MGM Studios , WDW, Florida, USA. It looks the same, but the view … to big for words …

  • Can’t wait! Too bad it’s all narrated in french again… just like Phantom Manor…

  • WOW!Just amazing!I cant wait to go back to disneyland paris and ride the tower of terror!For the 1st time!

    Well done DLRP!Your the best!


  • The whole ride looks great. Heading there on on December 8th and 9th for the annual pass previews, I hope. Does anyone know if there will be a chance to ride the attraction with an English language sound track?

  • Disney Freak 92  26th November 2007, 22:05

    I have to say, the TOT in Paris has th best view of all. I just ride the one in Florida an in Anaheim but i think it looks better then these too. I hope i get to Paris in spring 2008 to ride it :-D. Then I will see if i am right in my opinion!

  • i definetely love this video . It is nice to see the French TOT translated in french . I wish you guys had more video about the rest of the themeing .

  • looks good but it should be in english just like the original american twilight zone series.
    Phantom manor used to be narrated by Vincent price but then was changed into french. We are goin in Jan so look forward to riding it, have been to the florida one.

  • Phil Ratcliffe  14th December 2007, 23:16

    I’ve just come back from DLRP and was lucky enough to be able to get on the TOT (3 times) as they opened it to the public for “test runs”.

    It’s superb! The special effects are amazing and very sleek, and the view over the Parks is breathtaking.

    The best version of the ride Disney have built so far.

  • hi, im a annual dreampast holder and i did the ride its amazing , only problem it took me more than 25 minutes (not including the short show at the beginnig) to que up . so i imagine that when it would be open it will have a longer que that space mountain!

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