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    Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Paris?

    I know there are, essentially, very few, but I was just wondering what exactly the differences were between the two very similar versions of the tower at California and Paris?

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    Re: Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Pa

    I'm not entirely sure but from what I know, the exterior part of the building has a little bit of a different design and Paris' has themed restrooms where DCA's doesn't.
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    Re: Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Pa

    Sounds major. So no differences inside? I was under l'impression that one was slightly taller (I know the DCA one is better located, but hey, no themed loos).

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    Re: Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Pa

    Have you seen the Tokyo Disney Seas one its totally different and totally awesome of course like everything at TDS. We got so ripped off............

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    Re: Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Pa

    Quote Originally Posted by fizzog View Post
    Sounds major. So no differences inside? I was under l'impression that one was slightly taller (I know the DCA one is better located, but hey, no themed loos).
    I believe Paris' is smaller but I think that has to do with laws in France.
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    Re: Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Pa

    TDS's tower is indeed pretty in ways (and a similar shape to the DCA/WDS version) but the story and concepts sound quite awful, very complex and thoroughly thought-out, but lacking the great twilight zone connection that I think really makes the original version and a bit cheesy with the stolen idol etc. I also think I might miss the faded Hollywood glitz and glamour. Of course, I have never ridden it (thus I expect a series of complaints from TDR lovers). I know Paris' ToT has some gardens, though small ones at that, but I don't know whether DCA has the same. Certainly I think WDW has the best looking tower with the best queue.

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    Re: Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Pa

    One is in California and one is in Paris ... I think .

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    Re: Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Pa

    Quote Originally Posted by brandond6 View Post
    One is in California and one is in Paris ... I think .
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    Re: Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Pa

    Quote Originally Posted by fizzog View Post
    TDS's tower is indeed pretty in ways (and a similar shape to the DCA/WDS version) but the story and concepts sound quite awful, very complex and thoroughly thought-out, but lacking the great twilight zone connection that I think really makes the original version and a bit cheesy with the stolen idol etc. I also think I might miss the faded Hollywood glitz and glamour. Of course, I have never ridden it (thus I expect a series of complaints from TDR lovers). I know Paris' ToT has some gardens, though small ones at that, but I don't know whether DCA has the same. Certainly I think WDW has the best looking tower with the best queue.
    TDS's tower is not supposed to be connected to The Twilight Zone at all. There is no mention of it throughout the ride.

    As for the WDS and DCA versions, I'm pretty sure that there's really no difference between the two.
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    Re: Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Pa

    The Paris version was designed at the same time as the Tokyo version but was put on hold due to financial problems. Then it was greenlit for DCA. Eventually it was greenlit for WDS in Paris as well.

    The DCA version is built mainly of steel while the Paris version is concrete construction (French construction standards) and Paris is indeed less tall than DCA's version.

    There are also a fair number of detailed thematic differences (Paris being much more detailed in places) between the two. For instance, exposed brick in DCA is usually a paint detail whereas in Paris it is actual brick work that is "exposed".

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    Re: Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Pa

    Hmm, shorter but more detailed, eh? It really isn't size that matters. And I am aware that TDS's was intended to have no Twilight Zone connection, that's the point I'm making.

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    Re: Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Pa

    Quote Originally Posted by fizzog View Post
    Hmm, shorter but more detailed, eh? It really isn't size that matters. And I am aware that TDS's was intended to have no Twilight Zone connection, that's the point I'm making.
    Which is totally true. I wasn't even talking about the TDS version since the OP is about DCA vs. Paris.

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    Re: Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Pa

    Quote Originally Posted by fizzog View Post
    Hmm, shorter but more detailed, eh? It really isn't size that matters. And I am aware that TDS's was intended to have no Twilight Zone connection, that's the point I'm making.
    It's not that they didn't want it, but rather that Japanese guests don't know what the Twilight Zone is.

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    Re: Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Pa

    I know the reasons, I just think it might not work in the same way since the original was so inspired. I was taliking to caesarboxfan when I said I knew it had no connection also.

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    Re: Tower of Terror - Just what exactly are the differences between California and Pa

    You should know by now that we always get the short end of the stick when it comes to this stuff. Disney Tokyo and actually all of the other overseas parks are ten times better than DLR and WDW.


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