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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