The Tower of Terror becomes REAL!
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I scream on the RIDE. If I were ...
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This is interesting in light of the history of elevators. Until an essentially fail-safe emergency braking system was introduced by Elisha Otis in 1852, few people wanted to risk an elevator ride, which meant tall buildings were impractical. Without Otis, no high-rise urban cores. The fact that this is a very unusual story tells you just how reliable elevator safety systems are (note that the brakes didn't fail to engage - they failed to engage immediately). Meantime, no matter how safe they actually are, we'll probably never get over our fears of what would happen "if" - whether it's an elevator, aircraft, or ship at sea (there are no icebergs in the Caribbean!).
Meantime, ToT doesn't suggest you're riding a malfunctioning elevator - it's a haunted elevator. The elevator is always under control... of forces that want to scare you.
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