VIDEO - Rare behind-the-scenes look at making of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Jun 05, 2019 in "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror"

Posted: Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:56pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Fans of The Twlight Zone Tower of Terror can get a rare look behind-the-scenes at some of the production that went into making the ground-breaking ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The video shows how the iconic pre-show was produced in a Culver City soundstage by director Joe Dante, along with a look at the off-site construction of some of the physical sets that appear in the ride.

The video is from YouTube user Cow Missing

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SyracuseDisneyFanFeb 13, 2022

Thanks for sharing.

MisterPenguinFeb 13, 2022

ChrisFLJun 06, 2019

He also directed the movie "Matinee" starring John Goodman and an extra, lol. I did have a scene where he was directing right in front of us, so that was pretty cool

HoldenCJun 06, 2019

Great find!! Thanks for sharing.

Cmdr_CrimsonJun 06, 2019

Yeah, given the reason why they went into the elevator for the plot point for the movie is just dumb. I can't help to wonder why they thought it would work. 😆

kay1864Jun 06, 2019

Who played the couple? And is it the same family that we see getting "electrified" in the distance? ETA: Disney Wiki to the rescue:

VicariousCorpseJun 06, 2019

Really doubt it, the sets don't look alike to me.

FettFanJun 06, 2019

My reaction to that movie: I think it might actually be WORSE than Eddie Murphy's Haunted Mansion, if that's even possible.

tl77Jun 06, 2019

didn't know Joe Dante directed the live action bits, he directed Gremlins 1 & 2, the Howling, Interspace and one of the segments from the Twilight Zone movie in 1983

Cmdr_CrimsonJun 06, 2019

Interesting to see that as the bellhop outfit was actually blue and not maroon red...Also it's better hearing of the girl singing "it's raining it's pouring" since you can faintly hear it in the 5th dimension scene... I will also say that even the tv movie version I have to wonder if they used the same sets after they did the preshow filiming..

afavro24Jun 05, 2019

Never realized the little girl was holding a vintage Mickey!

Epcot_ImagineerJun 05, 2019

This is great! Where do people find this stuff?