LIGHTS OUT: Disney removes iconic ‘Tower of Terror’ road sign

Billboard removal one of several done across resort

Tower of Terror sign at Walt Disney World (Landon McReynolds, WKMG)

BAY LAKE, Fla. – Walt Disney World has now removed the iconic “Tower of Terror” roadside billboard near Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The landmark sign has been around for decades and was once one of several attraction road signs that drivers could see while driving around the resort.

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At one time near Magic Kingdom, drivers saw signs promoting Animal Kingdom’s “It’s Tough To Be a Bug” and EPCOT’s “Mission Space” attraction.

The “Tower of Terror” billboard along World Drive shows terrified guests falling down the ride’s terrifying elevator shaft. At one time, the elevator would tilt and feature electrifying lighting effects. Construction crews tore the sign down Wednesday night.

Crews remove Tower Of Terror road sign (WKMG)

Disney said no changes are coming to the popular attraction inside Hollywood Studios.

This roadside change comes after Disney said earlier this year that it would soon be swapping out its purple road signs for more vibrant blue and yellow ones. Those changes will be happening over the next year.

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About the Author:

Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.