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    Question Tower Blow out Myth?

    When I was a castmember for Disney we actually heard of rumor that I never really verified, so I am asking the experts, if they have heard of this.

    When The Tower of Terror was built, they say the first time they dropped the elevator it blew out an air vent area out the back of the building because of all the air it displaced. Therfore they had to expand the backside of the Tower base to accomodate more air flow from the elevators.

    Is this true??


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    wow that's crazy. I wanna know if that's true too!
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    I've heard this story, but do not know if it is true or not.
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    me trying to think would say no it isn't true
    but i'm not the expert
    i have heard about something this
    and the power sub station thing
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    I saw this particular rumor mentioned on History Channel's Modern Marvels, so I generally have no reason to disbelieve it.

    Though they also suggested that it was this air displacement that made them decide to have the windows open up at the top of the ride before the big drop in the first place.

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    yeah they had to have the windows open at the top because of the air pressure
    they did that to relieve the pressure but as far as an air duct getting blown out i doubt
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    I've heard it but I can't confirm it. But, here are some of my own...

    Did you know that during its construction, the ToT was actually struck by lightning?

    Also, there's a rumor that it is actually haunted by its own ghost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyFREAK91
    Also, there's a rumor that it is actually haunted by its own ghost.
    Is there a building left at WDW that doesn't have this rumor attached?
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    Did ToT really get struck by lightning? I was never sure cause that's the theme of the ride and movie.Yes there is a ToT movie.
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