How does Tower of Terror Work?

Monday, September 9, 2002 4:00 PM
How does Tower of Terror at Walt Disney World work? Who built it? When was it built?

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Monday, September 9, 2002 4:04 PM
nobody knows...

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You want to know what Millenium Force is on a scale from 1-10? Oh, that's easy. A bajillion out of ten.

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Monday, September 9, 2002 4:07 PM
not anymore.....on travel channel they had some behind the scenes of disney....ToT is quite revolutionary. I do believe there is a website about how some disney rides work....

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Monday, September 9, 2002 4:14 PM

http://www.tower-of-terror.com/

Has some information on how the special effects, and some of the mechanical properties of the attraction work.

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Monday, September 9, 2002 6:37 PM
I believe the ride uses the same motors for the lift cables, as the World Trade Center used.

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www.sfftnet.tk

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Monday, September 9, 2002 8:03 PM

It's a high speed elevator motor that pulls you up and down. It's not a freefall, it's faster.

WDI (Walt Disney Imagineering) designed and built the ride with the help form a "major elevator manufacturer."

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- John
Line jumping is cause for removal from soceity.

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Monday, September 9, 2002 9:24 PM

John, Miami Elevator perhaps...certainly do ALL the elevators in/around N Central FL....

bill, love the sig...

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Monday, September 9, 2002 9:42 PM
If I remember correctly, the elevator company was Otis.
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Monday, September 9, 2002 9:49 PM
D'oh...:)....Miami probably is the repair/maintenance folks....good call, XMP.
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Monday, September 9, 2002 9:55 PM
It was Otis elevator, which is located in Bloomington, IN. My uncle works for them and was one of the designers of the mold for the elevator vehicle.

Martin

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:17 AM

Elisha Otis was the guy who made the elevator safe and practical for regular use. He didn't invent it, he just made it better (like those old BOSE commercials). That's where the Otis in Otis Elevator Co. came from.

....see being an architecture major can come in handy from time to time.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:18 AM
as for the designers it was Walt Disney Imagineering, so it was basically an in-house job that contracted out for certain portions of the project.

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"ok everyone go ahead and pull down on your shoulder restraint so you feel nice and stuck!"

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 8:48 AM

Mostly off-topic, but does anyone find it funny that many escalators are made by the Schindler Company? You know, the same company that purposefully made *non-working* shells and weapons during WWII? :) Maybe you better take the stairs...

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He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 3:47 PM
Otis is right down the street from where I live. If it was Otis, then another ride like ToT won't be built again. Otis is closing pretty soon. Another company would have to build it.
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