Rise of the Resistance Reopens After Lightning Strike

in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World

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Yesterday we reported that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, one of the most popular rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios inside Walt Disney World, was closed all day after a wicked storm hit Walt Disney World.

People on social media speculated that the excessive lightning from the storm struck a generator and that may be the cause of the ride’s extended downtime. However, nothing is for certain and Disney has not yet released a statement regarding the excessive downtime of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance or if it was related to lightning damage at all.

Related: Lightning Strike Hits Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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But this morning, it looks as though Disney World has reopened the popular attraction at Galaxy’s Edge!

If you look at My Disney Experience, under the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance page, no where does it say “temporarily closed” like it did yesterday.

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And if you go to the virtual queue tab, Disney states that the 10am boarding group distribution is already completed.

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More Information on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Disney World

In case you aren’t familiar, this ride, located inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at both Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California, requires a boarding group within its virtual queue system in order for Guests to ride the attraction.

If you have never experienced the popular Star Wars attraction, Rise of the Resistance, Disney World describes the ride as:

Join the Resistance in an epic battle against the First Order on this exciting new ride.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is a massive attraction with multiple ride systems that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced at Walt Disney World Resort… or anywhere else in the galaxy!

The Resistance needs your help! Hidden in the forest outside Black Spire Outpost, the Resistance is gathering recruits for a secret mission.

With the First Order desperate to extinguish the spark of the Resistance, the mission is bound to have unexpected twists and turns. When your transport is captured by an imposing First Order Star Destroyer filled with legions of stormtroopers—and even Kylo Ren!—you’re going to need all the help you can get. Fortunately, a covert team of Resistance fighters—including Rey and BB-8—is at the ready to give you a fighting chance to escape… and a chance for the Resistance to rise.

Prepare for a thrilling, first-of-its-kind adventure!

Have you ever ridden Rise of the Resistance? Let us know in the comments below.

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