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TDLFAN, famous for his Tokyo Updates has posted a few photos to his site that are well worth taking a look:

 

http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=4079221&a=31414441&f=0

 

This certainly makes me look more and more forward to what I'm sure will be a TPR Japan trip at some point in the future!

 

--Robb

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They are moving right along with this ride. Boy, Disney is going to have a busy 2006 season. Does this one look to be the same height as the DCA one? I think its really neat how each one has a distinct style from the others.

There is no way it could beat the good tower...(well it could, but I don't want to be jealous heh heh heh).

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I'm sorry, but this is just amazing.

 

Is anyone counting the 'stories'...? This building is 2x the size of California's. Probably 1.5 times Florida's mass.

 

On size alone, I'm impressed...that on top of ACTUAL stone work -- my word -- our castle is made out of fiber glass . . .I'm just astounded every time I see photos.

 

the scale is huge...just that top element is 10 levels...

 

even if its using forced perspective, how many levels on this 'top element'

 

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Anyone have any idea if its still going to use the Twilight Zone theme? I wonder if Twilight Zone has even been shown in Japan. Its rumored (you know how rumors are) that the Paris version will not be Twilight Zone themed due to its lack of name recognition in that country.

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Everything I've read says there will be no 'twilight zone' theme, from Joe's Tokyo Disney Photo Site

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

 

Welcome to the Glorious "Hightower Hotel" and the "Hightower Trust". Mr. Hightower welcomes you to his humble, but peculiar establishment filled with antiques and artifacts from his travels around the world. The Hotel is located on 1st Park Avenue in New York City across the street from Waterfront Park.

 

Inside the Hightower Hotel, guests will enter the hotel establishment which has been abandoned since the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Hightower. The hotel lobby is filled with various artifacts and murals depicting Hightower's various travels around the world. In one of the murals, it depicts a visit to the Lost River Delta to a mysterious ruins, ala Raging Spirits.

 

As guests venture deeper into the hotel's dilapidating innards, they arrive at Hightower's private office. Inside, guests are greeted by a mysterious Cast Member dressed as a bellhop inviting them to come inside. When guests enter the room, they will notice various books, maps, objects and paperwork scattered around through the room.

 

The real focal point within Hightower`s office is several stain-glassed windows. As the guests are finally situated in the office, the mysterious bellhop exclaims to the them that Mr. Hightower has left them all an important and most urgent message. The bellhop cranks up an old time phonograph and mysteriously the room darkens leaving the only illumination in the room through the stained glass windows.

 

As the record plays, Mr. Hightower explains what happened to his glorious empire and establishment and the doom to come if his warnings are not abided. He discusses a certain ancient idol which he collected (read: stole) from a certain far-off expedition. This particular idol is, of course, cursed! A little further into the recording, something appears out of thin air on an adjacent bookshelf. It's the idol itself!

 

The idol's eyes turn ablaze! A frightening laugh can almost be made, as the darken room transforms into a star-field leaving still the stained-glass windows in view. Lightning can be heard and eventually it hits the windows. They are shattered to pieces as the room goes completely dark. Seconds later, the light comes back on, but the idol has not disappeared, and only one window is gone (replaced with an entryway into Hightowers private trust or so-called vault.

 

As guests walk through the vault, they will notice different individual areas dedicated to certain locations around the world. They are filled with corresponding artifacts and booty along with opened and closed boxes filled with Mr. Hightower's personal collection. Guests come to a merging point to where they are escorted in groups to these individual areas.

 

Unbeknownst to the guests, no mention of an elevator or even elevator doors are present upon entering the loading areas. They virtually are looking at a wall in front of them. Hightower's voice is once again heard, ala safety spiel, and the wall in front of them slides away revealing a cargo elevator. Once in the elevators, your friendly bellhop gives you a warning or two before your journey. The elevator doors close.

 

Virtually, the ride at this point is almost identical to DCA's version. The elevator pulls back, it travels up to scene one. Scene one consists of the mirror effect, but directly in front of the mirror stands the idol, which zaps your elevator making the guests disappear. The lift then travels up to the corridor scene. Hightower's ghost appears and next to him on a table is the cursed idol. He reaches over to pick it up and he get's zapped by the idol! He's thrown into an empty elevator across the hallway which then drops! The idol then turns to the elevator with the guests and they get zapped. What comes next is.....AHHHHHHH!

 

When the ride ends, you hear Hightower's deep voice explain how lucky you were surviving this time, but perhaps not the next time. The bellhop, not necessarily knowing what has just taken place, opens the door and greets the thrilled guests not necessarily knowing what has just taken place.

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JE - Thanks for storyline!

 

That sounds very plausible, and quite entertaining!

 

Given that the Disney Parks in Tokyo have a much higher budget that here in the states, this thing sounds AWESOME!!

 

 

(OK Robb-- Where do we send the deposit?? I will be there!!)

 

 

JJ

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JE - Thanks for storyline!

 

That sounds very plausible, and quite entertaining!

 

Given that the Disney Parks in Tokyo have a much higher budget that here in the states, this thing sounds AWESOME!!

 

 

(OK Robb-- Where do we send the deposit?? I will be there!!)

 

 

JJ

 

Well I am sure that the budget for Orlando's Tower has not been adjusted for 2005. I think Orlando's is now around ten years old. If not, its got to be close to it.

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From tower of terror dot org

 

i adjusted the tokyo disney to todays conversion rate

also, yes there is inflation, but also the dollar has weakened considerably -- so I'm not really sure how accurate these numbers are. 21 billion yen was Tokyo Disney Seas rumored budget. Sure looks like 200 million.

 

Check out DCA! lol.

 

Tower of Terror (Disneyland Paris): $180 Million

Tower of Terror (Disney-MGM Studios): $140 million

Tower of Terror (Disneyland): $ 70-90 million

Tower of Terror (Tokyo Disney): $ 190 million

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Ack... So no traveling through the building? How can they not see that is one of the coolest things in the Florida version. I mean it just boggles the mind the first time you ride that you are moving horizontally and have left the lift shaft. It is just such a weird experience. I dunno I guess it just seems kinda sad that only the Florida version seems to have that.

 

BTW can anyone explain to me how the DCA version works? Is it able to run two different cars because it has the two loading levels? So like one is in the ride system while one is loading? Does the DCA one have a higher capacity? These have probably been answered before but I can't remember. Ok I just read that my assumption was right... How does being on the different levels affect the ride? It seems like it would right?

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Ack... So no traveling through the building? How can they not see that is one of the coolest things in the Florida version. I mean it just boggles the mind the first time you ride that you are moving horizontally and have left the lift shaft. It is just such a weird experience. I dunno I guess it just seems kinda sad that only the Florida version seems to have that.

 

BTW can anyone explain to me how the DCA version works? Is it able to run two different cars because it has the two loading levels? So like one is in the ride system while one is loading? Does the DCA one have a higher capacity? These have probably been answered before but I can't remember.

 

Well, the item I just quoted was not from anything official...so...don't freak out just yet....

 

Per DCA. There are three drop shafts, but two cars per drop shaft. At the loading dock (a two story basement) one car is loading, while the other has backed away from the loading and into the shaft and utilizing that area for drops and the built static sequences. They switch off, so once, one is finished it runs in the shaft etc.

 

That's the basic elements of it.

 

Ride capacity? Have no clue.

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