When "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror" opened on July 22, 1994, it took the average Disney thrill ride to an all-new frightening level.
When the second drop was added two years later, many people thought it couldn't get any scarier.
On March 1, Ride and Show Engineering, Scientific Systems, Walt Disney Imagineering and Theme Park Operations will debut a third show, more powerful than before, called "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: Fear Every Drop!"
"The drop is drastically different from the last," said Theron Skees, Disney-MGM Studios art director. "Not only are there more drops, but the pattern has changed. We changed the lighting effects. We rescored the music.
There's a lot of shaking, greater acceleration, and more point in the drop where you have a weightless feeling."
"We added about 30% more time in the drop shaft," said Doug Smith, senior engineer of Ride and Show Engineering. "New effects will enhance the theme of the lightning strike."
In addition, the timing of the souvenir photograph has changed and will catch guests in the middle of all this excitement.