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    Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    It was announced that Tower of Terror at Tokyo DisneySea will open on September 4th, Should be great to see how ithe attrraction works out without the Twilight Zone storyline.
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    Re: Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    I wish I could ride it in July.

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    Re: Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    I wish I could ride it full stop.
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    Re: Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    Any word on soft openings?

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    Re: Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    Where did you find this?
    Edit: Just saw the press release on olc's site. Darn, I was hoping for a summer opening, that seems to be the wisest choice but I guess they won't be ready. They'll release a quality ride with hardly any flaws that's for sure.
    www.jtcent.com
    Here's a link to the official story that came with the press release, for some reason, it says September 6 on jtcent and the 4th on olc.
    Last edited by DisneySeaFan; 02-28-2006 at 04:16 PM.

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    Re: Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneySeaFan
    Where did you find this?
    Edit: Just saw the press release on olc's site. Darn, I was hoping for a summer opening, that seems to be the wisest choice but I guess they won't be ready. They'll release a quality ride with hardly any flaws that's for sure.
    Does that mean I won't be able to ride at all in July? I sure hope previews start in the summer.

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    Re: Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TDR_Fan
    Does that mean I won't be able to ride at all in July? I sure hope previews start in the summer.
    Who knows? All the more reason to go back.

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    Re: Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneySeaFan
    Who knows? All the more reason to go back.
    But I won't be able to go for a LONG time after this so I'm a bit disappointed that I'll just BARELY miss riding this. Why did it have to open in Spetember? If it wasn't for the fact that my trip is so close to the opening date, I wouldn't feel this bad.

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    Re: Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    I bet there will be plenty of opportunities for previews from mid-July. Count on it.

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    Re: Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DL_CRAZE
    It was announced that Tower of Terror at Tokyo DisneySea will open on September 4th.
    Yes... I think I mentioned this several months ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by TDR FAN
    Any word on soft openings?
    Rumor is late July or early August.

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    Re: Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    I know I'm the only one that thinnks this, but that design for the TDL tower is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen constructed. Can we say proportion? The relative scale of all the elements is laughable. no self respecting architect would EVER do somehting that out of balance. Talk about pasting crap on a pig. WDI has lost ALL of it's architectural sensibility with the last few Towers that have those overhangs at the top. What a joke. Just because there is icing does not mean there is a cake.

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    Re: Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    The "TDL tower" huh? I'm gonna just stop right there.

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    Re: Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by shrunken ned
    I know I'm the only one that thinnks this, but that design for the TDL tower is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen constructed. Can we say proportion? The relative scale of all the elements is laughable. no self respecting architect would EVER do somehting that out of balance. Talk about pasting crap on a pig. WDI has lost ALL of it's architectural sensibility with the last few Towers that have those overhangs at the top. What a joke. Just because there is icing does not mean there is a cake.
    Do you have any pictures which show this because I'm having a hard time believing you. I think it looks quite nice...

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    Re: Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by shrunken ned
    I know I'm the only one that thinnks this, but that design for the TDL tower is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen constructed. Can we say proportion? The relative scale of all the elements is laughable. no self respecting architect would EVER do somehting that out of balance. Talk about pasting crap on a pig. WDI has lost ALL of it's architectural sensibility with the last few Towers that have those overhangs at the top. What a joke. Just because there is icing does not mean there is a cake.
    I don't know that I'll agree with all of that but all the photos we get to see (I'll agree here) the tower looks out of proportion and way to short for the style and for it's front part.
    However TDLFan has said in real life the tower is not that off-looking and I'll respect his opinion on the general look of the tower.

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    Re: Tower of Terror Set to Open Sep 4!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by shrunken ned
    I know I'm the only one that thinnks this, but that design for the TDL tower is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen constructed. Can we say proportion? The relative scale of all the elements is laughable. no self respecting architect would EVER do somehting that out of balance. Talk about pasting crap on a pig. WDI has lost ALL of it's architectural sensibility with the last few Towers that have those overhangs at the top. What a joke. Just because there is icing does not mean there is a cake.
    What you do not know is that this TOT is designed differently because of it's surroundings and historical value in regards to *real* buildings in NYC... and remember, this TOT is located in American Waterfront!!
    This was posted by another person on a different site:

    >>>>I find the architectural style of the newest Tower of Terror to be a very interesting choice, and so completely different than any of the other ToTs. You could sit for hours looking at all the details.

    The tower is designed in Moorish-Islamic Revival style. Some of the most obvious giveaways are the use of not-quite-round arches (seen in JoeInJpn's update Picture #218), the minarets (towers) with onion shaped dome (Picture #220), the use of striped bars of alternating colors (Picture #211) and the star shapes throughout the building.

    I think these 2 buildings were big inspriation for the tower:
    Central Synagogue, New York, built 1839:
    http://www.nyu.edu/classes/finearts/.../synagogue.JPG

    http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/medny/nyack.html

    Dohany Streety Synagogue, Budapest:
    http://images.google.com/images?clie...-8&sa=N&tab=wi

    The architecture style fits in with the theme of the tower and the American Waterfront because during the 1800's, many western countries were looking to the Middle East and Asia for artistic and academic inspiration. Moorish-Islamic Revival Arcitecture was thought of as romantic and pleasurable to the upper classes of New York and London. Moorish style was particularly popular in hotels, theaters and gardens in the 1800's. The adjascent waterworks building (bathrooms and first aid), is in the Tudor Revival style.

    Here are some more examples:

    Madison Square Gardens, New York:
    http://www.nyc-architecture.com/GON/GON016.htm

    Moorish Revival architecture:
    http://images.google.com/images?svnu...al&btnG=Search
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    Hope that helps make some people understand there was more thought than meets the eye in regards to TDS' TOT.

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