I was about to board tower of terror when the earthquake hit...I was in the line where they tell you which number to stand on (in the basement). That weird spiral staircase started shaking back and forth like it was made out of rubber. There wasn't panic, but everyone knew exactly what was happening...it was an earthquake. My girlfriend held my arm, as we all started looking at each other, and we were all hoping the shaking wouldn't get any stronger. Once it stopped, everyone was quiet. The cast members asked us nicely to leave through the middle elevator entrance, which also acts as a main exit for when they need people to leave if the ride breaks down. The cast members were calm throughout the whole thing, as well as all the guests who were evacuating. There were at least 3 security guards outside making sure we were all okay. Dozens of cast members fled the streets of hollywood backlot, asking us to walk toward the exit of the park. I noticed that everyone around me had a sense of relief as they were walking out, even the tourists and first time visitors. I felt really safe throughout the whole thing.