Don't worry about being branded a "chicken" if you opt out. I've left the ride before getting on the vehicles. There's no coments or anything said by anyone. 1. The cast members are used to people changing their minds, 2. Nobody knows if you're leaving due to fear or health restriction, 3. Nobody cares. They're all busy having their own fun.
a lot of people queue up, and then lose their nerve, or decide the wait is too long, or have to pee, etc...so cm's will be used to showing people the exit. the TOT does have a really cool queue; super spooky and creative. and it's really easy to exit before you get into the library (elevator) to go upstairs. if you decide to do the library bit, upstairs is basically a spooky boiler room with low lighting. it's neat too, but probably a little harder to exit (as you'll have to go down a flight or two of stairs).
Not necessarily, it depends which library you go through. The ride loads on 2 floors and only one of the libraries sends you up stairs.
As others have said, yes there is an exit just before you board. Just ask a CM and they'll whisk you through.
JereJ23 - have you actually been on the ride?
I have to admit the ride itself really does frighten me slightly beyond what I'm comfortable with, but I can't deny that the pre-show in the library, the queue, and the effects in the ride itself are quite exceptional. I'd recommend doing it at least once. If you wind up hating yourself and screaming "AAAAAAAHHHH WHAT WAS I THINKING AAAAAHHH" It's over in 30 seconds.
Yes you can. if you end up on the second floor loading area the CM attending the elevator will escort you through the inner loading room and down the exit stair well all loading platforms have this. Bottom floor has an exit door in the middel so you can bail out. I find the unload hallway the most spookiest. There is bench in at the end of the hallway next to the photo room and if you just sit here and listten to that Twilight zone music it will just give you the creeps.