This Twilight Zone Episode Inspired A Major Plot Point For Disney’s Tower Of Terror

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Written By Sedoso Feb

If you’ve never seen the “Little Girl Lost” episode of “The Twilight Zone,” I’m fairly certain you’ve seen a piece of fiction inspired by it. There’s the “Treehouse of Horror VI” segment from “The Simpsons” where Homer wanders into a computer-generated third dimension, and, according to Richard Matheson, who adapted his own short story for the episode in question, “Poltergeist” is a thinly disguised riff on his premise.

For those of us who entered “The Twilight Zone” at a young age (via syndication), “Little Girl Lost” scarred our psyche. The idea of getting trapped in an alternate dimension, in our own house, from which our parents can’t rescue us is the stuff of nightmares.And we’d never consider such a bizarre notion were it not for Matheson’s demented genius.

So when the Imagineers set to designing the Tower of Terror, they wisely (perhaps instinctively) drew from “Little Girl Lost.” Per the official Disney fan site D23, you can hear the young girl’s voice crying out for help as you pass through the boiler room on the way to the car. There are also chalk marks that are a clear reference to the episode.

This is an ideal starting point for “Twilight Zone” junkies and newcomers to the series; you don’t have to be familiar with every nook and cranny of the fifth dimension to get freaked out by the sound of a distressed little girl’s voice. You can’t get that on Space Mountain (which, let’s face it, kinda sucks)!

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