Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opened to the public today, December 5, and it is already bringing in large crowds, but it is also experiencing technical difficulties, which is causing a bit of a fuss.
Parking opened to the public around 4:30am and to no surprise, Disney guests formed lines inside the park very quickly in order to travel to Batuu.
Once the park officially opened and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance started operating, crowds formed at the attraction and Disney guests started to enjoy the ride. But, unfortunately, it didn’t take long before the highly anticipated attraction started experiencing technical difficulties.
And, of course, Twitter is blowing up with reactions to the broken down attraction:
Nooo! Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance broke down on opening day 😔
— iLLL_kat 😼 🚀 PAX South (@MsKreationKat) December 5, 2019
One Twitter user wrote, “2nd group for Rise of the Resistance ride opening day and on the first group the ride broke down 75% through and they evacuated everyone including people in line.”
2nd group for Rise of the Resistance ride opening day and on the first group the ride broke down 75% through and they evacuated everyone including people in line. https://t.co/QcmkdQbsuH
— Shawn Hensley (@Kshensley71) December 5, 2019
It also looks as if Disney is currently handing out Re-Entry Passes for those guests who were stuck on the attraction.
— thecalibae (@thecalibae) December 5, 2019
The Disney Parks App is currently reporting that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is not assigning new boarding groups for the attraction.
It has also been reported that the new attraction actually takes 60 – 90 minutes to reset the ride after it breaks down.
You can watch a Live video of the park opening, the crowds, and a walkthrough (including when they announced the technical difficulties) here:
The highly anticipated Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is described as “one of the most ambitious, advanced and immersive experiences ever undertaken by Walt Disney Imagineering.”
This is a breaking story and Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get more information.
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