Tuesday, 15 February 2011

A Night Of Terror

My son loves his haunted house rides. When we visited Tokyo DisneySea last year,  he kept bugging us to go up the Tower Of Terror.

We didn't manage to get our hands on the Fastpass for this particularly popular ride, so before we got in the Tower of Terror, we experienced the terror of looooooong queue. How long?
Need I say more? Actually, this wasn't as bad as the time we were in line for the Monsters, Inc. ride at Tokyo Disneyland in 2009.  o.O
The Tower seen during the daylight
The queue. We were not even halfway there yet!
The Tower, after the sun came down.

The Tower of Terror is an awesome drop ride.  "Plunging" down in the eerie elevator ride when it's already dark was much better than doing it during the day. The view of illuminated theme park was really lovely from the tower. That is of course, if your eyes were open and you take a breather from all your screaming. LOL

38 comments:

  1. I don't enjoy scary rides like roller coasters and those that plunge from dizzying heights.

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  2. I used to enjoy rollercoaster rides but now have to stop because of old age. hahaha.....

    Alamak, house of terror lagi worse, my heart cannot take the scare! :D

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  3. @Mei Teng,
    The plunge can be quite scary, I admit but for us, it was really awesome. We literally were lift-up from our seats during the plunge.

    Of course, it can be dreadful for those who hates scary rides.:D

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  4. @ECL,
    Aiyoh, why cannot?

    Although, I think my heart may not be able to get scared silly pretty soon too. :D

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  5. Alamak! I thought got ghost story for this post! Kena tricked! : D

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  6. If got to queue so long, I think I rather not go for this terror ride! Hate queues!!

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  7. I don't mind sitting this Tower of Terror ride, but I prefer haunted houses with ghosts : D

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  8. @foong,
    Hahahaa.... only you can tease us with your ghost stories, lah. XD

    This ride is cool. Got the haunted house feeling too before we got on the ride. It was quite eerie with ghosts appearing and disappearing and then your ride plunge downwards after seeing the ghosts. Awesome!

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  9. The tower looks so amazing when the day is dark.
    With all those lights, it's not so "terrorizing" anymore. :)

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  10. @Con Artist Trickster,
    I totally agree. It look "normal" during the day. ;)

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  11. Hi Lina! We're on vacation still that's why i've been off from blogging for a while already. Sorry i never had the chance to respond to your sms, will make it up to you when we come back next Monday.

    I think the plunge is scary!

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  12. I'm such a scaredy cat and i won't go for such rides.

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  13. @Ayie,
    You'll be back next Monday already? Time sure flies!

    No problem... we'll catch up on your posts after your return. Make sure plenty of posts and photos from your trip. :)

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  14. @L
    Aawww.... but you are missing out. :D

    Plenty of other rides than won't jolt the heart that one can enjoy at Disneyland though. ;)

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  15. Looks like you spent the whole day waiting in line. The Tower of Terror in the U.S. falls a little at a time, stops, falls again, ...etc. Is this one the same?

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  16. @AVCr8teur,
    Luckily, we only spent hours in line for this one ride. The rest weren't that bad, what with Fastpass and all.

    Yup, the same. And a freefall like a few stories high too. I think the storyline and the ghosts shown were a little bit different from the US one though.

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  17. The Tower of Terror is an awesome ride, but you definitely need the Fastpass at Disneyland to avoid all the long waits.

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  18. Dear Lina,

    Very nice & informative blog! Really love it.
    Btw, can I email you personally? I'm planning to visit Tokyo next month, lots of things in my mind..guess kalau dapat tanya Lina pasal Tokyo sesikit..okay ke?

    Rgrds,
    ~Iza~

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  19. @Japan Australia,
    Definitely take a fastpass if you can otherwise may have to join a long queue. Tower of Terror is definitely a popular ride so the fastpasses run out very early in the day.

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  20. @Iza,
    Did you e-mailed to me earlier? I remember an e-mail I'm supposed to answer but I can't find it again in my inbox. Was that you? If it is, sorry.

    Sure, e-mail away. But I have to warn you. I may take ages to reply an e-mail. I do however answer comments on my blog relatively fast. Don't know why though. Maybe it's just laziness. :D

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  21. OOh, the wait seems to be the killer...

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  22. i wont have the patience to wait :)

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  23. 120 minutes from that point?!
    I cannot believe that's actually THAT popular!
    Was it worth the wait?

    I can possibly finish 3 cups of teh tarik in 2 hours, man! Ha ha...

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  24. @Lrong,
    Yup, a killer wait. Lucky, the people queueing was civilized (what do you expect, right?) and no one tried to queue jump. :D

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  25. @bengbeng,
    There are distractions to soften the long wait from the decor and storyline they put up, so for me, I can handle it. And lucky for me, my son is now conditioned to wait in line without making much trouble. ;D

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  26. @London Caller,
    The wait can be 3 hours too! o.O

    It is really, really popular... and I have to say, I didn't mind the wait because the ride was awesome. My son is still talking about it until now. ;)

    I can tahan with one glass of teh tarik for 2 hours while watching a footie match. :D

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  27. Oh blimey, I went on the Tower of Terror in California. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and were able to enjoy the view. I spent all my time on the ride, eyes screwed shut and desperate for it to end. I quickly discovered this sort of ride is not for me. :)

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  28. @Twisting the Spanner,
    That's a shame. You didn't even open your eyes for the souvenir shot? ;)

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  29. Hi Lina, I've sent the email to your gmail :-).Bila2 rajin nanti boleh lah check email ye.. thanks!

    ~Iza~

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  30. @Iza,
    OK, will read and reply soon. I hope. ^^

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  31. @lina The souvenir shot was hilarious! Everyone else on the ride was clearly having a whale of a time. But me? My eyes were all scrunched up and every muscle in my body was so tense it was about to pop out!

    I laughed so hard when I saw that photo! :D

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  32. @Twisting the Spanner,
    At least you stand out from the crowd in that photo. LOL

    Be a dear and share with us the photo. I want a look! :D

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  33. OMG, I salute you all for hvg the endurance and patience to queue for so long!^-^

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  34. @Alice,
    We endured it because our Son reallllly wanted to ride on it. ;)

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  35. From all rides in both disney parks, this is the only ride that i dare not trying for second time... I recommend to try on weekdays on disney parks.... Last year, my Q take 45 minutes the most...

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  36. @ayaharif,
    Ini pegi pun on weekday lah ni. Suicide pegi weekend. :D

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  37. Oohhhh... I'm just lucky maybe...

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  38. @ayaharif,
    well, it's not as if all the queues are that long all day long. I didn't put up any posts on short queues. ^^

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