If you’re anything like me, you’re still mourning the closure of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disneyland. Sure, the Hollywood Tower hotel may still loom over Disney Hollywood Studios in Florida, but it’s always sad to see a horror ride at any park close.
And more so, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is such a creative and perfectly executed horror ride. It combines brilliantly immersive storytelling, great effects, perfect tension, and of course that final series of drops. The innovative combination of a haunted house ride and a traditional thrill ride is accomplished in a way only Disney parks could pull off. Suffice it to say, if they ever touch the Florida iteration, I will be chaining myself to the building first.
But if you’re a fan and have, well, several thousand dollars to spare, you can actually take a piece of the ride home with you! Remembering Disneyland is an exhibition and auction hosted by Van Eaton Galleries. Among the items they are auctioning are a spectacular selection of props and furniture from The Tower of Terror!
In fact, if you wanted to recreate the lobby of the abandoned Hollywood Tower Hotel in your own home, you very well could with this selection. Among the items up for auction are the room key cabinet. Designed to hold the keys to the hotel’s many rooms, the cabinet stood prominently in the lobby of the attraction and was a favorite of fans.
Also up for sale is one of the iconic elevator floor indicators. These vintage clock hand style indicators beckoned guests to board the cursed elevator that would take them to their doom.
And if you’d like to decorate your abode to resemble a haunted 30’s era hotel, the auction is offering a pair of floor lamps, a fireplace grate, several dilapidated chairs, and a chandelier.
There’s even two 50’s era wooden television facades for sale! Just in case you want to summon Rod Serling to your living room.
The price tag makes this all the stuff of dreams for most of us, but it’s nice to think these props will find a loving home. For the rest of us, we’ll just have to book a flight to Florida to take our own journey into the Twilight Zone.