Rise of the Resistance Facing Issues Minutes After Park Opening

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The popular ride, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, draws in Guests each and every day as Star Wars fans cannot wait to join the Resistance in an epic battle against the First Order.

However today, the ride looks like it is having some issues — Just minutes after park opening.

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Per WDW Stats on Twitter, the popular ride closed down at approximately 9:04 a.m. — Just four minutes after Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened:

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 43 minutes. http://wdwst.at/detail/19263736 #HollywoodStudios #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

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Then, at approximately 9:25 a.m., Rise of the Resistance opened up after being down for 21 minutes:

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has been reopened after an interruption of 21 minutes. http://wdwst.at/detail/19263736 #HollywoodStudios #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

However, the ride wasn’t open for long as just 2 minutes later, the ride shut down once again:

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 41 minutes. http://wdwst.at/detail/19263736 #HollywoodStudios #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

This was also reflected in the My Disney Experience app, which you can see in the screenshot taken at 10:13 a.m. below.

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Since its original publication, the attraction has reopened to Guests. Be sure to check with a nearby Cast Member or the My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date information regarding wait times and closures.

Keep in mind that if you are planning to ride Rise of the Resistance, you and your part must need a boarding group in order to get in the queue line. Those with a park reservation for Disney’s Hollywood Studios can try to grab a boarding group at 7 a.m. or 2 p.m. that day by utilizing the My Disney Experience app.

Related: Park Hopping Impacts Rise of the Resistance Boarding Groups

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More on Rise of the Resistance

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!

Rise of the Resistance queue
Credit: Kurt Schmidt / ITM

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This article has been updated since its original publication.

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