Disney’s Hollywood Studios Tower of Terror Reopens After Guest Evacuation Reports
Reports swirled earlier today about an incident at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, involving 28 individuals becoming trapped on the famed Tower of Terror ride. According to initial accounts, the Reedy Creek Fire Department was summoned to the scene on Friday afternoon, August 18.
Allegedly, 28 riders found themselves confined in one of the elevators/ride vehicles of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction. As detailed by WFTV, these patrons experienced nearly 45 minutes of being suspended before being successfully evacuated.
Initially, WFTV conveyed that the Reedy Creek Fire Department played a role in rescuing the trapped guests. However, subsequent updates indicated uncertainty about the department’s involvement. The report later clarified that the fire department did not, in fact, partake in the evacuation process.
The evolving nature of WFTV’s article resulted in its ultimate removal from the outlet’s website. Notwithstanding the changing narrative, it stands true that all 28 individuals were safely evacuated from the ride under the supervision of Cast Members, and no injuries were sustained.
Subsequently, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror was deemed safe for operation and has reopened to the public. The My Disney Experience App currently displays an estimated wait time of 145 minutes for the popular attraction.
Professor Tom Morrow was originally a spacecraft missions director who oversaw spacecraft travels from Earth to the moon, notably with the Moonliner space-ship. In later attractions, Mr. Morrow is the mayor of Tomorrowland and a promoter of the latest technological advancements.
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