Monday, April 7, 2014

Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror

"You're traveling to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but also of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose bounderies are that of the imagination. At the sign post up ahead, your next stop, the twilight zone"

Today's painting journey was inspired by one of my favorite Disney attractions Twilight Zone Tower of Terror! 

Check out the quick little clip I threw together to showcase my artwork. I used a clip of the intro video from the Disney attraction and spliced in an audio clip from the original series and added photos of the shoes. Let me know what you think!




This specific pair was inspired by the concept artwork for the Tokyo Disney Sea version of the ride

Here is an actual picture of how the ride looks today.
It looks as though imagineers stayed pretty true to the original concept design

Of course this is different from the original version of the ride at Florida's Disney Hollywood Studios park

This version is personally my favorite because it operates differently than all the others. This original incarnation of the ride features a 4th dimension room that once the elevator reaches the top of the floor it actually moves forward into a spooky scene featuring elements from The twilight zone and an amazing light effect that ends with the freefall that the ride is famous for. 

Here is a shoe that I made inspired by this version of Tower of Terror (the other shoe is Rock'n Roller Coaster but I'll save that for another post!)




Other newer versions of the ride all operate in one single elevator shaft that takes you up to view a long hallway and a ghostly mirror but the elevator stays in the same drop shaft as you go up in. 


Here is a photo of the California Adventure/Disneyland Paris version of the ride as they were built to be identical to one another.




The final result of the shoes are pictured below



I do hope you've enjoyed todays terrifying post and feel free to DROP IN anytime....

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