Disney's California Adventure Is Officially Closing The Tower Of Terror Forever

We had hoped it was just a scare.

Earlier this summer, we got word that Disney’s California Adventure would soon close its Tower of Terror ride to make room for a new Marvel Comics-themed “universe” at the park. And now that we have an official date, this decision seems all too real.

The Tower of Terror will officially shut its doors on Jan. 2, 2017, Disney announced this week. Though the Orlando version of the ride will remain open, it truly is the end of an era for California’s attraction.

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However, there’s a silver (or is that ghastly white?) lining. For the first time ever, from Sept. 9 until the ride’s closure, visitors who board after twilight will experience the ride in complete and total darkness.

There will also be a special photo station where guests can snap themselves “checking out” of the iconic Tower “hotel.”

Superhero rides are great and all, but California’s Tower of Terror is a classic attraction we’ll certainly miss. We wish it a spook-tacular sendoff!

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