As part of Summer Nightastic!
, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has been given some temporary changes that will be in place until August 14 2010. An all new drop profile debuted yesterday in both drop shafts, along with some new audio effects, and visual changes in the 5th dimension scene.
If you don't want to know any specifics, stop reading now!
The new drop profile is probably the most aggressive programming done so far in all of the Tower profile history. Most notable, it features more maximum height drops, utilizing the entire available drop shaft. Fans of the first two profiles back in the 1990s will be happy with the new profile. The amount of time in the drop shaft is comparable to the previous Tower of Terror 4 profiles. During Summer Nightastic
this profile will be the only one running.
The 5th dimension scene has been completely covered on both sides with a black curtain containing a star field effect.
UPDATED (5 June 2010): The doors leading to the drop shaft are closed and projected on them is an image that was earlier taken of everyone in the elevator, but this then fades away so you are staring at a picture of an empty elevator. At this point the door opens and the elevator enters the drop shaft.
Some new music (creepy) has been added just prior to the start of the drops (vintage - distressed sounding, possibly something from the Tip Top club). The Rod Serling narration has also been removed from the top of the shaft.
Green lights have been added at the top of the shaft to emit a green glow out into the park once the doors open.
"The Wall' is back. For those that remember this from the 1990s, there is a wall inside the drop shaft that is lit once again.
The new profile officially starts on Sunday, so there could well be more to come, but this rounds at the changes as noted so far.
You can view a video of the drop profile here.