The existing Tower of Terrors have another now have a sister, which looks even more impressive! This one is themed as a turn of the 20th century New York hotel as opposed to the traditional Hollywood theme and is located at the fantastic Tokyo Disney Sea.
Type of Attraction: Free-fall ride
Ride Duration: Approximately 2 min.
Vehicle Capacity: 22 persons
Height of Building: Approximately 59 meters
Total Capital Invested:¥21 billion
The History of Hotel Hightower...
The once lavish Hotel Hightower, built by multimillionaire Harrison Hightower III, is the setting for the “Tower of Terror” attraction. Harrison Hightower was a great collector of cultural artifacts, and explored various exotic regions in search of valuable relics to take home. Once back in New York, Hotel Hightower was the adventurer’s favorite place to show off his latest prizes and boast about the exploits it took to obtain them. The somewhat less-than-scrupulous Hightower apparently used whatever methods were necessary to acquire the items he wanted, even at times engaging in outright plunder, according to rumor. Still, the parties he threw when unveiling the latest additions to his collection were thronged with high-profile guests and reporters.
On New Year’s Eve, 1899, during a party he was throwing to introduce a strange statue he had gotten hold of in one of the far corners of Africa, Harrison Hightower III abruptly disappeared on his way to his penthouse. After that night, the hotel was closed, and no one has seen Harrison Hightower since.
After its closing, the aura of mystery and foreboding around the Hotel Hightower has only deepened. However, since there is obvious historical and architectural value to the building, the New York City Preservation Society has nowstarted a “Tower of Terror”tour to allow interested parties a peek inside the hotel. What happened to Harrison Hightower the night of his fateful party? You may find the answer by joining one of the New York City Preservations Society’s “Tower of Terror” tours.
Opens September 4th 2006.
I want this kind of theming in the UK! :(