A Night at The Hollywood Tower Hotel

The Hollywood Tower Hotel. What can be said? I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love the story, the decor and the overall moodiness of the ride, but I don’t love being hoisted up only to be yanked back down several times over. I guess that means I must be getting old or something. I used to love this ride and the thrill it provided. It was one of the first attractions my sister and I would run to, fully anticipating to ride several times in a row. Now, I find that I am more than satisfied with one ride in the creaky old elevator. It’s kind of sad actually. I used to fancy myself a bit of a ride warrior. When I was fifteen, nothing could faze me. I’d go on anything, anytime, anywhere. The last time I did that, I ended the night feeling like I had been at sea for months struggling to find solid ground. At least I took advantage while it lasted.

A Night at The Hollywood Tower Hotel in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure

About Michaela Maselli

Michaela is an artist and photographer living in San Diego. She prefers yoga to running, hiking to shopping, and dark chocolate to just about anything else.
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  1. Wow! Great photo. I think this is my new current favorite TDD image now. The look and feel of this processing is excellent. Just the right amount shadow, color and clarity. And the wide close up with a touch of upwards tilt really works.


    1. Thanks, Sean! The color on that tower is a hard one to process!


      1. I bet. It’s like the castle. That blue light is a killer.


  2. Don’t think of it as getting ‘old’…just think of it as being wiser. I rode ToT once in CA and once in FL and that was enough for me. Admittantly, I do have chronic back/neck issues that make it extra uncomfortable now. The ambiance, music and props are the draw for this and a handful of other attractions now, and I’m just happy to watch others experience the thrills.


    1. Ha! Wiser. I like that! Is ToT much different in Florida? We have yet to visit WDW. Although I don’t usual ride this attraction, I do enjoy hearing the screams of ecstatic guests as the elevator doors open at the top.


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