Though it has told guests to the Walt Disney World Resort to “Drop In” to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for decades, the animated billboard for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction at the park that guests encountered on World Drive is currently being removed.
UPDATE 7/14/2022: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror billboard has been completely removed overnight with barely a trace that it was ever there in the first place. Again, there are no plans for anything to take its place other than more greenery and landscaping on this section of World Drive.
Originally Reported 7/13/2022:
- The fan-favorite billboard that advertises The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on World Drive near the park is currently being removed, leaving an open expanse of green dividing the north and south traffic on one of Walt Disney World’s main thoroughfares.
- Fans needn’t worry about the actual attraction at this point in time though, as Disney has ensured that guests will still be able to check into the popular Hollywood Tower Hotel at the park to experience the nearly 30-year old attraction.
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has been replaced at Disney California Adventure by the popular Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout, so some fans might believe the removal of this sign might point to some kind of retheme. Alas, Disney said that not only will the attraction remain open, but will still retain the iconic The Twilight Zone theming. Formerly, this dimensional billboard featured animation of the falling elevator rocking around though in recent times, that has not been featured. The removal of the billboard is just another in a string of attraction-billboard removals that guests could formerly see as they drove around the property. This effort has been going on for quite some time now, and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror billboard was one of the last of these that guests could find. This effort appears to be limited to attractions, so billboards for Disney Springs near EPCOT and billboards for Disney Vacation Club near Disney’s Old Key West Resort and the Bonnet Creek Resort Area are likely to stick around.
- Fans love to get their hands on the rare Disney items, but current plans for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror billboard are for disposal and destruction, and there are no plans to sell any parts of this popular sign.