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Tip-Top Club

One of the most reference rich attractions is the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror because Imagineers have laced the attraction with so many references to the original Twilight Zone series that Cast Members have a multi page document outlining them. Some are harder to spot than others (and many will be fodder for this column in the future) but one that is very prominent is a poster found right as you enter the lobby of the hotel.

The poster is right next to the concierge desk and displays Anthony Fremont and his orchestra playing at the top of the Tip Top Club. This comes from the little boy Anthony Fremont from “It’s a Good Life” episode of the Twilight Zone. The Tip Top Club is found at the top of the tower, which would be the exclusive celebrity clubs of today.

Adapted by Rod Serling from a story by Jerome Bixby, "It's a Good Life" stands the test of time as one of the best-ever Twilight Zone episodes -- not to mention one of the series' most frightening efforts. The terrified citizens of Peaksville, Ohio, are held in thrall by a "monster" in the form of angelic-looking youngster Anthony Fremont (Billy Mumy). Possessed with the ability to read minds, coupled with mysterious destructive powers, Anthony bristles whenever he senses that someone is thinking bad thoughts -- and whenever he bristles, something really bad happens (yes, this is the one with the cornfield and the jack-in-the-box). Understandably, this episode has always been a favorite of youngsters, who would give anything to wield Anthony Fremont's awesome powers over their own parents.

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