Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Billboard Demolished at Disney World

    Last night crews demolished the iconic Tower of Terror billboard that once stood along World Drive. The billboard fell just before 1:30am after crews carefully removed some of the signage from the billboard.

    The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror billboard was installed back in the 1990s in the median of World Drive to promote the new attraction at what was then called Disney MGM Studios. The billboard was as iconic as the entrance archways and stood tall along the main roadway that connects Magic Kingdom to I-4. Other attraction billboards for “it’s tough to be a bug” and “Mission: SPACE” were removed years ago. Disney plans on replacing the billboard with new landscaping.

    First, crews cleared the foliage that was around the base of the billboard. Work began shortly after 11pm.

    With some of the bushes cleared, it was time to remove (and save) some of the signage.

    In the photo below, we can see two pieces of signage missing. “The Hollywood Tower Hotel” has been removed from the top of the structure, and “The Twilight Zone” was removed from the bottom.

    Crews did the same to the other side of the sign.

    With some of the signage carefully taken off of the billboard, it was time to give the billboard a push and knock it over to be taken apart.

    Crews worked overnight to scrap the billboard.

    Here’s one last look at the billboard when it was still standing.

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    Mike
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    11 COMMENTS

    1. On one hand, I get why this was removed. Disney has not updated their “Ads” around the property in a long time. no one driving on Disney property needs to be told what the tower of terror is. It makes sense for them to remove an “ad” for a ride that they don’t need advertising for.

      On the other hand, It feels like they are removing anything with charm or character for a more “clean” look. Fans like this type of “Campy” stuff. There was no real reason it needed to be removed other than, this isn’t our brand anymore. It’s disappointing to say the least.

      • Bingo. Especially the second paragraph. Ok to think they will replace it with landscaping, as if they dont have enough. They need this spot too. This was one of those truly iconic sights near the end of a long drive to disney, that lets you know you are really there. What a horrible mistake, i wonder what brought this on. No room for nostalgia. Hope the landscaping is nice.

    2. In the spirit of woke, everything pre-2010 must be destroyed and rebuilt.

      It’s only a matter of time before we find something wrong with It’s a Small World (exploting children around the world), Dumbo and other classic Disney rides.

    3. Bingo. Especially the second paragraph. And to think they will replace it with landscaping, as if they dont have enough. They need this spot too. This was one of those truly iconic sights near the end of a long drive to disney, that lets you know you are really there. What a horrible mistake, i wonder what brought this on. No room for nostalgia. Hope the landscaping is nice.

    4. End of an era & not quite sure what the point of removing it was unless it was already in some kind of structural decline 🤷‍♂️

    5. I blame Bob Chapek. Disney was made for kids. Why do they seem to keep getting rid of the more kiddish things? Because I am a 50 year old kid who really likes that stuff!

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