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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    Quote Originally Posted by BFJen
    okay, I'll admit it - I like the Haunted Mansion movie!
    Well I not only like the HM movie , I love the TOT movie. We watch it before we leave for each trip to DL. It just makes TOT ride more fun.
    It's a corny movie but I bought it anyway.

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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    The California ToT also shares some architectural styles with Castle Green in Pasadena...not a direct copy, but definitely an inspiration....

    Check out http://www.castlegreen.com/webgallery/ to see.....

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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow
    The California ToT also shares some architectural styles with Castle Green in Pasadena...not a direct copy, but definitely an inspiration....

    Check out http://www.castlegreen.com/webgallery/ to see.....
    Now there I can see the architectural similarities...

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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    This thread probably belongs in the Walt Disney World board, seeing as how the real Hollywood Tower appears to have been an influence for the original Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney-MGM Studios:


    The Disneyland Resort attraction doesnt seem to have been influenced by the original Hollywood Tower.

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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    What, exactly, do you find similar in the two pictures above?

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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    I don't see it either. And I only see the similarity in one of the pictures on the castlegreen gallery.

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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    Quote Originally Posted by speederscout
    By the way, I'm familiar with the Mission Inn; I'd like to know what they took from there as inspiration for ToT.
    Some of the outdoors (in WDW) have a very Mission Inn look to them, as well as the lights in the lobby, and a few of the top areas.
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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    The only similarity i see is that it small buildings and the slight appearence of a tower!

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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    I can see a few minor similiarities, but the question is did it inspire the Tower of Terror attraction. The fact that the tower of terror is known as the hollywood tower hotel, which happens to be the name of a real hotel, is an inspiration in itself. Architecturally it may not resemble the original hotel though.

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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    I'd like to also point out that all of the pictures on this thread are from the back of the building. I think you would all see a more striking resemblance with a shot from the 101 freeway (which was built after this building was).

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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    They look kind of similiar.. they do

    I bet you they based it on this hotel
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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    I've driven by the Hollywood Tower Hotel most of my life... In fact, for me to get to Disneyland I have to drive by the building every time

    But I digress. As much as I love pointing out that the Hollywood Tower Hotel is the "original Tower of Terror," I see little resemblance. Obviously the Imagineers were using a building a little further down the road, Hollywood's famed Scientology Celebrity Center, as their template:









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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    no it did not.

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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    I don't think the TOT in its completed incarnation is based off of that particular hotel, but in the design process the hotel did very much look like the Hollywood Tower Hotel, take a look at some of the concept work that they have posted at Towerofterror.org, and I think you'll definetly see the resemblance. I would wager a guess that they decided to change the aesthetic because they wanted to have two drop shafts, as opposed to the concept which only appears able to handle one.

    Take a look. It's pretty neat.
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    Re: Did the Hollywood Tower inspire the Tower of Terror???

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterGracey
    It cracks me up that nobody even remembers The Country Bears movie.
    i know i do i made a thread about the irony of the movie and the show @ disneyland....lol

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